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Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the seventh year in a row,
AutoTrader.com has partnered with
Turner Sports and the NBA to turn a fantasy basketball game into a life-changing moment for a family in need.
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During the regular NBA basketball season,
Turner Sports broadcasters
Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal,
Kenny Smith and
Charles Barkley competed against each other in the
AutoTrader.com All-Star Drive fantasy basketball challenge, with the winner receiving a donation of a new vehicle to the charity of his choice, courtesy of
AutoTrader.com. This year's winner was
Ernie Johnson, who was playing to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
In the weeks leading up to NBA All-Star, the
Houston chapter of the MDA selected a deserving local family to be the recipient of the vehicle. Johnson and AutoTrader.com advertising consultant
Belinda Radjenovic presented
Amy and Brian Ozbirn with the gift of a new 2013 Kia Sedona, sourced from
Houston dealer Gay Family Kia. Prior to receiving this gift, the Ozbirns had no means of transportation for their sons, 13-year-old
Joshua Riley and 17-year-old
Austin Riley, who both have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
"My son Michael has muscular dystrophy, so I'm grateful to be able to support this cause and help draw attention to the important work being done by the Muscular Dystrophy Association," Johnson shared. "It was an emotional moment and a privilege for me to be able to present this gift to this deserving family. Many thanks to AutoTrader.com for making this possible."