49ers Tight End Vernon Davis and ESPN Analyst Keyshawn Johnson Celebrate 2009 NFL Draft by Hosting Celebrity Draft Classic in NYC Media Partner Yardbarker.com to Provide Exclusive Online Event Coverage

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NFL star Vernon Davis and ESPN personality Keyshawn Johnson will help kickoff the 2009 NFL Draft by hosting The Celebrity Draft Classic, a high profile, invitation only celebration, Thursday, April 23 in New York City. Yardbarker.com will be providing exclusive online coverage of the event.

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis and ESPN personality Keyshawn Johnson will kick off the 2009 NFL Draft by hosting The Celebrity Draft Classic, a high profile, invitation only celebration, Thursday, April 23 in New York City.

The exclusive event will take place at an undisclosed location just two days before the NFL Draft and will feature a line-up of celebrity DJ's, including ESPN analyst Marcellus Wiley and live performances by some of today's hottest artists. The evening's festivities will serve as a kick off to a weekend that promises to be filled with energy, excitement and anticipation, as NFL teams stock their rosters with the best young players from the college ranks.

Yardbarker (http://www.yardbarker.com), the web's most interactive sports media network, is a media partner for The Celebrity Draft Classic and will be providing exclusive online coverage, including interviews with the celebrities and invited guests.

"We're excited to be a part of The Celebrity Draft Classic," Yardbarker co-founder and CEO Pete Vlastelica said. "There is always so much excitement and anticipation surrounding the NFL draft each year. Having access to the athletes and celebrities at this exclusive event will allow us to capture some very compelling content and enhance the NFL draft experience for sports fans everywhere."

DSA Media Group, Destined For Success Management AND MOVES Magazine are the producers of the event.

"This Draft Classic will prove to be an evening of fun with a host of surprises created to deliver an intimate "unplugged" celebrity experience," President of DSA Media Group Dante Simpson said. "In the spirit of the NFL Draft weekend select VIP's and trendsetters will engage the public and fans, in real time, via blogs and tweets."

Davis, who writes a blog at Yardbarker.com and will provide content from the party, shares a special interest in this year's draft.. His younger brother Vontae Davis, a cornerback from the University of Illinois, is expected to be a first round pick.

Log on to http://www.thedraftclassic.com for more information about the event. For media requests and inquiries for The Draft Classic please send an email to press (at) thedraftclassic.com.

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