All Sports United Hosts Numerous Celebrities and Athletes for Inaugural “Gaming to Give” Charity Fundraiser

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Proceeds will benefit each player’s charity of choice

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We knew this would be a really unique and fun event for Super Bowl week that people can enjoy and would allow us to raise some money for the charities competing.

Numerous celebrities and athletes are coming together during Super Bowl week to compete in an electrifying video game tournament to raise money for the charity of their choice. The inaugural “Gaming to Give” presented by All Sports United, Endless Possibilities Events, and Tiltify will take place on Thursday, January 29th at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, AZ from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Pro Player Insiders and Yahoo Sports Radio are the media partners supporting this groundbreaking event.

“Gaming to Give” consists of various celebrities playing the game “Super Smash Bros” on Nintendo Wii, in a tournament style format to win money for their charity. Some of the many celebrities confirmed to attend the event are former Green Bay Packers Running Back Ahman Green, recording artist Brian McKnight, Detroit Lions Safety James Ihedigbo, St. Louis Rams Guard Davin Joseph, New York Giants Punter Steve Weatherford, Arizona Cardinals Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, Baltimore Ravens Tight End Crockett Gilmore, Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver Charles Johnson, and Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer Ed Moses.

The idea of “Gaming to Give” was created by All Sports United co-founders Alan Pavlosky and Scott Manthorne. The goal of All Sports United is to build a community for collaboration between athletes and sports industry professionals to emphasize best practices in philanthropy work.

“We wanted to host a very unique event during Super Bowl week,” said Pavlosky. “Tiltify specializes in video gaming for charity so we decided to partner with them to run the tournament at Gaming to Give. We also needed an expert event partner and chose Los Angeles based Endless Possibilities Events to run all the logistics. We’re excited about the support of our media partners Pro Player Insiders and Yahoo Sports Radio. We knew this would be a really unique and fun event that people can enjoy and would allow us to raise some money for the charities competing.”

One of the athletes due to compete at the event is Arizona Cardinals Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, who is playing for his own charity, the ACES Foundation, which stands for Accountability, Communication, Education, and Sports. “To raise money for a charity is always fun and it gives me an excuse to play video games, can't do that often with family,” said Alexander. Even though Alexander doesn’t play video games much anymore, he did have a message for his opponents, and it was short and sweet, “Beware.”

Tickets for “Gaming to Give” can be found at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gaming-to-give-tickets-13995734619. For information on either tickets or sponsorship opportunities, feel free to contact Alyssa@endlesspossevents.com.

About All Sports United
All Sports United is a non-profit corporation with core mission of educating and empowering professional athletes and sports industry professionals to engage in efficient philanthropic work. All Sports United also provides a platform for recognizing outstanding philanthropy work through its annual Humanitarian Award. Visit http://www.allsportsunited.org for more information.

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