Detroit, Michigan (May 19, 2010) — NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver Braylon Edwards of the New York Jets, and The Braylon Edwards Foundation, announced today that it will host a Celebrity Basketball Game on Saturday, June 19 as part of its annual Charity Weekend.
The event will be held at the University of Michigan’s Crisler Arena, doors open at 7 p.m. and tip-off is at 8 p.m. Participants include four of Edwards’ New York Jets teammates: Mark Sanchez, Darrelle Revis, Kerry Rhodes and Santonio Holmes. Other NFL stars include Mike Hart of the Indianapolis Colts, Ryan Mundy and LaMarr Woodley of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinal Steve Breaston and Donte Stallworth of the Baltimore Ravens (participants are subject to change). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the University of Michigan women’s basketball team.
“Being able to contribute to my hometown is very important to me,” Edwards said. “I am thrilled this year my fellow teammates from the Jets and friends from the NFL will be able to join me in helping the University of Michigan women’s basketball team.”
This year celebrates the 3rd year since Edwards endowed $500,000 to the University of Michigan for the #1 jersey. All tickets for this event will be general admission. Tickets will be $10 each and $8 each with orders or 5 tickets or more.
To order tickets, call the Michigan Athletic Ticket Office at (866) 296-MTIX (6849) or log on to www.mgoblue.com/braylonedwards