The second annual Dirk Nowitzki Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic will be September 16 and feature professionals Andy Roddick, Mark Knowles, Tommy Haas and Donald Young, along with actor Owen Wilson, hockey legend Mike Modano and Mavericks guard J.J. Barea, among others. Event is from 11am – 3pm while Gates open at 10am.
All proceeds from the event, to be played at the SMU Tennis Center, are going to the hurricane relief effort in Houston. Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban has pledged to match all money raised up to $2-million.
Last year’s inaugural event was a hit with the fans and participants, headlined by actor Ben Stiller.
Nowitzki has been a standout tennis player since his youth, when he was a regular at age-group tournaments in Germany.
Tickets for the classic, which already has a long list of sponsors headlined by Morgan Stanley, are $41 for adults and kids. Children under 3 are free. Mavericks philanthropic owner Mark Cuban will be matching money raised with a donation of his own.
ESPN hosts their annual My Wish series in conjunction with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, giving the chance to young sports fans to fulfill their sports fantasy. A special nine-year old boy named Raymond Melgarejo from Santa Ana, CA and living with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, had his wish to meet his favorite Dallas Cowboys player, Dak Prescott…and it was granted by Dak and Make a Wish.
Owner Jerry Jones, head coach Jason Garrett, Prescott, Jason Witten and the entire team went above and beyond to grant Raymond’s wish and make it a great day at Cowboys headquarters in Frisco, Tex, including riding on Jerry’s personal helicopter as well.
Working together with Make-A-Wish, ESPN produces feature segments on the wishes for airing on SportsCenter, with a new feature debuting daily between Sunday, July 16, and Wednesday, July 19. All features will re-air multiple times on other editions of SportsCenter and will be available on ESPN.com. A series compilation airs on SportsCenter on Thursday, July 20.
Prescott has has quite a year on and off the field winning the 2016 NFL Offensive Player of the Year, named to the Pro Bowl and taking home the ESPY for Best Breakthrough Athlete. Taken in the 4th round of the 2016 draft, he was slated to be the backup to Tony Romo, who went down to injury and quickly become one of the biggest names in Dallas sports.
Over the last year, Dak Prescott has earned the admiration of many fans and most importantly his teammates. He’s done this with his leadership, incredible play on the field, high character and remaining humble off the field. Dak looks to lead his Cowboys to a Super Bowl this 2017 season.
Watch Dak’s My Wish Segment on ESPN:
Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL veteran, Matt Leinart remains a high-profile sports star throughout Los Angeles. On July 13th, he will hosting the Matt Leinart Foundation’s 11th Annual Celebrity Bowl.
The event takes place on Thursday. July 13th at Lucky Strike in Hollywood, with red carpet proceedings starting at 7 p.m. There will be ten teams made up of six people, including two celebrities.
There will also be a silent auction with celebrity memorabilia. The Matt Leinart Foundation works to help disadvantaged youth through learning centers, sporting activities and wish-granting.
Leinart was a three-year starting quarterback for the Trojans. As a junior, he won the Heisman Trophy and led USC to the BCS National Championship.
Leinart and the Trojans returned to the title game in 2005, losing a classic game against Texas. He was a two-time first-team All-American and holds USC records for career touchdown passes and completion percentage.
Matt was a first round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in the 2006 NFL Draft and spent seven seasons in the NFL and currently an analyst for Fox Sports and will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2017.
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Although Brett Lawrie is currently a free agent, he’s been training hard and involved in some pretty cool off the field events. He teamed up with Pringles for fans to slide 50 feet through ketchup.
The Pringles Ketchup Slippery Slide came to Downtown Toronto to help launch new Pringles Ketchup flavour. Ketchup chip keener and former Toronto Blue Jays player Brett Lawrie hosted the event, which aims to set a world record for the most Canadians to slip down a Ketchup Slippery Slide in one hour.
The 50-foot slide was set up at Front and Simcoe streets, west of Union Station, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3.
The Pringles Ketchup Slippery Slide event hosted by self-proclaimed Ketchup Chip keener, enthusiastic slider and former Toronto Blue Jays star, Brett Lawrie. “Ketchup Chips are seriously one of my all-time favourite chip flavours,” says Lawrie. “Playing in the show means spending a lot of time outside of the true north strong and free, and they’re one of the things that I miss most. I’m amped up to see Ketchup Chip fans on the Pringles Ketchup Slippery Slide and be part of such a flavourful celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. It’s slide time!”
Each person who suited up to slip down the slide got a chance to win $1,000.
Visit Pringles Canada’s Facebook page for more information, and follow the action on social media using #KetchupSlipperySlide.
Always very philanthropic off the court, Tobias Harris is hosting his annual School of Business Business Basketball Camp June 26-30, 2017 from 9:00am – 3:00pm at Half Hollow Hills HS East & Half Hollow Hills HS West for Boys & Girls Grades 3-12. Learn on and off the court skills from the NBA superstar.
The Tobias Harris “School of Business” Basketball Activities are uniquely designed to give a fun and engaging experience. Participants at all skill levels will receive training on the fundamentals of basketball and receive detailed instruction that will help to formulate a better understanding of the game and skill techniques. Daily stations including; passing, ball handling, shooting, rebounding, footwork, defense, and teamwork will help to improve their game. Workshops on careers, life goals, self-esteem, and invited guest speakers are incorporated into the daily activities…For more info about this camp, visit SchoolofBusinessBasketball.com
Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott emerged as a immediate super star in the NFL on the field and has been making some great off the field contributions as well. Dak will serve at the guest speaker for the 2017 BridgeBuilders Mike Fechner Memorial Banquet on Thursday, April 27th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas, TX. It’s only fitting that Dak is doing amazing things on April 27th (the first day of the 2017 NFL Draft) only a year from when he was selected in the 4th round by America’s Team.
