Philadelphia, PA – Under a sea of blue and white fans, roars kicked and set the tone for this historic evening that commenced with the singing of the national anthem by Kaliopi Karapalides from Atlantis of Philadelphia.

On April 13th, 2015, Greek Heritage Night was hosted at the Wells Fargo Center, where the Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers played the Milwaukee Bucks. Some 1000 Greek American fans turned out to watch NBA Greek basketball player, Giannis Antetokounmpo and share an evening that united the community.

In the following video, Popi as she’s known to friends shares her thoughts from the emotional and inspiring moment.

The Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia and Cosmos Philly wish you all a happy fourth of July.