LOS ANGELES, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NBA's Matt Barnes announced today details for his charity Athletes vs. Cancer's 4th Annual Celebrity Flag Football Game. Co-hosted by Snoop Dogg, this year's event will feature celebrities and athletes, including members of the NBA Final's championship team, The Golden State Warriors, and will be played at John Burroughs High School Memorial Field in Burbank, CA on August 6th.
According to the American Cancer Society, in 2017, an estimated 1,688,780 people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer, and 600,920 will die of cancer. Athletes vs. Cancer aims to provide support services and inspire hope to those affected by cancer and encourage and educate disadvantaged communities and motivate people to get regular cancer screenings.
When asked about this year's event motivation, UCLA alumni Matt Barnes said, "I'd like to start a scholarship program for kids and young adults who beat cancer and would like to go to college or further their education. Often these survivors must interrupt their studies and cannot work to save money for college or participate in extracurricular activities."
This year's event proceeds will be donated to various cancer organizations around the Los Angeles area. "In November, to celebrate my Mother's life, we will announce the official scholarship fund. We are also in the process of producing several mobile pop-up cancer screening and educational events around the country," Barnes explained.
The event, produced by Stacey Ruiz Events, will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. $15 for adults and $10 for kids ages 7-12. Kids under the age of six get in for FREE! Event gates and the Family Fun Zone open at 5:00PM. Kickoff begins at 6:30PM.
Some of the confirmed celebrity participants include: Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Aaron Gordon, DeMar DeRozan, Nick Young, Jordan Clarkson, Zack Randolph, Chris Paul, Willie Cauley Stein, Deandre Jordan, JaVale McGee, rapper The Game, musician Chris Brown and Karen Civil. Celebrities scheduled to attend are subject to change and additional names will be updated and announced upon confirmation.
For additional information on how you can support, donate or become a sponsor for the Athletes vs. Cancer 4th Annual Celebrity Flag Football Game, please contact [email protected] or visit www.athletesvscancer.com.
About Athletes vs. Cancer
Athletes vs. Cancer is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to save lives in the fight against cancer, and find a cure. In 2008, Matt Barnes launched Athletes vs. Cancer worldwide, with a focus to educate and bring cancer awareness to communities, and motivate people to get regular cancer screenings. Created in memory of Barnes' mother, Ann Barnes, who passed away 26 days after being diagnosed with four types of cancer in November of 2007, Athletes vs. Cancer provides support, gives hope and improves the quality of life for individuals and families that have been affected by cancer.
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