Braylon Edwards Charity Basketball Game

[Press release]

Detroit, Michigan (May 19, 2010) — NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver Braylon Edwards of the New York Jets, and The Braylon Edwards Foundation, announced today that it will host  a Celebrity Basketball Game on Saturday, June 19 as part of its annual Charity Weekend.

The event will be held at the University of Michigan’s Crisler Arena, doors open at 7 p.m. and tip-off is at 8 p.m.  Participants include four of Edwards’ New York Jets teammates: Mark Sanchez, Darrelle Revis, Kerry Rhodes and Santonio Holmes. Other NFL stars include Mike Hart of the Indianapolis Colts, Ryan Mundy and LaMarr Woodley of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinal Steve Breaston and Donte Stallworth of the Baltimore Ravens (participants are subject to change).  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the University of Michigan women’s basketball team.

“Being able to contribute to my hometown is very important to me,” Edwards said. “I am thrilled this year my fellow teammates from the Jets and friends from the NFL will be able to join me in helping the University of Michigan women’s basketball team.”

This year celebrates the 3rd year since Edwards endowed $500,000 to the University of Michigan for the #1 jersey.  All tickets for this event will be general admission. Tickets will be $10 each and $8 each with orders or 5 tickets or more.

To order tickets, call the Michigan Athletic Ticket Office at (866) 296-MTIX (6849) or log on to www.mgoblue.com/braylonedwards

Visit www.braylonedwardsfoundation.org

  • Brian W

    Braylon is setting a great example, like Woodson, Griese, and Hutchinson, for other other Michigan athletes to follow.

    An article on Plumlee and Zeller from today. Not really anything new, but it does give a timeline of sorts for both of them.

    http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2010/jun/05/

    Michael Ramey and Kellon Thomas, teammates from Indianapolis, will be participating in the elite camp. Ramey is a 6-5 guard. Thomas is a 5-11 guard.

    http://blogs.indystar.com/recruitingcentral/201

    Stephen Bell at mlive gives his top twenty breakout players from this spring's AAU season.

    http://blog.mlive.com/highschoolbasketball/2010

    If you didn't already read it, the Freep had an article about Darius Morris' offseason workouts…

    http://www.freep.com/article/20100603/SPORTS06/

    6-foot-8 forward Jamir Hanner has decommitted from Seton Hall and supposedly Michigan is one of the schools that has contacted him.

    http://www.zagsblog.com/2010/06/01/hanner-decom

    Time for yard work.

  • Brick93

    I was wondering if Williams was still a lock as the best big man in the state or if Reynolds was making an argument. It sounds like Reynolds has turned it up a notch in AAU play. Having seen the video of both, I can't say one is that much ahead of the other. I'd like to hear Joe chime in with an opinion since I think he shot video of both players and watched them play extensively.

    I wouldn't be shocked if we took Reynolds. If the coaches rate him around the same as Williams at any point, they would probably take him so we don't have to sit around while Williams takes visits all over the country.

  • Brian W

    Rain came, so it was time to stop working on the yard. I saw these and thought I'd pass them on…

    Coach Beilien and Wayman Britt remember John Wooden:

    http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-basketball/mi

    Starting Sept. 1, one-fifth of the NCAA's enforcement staff will focus on cleaning up men's basketball according to this article. About time . Would be nice if the penalties would stick to coaches and not just the college programs.

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/2358122,CST-SPT-

  • Brian W

    Rain came, so it was time to stop working on the yard. I saw these and thought I'd pass them on…

    Coach Beilien and Wayman Britt remember John Wooden:

    http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-basketball/mi

    Starting Sept. 1, one-fifth of the NCAA's enforcement staff will focus on cleaning up men's basketball according to this article. About time . Would be nice if the penalties would stick to coaches and not just the college programs.

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/2358122,CST-SPT-

  • aMaized

    twitter from evan smot:
    http://tweetphoto.com/25734261

  • toblav

    Related to the coaches carrying the penalties with them. Amen, in spades.

  • AG2

    I don't know what you guys think of Adrian Wojnarowski, but I found his column for Yahoo! Sports today intriguing. He's basically saying that LeBron is AAU-izing the NBA and that Dan Gilbert is convinced he can get Tom Izzo to be the next head coach of the Cavs. All this nonsense was bad enough in college recruiting but if its true than I'm convinced that LeBron will never have the maturity needed to challenge Jordan and Kobe in the championships department.

    You can read it here:
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=aw-lebron

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