Nashville, TN – May 8, 2023 – The HustleStrong Foundation and DESERVE 2 WIN are proud to announce a partnership to create an All-Star Weekend experience in Nashville from June 30 to July 2, 2023. The event will feature five games, including a celebrity game, an NBA game, and the kickoff of the Nashville ProAM Basketball League on Sunday. There will also be a silent auction on Friday and brunch on Sunday.
“We are excited to partner with DESERVE 2 WIN to create this All-Star Weekend experience in Nashville,” said Jeff McGruder], Executive Director of the HustleStrong Foundation. “This event will be a great opportunity to raise money for two important causes, and it will also be a lot of fun for everyone involved.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the HustleStrong Foundation to bring this All-Star Weekend experience to Nashville,” said Head Coach Brian Collins CEO of D2W. “This event will be a great way to celebrate the game of basketball and to raise money for two important organizations.”
The event will kick off on Friday, June 30, with a silent auction on the campus of Tennessee State University. The auction will feature a variety of items, including autographed basketballs, jerseys, and other sports memorabilia.
On Saturday, July 1, there will be two games at the Gentry Center on the campus of Tennessee State University. The first game will be a celebrity game featuring former NBA players, current college players, and local celebrities. The second game will be a Nashville Pro Am opening game between Nashville and Memphis. Both rosters will be full of NBA players!
The event will conclude on Sunday, July 2, with a brunch and the kickoff of the 2023 Nashville ProAM Basketball League. The league will feature several former NBA players, current college players, and local athletes.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the HustleStrong Foundation and D2W. The HustleStrong Foundation provides financial backing to youth athletic teams to offset the costs of participation fees, providing access to positive engagement outlets for today's youth. DERSERVE 2 WIN is a fundraiser by TSU basketball Coach Brian Penny Collins to raise money for the TSU men's basketball program. Tickets for the event are on sale now. For more information, please visit Ticketmaster or tsutigers.com.