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Jacksonville HELPS Celebrity Basketball Game @ Paxon School for Advanced Studies
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrities will play high school basketball all stars in this 3rd biennial match-up to raise money for the 2700 homeless students in Duval County. This grassroots effort organized by I’m A Star teen leaders has raised $57,000 and awarded 14 college scholarships to homeless students since 2012.

PLAYERS: Donna Orender, Former WNBA President; Officer Bobby White, “Viral Basketball Cop”; Shelia Seymore-Pennick, National Champions Ribault High School Girls Coach; Chris Porter, First Coast News; Easy- E, V101.5 & 93.3; Paula Wright, Duval County School Board; Chuck Farah, Farah and Farah; TJ Da Beatman, National Music Producer; Royce Turner, Ribault High School Principal; Charles Griggs, 100 Black Men of Jacksonville; Lt. Lakesha Burton, Police Athletic League; Dr. Charles Moreland, City of Jacksonville Mayor’s Office; Ronnie King, Jax Public Library; RJ Wright, Jacksonville Giants; Jerry Holland; Property Appraiser; Kevin Waters; Former Jacksonville Giants Head Coach; Warren Calloway, JSO; DJ Byrd, 106.1 FM; Leon Baxton, Communities in Schools

CAPTAINS: Darnell Smith, Florida Blue; Bill Gulliford, City Council District 13; Tommy Hazouri, City Council At Large Group 3

CHEERLEADERS: Patricia Willis, DCPS Superintendent; Erica Bennett, Action News Jax; Joyce Morgan Danford, City Council District 1

WHAT: Jacksonville HELPS Celebrity Basketball Game

WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Paxon School for Advanced Studies

3239 Norman E Thagard Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32254

TICKETS: $5, Purchase at

All proceeds will be donated to the Duval County Homeless Education Department



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