Recently, we noted that Atlanta Hawks free agent guard Jamal Crawford said that he was planning to host a charity game in his hometown of Seattle, Washington. On Tuesday, organizers released confirmed details of the game, which will be held at the University of Washington.
Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge and guard Brandon Roy are on the list of players who are "confirmed to attend."
Jamal Crawford and A PLUS Youth Program are presenting the Jamal Crawford H206 Classic, a charity basketball game featuring current professional basketball athletes originally from Seattle, playing against professionals from around the country. The game will take place on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion at the University of Washington. Participating players will be announced in the days leading up to the game via H206's Facebook page (Hoops 206 Charity Basketball Classic.)
"I decided to host this game with A PLUS because I've been playing in charity games around the country and felt like Seattle deserved a game too," said Jamal Crawford. "And this game is supporting Seattle youth programs that are important to me."
"We were overwhelmed with the support of our first H206 charity basketball game back in July from both the players and the fans, and can't wait to see that excitement on the court again," said Tavio Hobson, founder and executive director of A PLUS Youth Program. "The unbelievable support of our local players, along with the caliber of players who have committed to fly in for this game, is a true testament to their commitment to community and their passion for the game."
Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at www.eventbrite.com. Ticket prices range from $15 to $150.
Here's the of players that are confirmed to attend...
Brandon Jennings; John Wall; LaMarcus Aldridge; Baron Davis; Kevin Durant; Jeff Green; Demar Derozen; Isaiah Thomas; Jamal Crawford; Spencer Hawes; Nate Robinson; Terrence Williams; Jason Terry
Nick Collison; Brandon Roy
Former Portland Trail Blazers forward Martell Webster hosted a charity game in Seattle back in July.
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