Atlanta, GA, November 05, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Atlanta Hawks’ Damien Wilkins will bring together an all-star lineup for his Monster Slam Exhibition Game at Clark Atlanta University, located at 223 James P. Brawley Drive, Atlanta, GA on Saturday November 5, 2011 at 3pm. Rounding out the stellar list of players for the game are recent additions Rudy Gay (Grizzlies), MarShon Brooks (Nets), Travis Leslie (Clippers) and Solomon Jones (Pacers). All of the proceeds from the pro style exhibition game will support the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta.
As the lockout continues with no deal in sight, Wilkins decided to organize the game to give Atlanta fans a much needed dose of professional basketball. The level of the players’ commitment to the fans and surrounding community is evident in the overwhelming response to Damien’s invitation. The players understand the void fans feel as a result of the ongoing dispute and are taking action to fill it through exhibition games. “You don’t have to wait until the season to see NBA-caliber ball,” said the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Hawks’ columnist, Michael Cunningham.
Other participating players include Anthony Morrow (Nets), Chris Wilcox (Pistons), Derrick Favors (Jazz), DJ White (Bobcats), James Harden (Thunder), Jarrett Jack (Hornets), Jeff Green (Celtics), Jeff Teague (Hawks), Joe Johnson (Hawks), Jonny Flynn (Rockets), Jordan Crawford (Wizards), Josh Smith (Hawks), Lou Williams (76er’s), Mike Beasley (Timberwolves), Shannon Brown (Lakers) and Trey Thompkins (Clippers).
The Monster Slam will kick off at 1pm with a free pregame Fan Fest with Monster DJ’s spinning hits, contests, photos and free haircuts for kids by Celebrity barber Bobby Henderson of Bobby’s World. 288 Entertainment’s newest R&B artist known as the Diva of Urban Pop Soul, Karmella Daniel will perform the National Anthem, while Ludacris’ breakout R&B group “Untitled,” who recently wowed fans at Luda Day, will give a special halftime performance. Celebrity coaches include two-time Grammy nominated producer, Drumma Boy and Atlanta’s favorite Housewife NeNe Leakes. Advance tickets are strongly suggested as the game is expected to sell out.
Tickets available at www.damienwilkinsmonsterslam.eventbrite.com or the day of the game at the Clark Atlanta box office. Advance ticket prices are $5 for students, $10 for adults and $20 for VIP seating behind the bench.
The Damien Wilkins Monster Slam is sponsored in part by Monster iSport, Monster DJ, DTLR, Classic Cadillac, Victory H20, DTP, Hittmen DJ, Unique Squared, Mr. FF Designs, InMotion Entertainment, Mettle Advisors, Privy Lifestyle Management, Bobby’s World Celebrity Barber and Premium Executive Services.
About Damien Wilkins: The eight year NBA vet currently with the Atlanta Hawks has also played for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Seattle Supersonics/Oklahoma Thunder. His scrappy “play to win” mindset has been a key factor in the success of his career, and his team spirit makes him a favorite among his NBA colleagues. The loving father of three is an advocate for children’s causes, motivational speaker and budding thespian.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta: Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s mission is to provide a quality developmental program that empowers metro Atlanta youth, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to become productive adults. Through 26 Clubs in 11 metro counties, trained and professional staff serve more than 3,000 disadvantaged youth (ages 6-18) daily through programs that foster academic success, healthy lifestyles and character and leadership development. For more information, please visit www.bgcma.org.
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