On September 21, 2011 seventy-five student-athletes from the New York City and Northern New Jersey communities participated in Gimme That™ Global’s and Anthony Morrow Charities first annual “Hoopin’ For Hope Hoop-A-Thon. “ The event took place on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken N.J. The night was full of competition, guest speakers, free food, drinks and great prize giveaways. WLPJ 95.5 rocked the arena with music and prizes providing an additional fun activity for all the hoop-a-thon participants. O.N.E Coconut Water provided the nutritional refreshments.
The evening was started by a grand entrance by Gimme That™ CEO Mike Nattis and NJ Nets Star Anthony Morrow. Morrow immediately addressed the crowd, thanking them for them for their attendance and support. He addressed the importance of his mission; to stress and spread the importance of education for young people in the community, and to strive for success on the hardwood and in the classroom. The Nets Star then kicked off the Hoop-A-Thon by participating with several students in a series of shooting contests. Everyone was a winner, walking away with awesome prizes from EFX, Chelsea Piers, Charles ST Paul Band, Rita’s Ices, and Ralphs Ices. The night was summed up by a quote by Gimme That’s CEO Mike Nattis. When asked, how do you gauge the success of this kind of event? Nattis answered, “Smiles; each and every person who came through those gym doors ,whether they participated, watched or listened was touched by Anthony’s lecture, and our mission to further education and the resources needed to do so.” He added, “Tonight was an awesome night.” The night concluded with more prize giveaways, and for all who attended a night to remember.
Anthony recently participated in the 2011 Luda Day celebrity basketball game and helped lead Team Bieber to a triumphant 134-132 victory over Team Luda by hitting three 3 pointer’s in a row at the end of the electrifying game.
“In a game that featured NBA players Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder),Brandon Jennings (Milwaukee Bucks), and Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks), it was sharp-shooting Anthony Morrow(New Jersey Nets) who was the key to Team Bieber’s victory by hitting three 3-pointers late in the game to seal the win.” Read More ≫
Anthony and the rest of Team Beiber’s win broke a six-game winning streak for Team Luda at the annual event bringing in $10,000 for charity. Read More ≫
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Gimme That™ is a brand that strives to inspire all basketball players, spectators and fans alike to “grab” a ball and leave their own unique mark on the world. Gimme That™centers its goals on three principles; Inspire, Unite, and Achieve. Through these goals Gimme That™ creates social unity through basketball while promoting key global aspects of peace and education through sport. For more information on Gimme That™ Global please visit, gimmethatglobal.com.
Check out the flyer below to learn how you can help raise money for charity and shoot around with Anthony!
Anthony is partnering to help give back to the community next week in Charlotte!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Cuttin’ Class Community Hair Cutting and FREE School Supply Day
The IT Factor Media Group, LLC along with No Grease Barber Shop presents CUTTIN’ CLASS. We will be giving back to the children in the community by providing FREE haircuts, school supplies, and 1000 book bags to school age children in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Bobcats Forward Tyrus Thomas and New Jersey Nets Shooting Guard Anthony Morrow will be on-site during the event to sign autographs and take pictures with the children in attendance. In addition, there will be complimentary refreshments for attendees and we will be giving away 1000 book bags!
The IT Factor Media Group, LLC, No Grease Barber Shop, along with Bobcats Tyrus Thomas and New Jersey Nets Anthony Morrow will be giving back to the community by providing FREE haircuts, book bags, and school supplies.
No Grease Barber Shop
1531 Central Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205
Monday, August 22, 2011
To RSVP For Coverage Credentials, Please Contact:
The IT Factor Media Group, LLC
919 247 5973
Check out the new write up in the Charlotte Observer on the pro-am basketball league I’ll be playing in!
This is Anthony’s interview on the Hardcore Hoops Show, Thursday May 19th. Check it out!