The Event    Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XVI


When: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Where: City College of New York
     Nat Holman Gymnasium in The Marchak Building
     160 Convent Avenue (Corner of 138th and Convent)

Entering its historic 16th year, Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XVI (Gridiron XVI) 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 XVI 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 New York for its Sweet Sixteen. 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 Sweet Sixteen ∼ A recording breaking 16 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 48 year history of Super Bowl and the 94 year history of the National Football League to reach this major milestone! 16 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

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.