Over the weekend, talented actor, singer, stand-up comedian, and all-around stand up guy Jamie Foxx threw his Annual Summer Basketball Jam, at his home in West Lake Village, CA, which was sponsored by Under Armour and Fat Burger. The event was to benefit the Jamie Foxx Foundation and Pacific Lodge Youth Services which provides support and a therapeutic residential environment for adolescent boys in the juvenile justice system.
Over fifty active and retired NBA players were present to support the cause. Getting back on the court for the games were retired players Byron “B. Russ” Russell and Cedric Ceballos. Also jumping on the court for the cause were NBA players Matt Barnes, Kembo Walker, Rasual Butler, Trevor Ariza, and rookie Jrue Holliday just to name a few.
Known for their entertainment sports leagues in Hollywood, trio Christian Holden, Suzanne Summerville, and Darius Farrelly teamed up with Foxx and his PR & marketing team to produce the basketball tournaments for the day.
Aside from the popular players in the games, some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment were involved throughout the fun-filled day such as Denzel Washington, Will Smith, Derek Fisher, Kenyon Martin, Baron Davis, Jalen Rose, Gary Payton, Lamond Murray, Juaquin Hawkins, Tyrese, Snoop Dogg, Barry Bonds, Shemar Moore, Duane Martin, Robert Horry, Pooh Richardson, Eva Marcel, Teyana Taylor, Chanta Patton, and many others.
Playing an integral role in bringing out some of Hollywood’s finest to the event were The DB’s: Dave Brown and Deral Boykins. Thirteen years strong, The DB’s have been a preferred provider of Hollywood’s nightlight and entertainment. Broadcasting live from the tournament was Foxx Hole Radio, which provided play-by-play coverage throughout the day.
The event was a success in raising close to $500,000 from sponsors, players, and private donors for the charity foundations. Congratulations to Foxx and all his teams for putting on an electrifying event.
-Article Written By:Adriana Davalos
*Photos courtesy of Adriana Davalos