WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Last night, the Washington Wizards signed a pledge and urged the community to end the hurtful use of the so-called "R-word" to describe people with intellectual disabilities.
Some of the top players were part of another ball game. The Wizards were playing new positions tonight, as national anthem singers, coaches and referees.
"People don't expect us to sound good anyway, so there's no pressure at all," says Garrett Temple, the Wizards Guard.
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This is the Special Olympics of DC's Unified League. Six teams of adults with and without intellectual disabilities play here every week. "We're looking forward to showing them we got the moves," says one of the players, Daniel Bailey.
"Our Special Olympics athletes are just like everyone else. All they need is an opportunity to do things," says Steve Hocker with Special Olympics D.C.