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K.I.N.G. Announces 2nd Annual Celebrity Basketball Challenge Details and Participants



Participants include: Bart Scott, Tobias Harris, Allan Houston, Ben Gordon, Stephen A. Smith, Chris Broussard, Josina Anderson, Faizon Love,Jadakiss, Wale, Isiah Thomas, Michael Rappaport, Mark Tallman, Teresa Weatherspoon and many more!

May 5, 2015 – NEW YORK, NY – The K.I.N.G. Movement and Power Is Industry, Inc. proudly present the “Second Annual K.I.N.G Above the Rim Celebrity Basketball Challenge” on Saturday, May 30. The game features A-list actors, artists, athletes and broadcasters and has the goal of raising funds for the Eagle Academy Foundation (EAF). EAF is a New York City-based school system specializing in supporting a network of all-male college preparatory public schools educating students from ages 10-21. EAF schools exist in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Newark, NJ.

The game is being held at Mount Vernon High School, located at 100 California Rd., Mt. Vernon, NY. Doors open at 4:30PM and the game starts at 5:30PM. Entry fee is $12 for children (age 5 & under), $15 for students with ID and $20 for adults. There will be a special musical performance by nationally-known artist Christon Gray. Music will be provided by DJ Wade-O.

“I am honored and extremely grateful that so many amazing celebrities from the NBA, ESPN, BET, MTV, VH1 and Hot 97.1FM radio are once again coming out to support this great cause,” said event organizer Ahmed Rodriguez. “It’s exciting to see this event growing with each year. It is going to be a great game – a lot of fun – and we hope to raise a ton of money for the Eagle Academy Foundation ( and The K.I.N.G. Movement and all the great work they do. This event, and these organizations, are making a huge difference in the lives of young men.”

“It’s a testament to the character of these celebrities who are willing to donate their time to such a worthy cause and we salute them in doing so,” said Chris Broussard, an ESPN reporter and analyst and the Founder/President of The K.I.N.G. Movement.

Founded in 2010, The K.I.N.G. Movement ( strives to empower men to reach their God-given potential and become better husbands, fathers, leaders, citizens and role models.

Check out the full list of participants below:


– NFL star Jason Avant
– ex-NBA star Allan Houston
– ex-NBA player Jay Williams
– ex-NBA player Lloyd “Sweet Pea” Daniels
– ex-NBA player Chris Taft
– ex-NFL star Bart Scott
– ex-NFL star Damien Woody
– Super Bowl legend David Tyree
– WNBA legend Teresa Weatherspoon
– Streetball legend Waliyy “Main Event” Dixon
– Actor Michael Rapaport
– Actor Faizon Love
– Actor Marc Jefferies
– Actor Mark Tallman
– Actor Dee Morris
– ESPN’s Chris Broussard
– ESPN’s Michael Smith
– ESPN’s Josina Anderson
– ESPN’s Ryan Ruocco
– ESPN’s Freddie Coleman
– Hip Hop Artist Wale
– Hip Hop Artist Jadakiss
– Hip Hop mogul Irv Gotti
– Hot 97 DJ Enuff
– Musical Artist Christon Gray
– Music mogul Kevin Liles
– Pastor Carl Lentz
– Wale protege’ Victor Akinyanju


– NBA star Tobias Harris
– NBA star Ben Gordon
– Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas
– ex-NBA star John Starks
– ex-NBA star Kerry Kittles
– ex-NBA star Felipe Lopez
– ex-NBA star Charles Smith
– ex-NBA player Etan Thomas
– ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith
– WBLS radio personality Lenny Green


For additional information about The K.I.N.G. Movement, Eagle Academy Foundation, and the Power Is Industry event itself, as well as sponsorship opportunities, contact Ahmed Rodriguez at 646-387-6553 or Burton Chawla at 917-796-8368. You may also email Ahmed Rodriguez at


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