Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XII Heats up Super Bowl XLIV Weekend with 2010 NFL Pro Bowl Fullback Leonard Weaver, WR Terrell Owens, and a Host of Pro Athletes, Actors, and Music Artists

Jan 22, 2010, 17:29 ET from Juli's Kids Motivated to Succeed

MIAMI, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next to Super Bowl XLIV™ itself, Gridiron XII will be the hottest game in town! The biggest match-up won't just take place on the football field.  It will also happen on the basketball court.

Gridiron Celebrity Hoops XII -- celebrating its twelfth year -- is uniquely positioned as the first and only celebrity basketball game to have become sanctioned by the National Football League. Now, independently produced exclusively by Jam Sports & Entertainment, LLC., this un-matched fan-favorite experience has become one of the most anticipated events during the Big Game weekend. It's where NFL players, streetballers, champion boxers, professional wrestlers, models, and other celebrities get together for a high-profile game of hoops to highlight the importance of "fostering hope, fostering care, and inspiring infinite possibilities" for abused, abandoned, and neglected children from Juli's Kids Motivated to Succeed.

The star-studded event provides NFL athletes the opportunity to turn their attention off the field, and onto important children's issues by raising awareness and funds for youths in foster care.  

The event takes place on South Beach at Miami Beach High School's Basketball Arena on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. This memorable day for the family features free autographs and photographs, an explosive slam dunk contest, great entertainment, food, fun, music, and laughter.

"We want the diverse communities of the Miami area to feel invited and welcomed to our event! Our goal is to offer football fans of all ages a once-in-a-lifetime experience to witness the best of both worlds -- their favorite football heroes play in a competitive game of basketball, all for a notable and worthy cause that I am extremely passionate about," says event creator and executive producer, Juli M. Jordan, who was placed for adoption at the age of 3. "Super Bowl is the most celebrated sporting event and we are proud that Gridiron Celebrity Hoops remains the premiere charity basketball game that captures the pageantry of this amazing weekend."

Tickets are on sale now. $20 for General Admission and $250 for the VIP Reserved Floor Seats that give the fan the privilege of sitting courtside with the players and having backstage access (limited quantity).  Tickets can be purchased online at and at the door on the day of event. For more information visit the website or call 301-868-8856.

Past participants include: Terrell Owens, Ray Lewis, Vince Young, Jason Taylor, Tony Gonzalez, Deion Sanders, Jerome Bettis, Emmitt Smith, Darnell Dockett, Darren Sproles, Mario Williams, Carmen Electra, Kendra Wilkinson, Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg, Bow Wow, Daddy Yankee, Nick Cannon, Jermaine Dupri, R. Kelly, Rocsi, Melyssa Ford, Vida Guerra, Ne-Yo, Big Tigger, Wyclef Jean, Boris Kodjoe, Winky Wright, Floyd Mayweather, Roy Jones, Jr. & many other great names!

For press credentials, email or contact 301-868-8856.  

SOURCE Juli's Kids Motivated to Succeed