All Star Game Raises Money For Alzheimers

Reported by: Caitlyn Jones

Edited by: Caitlyn Jones
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Updated: 5/13/2013 9:15 am
        Kicking off a weekend of basketball camp doesn't get much sweeter than cheering on some of the best names in sports.
        Kids with the Brittany Jackson basketball camp got to do just that.
        "I love working with kids that's what I do every day and so being able to sort of like you know give them a little fun for a weekend, it's nice," Jackson said.
     Jackson started her basketball career at Bradley Central where the all star game happened.
     WNBA all star Chamique Holdsclaw, New Orleans Saints safety Roman Harper, and former NFL player Terrell Owens joined jackson on the all star team for a close game against local amateurs.
        "I knew it'd be a pretty close.  We had some guys playing on the other team that were gonna take it pretty serious.  I actually didn't know it was gonna be this serious.  So we got a nice little game out here," said Jackson.
     All competition aside, proceeds to the event go to the Pat Summit Foundation for Alzheimer's education and research.
     Jackson played for the legendary coach at U-T Knoxville and says seeing her home town show their support means a lot.
       "My home town has never been a problem" Jackson said,  "They've always stood behind me and supported my career so to see them all come out tonight, it feels really good just to get them involved and see them support this event,"
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