Retired Basketball Star Yao Ming Takes Part In Game For Charity

Category: Sports / Jul 01, 2013 4:03PM EDT

Former NBA basketball player Yao Ming) organized a charity exhibition game in Beijing on Monday (July 1, playing with NBA players to raise funds for the Yao Ming Foundation.

The exhibition game, as part of the 2013 Yao Ming Foundation Charity Tour, began at Beijing's MasterCard Center.

With the theme of "All for Children", the charity game raises money to improve life with better conditions and sports facilities for children living in poor areas.

Yao was asked what advice he would give to the young players.

He told them to follow their dreams whether it was to play in the national team or the NBA.

He said they should practice every day and keep at it, as he had, and his friend Metta World Peace had done.

The Yao Ming Foundation was established in 2008 in the aftermath of the deadly earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

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