Hudson Valley Child Named NBA All-Star Finalist, You Can Help Him
A Hudson Valley middle school student with autism needs your help to be named the "Ultimate All-Star" by an NBA team.
Jullian Mitchell of Wappinger Falls was announced as one of the three finalists for the Brooklyn Nets All-Star Award presented by Hospital for Special Surgery.
As part of the program, the winner will be awarded a spot in the 2019 Brooklyn Nets Basketball Academy Summer Camp and will receive a $3,000 grant for their school's athletic program. The winner will also be honored on the court when the Nets host the Miami Heat on April 10.
Jullian, who attends Van Wyck Middle School, continues to overcome many barriers including being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, according to the Brooklyn Nets. He was nominated based on his grit, determination and desire to succeed on the court and in the classroom.
According to the Brooklyn Nets:
He is most at home when on the basketball court, averaging 16 points a game. Jullian has become very involved and nurtured his passion for the sport, even when facing obstacles he is extremely resilient and determined to succeed. He plays basketball year-round all while passing all classes in school. Winning this award would not only boost his confidence, but it would continue to grow his passion for the sport.
The winner for the "Ultimate All-Star Award" will be determined by a fan's vote. So that means, you can help make this Hudson Valley resident a winner! Click Here to vote. Voting runs until April 1. You can vote up to five times per day.
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