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Performances By Maverick City Music, Mali Music, DOE, Kierra Sheard-Kelly, Saxophonist Angella Christie, Red Hand Band & New Artist Anthony Hall & Keyla Richardson

Hosted by 3X NBA All-Star Host Jacinda Jacobs and NBA Veteran & Former NBA Vice-President Maurice “Mo” Evans

15th All Star Gospel Celebration to Encore this Sunday

Kierra Sheard-Kelly sings "It Keeps Happening" at the 15th All Star Gospel Celebration

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February 25, 2022

(CLEVELAND, OH) -  The All-Star Gospel Celebration (ASGC) kicked off NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland, Ohio with an unforgettable celebration in its 15th year during the NBA All-Star Weekend! The celebration hosted by 3x NBA All-Star host Jacinda Jacobs and NBA Veteran & former National Basketball Players Association Vice-President Maurice “Mo” Evans was the most anticipated event during the weekend. NBA Chaplains rocked the stage after an electrifying opening by Kierra Sherard-Kelly. Special appearances by Maverick City Music and DOE wowed the crowd, and the new artist showcase was one to remember with Anthony Hall & Keyla Richardson both giving a championship performance. Saxophonist Angella Christie, took the entire audience to church, while the Red Hand Band had the crowd on their feet. Mali Music delivered the SLAM DUNK performance to end the show. Following the show, guests enjoyed a post-reception catered by Pearl's Kitchen.

The commemoration honored doers and game-changers in the sports industry. Co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, Valerie Daniels Carter, was given the Slam Dunk "Game Changer" award and she stepped on the stage and demanded full attention. As she flash the NBA CHAMPIONSHIP RING and offered guests in attendance the chance to put on the ring (a championship ring) in honor of ASGC celebrating 15 years. Former Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association, Dr. Billy Hunter, Esq with the Slam Dunk "Faith & Endurance" award, gave a heart reaching thank you to the audience; as well as father and son duo Pastor Larry Macon Jr. and Pastor Larry Macon Sr. with the Slam Dunk "Living Legend" award, steered the crowd to laughter and words of wisdom.

For 15 years, a Female-Black-Owned Production Company has produced All-Star Gospel Celebration during a male-dominated sports weekend. Executive Producer Tomeka B. Holyfield takes pride in producing such an epic and celebratory event. ASGC, whose theme this year is “Faith and Philanthropy,” has been exceptionally successful during NBA All-Star weekend paying tribute to NBA players, wives, coaches, high-profile individuals, and community leaders who effect change in the lives of others while portraying an inspiring and motivating image. The 15th Annual All-Star Gospel Celebration will celebrate faith and philanthropy during NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND in Cleveland by bringing together unity, diversity, peace, love, and power!

National Attention has been brought to the Christian Community in each city NBA All-Star Weekend has traveled, leaving a lasting impression on individuals who've attended these events. Some of the Hottest Gospel/Christian Artists have graced the stage as everyone enjoys three hours of Crazy Praise year after year! This year, ASGC will once again honor some extraordinary individuals as our Slam Dunk Honorees and Celebrate the Faith during NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND!

15th All-Star Gospel Celebration Encore Presentation

Sunday, February 27, 2002

4pm EST/1pm PT

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Tomeka B. Holyfield was selected by the NBA All-Star Entertainment Division in 2006, to produce an Inspiration component in conjunction with NBA All-Star Weekend. For 15 years, her “All-Star Gospel Celebration” (ASGC) has kicked off the weekend of festivities. ASGC has become the flagship showcase within the RCM Media Productions portfolio, which provides a one of a kind platform bringing together; Gospel Artists, the NBA Chaplains Association, NBA Wives Association, NBA Players, their families, and their fans locally and from around the globe – in one arena for one night, to kick-off NBA All-Star Weekend, An evening full of inspirational praise and philanthropy. “A Party with/a Purpose”

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In 2019, ASGC captured the attention of the NBA Chaplains Association, and in 2020 Maurice “MO” Evans-former VP of NBPA-National Basketball Players Association joined as ASGC official CO-HOST. While their support and that of the NBA players have been instrumental, capital funds are vital in propelling ASGC to new heights in 2022! The ASGC team realizes it requires the support and engagement of businesses and communities to ensure ASGC success in every market, partnerships are formed to ensure NBA All-Star Weekend is never void of an inspirational presence. With ease, ASGC has historically sold out venues averaging 3,500 seats – from the beautiful Fox Theater in Atlanta to the Joy Theater in the French Quarters of New Orleans, to the historic Apollo Theater in New York, where she celebrated ASGC 10th anniversary. Each year we allow businesses the opportunity to participate in All-Star Gospel Celebration by sponsoring this highly anticipated event. As a Sponsor, you have the opportunity to CO-BRAND your Name, Company, Foundation with this awesome All-Star event that honors NBA Players, NBA Legends, NBA Coaches, NBA families, Sports Figures & Community Leaders! And, at the same time contributing to a deserving charitable organization along with 

The HELPPPPing Hands Foundation. This 501(c)3 non-profit organization meets the needs of breast cancer, domestic violence victims, and underprivileged children.

15th All Star Gospel Celebration to Encore this Sunday



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