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Stars Host Junior Jazz Night at Vivint Arena January 28

January 25, 2022 - NBA G League (G League) - Salt Lake City Stars News Release

SALT LAKE CITY - The Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA G League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, will partner with Junior Jazz this Friday, Jan. 28, for a family-friendly party prior to their home game against the Oklahoma City Blue at Vivint Arena, home of the Utah Jazz.

All current Junior Jazz participants and their families are invited to attend the free pregame party, which will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The Junior Jazz party will feature bounce houses, balloon artists, face painters and a photo scavenger hunt with prizes. Local mascots Utah Jazz Bear, the Salt Lake Bees' Bumble and SLC Stars' Buster will be available for a meet and greet as well as the Jazz Dancers.

All attendees are invited to enjoy the Salt Lake City Stars game at 7 p.m. following the Junior Jazz party. During the game, there will be contests and giveaways, with more than 1,000 prizes to be handed out and a 25 percent food discount at all arena concession stands.

The University of Utah Health Kids Zone will be available during the game as well, offering access to bounce houses, face painters and balloon artists as part of admission.

Free parking for the Junior Jazz party and Stars game will be available in the Park Place lot located adjacent to Vivint Arena on the corner of 300 West and South Temple.

Tickets for Friday night's game at Vivint Arena are still available at or by phone (via call or text) at (801) 325-STAR (7827).

The Stars are led by former Boston Celtics point guard Carsen Edwards. Edwards is coming off a season-high 38-point performance and has scored 25 points or more in five of the team's eight games to this point in the season. He currently leads the Stars in scoring and ranks fifth in the league with 25.9 points per game.

"I think one of our strengths is our point guard position," said Stars head coach Nathan Peavy. "We have a lot of depth at that position, and it helps us compete on a nightly basis. Obviously, Carsen is an outstanding scorer and gives us the ability to add a lot of points from our backcourt as well."

The Stars also feature former BYU star and Utah 6A high school state basketball champion, Yoeli Childs. Childs has appeared in four games for the Stars since being acquired in a trade on Jan. 13, and has posted averages of 9.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game.

The Salt Lake City Stars are proud to partner with the Junior Jazz, the largest and longest-running youth basketball league in the NBA. A generational program now in its 39th year, Junior Jazz features more than 60,000 players with individual programs managed through more than 120 recreation centers in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Arizona and Nevada.

The Stars partnered with the Junior Jazz for a similar event earlier this season on Nov. 19. The event welcomed 7,553 Stars fans to Vivint Arena as the Stars erased a 20-point second half deficit in a thrilling game against the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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