Obama postpones basketball fundraiser

Obama's NBA campaign fundraiser pushed to summer

WRITTEN BY: Molly Huscroft
President Barack Obama
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President Barack Obama

The NBA lockout may be over, but one thing is still being postponed – President Barack Obama’s Obama Classic fundraiser.

The campaign, that was to feature more than two dozen professional basketball stars, notified ticket holders Thursday that the Dec. 12 event was being moved to the summer, the Associated Press reports.

The fundraising all-star game had originally been planned when the NBA season was in jeopardy due to the lockout. Top players had already committed to the game. Owners and players recently came to an agreement, ending the lockout.

The NBA season is set to start Christmas Day.

Tickets to the game ranged from $100 to $5,000 for courtside seats, according the Associated Press. Donors who wanted to have dinner with the players gave the maximum $35,800. The money would be split between the Democratic Party and Obama’s re-election campaign.

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