McDonalds announced as a sponsor for the 8th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest

Hoopfest, who has featured 50 State Championship teams, 20 McDonald All-Americans, and 10 NBA Players announced the sponsorship with McDonalds.

September 27, 2016 (Dallas, TX) – The 8th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest will once again set the stage for some of the Nations top talented High School boys, and recently added field- girls, to showcase their basketball skills. The event will take place at the Sandra Meadows Arena in Duncanville on Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th.

“We are extremely excited to be able to partner with McDonalds. With Hoopfest featuring multiple McDonald All Americans over the years, the synergy seemed fitting and we are looking forward to it.”- Hoopfest Director, Glenn Smith

The tournament schedule, releasing on Monday, October 3, 2016, has garnered much anticipation. Match-up debates via social media has delivered the tone for this years’ event, as fan enthusiast eagerly await.

The committed boys teams: Findlay Prep (Las Vegas, Nevada), Westlake (Austin, Texas); Carver (Ala.) Cedar Hill (Texas), Steele (Cibolo, Texas); Columbus (Miss.); Dallas Lincoln; Dallas Kimball, Dallas Skyline, Duncanville (Texas); Trinity (Euless, Texas), Hall (Ark.); Lafayette Christian (Lafayette, La.); Timberview (Mansfield, Texas); North Crowley (Texas); Prestonwood (Texas); Putnam City (Okla.); and South Garland (Texas).

Committed girls teams include event host Duncanville (Texas), Argyle (Texas), Dallas Lincoln, Liberty (Frisco, Texas), Mansfield Legacy (Texas), Timberview (Mansfield, Texas). Murrah High School (Jackson, MS).

 

Click here to Purchase Thanksgiving Hoopfest Tickets

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8th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest is guaranteed to deliver with new additions

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.

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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

 

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Photo Recap From “The Fame” Live Taping At The Rustic

Another successful week at The Rustic for their live taping of The Fame with Tony Banks, Brian Cuban, Dwayne Harris and George Selvie.
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For more information, please contact:
Nina Zavala
Nina Zavala Group

Super Agent Kent Washington to kick off 7th Annual All White Birthday Celebration Weekend in Dallas with “Shahs of Sunset” star Lilly Ghalichi

DALLAS, Texas (April 17th, 2013)— Super agent, business owner and entrepreneur, Kent Washington kicks off his celebrity birthday weekend Thursday, April 18th in Dallas with Bravo television star and fashion guru, Lilly Ghalichi.

Kent Washington does it again! Get ready to witness one of most anticipated events of the year, as Washington’s Birthday celebration dominates the entertainment scene with pretentious socialites, celebrities, high profile athletes, and the who’s who of Dallas. Previous celebrities attended have included, the infamous Rev Run, Dj Rukus, DJ Vice, Mavs owner Mark Cuban, Cowboys’ Miles Austin, and Rangers’ Elvis Andrus to name a few.

This years’ event will have a unique twist as ” television star, Lilly Ghalichi joins Washington to promote her Ghalichi Glam Tour, with a series of events throughout the day.

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Starting at 6pm, Demerara Boutique presents Lilly Ghalichi’s “Have Faith Swimgerie” trunk and fashion show located in West Village. Ghalichi will showcase the sexy, lingerie inspired swimwear, which has already made a tremendous presence in the swimwear industry.  Following the fashion show is the “Diva Dinner” at Dish Restaurant hosted by none other than Lilly, the Persian bombshell herself.

To conclude the evening festivities, Glam Ghalichi Tour afterparty and Kent Washington’s 7th “All White” birthday bash to be held at one of Dallas’ most elite nightclubs, Candle Room. Join them for an unforgettable evening of entertainment. For more information contact

 

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Have Faith Swingerie Show

Demerara Men’s & Women’s Collections

3699 McKinney Ave #405 (West Village)

6pm-9pm

 

“Diva Dinner” at DISH Restaurant

4123 Cedar Springs Rd.

9pm-11pm

 

Kent’s Birthday Celebration

Candle Room Nightclub

5039 Willis Ave.

11pm-2am

 

Media Contact:

