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PHOTOS: Panthers Beat All-Star China Team

The Panthers and the China All-Star team played a friendly game of basketball to raise money for an ALS fundraiser.

The Panthers beat the China All-Star team 84-62 Wednesday evening at , but both teams ultimately won. 

All proceeds from the $8 ticket price went to raise money for ALS research, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

This is the first time an international team is competing in a tournament like this, and the teams played basketball by international rules. The international rules differ in areas such as the number of fouls allowed and free throw rules.

ALS is a relatively rare disease that attacks a person's brain and spinal cord, often causing victims to lose control of muscle movement. The disease gained recognition in 1939 after baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig publicly announced he had the disease. It is life-threatening and there is no known cure for it.

Sharon Levin August 18, 2011 at 04:16 PM
What a great event! The only problem is I see way too many empty seats at this. As someone who has a dear friend with ALS, I wish there had been more promotion of this game - I definitely would have gone and would have spread the word to the best of my ability.

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