Suns dentist Devin Booker to provide dental care for Special Olympics


Devin Booker always had a winning smile.

He had a season to tie this year when he brought the Phoenix Suns back to the playoffs for the first time since 2010.

It therefore seems entirely appropriate that Booker, as part of his Starting Five initiative, has partnered with Team Suns dentist, Dr.John Badolato of Studio B Smiles, to support Special Olympics Arizona by providing up to $ 250,000 in free dental care “to local athletes in need” for the next 10 years.

“Devin Booker has brought a smile to so many Phoenix Suns fans this year,” said Dr Badolato, also known as “Dr B” in a press release as he is also the official dentist for the team. Arizona Diamondbacks. “Now you can help her ensure that many local athletes in need have happier and healthier smiles as well. “

With a clever pun on Booker’s last name, every new patient who says “BOOK IT” when making an appointment or “BOOK” an appointment at any of the Studio B Smiles offices in Scottsdale and in downtown Phoenix, Dr. Badolato will donate necessary dental care. for local Special Olympics in need.

  • Exams
  • Cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Invisalign
  • Tooth whitening
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Studio B Smiles supported Phoenix Suns Charities, Make A Wish Foundation, Pujols Family Foundation, and Banner Health Foundation of Arizona.

Special Olympics Arizona was among the first class of Arizona nonprofit association grantees with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, UMOM New Day Centers, and Ability 360. as they each have received $ 100,000 in grants in 2019.

Booker announced second class in a video during Phoenix’s May 9, 128-105 victory over the New York Knicks at the Phoenix Suns Arena attended by representatives of the five recipients.

  • Arizona Autism United
  • Central Arizona Shelter Services
  • YMCA of Southern Arizona
  • GAP Ministries
  • Raising Phoenix

As part of its Starting Five initiative, in partnership with Phoenix Suns Charities, Booker has pledged $ 2.5 million over five years for “Arizona nonprofits serving families and children. »In January 2019.

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