On Saturday, February 2nd at 7 pm, Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XV slam dunks into the Big Easy. Next to the “Big Game” itself, Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XV will be the hottest ticket in town! The star studded event, which features Future Pro Football Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Terrell Owens , Oscar and Grammy winner Jamie Foxx , Grammy nominated producer-singer Tank, Dez Bryant (Cowboys), Lance Moore(Saints), Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (Eagles), DeSean Jackson (Eagles) Darnell Dockett (Cardinals) Nick Eason (Cardinals) world renowned producer and reality star Stevie J, and 5’5″ dunking sensation Porter Maberry (LeBron James Galaxy 2 commercial).
This Gridiron XV game highlights the creator and executive producer, Juli Jordan ‘s, personal achievement as the very first African-American and first woman in the 93 year history of the National Football League and the 47 year history of Super Bowl to produce an event annually held during the Super Bowl weekend to reach the 15 year mark.
“I am extremely excited that Gridiron Celebrity Hoops has reached its 15th year. There is a great joy in being a first. But this year’s anniversary is my opportunity to recognize those who have been so kind to me through the triumphs and trials of keeping this event alive for a decade and a half. Terrell “T.O” Owens has supported our cause and charitable efforts all 15 years! We are very fortunate to have his loyal and dedicated service to the betterment of abused children,” expresses Jordan, CEO and President of Jam Sports Productions and Founder of non-profit organization Juli’s Kids Motivated to Succeed.
This unmatched competition remains one of the most anticipated events held annually the night before the Lombardi Trophy is won. It is also 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, Gridiron Hoops XV is where pro football players and A-list celebrities showcase their skills on the hardwood.
Gridiron Hoops XV is proud to take place at Xavier University of Louisiana, the nation’s only historically Black, Catholic University, during Black History Month as the game celebrates its own history making achievements. Ticket holders will experience special presentations, an unparalleled slam dunk contest, interactive games, opportunities to meet celebrities, get their autographs and take pictures, as well as eat good food, and hear great jazz bands.
The event continues to be a fundraiser to raise awareness, and share information on protecting children and teens who have suffered from abuse, neglect, homelessness, violence, instability, and more. The game benefits the non-profit organization, Juli’s Kids Motivated to Succeed (Juli’s Kids). This year, youths cared for by the Department of Children and Family Services of Louisiana (New Orleans Division) (DCFS) and Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleanswill be able to come to the game as the event’s true MVP’s (Most Valuable People).
Gridiron Celebrity Hoops is produced by Jam Sports Productions, LLC and presented by my Oh! spot, a premium organic food and beverage company. Sponsored in part by Under Armour. To assist the community, Budget Mobile, in conjunction with Lifeline.gov, a government benefit program that provides free phones and free cell minutes, will be outside of the arena all day to provide wireless services to qualifying low-income consumers.
- Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
- Darnell Dockett
- Department of Children and Family Services of Louisiana
- DeSean Jackson
- Dez Bryant
- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
- Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XV
- Jamie Foxx
- Juli's Kids Motivated to Succeed
- Lance Moore
- Nick Eason
- Porter Maberry
- Stevie J
- Terrell Owens