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"Prospect.3: Notes…

Jan 24 - 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

17th Annual Martin…

Jan 24 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

AfroFuturism – A Talk…

Jan 24 - 24, 2015
The public is invited to come out and meet award winning author, Ytasha… more

Alliance Francaise

Jan 24 - 31, 2015
Learn French with the Alliance Française- now in METAIRIE! Our next… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Jan 24 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Jan 24 - Mar 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

BODY ELECTRIC Group…

Jan 24 - Mar 1, 2015
Inspired by Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric", this… more

Closing Celebration…

Jan 24 - 24, 2015
Join us as the Ogden Museum of Southern Art remains open until midnight for ONE… more

Family Art Workshop…

Jan 24 - 24, 2015
Join us for the Family Art Workshop "Still Life,"  at the New… more

Family Day

Jan 24 - 24, 2015
 Performing and visual arts collide on Family Day! Bring the whole family… more

Feral Cat TNR…The…

Jan 24 - 24, 2015
Feral Cat TNR...The Basics and Beyond Workshop, sponsored by the LA/SPCA will… more

Forgotten Conflicts:…

Jan 24 - 24, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection presents Forgotten Conflicts: Indians,… more

Gallery Talk with…

Jan 24 - 24, 2015
Photographer Mark Steinmetz and Ogden Museum Curator of Photography Richard… more

Health & Fitness Expo

Jan 24 - 24, 2015
For two days, over 60 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest… more

Henry Turner Jr. &…

Jan 24 - 24, 2015
Listen to some catchy tunes and upbeat dance numbers, as well as enjoy some… more

House of Blues…

Jan 24 - 24, 2015
This New Orleans based rock trio brings thought-out lyrics and high energy to… more

How to Be: A Panel…

Jan 24 - 24, 2015
This panel explores the responsibility of the artist in regard to their social… more

Lauren Sturm

Jan 24 - 24, 2015
A spirited performer who can be seen regularly in venues of New Orleans, as… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Jan 24 - 25, 2015
Broadway's first rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice illuminates the… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Jan 24 - 24, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes. … more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Jan 24 - 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

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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