ARS RESCUE ROOTER DALLAS NATIONAL HOOPFEST
Friday, December, 15th @ Highland Park High School (4220 Emerson Ave. Dallas, TX 75205)
4:30pm Highland Park vs. Chicago Simeon
6:00pm Highland Park vs. Forney (girls)
Saturday, December 16 at Lancaster High School (200 E. Wintergreen Ave. Dallas, TX 75134)
2:30 South Garland vs. Sunrise Christian (KS)
4:00 Desoto vs. Whitney Young
5:30 Waxahatchie vs. Chicago Simeon
7:00 Lancaster vs. Oak Hill Academy (VA)
***YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS @ www.NationalHoopfest.com ***
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Highly Anticipated Performances Announced for the 2nd Annual “Why Not?? Comedy Show”
Layups2Standup has released the full comedian lineup and Emmy Award Winning hip-hop artist set to perform at the “Why Not?? Comedy Show” hosted by NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and Comedian Demetrius “Juice’ Deason
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 (Oklahoma City, OK)- The city of Oklahoma is gearing up for the highly anticipated “Why Not??” Comedy Show hosted by NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and comedian Demetrius “Juice” Deason. The two have teamed up to host an evening of laughter and premiere entertainment with your favorite stars of stage.
This years’ event is guaranteed to capture the spotlight with a star -studded red carpet lined with celebrities, VIP’s and the social set of OKC. The talented comedians slated to perform include Ray Grady of Kevin Hart’s “Next Level”, Tacarra Williams; mother, motivational speaker, and hilarious standup comedian who recently performed for Selena Gomez and The Weekend- while on a date, Ron Taylor, who can regularly be seen on BET, and renown comedian and show host, Demetrius “Juice” Deason.
In addition to this impressive lineup, Emmy Award winning hip-hop artist, Jabee Williams will open up the “Why Not??” Comedy Show with a live performance. Jabee, a native to Oklahoma is known as one of the top influences in music and entertainment. His music has gained regional and national attention, and continues to speak positive volumes to his fans.
“Our mission with this event is cultivate an ambiance of laughter, camaraderie, and entertainment for the city. We are offering an all-encompassing experience for everyone including an organization we can give back to” says, Demetrius Deason – CEO of Layups2Standup
Oklahoma’s hottest Deejay, Kendrick Warren aka “YOameriKANdream” will be in the mix keeping the audience moving and entertained throughout the evening.
The “Why Not?? Comedy Show” will be an annual event for the city of Oklahoma, kicking off the Thunder’s NBA season. Each year a charity will be chosen as the beneficiary of event proceeds. This years’ beneficiary, YWCA Oklahoma is an organization that aims to helping and empowering women. Their services range from offering safe places for women who have suffered rape or domestic violence, job training, health and fitness, childcare, and counseling. For more information on YWCA Oklahoma, please visit http://www.ywcaokc.org.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at Ticket Fly or directly through Tower Theatre. For more information log onto http://www.layups2standup.com .
For media credentials, please email Nina Zavala at NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com
ABOUT THE COMEDIANS
RAY GRADY is gaining buzz as one of the hottest rising comedic stars to watch. After starting his stand-up career in 2002, he made his first television appearance in 2006 on TV One’s Who’s Got Jokes. Since that appearance he showcased his Alpha Male brand of comedy BET Comic View, and Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment on Starz. Most recently, his half hour comedy special, Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level, aired on Comedy Central. He’s also appeared on Adult Swim’s Black Jesus and landed his first Lead Role in Then There Was Joe, directed by USC Grad, Justin Warren, which is scheduled to debut in 2018.
TACARRA WILLIAMSs a comedian, mother, plus-size model, and Life Skills Coach for inmates in Men’s Central Jail who realized long ago that life is too short to be limited by the pessimism of others. She lives by the mantra, “You don’t have to choose, do it all…just be prepared to work hard”. She’s opened for the likes of Tony Rock, Deray Davis, and Bill Bellamy and has graced every major comedy stage in New York and Hollywood. In 2017 she was selected to be the only female ever to host the 1st Impressions Showcase at Chocolate Sundaes at the World Famous Laugh Factory. Look out for her on TruTV’s upcoming show, Laff Mobb.
