ATLANTA, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark your calendar now, for the return of the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration to Miami during Super Bowl XLIV™ Weekend. Scheduled for Friday, February 5, 2010, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, Eleven Years of Inspiration will be held at the James L. Knight Center. Produced by Results Inc., the legacy concert is the National Football League's only sanctioned gospel event, and attracts top gospel artists, marquee players and capacity crowds.
"It's the big game and a big weekend so we are planning the big Super Bowl Gospel Celebration with big names," said Melanie Few, founder and president of Results Inc. "We had a great time in Miami, and plan to make the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, Eleven Years of Inspiration even bigger," added Few, who also is the first and only person to secure a National Football League (NFL) sanctioning for a concert. Additionally, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration holds prominence as the only event permitted by the NFL to carry the "Super Bowl" moniker in its title.
To date, gospel superstars scheduled for live performances as part of the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, Eleven Years of Inspiration include BeBe and CeCe Winans with a reunion performance, Donnie McClurkin, Israel & New Breed, and Karen Clark-Sheard. Emerging Gospel artist, Canton Jones, named "Players Choice" by NFL players, also will perform. Announcements of additional must-see-artists will be reveled ongoing as Super Bowl Weekend approaches, including members of the NFL PLAYERS All-Star Choir. The Choir made its debut at the 2008 show with more than 40 members under the direction of Donnie McClurkin. The Choir has included league stars and longtime event supporters such as Ray Lewis (Ravens), Ben Watson (Patriots), Mark Clayton (Ravens), David Tyree (Ravens), Bryant McKinnie (Vikings), Tommie Harris (Bears), Michael Gaines (Bills), Ovie Mughelli (Falcons), Richard Seymour (Raiders), Troy Vincent (Redskins/Retired), Josh Brown (Rams), Bryan Scott (Bills) and Clifton Smith (Buccaneers) just to name a few. This year, Hines Ward (Steelers-2006 Super Bowl MVP) will introduce the choir.
Other marquee players that have been involved include the late Reggie White, Kurt Warner, Jerry Rice, John Elway, Deion Sanders, Cris Carter and many more.
Over the past few years numerous players from the winning Super Bowl teams have attended the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration.
The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration made its debut in Miami in 1999 during Super Bowl XXXIII Weekend. The concert returned to Miami in 2007 to a sell-out crowd during Super Bowl XLI. The memorable event featured gospel legends such as Patti LaBelle, Yolanda Adams, Hezekiah Walker & LFC, Ty Tribette and Jaci Velasquez with a special appearance by Tony Dungy.
"NFL PLAYERS was proud to have been a founding partner of the NFL PLAYERS Gospel Concert more than 10 years ago," said Allison Tucker, vice president of Corporate Partnerships of NFL PLAYERS. "Today we are honored to once again celebrate the success of such an amazing event."
In 1996, Few recognized that many athletes and fans desired a safe, entertaining venue to celebrate the big game, not only show their love for football, but also be inspired by the uplifting sounds and the rich culture of Gospel music. Since its inception, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration has drawn crowds in the thousands and has demonstrated growth year-over-year, with recent sell outs of venues in major markets hosting the Super Bowl including Tampa (University of South Florida's SunDome), Detroit (The Masonic Temple), Jacksonville (Shiloh Church), Houston (Reliant Arena), and Phoenix (Symphony Hall).
Additionally, this year, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration is proud to support the "ONE TEAM 4 Haiti" campaign, a collective effort of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). Attendees will be encouraged to aid the relief efforts by texting "TEAM" to 20222 to make a donation to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
Concert tickets are $55, $75, and $95 for VIP seating at Ticketmaster locations or online at www.ticketmaster.com. A portion of the proceeds go to the Gospel Complex for Education and Preservation based in Lauderhill, FL. Follow the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration on Facebook and Twitter or visit www.superbowlgospelcelebration.com for updates and announcements. For sponsorship opportunities, contact email@example.com.
About Super Bowl Gospel Celebration
In its 11th year, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration is the first and only gospel event sanctioned by the NFL for Super Bowl Weekend. Since its inception, the event has drawn crowds in the thousands and time and again proves to be one of the most attended activities during the Super Bowl Weekend. Participants have included award-winning artists including Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, CeCe Winans and Donnie McClurkin, just to name a few. For more information, we invite you to visit our website at www.superbowlgospel.com.
About Results Inc.
Results Inc. is a leading urban faith-based entertainment and promotions agency that works with leading companies to develop faith-based initiatives to reach the valued faith-oriented consumer. Few has garnered national recognition as a "deal-maker," securing several first-of-their-kind marketing agreements with leading corporations including Church's, The Coca-Cola Company, General Mills and Hallmark Cards. Most recently, Results was tapped to develop and implement faith-based marketing promotions for Tyler Perry's House of Payne, ABC Family's Lincoln Heights and TNT's HawthoRNe to name a few.
About the Gospel Complex, Inc.
The Gospel Complex Inc. is a not-for-profit organization and the parent to the Gospel Complex for Education and Preservation (GCEP) a 90,000 sq. ft. museum, entertainment and educational facility under construction in Lauderhill, FL. The GCEP will be home to Gospel music artifacts and memorabilia from some of the world's greatest Gospel artists. The facility will also house a recording studio and 1,500 seat amphitheater. For more information about GCEP visit us at www.gospelcomplex.org.
SOURCE NFL Players