I'm very happy to be able to continue efforts to support the local community of New Orleans through the foundation. Thanks to the last year's Charitabowl event we were able to help many children and their families by distributing books, food and refurbishing basketball courts. This is a result of the hard work of many people -- not just me
New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) December 11, 2009
New Orleans Hornets forward Peja Stojakovic announced that he will dedicate a basketball/volleyball court at Delgado Park in Lakeview as part of his foundation's "Court for Kids" initiative on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 3:30 p.m. That same week, on Thursday, Dec. 17, Peja will host his 3rd Annual "Peja's Charitabowl" fundraiser at the All Star Lanes in Kenner.
In partnership with SwaggMedia, the Charitabowl event will be streamed online free of charge at http://www.peja16.com and on http://swaggmedia.com. This will be the first time that Peja's Charitabowl will be available to fans globally.
Lane sponsorships start at $1,500 for one lane and $2,500 for two lanes. Each lane includes bowling for four, one celebrity bowler, four bowling shirts, dinner and a special gift bag. Multiple lane sponsors and other corporate sponsorship packages are also available at a variety of price points. Lane sponsorships and tickets for the Charitabowl can be purchased by calling (504) 208-2274 or by visiting http://www.peja16.com. VIP (non-bowler) tickets are also available at $75 per person. The VIP tickets include early entry at 6pm as well as dinner, gift bag and opportunity to bid for live and silent auction items. General admission tickets are available at $35 for adults and $15 for children under 16. The doors for general admission open at 7:30pm.
Hornets players, Honeybee dancers, Hugo and other local celebrities and athletes will attend the event. The Charitabowl will also feature a live DJ, photo and autograph opportunities, as well as a live and silent auction with memorabilia and other distinctive items. Prizes will be given away throughout the evening.
"I'm very happy to be able to continue efforts to support the local community of New Orleans through the foundation. Thanks to the last year's Charitabowl event we were able to help many children and their families by distributing books, food and refurbishing basketball courts. This is a result of the hard work of many people -- not just me," said Stojakovic.
Proceeds from the bowling event will go toward Peja's "Courts for Kids", a continuing initiative of the Peja Stojakovic Children's Foundation, aimed at promoting health and fitness education through the game of basketball. The project installs new basketball courts, refurbishes existing ones and distributes basketball equipment in economically disadvantaged areas of New Orleans, providing children with an opportunity to stay off the streets.
"SwaggMedia is honored to be able to contribute to such a great cause. Technology is the future so the synergy was perfect," says SwaggMedia CEO, Craig Noble.
Swagg is that something unique and forward-thinking that breaks out from the pack. And SwaggMedia is bringing exactly that to the world of new media. Masterminded by legendary music industry executive Craig Nobles and co-founded by professional basketball player David West, SwaggMedia represents the evolution of internet distribution. SwaggMedia has built proprietary technology to launch a platform in 2010 that will be the one-stop destination for news, commerce, social networking, original content and live streaming video. Users can purchase music, TV and movies, share their experiences with their extended networks, watch live events and get up to the minute information on all facets of pop culture. More than a website, SwaggMedia will encompass a lifestyle, giving users across the globe access to a world they could only imagine. We look forward to introducing you to SwaggMedia.
About Peja Stojakovic Children's Foundation
The Predrag Stojakovic Children's Foundation, a non-profit organization strives to brighten the lives of children who suffer from displacement, poor quality of life, and loneliness. Mission of Peja Stojakovic Children's Foundation is to provide and educate children and their families on
issues of critical concern such as food, shelter, economic self-sufficiency and hope.
Since the Hornets move back to New Orleans, Peja Stojakovic has been active with his organization by building basketball courts for kids, distributing food and necessities to needy people as well as distributing books and school supplies to youth organizations (First Book being one of the beneficiaries). As a recognition of his charitable work, Stojakovic received the NBA's Community Assist Award for the month of December 2009. Peja Stojakovic Children's Foundation's mission is to provide and educate children and their families on issues of critical concern such as food, shelter, economic self-sufficiency and hope.
Juliette Harris 310 577 1122 or juliette(at)itgirlpublicrelations(dot)com