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It’s all going down In The Ville! Nashville, TN will host the 1st Annual Saving Our Youth Celebrity Basketball Game. Your favorite gospel artists, entertainment personalities, NBA athletes, pastors and community leaders will bring their A-game to the court at Trevecca Nazarene University on Thursday, January 17. The Celebrity Basketball Game, presented by Real Talent Media Group, will kickoff the weekend full of power packed events leading up to the 28th Stellar Gospel Music Awards Show which will be taped on Saturday, January 19 at the Grand Ole Opry House.

Going head to head on the court are: Brian Courtney Wilson, Isaac Carree, Pastor Jason Nelson, James Fortune, Bishop Joseph Walker (Mt. Zion Church, Nashville), and former New York Nicks star and Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward. More players and official team coaches will be announced each month leading up to the event.

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Gospel’s leading lady Lisa Page-Brooks will open the game with the Black National Anthem and EMI Gospel recording artist Anita Wilson will present the American National Anthem. The ballgame half-time show will feature Gospel’s fastest rising young talent Cheneta Jones and a star-studded lineup.

The 1st Annual Saving Our Youth Celebrity Basketball Game is not only fun, games and family entertainment; it’s a competition with a cause. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Nashville based organization KidPOWER. KidPOWER is an after-school tutoring and mentoring program for the students of Napier Enhanced Option School. KidPower aims to empower students to make positive life choices through education.

Discounted advance group tickets are on sale now and are limited.

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