A Host Of NFL Players And Celebrities Slated To Participate In The Celebrity Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XVII Game During Super Bowl XLIX Weekend In Phoenix

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Jam Sports Productions Present Annual Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XVII on Saturday, January 31

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On Saturday, January 31st, Jam Sports Productions, LLC (JAM) will present the Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XVII, an annual event held every year during Super Bowl week. The star-studded event will take place at Phoenix College located at 1202 W. Thomas Road in Phoenix. Tip off begins at 1:00PM.

The Gridiron Celebrity Hoops is the first and only charity celebrity basketball game to have ever become officially sanctioned by the National Football League. Now, independently produced exclusively by Jam Sports Productions, LLC., the event marks its 17th year anniversary and is the hottest ticket in town.

JAM Founder/President Juli Jordan says she believes the game has endured such longevity due to it being such a community event: “I believe the community really supports this event because it is something they all can be a part of. They not only get to see some of their favorite athletes and entertainers, but they also have the opportunity to interact with them as well on a personal level by getting autographs and taking pictures.”

This year’s roster includes a variety of talent. Returning to reprise his role as TeamX Captain is All-Pro Wide Receiver Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys). Along with Bryant, participants include Antonio Cromartie (Arizona Cardinals), Navarro Bowman (San Francisco 49ers), D.J. Hayden (Oakland Raiders), Martellus Bennett (Chicago Bears), Billy Davis (2x Super Bowl Champion; Dallas Cowboys/Baltimore Ravens), John Booty (Former Arizona Cardinal), DJ Clue (Celebrity Disc Jockey), Master P (Hip Hop Mogul), Romeo Miller (Actor/Rapper), Boris Kodjoe (Real Husbands of Hollywood), Omar Gooding (Actor), Daymond John (Shark Tank), Eva Marcille (Actress/Model), Bobby Maze (K. Michelle Reality Show), Pat The Rock (World’s Greatest Ball Handler), Kenny “KD” Dobbs and Porter “What’s Gravity” Mayberry (World Renowned Dunk Champions), among many others.

This year as a prelude to the big game for the first time ever, players will be selected at “The Draft”. The event will be held at Red Revolver, located at 7316E East Stetson Drive in Scottsdale and begin at 6:00PM. This exciting, new open-to-the-public player selection concept gives fans an opportunity to see first-hand the selections of players by Celebrity Team Owners and Captains; each leader will select team co-captains and players from a pool of talented athletes and celebrities. Taking place during “The Draft”, is the broadcast event, The Countdown; which will showcase sports analysts and celebrity guests talking about the latest sports news, a recap of Pro Bowl, discussion on Super Bowl predictions and an in-depth look at Gridiron Celebrity Hoops. Following the Draft festivities, fans are encouraged to ‘party with a purpose’ at the ‘official’ Draft After-Party.

The event raises awareness and funds for the 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Juli's Kids Motivated to Succeed. The mission of the organization is to enrich the lives of today’s abused, abandoned, neglected and homeless children.

Tickets for the game can be purchased at http://www.footballhoops.com. General Admission range from $20.00 - $50.00 and VIP Floor Seats are $300.00. Special discounts are available for a savings of up to $30.00 by entering the promo code, “17years” when purchasing tickets via the website.

For more information about the Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XVII, contact info(at)footballhoops(dot)com. For interviews with game participants and/or media credentials, contact media(at)lgrouppr(dot)com.

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Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XVII uniquely positioned itself as the first and only celebrity basketball game to have ever become officially sanctioned by the National Football League. Now, separately and independently produced exclusively by Jam Sports Productions, LLC., and endorsed by the United States President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the Gridron Celebrity Hoops is where NFL players, prospective draft picks, boxing champs, world-renowned wrestlers, streetballers and celebrities from the entertainment world come together from an electric game of hoops.

Jam Sports Productions, LLC., (JAM) is an event production company, which specializes in marketing, creative design, talent representation, lifestyle management and product placement. The company was founded in 1997, and is a trusted advisor to corporate sponsors, major sports leagues, player’s associations and professional athletes. JAM has worked with some of the most elite and prominent athletes and entertainers ranging from Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Emmitt Smith, Marcus Allen, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys and Nick Cannon to name a few. To learn more about JAM, visit the website at http://www.jamsports247.com.

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