This week will be a busy one for L.A. Tonight there will be a celebrity basketball tournament at Galen Center which proceeds are donated to the Steve Francis Foundation. Of course the former NBA all star will be in the house, AND a few famous friends. Scroll down to read more about this awesome event, purchasing tickets, and tip off time.
“Anthem Communication in association with The Steve Francis Foundation and Three-Sixty RAW present the 2018 East meets West Celebrity Basketball Game on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6 p.m. to celebrate the bond in progress between the U.S. and China. Hosted by the University of Southern California at the Galen Center located at 3400 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089, the teams feature players from around the world. Tickets are available at http://www.galentix.com. Doors open at 5 pm.
The all-star teams are coached by Joe “Jellybean” Bryant (Kobe Bryant’s father) and renowned trainer Wayne Slappy. Join Kobe in supporting his father in this epic celebrity event. Featured players include Steve Francis (former NBA player), comic/actor Bill Bellamy, Keith Harris, Dominique Columbus (Ray Donovan Show), Tullio Parry, Tank, Layzie Bone, Brian Courtney Wilson, Corey Clark, Dwayne Sample, Sheldon Bailey, Xiaohan Guo, Chase Crawford, Tony Farmer, Cutino Mobly, BDot, Los Famous, Tyran Brown, Dr. Detroit, and more.
Delpha Baxter aka “DB The Legend” will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. The family-friendly pre-game show will feature Nickelodeon’s Game Shakers’ star Sheldon Bailey, recording artist Shawn “Hazz” McDonald, Kid Ink, and more. Grammy nominee Ledisi performs the national anthem with half-time entertainment headlined by Zupa Nova.
“This is the first time we are collaborating with China,” said Carye Parker, CEO of Anthem Communication. “With celebrity players, guest commentators and players from China and the U.S. who are graciously donating their time for charitable giving, this is a game not to be missed.” The teams will consist of global innovators (educators, investors, bankers, firemen, accountants, city workers, etc.) and entertainers.
“The game will be live streamed globally with a focus on China,” said Parker. “The free streaming platforms include but not limited to YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Roku, and Amazon (PPV).”
Confirmed celebrities include Paul Pierce, Ashanti, Dexter Darden, Vanessa Simmons, Don Benjamin, Aaron Bing (Grammy nominee), Patrick Faucette, Paula Jai Parker-Martin (Ray Donovan and Bounce TV’s Family Time), Forrest Martin (writer/actor), Jensen Atwood (Sasha Lanes), Brittany Elena, Hazel E, Jubba Seyyid (TVOne Executive), Jovan Dawkins (Grammy Winner), Derick Norman, Steven Price, Rey Howery, K’mil McFadden, Saniyya Sidney, Corey Clark, Ser’Darius Blain, Sam Lerner, Jake Allyn, Xolo Maridueña, and many more.
The star-studded game will benefit underprivileged and marginalized youth throughout Los Angeles and Houston.
“A portion of the proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Los Angeles and The Steve Francis Foundation,” said Parker. “Any donation you would like to make is tax deductible.”
The game will be powered with activities for all ages and gender, including:
• Celebrity Spelling Bee (Celebrity vs. Student)
• VIP Lounge that will host a private cigar bar
• Pre-Assembly for 1000 students with performances by Shawn “Hazz” McDonald, co-founder of Champion World USA, and Sheldon Bailey, founder of Sheldon Bailey Humanity.
• Halftime show by Zupa Nova featuring Shane Sparks
For more information on the event please click here: https://www.sponseasy.com/p/all-star-celebrity-charity-basketball-game.”
I told you this line up was lit. The doors open at 5:00 pm and starting time is 6.
And now, you guys are officially in the know!