Nina Zavala

Tel: 214.927.9275

ninazavala@theninazavalagroup.com

Wade Smith hosts The 2nd Annual Wade Smith Foundation Charity Weekend

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ALL REQUESTS FOR MEDIA CREDENTIALS MUST BE SENT IN BY APRIL 24, 2013. Media Coverage is Invited. Photo and Interview Opportunities are Available.
What: Wade Smith hosts his  2nd Annual Wade Smith Foundation Charity Weekend aka “WADE’S WEEKEND”. Join Houston Texan Pro Bowl Left Guard, Wade Smith, as he brings his teammates and celebrity friends to his hometown for a weekend dedicated to children, charity and community. Also, meet our Guest Host, Sam Jones a.k.a. the iconic Flash Gordon! Confirmed Players include the following: Cedric Benson (NFL) Brandon Brooks (NFL) Duane Brown (NFL) Delano Johnson (NFL) Keith Browner (NFL) Antoine Caldwell (NFL) Perrish Cox (NFL) Patrick Crayton (NFL) Raphael De Priest (CFL) Dexter Ford (NFL) Edwin Harrison (CFL) Steven Hodge (NFL) David Hunter (NFL) Marshall Newhouse (NFL) Derek Newton (NFL) Franklin Okam (NFL) Barry Richardson (NFL) Steve Slaton (NFL) Shaun Smith (NFL) Herb Taylor (NFL) Lawrence Vickers (NFL) Chris White (NFL) Torri Williams (NFL). More are being confirmed daily!
Event Dates and Time::

Friday, April 26, 2013 (Morning)

“Reading with the Pros” Literacy Event

Area Elementary Schools- Closed to Public

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Friday, April 26, 2013 (6:30pm – 10pm)

Stars & Strikes Celebrity Bowling Tournament

Bowl & Barrel – Shops at Park Lane

8084 Park Lane #145, Dallas, TX 75231

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Saturday, April 27, 2013 (8am – Noon)

Youth Football & Cheer Camp

Lake Highlands YMCA

8920 Stults Rd., Dallas, TX 75243

11am – 1pm YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Bring your family for an afternoon of great food, games and live entertainment. NFL players will be on-hand to sign autographs. Proceeds from some concessions will benefit The WSF.Instruction and coaching from your favorite LH alumni players and coaches PLUS other current and former NFL and college players!

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Wade’s Birthday Finale (10pm – 2am)

Winstons Supperclub

3102 Welborn Ave #110, Dallas, TX 75219

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Nina Zavala
The Nina Zavala Group
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The 2ND Annual Wade Smith Foundation Charity Weekend

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Join Houston Texan Pro Bowl Left Guard, Wade Smith, as he brings his teammates and celebrity friends to his hometown for a weekend dedicated to children, charity and community. Also, meet our Guest Host, Sam Jones a.k.a. the iconic Flash Gordon!

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  • Saturday, April 27, 2013 (8am – Noon)
    Youth Football & Cheer Camp

    Lake Highlands YMCA
    8920 Stults Rd., Dallas, TX 75243
    (Click for directions here)

8am – Noon Youth Football & Cheer Clinic
Lake Highlands YMCA (8920 Stults Rd., Dallas, TX 75243)
The WSF is excited to bring the community together in order to better the livelihood and health of our local families.  At the single-day football & cheer clinic, children and adolescents (ages 5-16) will receive elite hands-on instruction from an accomplished roster including over 20 current and former NFL players, current and former Lake Highlands HS coaches and alumni. Cheer clinic will be lead by current and former cheerleaders. Clinic is FREE of charge.

11am – 1pm YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Bring your family for an afternoon of great food, games and live entertainment. NFL players will be on-hand to sign autographs. Proceeds from some concessions will benefit The WSF.Instruction and coaching from your favorite LH alumni players and coaches PLUS other current and former NFL and college players!

      • FREE CAMP! No registration fees!
      • Free t-shirt and lunch provided.
      • Ages 5-16 Boys & Girls
      • Autographs immediately following. (for participating children only)

For more details visit the online registration!

Click here for the PARENTAL CONSENT FORM.

Wade Smith Foundation

  • Friday, April 26, 2013 (6:30pm – 10pm)
    Stars & Strikes Celebrity Bowling Tournament
    Bowl & Barrel – Shops at Park Lane

    8084 Park Lane #145, Dallas, TX 75231
    (Click for directions here)

Wade Smith hosts The 2nd Annual Stars and Strikes Bowling Tournament, a unique opportunity to bowl alongside celebrities for a good cause. Guest host is Sam Jones a.k.a. the iconic “Flash Gordon” recently featured in the movie, Ted.  Included in the evening of strikes and spares is a VIP Media & Cocktail Mixer, Silent Auction and dozens of drawings for amazing prizes from our local and national sponsors and donors. The VIP Cocktail Mixer will begin promptly at 6:30pm and will allow VIP and Legends Level Sponsors access for autograph signings, photo opportunities and complimentary food and beverages. Bowl for charity with celebrities that care!