BridgeBuilders is an urban missionary organization that breaks the cycle of poverty by confronting the spiritual needs of the “poor” and resolving the material realities that prevent them from flourishing. 2017 marks the fifth year for our annual banquet, in honor of our late founder Mike Fechner. They are excited to welcome Prescott as this year’s Featured Guest. Just like Dak, BridgeBuilders serves the community of Dallas thru Urban Missionaries, who are true “indigenous” leaders, ministering to the communities where they live. Through life-on-life relationship building and discipleship, lives are being transformed, broken relationships are being restored, and communities are moving out of poverty, one person at a time.
If your company is interest in hiring Dak Prescott or other Dallas Cowboys players for corporate appearances, charity banquets or speaking engagements, contact AthletePromotions.
Join Allen Iverson on Thursday, August 4 from 6-10 pm at the Sheraton Society Hill, 1 Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA for a Celebrity UnGala 2016, a night honoring Allen Iverson for his contributions to the sports and entertainment culture.
Join with the Philadelphia community as we honor our own Allen Iverson for his many contributions to the sports and entertainment culture. Some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, former teammates and colleagues will come together for a glamourous evening and we want you to be a part of it.
Allen has made an unforgettable impact on the game of basketball during his 14 year career, but he also had a lasting impact on the sports and entertainment culture. His style and his confidence coupled with the way he approached the game were iconic.
This is an event you don’t want to miss. The night will feature an exclusive reception that includes a silent auction, great food and a beautiful atmosphere all while supporting a worthy cause, the Police Athletic League (PAL). In 2016, Mayor Kenney invited Allen to share as a spokesperson for the Police Athletic League (PAL) and of course Allen graciously accepted. Allen was attracted to the work PAL does to develop youth in our communities. The 2016 Celebrity UnGala will be the first public opportunity for fans and supporters to join him in these fundraising effort.
Then Friday, August 5, 12-6pm for FlashBack Friday Block Party at the block surrounding Mitchell and Ness, 1201 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. The event will bring together the community with Allen and his celebrity guests for food, fun and games.
followed by a Celebrity Basketball Game at 7:30pm at Liacouras Center, on the campus of Temple University. Join Allen and his celebrity friends from the sports and entertainment world for a night of fun and entertainment. Allen will be showcasing his coaching skills and interacting with his fans, you don’t want to miss this.
To Be a Part of this Amazing Event, purchase tickets at https://iversongala.eventbrite.com
Detroit Pistons Tobias Harris got traded from the Orlando Magic to the Pistons last season but that didn’t stop him from still doing big things in his communities, especially his home town of Long Island.
Sign up for the 2016 Tobias Harris School of Business Basketball Clinics on Monday, June 27, 2016 – Friday, July 01, 2016 at Half Hollow Hills High School West 375 Wolf Hill Road, Dix Hills, New York 11746. Campers will learn the on court skills and off the court lessons from one of the top NBA players in the game, Detroit Pistons Tobias Harris. Sign up for his camp here.
Good genes run in the Harris family. Tobias’s brother Tyler is a 2016 top NBA draft prospect. If your company is interested in hiring Tobias for a speaking engagement, basketball camp or appearance, contact AthletePromotions.
This last week the University of North Carolina at Pembroke held their annual Cash Bash Fundraiser in the English E. Jones Center. The fundraiser featured one of the NFL’s referees in Brad Allen, who also was returning to his alma mater. Allen talked about being brave and he related that to his journey to become an NFL referee and how his journey continues today.
The Lumberton, North Carolina native Brad Allen originally began his referee career at the high school level and then later the ACC level where he officiated the 2012 Rose Bowl. Allen made his NFL debut as an official in 2014 when originally he was to be an umpire but when long time official Mike Carey announced his retirement, Allen was given the referee position which had not been given to a rookie referee since 1962. Outside of refereeing for the NFL, Allen is also the CEO of a non-profit organization.
This last week NFL referee Brad Allen returned to his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, to deliver a speech at their annual Cash Bash Fundraiser. Allen spoke about bravery and related the message to his journey in life and his 31 years as a referee. The event had an amazing turnout with over 350 attendees and as of this year the fundraiser has raised over 150,000 dollars for the universities 17 varsity programs.
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This past week Chesterton High School hosted former NFL fullback and college great Howard Griffith who spoke not about football but more about diversity. Griffith relayed the message that students should embrace the opportunity to learn from people and more specifically people from different nationalities.
Howard Griffith is a native of Chicago, Illinois who stayed in his home state to play college football for the University of Illinois. While at Illinois, Griffith set the still standing NCAA record for touchdowns in a game with eight, which came against Southern Illinois University in 1990. After his illustrious career at Illinois, Griffith went on to get drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the ninth round and began his career with the Los Angeles Rams. In 1997, Griffith joined the Denver Broncos and helped open up holes for Hall of Fame running back Terrell Davis during two runs to Super Bowl titles. After Griffith sustained a neck injury in 2001, Griffith retired after 11 seasons and has since joined the Big Ten Network as an analyst and has also commentated for NFL games on Fox as well.
This past week Howard Griffith spoke at Chesterton High School about diversity and how students should learn about different nationalities. The event had an amazing turn out and gave students the chance to hear from someone who has met and befriended multiple people coming from varying countries and cultures.
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Watch Howard Griffith’s Record Eight Touchdown Game: