By: PRWeb
April 28, 2010 at 06:24 AM EDT
Louisville Native Allan Houston Returns Home to Host The Xperience KY Derby Celebrity Basketball Game with The International Children's Support Foundation
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Olympic Gold Medalist/Two-Time NBA All Star/Former NY Knick Allan Houston returns home to Louisville with International Children's Support Foundation (ICF) to host The Xperience KY Derby Celebrity Basketball Game. The celebrity game will be held at Allan's former high school where he won a championship, Ballard High School. Allan has invited his celebrity friends to join him such as Angel McCoughtry (ATL Dream/Former U of L), Terrell Owens (The TO Show), David Tyree (Baltimore Ravens), Gerald Gray (Harlem Globetrotters), Derek Anderson (NBA), Nicoye Banks (Actor), Coach Wade Houston (Father of Allan Houston), Clarence "Mo" Moore (Head Coach KY State University) and many more. During Half Time Random Events Presents the JetBlue Challenge Half Court $10,000 Shot | Raffle | Silent Auction. The silent auction will feature entertainment and sports memorabilia including Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber, Michael Jordan and countless other items.

The Xperience Outreach Foundation's mission is to bring together a powerful group of professional athletes and celebrities to maximize The KY Derby "Xperience" for youth and their families. NBA & NFL All Stars, celebrity artists and industry professionals who share a vision of reaching out to youth to encourage and assist them in making positive life choices.

Event Sponsors Include: International Children's Support Foundation's (ICF), Allan Houston Legacy Foundation (AHLF), 104.3 The BEAT, Random Events Presents the JetBlue Challenge, Curv Sports, Yum! Brand Foundation, HOUSTON-JOHNSON INC (HJI), Dry Ice Blasting Technologies (DIBT), Drench, Platinum Image Ent Group and UNK.

Confirmed Celebrities Include: Allan Houston (NBA), Angel McCoughtry (ATL Dream), David Tyree (Baltimore Ravens), Gerald Gray (Harlem Globetrotters), Nicoye Banks (Actor), Coach Wade Houston (Father of Allan Houston), Clarence "Mo" Moore (Head Coach KY State University), Tim Carter (NFL), Anthony Bonner (NBA), LaTresa Cunningham (Volleyball Player), Rich Garza (NFL), Calvin Byrd (NBA), Cheryl Fairweather (Pro Lingerie League), Ray McElroy (NFL) and many more.

Schedule of Events & Info:

The Xperience KY Derby Celebrity Basketball Game Friday | April 30, 2010 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm Ballard High School | 6000 Brownsboro Rd | Louisville, KY 40222

Tickets: $5 Regular Admission | $10 VIP Admission (Limited seating)

To purchase tickets for The Xperience KY Derby Celebrity Basketball Game visit www.ticketweb.com or call (866) 468-7630. For more information visit www.XperienceOutreach.com or call (800) 806-8647 Ext 3.

About International Children's Support Foundation (ICF) Established in 2006, the International Children's Support Foundation (ICF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to planting seeds of hope in the minds and hearts of children worldwide. ICF founder Richard Mahler's intense compassion and motivation for helping children was ignited over twenty years ago when he began participating in community outreaches to secure the needs of at-risk city children, gang members and foster children. A foster child himself, Rich was blessed with a new lease on life through the support of the loving people who adopted and raised him. Rich's foster parents gave him hope, guidance, and an opportunity for a brighter future. Recognizing the opportunity that was extended to him as a foster child, Rich made a lifelong pledge to improve the lives of needy and challenged children around the world. Today as a successful entrepreneur, Rich seeks to implement new business initiatives to help fund the ongoing expansion of the ICF so it can support programs, events, and charities worldwide. The ICF implements this hope through events around the world featuring professional athletes and celebrities. These events are dynamic, educational, and fun-filled, featuring heart-to-heart stories of inspiration between athletes, celebrities, and children. The International Children's Support Foundation has also initiated national programs such as HYPE (Homeless Youth Program Enrichment) and CHID (Children's Household Items Drive) to help those less fortunate by providing meals, clothing and home goods. About The Allan Houston Legacy Foundation (AHLF)

The Allan Houston Legacy Foundation is a registered public 501(c)3, non-profit organization based in New York City. Its mission is to facilitate individual and collective growth through initiatives that - 1) Restore a strong family unit, 2) Provide economic empowerment through entrepreneurship, 3) Encourage education and life skill development, and 4) Enhance spiritual growth. For more information on the Allan Houston's "Father Knows Best" Basketball Tour presented by NBA TV and Comcast and other programs offered by the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation, please visit the official website at www.AllanHoustonFoundation.org. The foundation's programs include - the successful Father Knows Best Basketball Tour, which provides opportunities for father-sons and mentor-mentees to strengthen their relationships through high-powered basketball and dynamic learning sessions; and the Business Education & Development Program, providing aspiring entrepreneurs with comprehensive training, mentoring, business plan writing, and launch support.

About The Xperience Outreach Foundation

The Xperience Outreach Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization created to ensure that all the most recognizable championship level sporting events in the nation offer alternative events that reinforce positive, healthy values. By joining forces with likeminded organizations, corporations and individuals, The Xperience Outreach Foundation and The International Children's Support Foundation will inspire countless participants to become individuals of strength, passion, honor and integrity. For more information, visit www.xperienceoutreach.com

About Platinum Image Entertainment Group (PIEG)

Platinum Image Entertainment Group is a unique personalized lifestyle retreat that caters to a wide spectrum of celebrity clientele within the Fashion, Film, Music & Sports entertainment industries. Platinum Image specializes in Celebrity Procurement, Red Carpet Event Production & Publicity, Lifestyle & Image Branding, Media Relations, Personal Entertainment PR and much more.

Celebrity & Media Contact

Tamiko Thomas | Platinum Image Ent Group | 571-215-3157

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