  • General Admission/Donation: $25
  • Bowler Registration (includes t-shirt) $74
  • Team Registration for 7 (includes t-shirts, shoes, food) $750
  • Corporate Lane Sponsor for 7 (includes t-shirts, shoes, food) $1,250

For more details visit our EVENT page!
Click to Register for Bowling Tourney
Click here for Bowler Registration Form

CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS at info@wadesmithfoundation.org OR call : 1(888)403-2500

DJ ASAP Continues As Crowd Favorite Guest DJ On BET’s 106 & Park

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If you missed yesterday’s show, here’s a photo recap w/ DJ ASAP

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DJ ASAP, Miss Mykie, Paigion, BOW WOW


Contact Info:

Twitter: @DJASAP

Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/DJASAPFANS

Booking: DJASAPBooking@gmail.com

Media Inquiries: Nina Zavala

NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

Watch DJ ASAP Live Today On BET’s 106 & Park

 DJ ASAP Live on BET’s 106 & Park Starting Today Feb 20 – 23, 2013

Dallas based renowned and award-winning turntablist DJ ASAP continues to be a frequent dj on the hit show 106&Park. Starting Feb 21st thru Feb 23rd, DJ ASAP will share the stage with show hosts Bow Wow and Miss Mykie. Coming off an eventful weekend of high profile All-Star Weekend events with French Montana, Kirko Bangz and SHAQ to name a few, he now changes gears and get’s ready for the high energy of the studio audience and TV masses.


DJ ASAP is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after DJs in the Southwest as his magic on the 1s and 2s begins to take over Dallas Nightlife. ASAP is known for his unique blend of mixture which has solidified his status as an A-list DJ. Acknowledged for his substantial collection of music across many genres, ASAP depends heavily on his encyclopedic musical knowledge to keep any crowd moving.

Contact Info:
Twitter: @DJASAP
Facebook Fan Page:
www.facebook.com/DJASAPFANS

Booking: DJASAPBooking@gmail.com
Media Inquiries: Nina Zavala-
NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

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Catch DJ ASAP Live on BET’s 106 & Park Starting Tomorrow Feb 20 – 23, 2013. Check your local listings for time and channel.

 

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Stay connected with DJ ASAP: Twitter, Facebook, soundcloud, Coast2Coast

 

 

 

“MY ALLSTAR WEEKEND” 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend Line Up At The Eight Lounge

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MY ALLSTAR WEEKEND

Brings You the Hottest Celebrities and Performances Series  

for All Star Weekend 2013

2013 NBA ALL STAR

Houston, Texas – February 14-17, 2013 – Get ready to witness your ultimate, one-stop party destination for the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston at Eight Lounge. 4 days packed, with celebrity guest and performances featuring Nas, Big Sean, Wale, French Montana, actor Lance Gross, NY Knicks Chris Copeland and Chicago Bulls Joakim Noah Adding, with celebrity television host Rocsi Diaz.

The All-Star weekend line up at Eight Lounge night club starts Thursday, February 14th and ends with a bang Sunday, February 17th.

thursflyerThursday: Platinum recording artist, Nas is set to host his “Official  Grammy Party” with an unforgettable performance of spectacular musical brilliance and real music melodies that fans have been missing. Throughout his career, Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and has sold over 13 million records in the US alone. His most recent album, Life is Good is nominated for “best rap album” at this years’ Grammy Awards.

friflyerFriday: Join NAACP Image award winning actor/movie star Lance Gross, best known for his role as “Calvin Payne” in the sitcom Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, along with Rocis Diaz, recognized as the former host of B.E.T’s 106 & Park and currently the newest correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. NY Knicks Chris Copeland and Chicago Bulls Joakim Noah Adding a little spice to the evening, eminent model, Deelish and DJ DON CANNON will join them, as they host an evening guaranteed to keep you entertained.

satflyerSaturday: You can’t go wrong with this impressive line-up to top your night off. Rappers, Big Sean and Wale heat the Houston All-Star scene Saturday, as they host Eight Lounge. Big Sean has been putting in work before being sought out by Kanye West. In 2011 his debut album peaked at #3 on the US Billboard 200, which is a testament to his fan base reach. Sharing the hosting honors that night is WALE. Another truth in his field and that’s what keeps this G.O.O.D. Music. Along with DJ BAY BAY / MMG

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Sunday: Rapper, French Montana who recently announced a signed joint venture recording deal with Maybach Music Group and Bad Boy Records, will host the grand finale of MY ALLSTAR WEEKEND, along with NFL Player Remi Ayodele, with celebrity deejay, DJ ASAP on the 1’s and 2’s.

For more information about event, please visit: www.myallstarweekend.com

When: February 14 -17, 2013Time: 9PM – 3AM

Where: The EI8HT LOUNGE, 5102 Washington Ave. Houston,TX

**FOR PRESS CREDENTIALS**

Contact: Nina Zavala : 214.927.9275
E-mail: ninazavalagroup@gmail.com