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Showbiz Kids hosts celebrity game and toy drive
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Celebrities come together to “Ball For A Cause” at Staples Center
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Ball Up MDSC – Week 04
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Ball Up hosts game at Long Beach Pyramid
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Ball Up MDSC – Week 03
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Don Benjamin hosts 2nd annual Basketball Game
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Don Benjamin hosts Celebrity Basketball Game
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“Ball Up” Street Ball takes over downtown LA

Showbiz Kids hosts celebrity game and toy drive

WWith the holidays quickly approaching, a lot of people are giving back to the community in more ways than one. Showbiz Kidz hosted a celebrity basketball game at Grant High School in North Hollywood. It also included a toy drive where the guests who came to watch the game had to donate a toy to get in! It was a good turn out and had the support of a lot of actors. The game ended with an exciting game winning shot to get everyone even more excited! Check out the photos below

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Celebrities come together to “Ball For A Cause” at Staples Center

AAces in Action and the Venice Beach League came together to present a celebrity game at Staples Center for a charity game. The”Ball For A Cause” game took place immediately following the LA Sparks game on Sunday afternoon.

The game included a roster of celebrities, including Terrell Owens, Romeo Miller, Lil Fizz, Cameron Boyce and more. Streetball legends like Bone Collector, The Professor, Pat The Roc and Sik Wit It were representing as well. A lot of talented designers, actors, music artists, athletes and more came together for a day of fun and raising money. Check out the photos below!

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Ball Up MDSC – Week 04

WWeek 04 of Ball Up continues on Fathers Day – a great way to continue the weekend, with the very exciting Ball Up Tour being the night before! The Ball Up guys came up to the tournament to check out the day of games as well. Always a pleasure being around such talented and great guys! It was fun to see so many dad’s that came out to support their sons playing, as well as the players who had little ones at the games. Check out the photos below!

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Ball Up hosts game at Long Beach Pyramid

EEvery summer the Ball Up tour is a game you don’t want to miss! They travel the country and battle the local players of each city, in search of the next addition to the Ball Up Tour. This year the games kicked off in Long Beach, CA at the Pyramid. The guest NBA Coach for the local team was Toronto Raptor, DeMar DeRozan. The local LA Team put up a good fight, but ultimately the Ball Up squad won. Check out the photos below and be sure to catch them in a city near you!

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Ball Up MDSC – Week 03

WWeek 03 at the Ball Up Million Dollar Summer Challenge continues! This week had an even bigger crowd – with some really exciting games! Ball Up CEO, Demetrius Spencer, came to watch the Los Angeles games! Other familiar faces included The Professor, Bone Collector, Justin Cobbs, Jodie Meeks and more! Come out this Saturday to the Long Beach State Pyramid to check out the Official Ball Up tour, then Sunday the MDSC tournament continues for week 04! Check out the photo gallery below:

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Don Benjamin hosts 2nd annual Basketball Game

SSupermodel/Recording Artist Don Benjamin partnered with Jude Thomas/Hollywood Hoops to host his second annual basketball. This game has grown a lot since his first one – including a full roster of celebrity players, sponsors and media outlets. Many familiar faces were there, including Don Benjamin, Anthony Lewis, Kalin (Kalin and Myles), Bone Collector, Rome Flynn, Brittney Elena, Anthony Starr, Joe Moses, Chris Staples, Gary “Thunder Dunker”, instagram sensastions A Town, Welven and Yulema. Leuzinger High School hosted the event and they put together a team of very talented local basketball players.

It was very entertaining – from dance contests to halftime performances, the game did not disappoint. The Leuzinger team came out with the win, but not without Bone Collector showing up at halftime and giving them a hard time the second half! It was great to be apart of all the fun, be sure to check out the photo gallery below!

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Don Benjamin hosts Celebrity Basketball Game

BBasketball is a year round game. Even with the NBA season ends, the summer brings just as much action. With the summer officially over, there are many basketball lovers that keep the games going. Supermodel Don Benjamin hosted his second annual celebrity basketball game in Los Angeles, CA. The game featured street ball legends Bone Collector and Sik Wit It, Harlem Globe Trotters Tammy Brawner and Chris Staples, actors Malcolm D Kelley, Najee De-Tiege and many more! There was a team of celebrities that went up against a team of high school players. The score was really close and went down to the wire – with seconds left on the clock and the score tied, the High School team brought the ball down and hit a winning 3-point shot at the buzzer to win the game! It was a great atmosphere and a fun time! Check out the photos below:

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“Ball Up” Street Ball takes over downtown LA

SStreet Ball legends took over the Nokia Live in downtown Los Angeles for an acrobatic display of basketball. Ball Up, formerly known as And-1, is a team of the top street ball players in the country. They travel the world playing against local talent from each city. At the end of each game, one player is chosen from each city to come compete at the final game in Las Vegas at the end of the summer. From there, one player will be chosen to join the Ball Up team and travel the world with them.  They are not only amazing basketball players but awesome people as well! I have worked with Ball Up and many of the players for years and they are really great to be around. The atmosphere at the games is very playful and fun. Many of the NBA rules do not apply, leaving for the creative minds of these ball players to take over – From insane ball handling skills to hanging off the rim after a monster slam dunk.

The opposing team in LA included a lot of local guys who can be seen balling at the Drew League, Venice Beach League and Air West. The celebrity guest coaches of the team were James Harden (Houston Rockets) and Gilbert Arenas (NBA Allstar). The halftime performance included a show from the group LMFAO. Many stars were seen sitting courtside enjoying the game as well!

Ball Up is currently touring the country right now and will be concluding the summer in Las Vegas! Be sure to check out a game when they come to your town. Check out the photo gallery below!

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