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NBA All-Stars Join the Celebrity Line Up for Big Tigger’s 7th Annual Celebrity Classic

Posted by TSUE on May 27, 2008

Bigg Tigger NBA ALl Star

NBA All-Stars Vince Carter, Kenyon Martin and
Caron Butler Along with NFL Greats Clinton Portis,
Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens Join the Celebrity Line Up for Big Tigger’s 7th Annual Celebrity Classic

June 5-7, 2008 | Washington DC

Washington, DC  – BET host and internationally syndicated radio personality Big Tigger gains the support of celebrity heavyweights for his 7th Annual Celebrity Classic.  Hailing from the NBA and NFL, celebrity athletes Kenyon Martin (Denver Nuggets), Vince Carter (New Jersey Nets), Caron Butler (Washington Wizards), Clinton Portis (Washington Redskins) Chad Johnson (Cincinnati Bengals) and Terrell Owens (Dallas Cowboys) have joined the growing list of supporters for the annual event designed to both raise funds and heighten awareness of HIV/AIDS. Big Tigger’s 7th Annual Celebrity Classic will be held June 5–7th in Washington DC.
Presented by the Street Corner Foundation Inc. (SCF), Big Tigger’s 7th Annual Celebrity Classic promises to be bigger, bolder and better. Additional NBA and NFL athletes supporting the charity event include Anthony Henry (Dallas Cowboys), Braylon Edwards (Cleveland Browns), Darren Sharper (Minnesota Vikings), Willis McGahee (Baltimore Ravens), Roger Mason (Washington Wizards), Deon Grant (Seattle Seahawks), Gary Payton (Miami Heat), Jerry Porter (Jacksonville Jaguars), Leigh Bodden (Detroit Lions), Ovie Mughelli (Atlanta Falcons), Pat Watkins (Dallas Cowboys), Santana Moss (Washington Redskins), Vernon Davis (San Francisco 49ers),  Fred Smoot (Washington Redskins), and DeShawn Stevenson (Washington Wizards).
The star-studded charity weekend boasts a list of Hollywood heavy hitters and top recording artists such as Tamala Jones (Actress), Lyfe Jennings (Artist), Tank (Artist), Q and Mike of 112 (Artists), Alesha Renee, Cousin Jeff, Terrence J. and Rosci (BET Hosts), Ginuwine (Artist), Angell Conwell (Actress), Antwon Tanner (Actor), Anwar “BIG G” Glover (The Wire), Chucky Thompson (Producer), DJ Clue (Artist), Jackie Long (Actor), Melyssa Ford (TV Host), Ronald “Winky” Wright (Boxer), Mike Brooks (Comedian), Snoop (The Wire) and Deelishis (Flavor of Love 2).
In its seventh season, Big Tigger’s 7th Annual Celebrity Classic will feature the highly anticipated All-Star Basketball Game along with supporting events such as the Town Hall Meeting and Celebrity Panel Discussion, Youth Sports Clinic, HIV/AIDS Testing Initiatives, the Block is Hot Block Fest and a host of celebrity parties.  
The goal of the 3-day weekend is to raise funds to support the mission of the Street Corner Foundation and eradicate the spread of HIV/AIDS among young adults, minorities and women.  
Generous sponsors of Big Tigger’s 7th Annual Celebrity Classic include Volkswagon USA, The CW Network (Washington), Brand Jordan, American Airlines, WPGC 95.5 FM, Black Entertainment Television (BET) and Premiere Radio Networks.
For up-to-the-minute and archival press information including releases and photographs, visit the press-accessible website at http://www.bigtigweekend.net.

About Street Corner Foundation, Inc.
The Street Corner Foundation, Inc. (SCF) is committed to empowering and strengthening diverse urban communities through proactive, innovative programming. Based in the belief that knowledge is the key to improving issues affecting the community, SCF’s focus is two-fold – to increase public awareness of HIV/AIDS by funding educational initiatives targeting prevention, and to improve quality of life for youth by supporting programs that focus on literacy and self-esteem.



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