Barnes and Snoop Dogg to host the Athletes vs. Cancer
4th Annual Celebrity Flag Football Game Los Angeles, CA
NBA’s Matt Barnes announced today details for his charity Athletes vs.
Cancer’s 4th Annual Celebrity Flag Football Game.
Co-hosted by Snoop Dogg, this year’s event will feature
celebrities and athletes, including members of the NBA
Final’s championship team, The Golden State Warriors,
and will be played at John Burroughs High School
Memorial Field in Burbank, CA on August 6th.
According to the American Cancer Society, in 2017, an estimated 1,688,780
people in the United States will be diagnosed with
cancer, and 600,920 will die of cancer. Athletes vs.
Cancer aims to provide support services and inspire hope
to those affected by cancer and encourage and educate
disadvantaged communities and motivate people to get
regular cancer screenings.
When asked about this year’s event motivation, UCLA
alumni Matt Barnes said, “I'd like to start a
scholarship program for kids and young adults who beat
cancer and would like to go to college or further their
education. Often these survivors must interrupt their
studies and cannot work to save money for college or
participate in extracurricular activities.”
This year’s event proceeds will be donated to various cancer organizations
around the Los Angeles area. “In November, to celebrate
my Mother’s life, we will announce the official
scholarship fund. We are also in the process of
producing several mobile pop-up cancer screening and
educational events around the country.” Barnes
The event, produced by Stacey Ruiz Events, will be held
on Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. $15
for adults and $10 for kids ages 7-12. Kids under the
age of six get in for FREE! Event gates and the Family
Fun Zone open at 5:00PM. Kickoff begins at 6:30PM.
Some of the confirmed celebrity participants include: Steph Curry, Kevin
Durant, Draymond Green, Aaron Gordon, DeMar DeRozan,
Nick Young, Jordan Clarkson, Zack Randolph, Chris Paul,
Willie Cauley Stein, Deandre Jordan, JaVale McGee,
rapper The Game, musician Chris Brown and Karen Civil.
Celebrities scheduled to attend are subject to change
and additional names will be updated and announced upon
confirmation. Tickets can be purchased online via
Eventbrite and a limited amount of tickets will be
available at the entrance for $20. Please click here for
more ticket information.
For additional information on how you can support,
donate or become a sponsor for the Athletes vs. Cancer
4th Annual Celebrity Flag Football Game, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
www.athletesvscancer.com . About Athletes vs. Cancer
Athletes vs. Cancer is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
with a mission to save lives in the fight against
cancer, and find a cure. In 2008, Matt Barnes launched
Athletes vs. Cancer worldwide, with a focus to educate
and bring cancer awareness to communities, and motivate
people to get regular cancer screenings. Created in
memory of Barnes’ mother, Ann Barnes, who passed away 26
days after being diagnosed with four types of cancer in
November of 2007, Athletes vs. Cancer provides support,
gives hope and improves the quality of life for
individuals and families that have been.