The Event    Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XVII

When:  Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time:   1pm to 3pm
Where: Phoenix College Basketball Gym
              1202 W. Thomas Road
              Phoenix, AZ, 85013

Entering its historic 17th year, Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XVII (Gridiron XVII)is uniquely positioned as the first and only celebrity basketball game to have ever become officially sanctioned by the National Football League. Now separately and independently produced exclusively by Jam Sports Productions, and endorsed by the United States President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. This preeminent event is where NFL players, prospective NFL draft picks, boxing champs, world-renowned wrestlers, streetballers, and celebrities from music, television, and film get together for an electric game of hoops. Gridiron XVII offers football fans of all ages and levels of interest a once-in-a-lifetime experience to witness the Best of Both Worlds - their favorite football heroes playing in a competitive game of basketball alongside fun, safe, indoor sports-themed contests. This incomparable hoops event debuted at Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami and now it is taking its talents to Arizona where “History Will Be Made”. Since its inception, the game has grown into a distinctive and integral component of Super Bowl weekend. Super Bowl is the nation’s most celebrated sporting event. Gridiron continues to be its premier all-star charity-basketball game that captures the sights, sounds and action of the many different facets of the NFL.

Key Elements: Celebrity/charity basketball game highlighted by fan-favorite activities:

♦ Celebrating ∼ A record breaking 17 years of production of an event held annually during Super Bowl weekend making our producer the 1st African-American and the 1st woman in the 49 year history of Super Bowl and the 95 year history of the National Football League to reach this major milestone! 17 years of community service worldwide!
♦ An electric, above the rim, epic slam dunk contest
♦ Crowd interactive games, free prize giveaways, and contests
♦ Sponsor exhibits, food and merchandise vendors with Super Bowl memorabilia
♦ Free celebrity photographs and autographs
♦ NFL cheerleaders, high school bands, and dazzling dance performances
♦ Live musical entertainment

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Charity    Juli's Kids Motivated to Succeed

At Gridiron Celebrity Hoops, avid fans will enjoy our version of the historical showdown between two superior celebrity teams: The ¨NFC¨ (National Foster Care) and the ¨AFC¨ (American Foster Care). Each ticket sold aids us as we continue our fundraising efforts to heal the emotional and physical scars that the toddlers, teens and young adults that we serve have suffered - youths who look forward to a special day of VIP treatment.  The many children from the foster care programs are the game’s true “Most Valuable People.” The hoops event’s beneficiary is Juli’s Kids Motivated to Succeed (Juli’s Kids). This event is the largest fundraiser for the charity.