VIDEO: Pacers coach Nate McMillan on his staff, offseason goals, and Paul George playing for Team USA

Paul George's gold team came up short Thursday night, losing to Robert Mathis' Colts.

Paul George’s gold team came up short Thursday night, losing to Robert Mathis’ Colts.

Nearly 8,000 fans were on hand at Victory Field, home of the Indianapolis Indians, Thursday night for the eighth annual Caroline Symmes Celebrity Softball Game. Robert Mathis continues to put his name on this special event, one of the highlights of the summer, and he co-hosted it with the Pacers’ Paul George for the second consecutive year.

George was not made available to me at the game.

Plenty of fun was had by all, as usual, at this annual event. Mathis’ team took a large lead mid-way through the seven-inning contest. They held on for bragging rights, yet again, with a 7-3 victory.

George was joined by teammates Joe Young and Rakeem Christmas, plus head coach Nate McMillan took part in the event for the second straight year. Christmas pitched for the gold team to begin the game, and then George came in to relieve him. For the Colts, all rookies attended along with quarterback Andrew Luck, plus punter (and fan favorite) Pat McAfee.

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After signing autographs and just before the game got underway, coach Nate McMillan provided a summer update on his staff, George competing in the Olympics, and his mission to build “a championship culture.”

Watch what coach McMillan had to say below:

and, via Pacers.com, here’s Joe Young taking over the mic to interview other participants

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