Drexler glides in

JASON HILLS -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 7:18 AM ET

Clyde Drexler is giving back to the kids.

One of the NBA's 50 greatest players of all-time, the former Portland Trail Blazer and Houston Rocket was at Edmonton's Clareview Wal-Mart yesterday in conjunction with the NBA Cares Tour.

All the money raised during the Edmonton stop went to the Stollery Children's Hospital and Children's Miracle Network. The Tour is making stops all across Canada.

"It's all about giving back," said Drexler.

"We raise a lot of money for the cause and it's all to help the children."

Drexler was an original member of the United States Olympic team in 1992, nicknamed the 'Dream Team'. Back then the U.S. dominated the Olympics crushing each and every opponent, however over the past seven years, basketball has become a much more global game.

"These are the types of things that have helped grow the game globally," explained Drexler.

"You get in every community and you let them see touch and feel the people that they see on the tube, it's a direct link."

Other NBA members that are part of this year's tour are slam dunk legend Dominique Wilkins and current Toronto Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell.

Last year the tour raised over $100,000 for children's hospitals across Canada.

Drexler has been part of this program for the past five years and he's done much more charity work. He was also on the most recent reality show series, Dancing with the Stars.

"I think I got a lot of new fans based on my dancing ability, now that scares me." said Drexler.


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