On September 18th, 2014 the U.S. Airways Center Pavilion came alive with former and present Phoenix Suns players along with an assembly of NFL and MLB athletes. These professionals, many who were raised by single mothers, gathered to raise $40,000 to help low-income single moms attend college.
Event host, Eddie Johnson, played 17 years in the NBA and is currently a TV analyst for the Phoenix Suns, He is also a motivational speaker and the author of “You Big Dummy! An athlete’s “SIMPLE” guide to a successful career.” Johnson was raised by a single mom and has a passion to see single mom families succeed.
“Eddie Johnson and Friends – Hoops for Helping Hands for Single Moms” will be an engaging, high energy, action-oriented event that will provide attendees an inside view of the NBA. Highlights of the evening will include:
- Meet the Pro Segment (for those who purchase a Premium Guest Table). Guests will visit over dinner and interact with a Pro about life as an NBA or NFL or MLB player.
- Dinner and Drinks
- Exciting auction-style donation action from the “Shoot Around” court as the “Friends” of Eddie Johnson show off their trick shots, engage in the 3 Point Extravaganza, go after bragging rights in the Super Horse game and more!
- A raffle to win a commemorative basketball signed by all professional athletes in attendance that night
- An opportunity to support a great cause at this unique and entertaining event.
Players hitting the court will include: host Eddie Johnson, Markieff and Marcus Morris, Alvan Adams, Andre Wadsworth, and more!
Event proceeds will benefit Helping Hands for Single Moms. This local non-profit assists low-income single mom families while the mother pursues a college degree and financial independence. Helping Hands for Single Moms has helped hundreds of single moms succeed in college.
Various sponsorship levels are available as is the opportunity to purchase table seating for 10 or purchase individual seats.
For more information, or to reserve your table now, contact Chris at 602-796-7875. Or click here to register online.
Date: Thursday Sept. 18, 2014
Location: US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St
Phoenix, AZ 85004