Carmelo Anthony, JR Smith to participate in star-studded Roc Nation Summer Classic for Charity

Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith

Carmelo Anthony and JR Smith will head to the Barclays Center on August 21st to take part in the Roc Nation Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game. The two teams, captained by Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and former Yankee (and current Seattle Mariner) Robinson Cano, will square off to raise money for the PitCCh In Foundation (Sabathia) and the RC22 Foundation (Cano). Melo and reigning MVP Kevin Durant will be the honorary captains, and several other big names will star in the event, such as Derek Jeter, Dellin Betances, Felix Hernandez, Rudy Gay, DJ Khaled, Ne-Yo,  Victor Oladipo, Fernando Rodney, Jay Williams, CHarlie Villanueva, DJ Clue, Jazmine Fenlator, Kendrys Morales, Endy Chavez, and Angie Martinez. All proceeds from the event will go to charity.

How will money be raised through the event? Roc Nation has partnered with IfOnly and is offering several incredible “experience” packages for people who want to take part in the event. People can sign up to be a judge in the halftime slam dunk contest, or sign up to be an Assistant Coach for one of the teams. Parents can also sign their kids up to be a Ballboy at the event, and watch the game from under the hoop while assisting the players as they put on a show for the crowd. Each package comes with premium tickets to the event. 

Again, all proceeds go to charity, so Melo and JR are breaking their schedules for a good cause. Things won’t be as friendly when they head to the Barclays Center during the season, of course…

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