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ATLANTA 1996 OLYMPICS | Spotlight / Day 1

Good Cause

July 20, 1996|ROBYN NORWOOD

Black churches hit by arson will be the beneficiaries of the Dream Team's success, Charles Barkley said.

"We don't need to come to the Olympics for any financial reward," said Barkley. "We're giving the money to the black churches."

Eleven of the 12 NBA players on the men's basketball team will contribute. Hakeem Olajuwon had previously pledged his share to an Islamic foundation. With the U.S. Olympic Committee committed to paying each player $15,000 for a gold medal, the contribution could be $165,000.

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