Does your favorite Gospel artist have GAME? Can your Bishop hoop it up? Get ready to find out! It’s all going down In The Ville! Nashville that is! Yezzir!
On Thursday, January 17, 2013 it’s goin’ down during the 1st Annual Saving Our Youth Stellar Weekend Celebrity Basketball Game. Your favorite gospel artists, entertainment personalities, NBA athletes, pastors and community leaders will bring their A-game to the court at Trevecca Nazarene University. The Celebrity Basketball Game, presented by Real Talent Media Group, will help kick off a weekend full of power packed events leading up to the 28th Stellar Gospel Music Awards Show which will be taped on Saturday, January 19 at the Grand Ole Opry House.
Going head to head on the court are: Brian Courtney Wilson, Isaac Carree, Pastor Jason Nelson, Q from the R&B group 112, Bishop Joseph Walker (Mt. Zion Church, Nashville), and former New York Nicks star and Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward. More players and official team coaches will be announced each month leading up to the event.
Gospel’s leading lady Lisa Page-Brooks will open the game with the Black National Anthem and EMI Gospel recording artist Anita Wilson will present the American National Anthem. On tap to deliver play-by-play action in the commentators seats are the popular high energy hosts of the Praise Mixdown Radio Show D. Stone and P.Dub (St. Louis, MO). The ballgame half-time show will feature Gospel’s fastest rising young talent Cheneta Jones and a star-studded lineup.
The 1st Annual Stellar Saving Our Youth Stellar Weekend Celebrity Basketball Game is not only fun, games and family entertainment; it’s a competition with a cause. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Nashville based organization KidPOWER. KidPOWER is an after-school tutoring and mentoring program for the students of Napier Enhanced Option School. KidPower aims to empower students to make positive life choices through education.