Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XVII

Event Type: The 17th year of the first and only celebrity basketball game to have ever become officially sanctioned by the National Football League returns to Arizona. Now separately and independently produced exclusively by Jam Sports Productions, and endorsed by the United States President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. This preeminent event is where NFL players, prospective NFL draft picks, boxing champs, world-renowned wrestlers, streetballers, and celebrities from music, television, and film are “Playing with a Purpose”.

Gridiron XVII offers football fans of all ages and levels of interest a once-in-a-lifetime experience to witness the Best of Both Worlds – their favorite football heroes playing in a competitive game of basketball alongside fun, safe, indoor sports-themed contests. The charity game annually raises awareness about child abuse and enriches the lives of abused, abandoned, neglected and homeless youth in foster care waiting to be adopted into loving “forever families”.

Date:  Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Venue: Phoenix College Basketball Gym, 1202 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Cost: $30 General Admission Early Bird Special/$50 General Admission/$300 VIP Floor Seats (Limited Quantity)
(Discount codes available via social media or email to receive code)

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