RON TAYLOR- Standup comedian Ron Taylor is originally from Detroit MI, now living in Los Angeles. Getting his start in the mid-west Ron has done tons of shows eventually landing him on T.V. shows such as B.E.T’s “Live At The Apollo” and multiple appearances on Fox T.V.’s “Laughs”. Ron is now a regular host at the Hollywood Comedy Store for Crack Em Up Comedy!
DEMETRIUS “JUCIE’ DEASON – founder and CEO of Layups2standup was born and raised in the inner city of Los Angeles, California. Growing up Demetrius spent a lot of his time on the basketball court and was known amongst his teammates as “the kid who could make everyone laugh”. He developed an interest in comedy after his basketball career was cut short due to an injury. With some motivation from peers, Demetrius decided to take his comedic talent to the nect level and did his first stand-up show in 2013. After the success and positive feedback, he received, Demetrius knew that comedy was something he wanted to take serious.
Heavily influenced by some of the most respected comedians in the industry, including Richard Pryor; Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence, Demetrius’s comedy is centered around situations and people he encounters in real life. ”The audience enjoys my shows because I talk about things I’ve really been through and they can relate to that.” With his honest and unique style, Demetrius has gained popularity in the Los Angeles comedy scene which led to him founding his company Layups2standup in 2013.
GET PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY PREPARED FOR THE UPCOMING BASKETBALL SEASON WITH SNOOP JOHNSON’S BOOT CAMP
WHAT: Snoop Johnson’s preseason basketball boot camp will be 60 min. of fast paced, highly structured workouts, geared toward stamina. strength, and endurance in combination with skill development.
WHO: Male and female grades 6th-12th
Week 1: October 11th-13th
6pm-7pm (Grades 6th-8th)
7pm-8pm (Grades 9th- 12th)
Week 2: October 18th-20th
6pm-7pm (Grades 6th-8th)
7pm-8pm (Grades 9th- 12th)
WHERE: Duncanville Fieldhouse (1700 S. Main St. Duncanville, TX 75137)
**All College level prospects will be added to the “Snoop Johnson Basketball Recruiting Report”, which goes out monthly to D1, D2, D3, and Juco Colleges.**
1 week session (3 evenings) is $75 (non-refundable)
To register, or for more info please email: SnoopJohnsonBasketball@gmail.com
2016 Pangos All-South FROSH/SOPH Camp is coming to Dallas, TX
The 2016 Pangos All-South Fr/So Camp is coming to Dallas, October 15th & 16th. Each participating player will be given the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of national and regional scouts attending, while gaining quality instruction and preparation. The skills session will be directed by former NBA/NCAA assistant, Dave Miller.
What: Pangos All-South Fr/So Camp
When: Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th
Where: Triple A / Focused Learning Academy (2524 West Ledbetter Dr. Dallas, TX 75237)
**Day Camper Fee $195 / Overnight Camper Fee $295 **
Event Hotel: Sheraton Suites Market Center Dallas (2101 North Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207) / Phone: 214-747-3000 / Special Rate: $119
For more information log onto: http://www.fullctpress.net
Email: Trigonis30@aol.com Phone: 407-760-6766
Thanksgiving Hoopfest, traditionally known for their stacked High School boys roster and competitive match-ups, will be adding a series of games featuring the top High School girls’ basketball teams in the Nation
(Duncanville, TX) September 7th, 2016 – The 8th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest, named by “USA Today HS Sports” as “One of the top ten HS Basketball Tournaments of the year to attend”, will commence on Friday, November 25th and continue Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at the Sandra Meadows Arena in Duncanville, TX. With the new additions of the top girls basketball teams, Hoopfest will be widely considered as the most anticipated event of the holiday season.
