The Event Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XVIII
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Venue: Archbishop Riordan High School
175 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112
Entering its historic 18th year, Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XVIII (Gridiron XVIII) 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 XVIII 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 San Francisco 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. Join us for a day of play!
Key Elements: Celebrity/charity basketball game highlighted by fan-favorite activities:
♦ Celebrating ∼ A record breaking 18 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 50 year history of Super Bowl to reach this major milestone!
♦ Extremely competitive but fun, family-friendly celebrity basketball game
♦ Crowd interactive games, free prize giveaways, and contests
♦ Sponsor exhibits, food and merchandise vendors with Super Bowl memorabilia
♦ Special opportunities to take photographs with celebrities and receive autographs
♦ Dazzling dance performances, competitions, music & more!
Take Home a Piece of History
When the bright lights of Levis’ Stadium in Santa Clara, California, shine on the last two NFL teams standing, THE most-watched, largest sporting event in America will be celebrated! Super Bowl 50 will make the San Francisco area one of the most exciting places on earth to be especially for football fans. February 5-8 will be a star-studded weekend of epic sports, entertainment and philanthropic events.
The anticipation is contagious, crossing genders, and generations amplified by every billboard, LED screen, sports paper, radio station and news outlet. For the fortunate few, their tickets to the stadium are tucked in a safe, secret place and for the rest of us, we are looking for football-related activities and world-class experiences, because Super Bowl is more than a game, its experience.
We may not all agree on who we want to win, but can definitely agree that all who converge on the Super Bowl city want to go back home having touched a piece of history. When you’re making your plans to come to The Bay area, you’re probably perusing calendar of events and social media posts excitedly probing for events that will provide you with a true, once-in-a lifetime Super Bowl Weekend experience. From the moment you arrive you’re already thinking of what you want to bring home when you leave. We all want to pack our luggage and take home a keepsake, a gift, something that memorializes the fun we’ve had with friends, strangers, fellow fans, and celebrities that remind us that out of the hundreds of thousands who wish they could have come to enjoy Super Bowl weekend, you did! You were there!
For such an experience, look no more! We have the no-where-else-but-here, family-activity that will blow your mind with excitement. The hardest part about our event is staying seated when there will be so many interactions to make you get on your feet. We’re producing the most major philanthropic events during this famed weekend. As we continue our star-studded, extaraordinarily diverse charity celebrity basketball game, we have YOU in mind. Nowhere else will you be able to take home and keep in your heart this kind of revelry.
Charity Playing with a Purpose
Part of the proceeds benefit Juli’s Kids Motivated to Succeed(Juli’s Kids), is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich the quality of life of today’s abused, abandoned, neglected, and homeless youths who have been placed in the foster care system. Many have been rescued from abusive and neglectful homes and placed in emergency child protective services, group homes or with compassionate foster care parents. Most are waiting to be adopted into loving and caring families. All need our help! Each year Juli’s Kids selects organizations in the Super Bowl host city that serve the city’s abused and neglected children. This year Juli’s Kids will work with a number of Santa Clara/San Francisco foster care group homes and charity organizations whose focus is on these phenomenal, talented youth who need our support, encouragement, inspiration and care.