SLC Stars Wearing Autism Awareness Inspired Jerseys Against South Bay Lakers

Mar 1, 2020, 5:20 PM | Updated: 6:05 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Salt Lake City Stars host the South Bay Lakers and will wear an autism awareness inspired jersey for the NBA G-League matchup.

The Stars host the Lakers during “Autism Awareness Night” at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Monday, March 3.

During Monday night’s game, the Stars will sport a blue/puzzle piece jersey to support autism awareness.

The Stars are auctioning off the unique jerseys and are selling limited edition bobbleheads featuring Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Vivint Gives Back organization.

“No matter what you’re going through or what you’re dealing with, we feel everyone should be included in everything,” said Ingles about the Stars’ Autism Awareness Night.

Close To Home For The Ingles Family

For Ingles, his wife Renae and son Jacob, the Stars’ Autism Awareness Night hits close to home.

Jacob was diagnosed with autism last year.

In February 2019, Ingles took to Twitter to share his son’s diagnoses with fans and followers.

“Jacob is still our Jacob, always has been, always will be,” read an image the tweet.

Jacob and his twin sister Mila were born in 2016.


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Happy Birthday superstar 🌟 these little ones don’t know how lucky they are to have you 😘🙌🏻

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You can read the letter that Ingles and his wife penned about their sons’ diagnosis here.

“When we looked into it, we realized there was a lack of understanding about early detection and how much that can make an impact in a child’s life,” said Joe Ingles in a press release from the team.

“The earlier you find out, the more you can set your child up to have the best life they can have. Jacob’s brought so much joy and light to our lives, and it’s our hope to share that with families who may be going through the same process now.”

Since then, the Ingles, his family, and the Utah Jazz have held events to raise awareness for autism.

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