No stranger to DFW, Thanksgiving Hoopfest has annually delivered the future of College and NBA basketball. Over the past 7 years this event has showcased 50 State Champions, 20 Mc Donald All-Americans, and 10 current NBA Players. Just to name a few, Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets), Isaiah Austin (NBA Ambassador), Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics), Julius Randle (LA Lakers), Terrance Ferguson (Professional Overseas), Keith Frazier (UNT), De’Aaron Fox (Kentucky), Aaron Harrison (Kentucky), Marques Bolden (Duke), and many more.
This will be the first year implementing the top High School girls’ basketball teams, which has peaked interest among media, sponsors, and basketball fan enthusiast.
“Bringing the girls into this equation was a strategic move and I couldn’t be any happier with the decision.” says Thanksgiving Hoopfest Director- Glenn Smith
Be ready to witness elite team/players match-ups with an array of talent, enjoy fan giveaways, contests, interactive stations, vendor booths, celebrity appearances, and more- definitely something for the whole family!
Sponsors for this years’ Thanksgiving Hoopfest include: Nike, Gatorade, Witherspoon Law Group, and LD Unlimited.
Committed GIRL TEAMS
Argyle, Dallas Lincoln, Duncanville, Frisco Liberty, Mansfield Legacy, Mansfield Timberview, Prestonwood, Riverdale Baptist (MD)
Committed BOY TEAMS
Austin Westlake, Carver (AL), Cedar Hill, Cibolo Steele, Columbus (MS), Dallas Lincoln, dallas kimball, Dallas Skyline, Duncanville, Euless Trinity, Hall (AR), Lafayette Christian Academy (LA), Mansfield Timberview, North Crowley, Prestonwood, Putnam City (OK), South Garland
To purchase tickets or more information log onto: www.ThanksgivingHoopfest.com
Media Credentials email: Nina Zavala at NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com
Sponsorship/Vendor Booth email: Tracy Moore at SportsMixLive@gmail.com
The API Bulldogs will be battling against the Lancaster Tigers on Monday, December 7, 2015 at “Big Monday” Tournament in Lancaster, Texas. Presented by Snoop Johnson Basketball, this is an experience you won’t forget! Currently, Lancaster is ranked No.1 in the State 5A poll, while Tigers finished their 2014-15 season with a record of 34-4. Top ranked players this year from Lancaster include- Jacolby Pemberton, Deon Barrett, Nate Morris, T.J Starks, while the top ranked players from API include: Terrance Ferguson, Trevon Duval, Mark Vital, Billy Preston, and Stevie Jordan. API (Advanced Preparatory International) is ranked No. 4 in USA Today H.S. Sports “Super 25”. This game is going to be the highlight of DFW basketball season!
***All Media Request Must Be Sent To Nina Zavala at firstname.lastname@example.org***
What: BIG MONDAY
Where: Lancaster High School, 200 E. Wintergreen Road, Lancaster, TX.
When: December 7, 2015 | *Doors open at 6pm | Game starts at 6:30pm
Advanced Preparatory International is accredited by the National Association of Private Schools. Upon requirement completion, students will receive a diploma and transcript certified and bearing the seal of the National Association of Private Schools. API students join other students who have graduated from NAPS accredited schools to attend colleges and universities including: community, regional, state, and technical schools, military services, church and educational ministries, business ownerships, and the workforce.
About Lancaster Athletics
The Lancaster Athletic Department is committed to providing opportunities that enhance the experiences of student athletes in their specific sports. The department believes that participation in sports produces lessons that will be used in life as well as competition. Interscholastic sports promote an awareness of the positive impact of hard work, the value of developing measurable skills, the importance of attending to detail, and the ability to persevere through adversity. Utilizing a strong work ethic and disciplined judgment, the athlete values team accomplishments above personal achievement. Through consistent analysis and reflection, athletes come to a better understanding of their sport, teammates, and the spirit of competition.