Mothers of Professional Basketball Players, Inc., Hold Their 2014 Annual Conference

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Portions of Proceeds from Hoopin’ for Health II to Benefit UNCF

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It is a known fact that, “The art of living is that ability to turn negativity and negative experiences into positive learning and positive reality!” Mothers of Professional Basketball Players, Inc., has been able to do just that!

The beautiful city of Orlando awaits the organization once again for its annual conference on August 7 – 11, 2014. All year, Mothers of Professional Basketball Players, Inc., has been looking forward to its special “Hoopin for Health II” Charity Basketball Game with the Moms of the Professional Basketball Players versus the Moms of the Professional Football Players. This is a game you do not want to miss! The last one was spectacular and received great community support. This year’s game will be played August 9th at Dr. Phillips High School on Turkey Lake Road in Orlando, starting promptly at 6:00 PM. Tickets are now on sale as well as available vendor opportunities; however, limited game tickets will be sold at the door before the game begins at 5:00 PM.

The All Star Roster for the Mothers of Professional Basketball Player’s team will include: Coaches Marie Jackson (Mark) and Lucille O’Neal (Shaq), and Flo Allen-Hopson (Ray), just to name a few. Representing the squad for the Mothers of Professional Football Player’s team will be the dynamic Deena Moore (Kyle), Angela Watson (Dakoda), and Michelle Green (Bryant). In addition, the game will also feature retired players as the game’s guest referees. It will be a great time with plenty of fun and laughter as the Moms consciously play a game they all love while bringing awareness to better health within the community.

As a reminder, portions of the proceeds received from this charity game will help support UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) and its deserving students this year. Mothers of Professional Basketball Players, Inc., is certain that with the partnerships it is attempting to form with caring individuals and organizations, many will benefit.

Sunday’s “Honoring Our Own” Brunch being held at Rosen Centre Hotel on International Drive (11:00 AM – 2:00 PM) will celebrate the 23 women (including President and Founder, Charlotte Brandon) who had the vision for tthe organization, and two women military veterans for their dedication to service and perseverance. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Mothers of Professional Basketball Players, Inc. Scholarship Fund.

For more information, please contact the following:
Sherry Parramore, (407/896-6940)
Flo Allen-Hopson (860/961-6426)
Nancy Henderson (407/409-5872)
Marilyn Faith (404/433-5632)

About UNCF

UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students' education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 21 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country. Learn more at

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