D2W All Star Celebrity Game to be Shown on SUVtv & HBCU League Pass+

June 23 01:50 2022
D2W All Star Celebrity Game to be Shown on SUVtv & HBCU League Pass+
Tennessee State University Basketball Will Host A Lineup That Includes Celebrities, Pro Athletes, and more…

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 22, 2022 – Hosted at Tennessee State University’s Gentry Center, the inaugural Deserve To Win All-Star Celebrity Basketball Game will feature a mix of professional athletes, entertainers, notable TSU alums enjoying a good time on the court while supporting the basketball program that calls it home. 

Organized by TSU Men’s Basketball head coach, Brian “Penny” Collins, the game will tip off at 1pm CST on June 25. Coach Collins has also been responsible for assembling the game’s player & attendee lineup that will include the likes of Memphis Tigers basketball coach Penny Hardaway, current NFL players such as Shaq Mason & Jauan Jennings, as well as players with NBA ties such as Jordan Bone, Ian Clark, Alex Poythress.  

Fans that can’t make it to the Gentry Center can still catch every second of the action live & on demand as part of a simulcast on SUVtv and HBCU League Pass Plus. The game can also be watched on  the HBCU League Pass Plus app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV, iOS, and Android.

“This will be a great opportunity to highlight all of the special things we are doing here at TSU, and we’re beyond excited to partner with SUVtv on the live broadcast of the inaugural game”, says Brian “Penny” Collins of TSU Basketball. “The Deserve 2 Win Weekend is a historic event that deserves to be televised, and we appreciate their assistance in making that dream come true.”

As part of its unprecedented partnership with Urban Edge Network, the SUVtv simulcast will include a vast HBCU League Pass Plus viewership base that includes HBCU students, alums, and fans across the country.

“Urban Edge Network is happy to broadcast the Tennessee State University mixed all-star basketball event. Building connections and raising funds for HBCUs and related community are both key tenants of our mission”, says Todd Brown, CEO & Co-Founder of Urban Edge Network, “We look forward to building deeper roots and helping to create funding sources for these historically black colleges and universities.”

Former Tennessee Vols standout Grant Williams, now with the Boston Celtics, won’t play but will be in attendance along with former Vol Admiral Schofield, now with the Orlando Magic. Legendary TSU player Ted “Hound” McClain, who spent eight seasons in the NBA, and former TSU star Rob Covington, who just finished his ninth season in the NBA, also will be in attendance.

Tickets for the event are $10 for general admission and $100 for courtside seating. Fans can purchase event tickets online or at the Hale Stadium Ticket Office.

About The D2W All Star Celebrity Game

The Deserve 2 Win All-Star Celebrity Game was created to provide a mix of entertainment while benefiting Tennessee State Basketball and supporting HBCUs as a whole. 

The event has a participant and attendee list that includes local celebrities, professional athletes, musicians, politicians, and TSU alums. Follow @TSUTigersMBB for the complete list of participants and the announcement of the teams.

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