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Opera on Tap

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Purchased Lives: New…

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The 15th Annual Gridiron Celebrity Hoops All-Star Basketball Game with Something Extra for N'AwlinsAttracts Top NFL Players, NBA Legends, Star Celebrities and Thousands of Fans During Super Bowl Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Tianna Wynn

Jam Sports Productions      

 301-868-8856   
jsports@jamsports247.com   


Tarnisha Carter
Jam Sports Productions

301-752-5601

tarnisha.carter@gmail.com

 

 

 

THE 15TH ANNUAL GRIDIRON CELEBRITY HOOPS ALL-STAR BASKETBALL GAME WITH SOMETHING EXTRA FOR N’AWLINS

ATTRACTS TOP NFL PLAYERS, NBA LEGENDS, STAR CELEBRITIES AND THOUSANDS OF FANS

DURING SUPER BOWL WEEKEND

 

First and only official celebrity basketball game of Super Bowl reaches its 15th Year making its producer the first African American and first woman to reach this major historical milestone in history

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Saturday, February 2nd, brace yourself as Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XV slam dunks into the Big Easy for the second time with a.  Next to the “Big Game” itself, Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XV will be the hottest game ticket in town!  The star studded event, which features Six-Time Pro Bowler Terrell Owens, Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant, Philadelphia Eagles’ Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Phoenix Cardinals’ Darnell Dockett, New Orleans Saints’ Lance Moore, Grammy-nominated music artist Tank and philanthropist-entrepreneur and retired NBA Hall of Famer,  Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr., will be held at the Xavier University of Louisiana’s brand new Convocation Center. 

 

This Gridiron XV game highlights the creator and executive producer, Juli Jordan’s, personal achievement as the very first African-American and first woman in the 93 year history of the National Football League and the 47 year history of Super Bowl to produce an event annually held during the Super Bowl weekend to reach the 15 year mark.

 

“I am extremely excited that Gridiron Celebrity Hoops has reached 15 seasons of production. There is a great joy in being a first. But this year’s anniversary is my opportunity to recognize those who have been so kind to me over the many highs and lows, struggles and triumphs of keeping this event alive for a decade and a half. I believe that dreams do come true; that long shots can become sure shots and that’s why we strive to benefit, enrich and inspire youths in foster care waiting to be adopted and dreaming of a brighter future,” expresses Jordan, CEO and President of Jam Sports Productions.  The event production company is minority-owned and the first to reach this major milestone and outstanding achievement.

 

This unmatched fan-favorite experience remains one of the most anticipated events held annually the night before the Lombardi Trophy is won. It is also the first and only charity celebrity basketball game to have ever become officially sanctioned by the National Football League. Now independently produced exclusively by Jam Sports Productions, Gridiron XV is where pro football players and A-list celebrities play in a thrilling game of action packed basketball. Over three dozen pro athletes and celebrities will take center court and play, coach, host, perform, DJ and MC.

 

Gridiron XV is proud to take place at Xavier University of Louisiana during Black History Month as the game celebrates its own history making achievements.  The nation’s only historically Black, Catholic University, Xavier, is the country’s top producer of African-American graduates who go on to earn medical degrees, while its College of Pharmacy is among the top three producers of American Doctor of Pharmacy graduates. Its president, Dr. Norman Francis, is the longest-tenured president of an American university, having served since 1968.

 

“Xavier is pleased to host this noteworthy event, as it gives us the opportunity to actively participate in the city’s Super Bowl events and gives us the opportunity to showcase our new state-of-the-art Convocation Center,” said Francis.

 

The game starts at 7pm.  From beginning to end, ticketholders will experience special presentations, an unparalleled slam dunk contest, interactive games, contests, giveaways, opportunities to meet celebrities, get their autographs and take pictures, as well as eat good food, and hear great jazz bands  Fans of all ages can witness the sights and sounds of the NFL and basketball that only Gridiron XV can offer. Because of its inclusiveness, the event has earned the nickname, “Best of Both Worlds.”

 

Philanthropically conscious, the event continues to be a fundraiser to raise awareness, and share information on protecting children and teens who have suffered from abuse, neglect, homelessness, devastation, isolation, instability, and more. Gridiron XV, just like the NFL, presents their version of the championship showdown between two superior teams: the NFC (National Foster Care) and the AFC (American Foster Care).  The game benefits the non-profit organization, Juli’s Kids Motivated to Succeed (Juli’s Kids). This year, youths cared for by the Department of Children and Family Services of Louisiana (New Orleans Division) (DCFS) and Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans will be able to come to the game as the event’s true MVP’s (Most Valuable People). Fans can celebrate a special weekend in American sports history, while making a change in the world at the same.

 

Gridiron Celebrity is produced by Jam Sports Productions, LLC and presented by my Oh! spot, a premium organic food and beverage company. 

 

For more information on celebrities participating in the game and to purchase tickets, which range from $20 to $300 visit www.footballhoops.com or call 301-868-8856. Reserved VIP Floor Seats are $300 and include special backstage access to the celebrities. For media credentials and credential requests contact PRnews@jamsports247.com.

 

Follow the event on Twitter @footballhoops and @juliMjordan.

 

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