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Granderson signs autographs after last year's event

Granderson signs autographs after last year's event

Official Tiger of DTW and Billfer, Curtis Granderson, will be hosting his second annual charity basketball game. The game supports the Grand Kids Foundation, which in turn supports Michigan’s Inner City schools.

Last year’s event was a great family night out. This year’s event will take place January 17th at 4 p.m. at Lake Orion High School. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for kids and are available from Grand Kids Foundation.

The roster for this year’s event is already impressive, and I’m sure Curtis is working to add more stars. On deck are:

2008 Miss America Kirsten Haglund and 2007 Playboy Playmate of the Year Sara Jean Underwood have committed to participate along with Project Runway Season 5 Designer Joe Faris. ESPN personality Dana Jacobson has also committed to play.

Fans looking to see a more above-the-rim game will get to see And1 Mixtape Tour star Jamal Nelson, a.k.a. Springs.

Former NFL stars Lomas Brown, Herman Moore and Tyrone Wheatley have also committed to play. Brown and Moore were All-Pro performers with the Detroit Lions and were named to the Lions 75th Anniversary Team.

Returning from last year’s game are UFC star “Sugar” Rashad Evans, Super Bowl MVP and Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard and professional boxer Andre Dirrell, who continues to work his way up the Supermiddleweight rankings.

Granderson will again serve as a coach, joined by celebrity coaches Lloyd Carr and Cheryl Ford.


  1. Birdy

    December 15, 2008 at 7:05 am

    I wonder who’s going to referee

  2. Deaner

    December 15, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Hopefully Grandy will get a nice turnout.

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