ANNAPOLIS, MD – Annapolis will be hosting its first Charity Weekend for Social Justice Celebrities Thursday through Saturday. The event will bring together residents and celebrities for three days of sport, art and entertainment.
The salient points are:
- A yacht party
- A basketball clinic
- An art workshop
- An ephemeral clothing store
- A basketball match between firefighters and police
- A All-Star Basketball Game
Ticket sales will benefit these causes:
These celebrities will be flocking to the state capital this weekend:
- Former NBA player Stephen Jackson, most recently Los Angeles Clippers
- Former NBA player Lance Stephenson, most recently Los Angeles Lakers
- Current NBA player Rudy Gay of the San Antonio Spurs
- Child actor, rapper and Annapolis resident Dylan Gilmer from the Nickelodeon show “Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan”
A red carpet event kicks off Thursday weekend from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm It will be hosted by “The Unbiased Podcast,” which covers music, sports and entertainment.
A yacht party in white clothes will follow. The paid cruise will depart from City Dock at 7:00 p.m. It will star rapper Rah Digga and DJ Akademiks from WPGC 95.5 FM.
Friday will include a basketball skills clinic with Patrick Robinson, owner of Pat The Roc Basketball Skills Academy. The free event will welcome 40 children, ages 8 to 13, all of whom will receive free t-shirts, drinks and snacks. The clinic will be held at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Annapolis muralist Comacell Brown Jr., also known as Cell Spitfire, will host an art workshop for children ages 9-16 this Friday. The free offer starts at 10:30 a.m. and lasts until 12:30 p.m. She is also scheduled for the Boys & Girls Club.
Financial Literacy Workshop
A financial literacy workshop will also be held at the Boys & Girls Club on Friday. The free panel runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and it highlights these speakers:
- NaTasha Horton, Vice President and Head of Community Development at Truist
- Jason Broadnax, CEO of Moor Global
- Will Holmes, Owner of Will Holmes Consulting and President of the City of Baltimore Chamber of Commerce
- Anthony Henry, General Manager of the Annapolis Towne Center
- Rasheed Aziz, CEO of the City Wide Youth Entrepreneurship Program
- DJ Akademiks from WPGC 95.5 FM
Pop-up clothing store
A pop-up store will complete Friday’s plans. Brands like Tunnel Vision and RG 22 Clothing, which is operated by Gay, will be at the Annapolis Towne Center next to Paper Source from 4pm to 9pm.
The weekend will end on Saturday with a basketball game between firefighters and police officers and an all-star competition. Doors open at 4 p.m. at Annapolis High School and contests last until 9 p.m. Interested locals can pay to watch from home by clicking this link or purchase a ticket to attend in person.
Tickets and registration
To purchase tickets or make reservations for any of the events, click here.
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