*Event Recap* : ( @SwaggNationCo ) SwaggNation Inc, Presents Kurk Lee Vs Sam Cassell Stop The Violence Celebrity Basketball Game and Stop The Violence Rally

Over the weekend, SwaggNation,Inc through its first event of 2012,  the Kurk Lee vs Sam Cassell Stop The Violence Basketball Game and Rally at Cloverdale Basketball Courts located on 2500 McCollough Street, Baltimore, MD on June 2, 2012.

The event began with a Stop The Violence Youth Rally hosted by Civ Jones of Magic 95.9 and Permiss of WOLB 1010 AM. The rally featured several powerful speakers plus a rousing opening prayer from Pastor Heber Brown of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church. Speakers included Kenneth “Sarge” Anderson, Youth Commissioner of the Cloverdale Basketball Courts, Nick Mosby, Baltimore City Council 7th District Representative, Kevin “Ogun” Beasley of Goodwill Industries International, Adam Jackson, CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, Brother Farajii Muhammad, Community Leader, Wayne Amon Ra of WOLB 1010 AM and Spirit 1400, Marvin “Doc” Cheatam, President of the Baltimore Chapter of the NAACP, Catalina Byrd of WOLB 1010 AM, and Derrick “Ooh” Jones of Baltimore Youth Advocate Programs.  The rally also included performances by R&B chanteuse C. Clear, rap group, Natural Street Livers and all girl rap & R&B group, Watoto of the Nile.

The stellar event which was accompanied by beautiful weather, balloons, sounds by DJ Angel Baby of 92Q .  The celebrity basketball game featured teams coached by NBA veterans Kurk Lee and Sam Cassell  The final basketball game was preceded  by 2 youth exhibition games  and by performances from Baltimore Club Dance group, The Dramatics and the 2012 Queen of Baltimore Dance Competition winner, and a very exciting Slam Dunk contest. Celebrity appearances were made by Paula Campbell, Duece Tre Duece, Jay Dee Polo, Flashman, E From Da Wic, K. Fields, D Boi Da Dome, Testme, Ashley Moore, Dave Da Barber, Charm City Cee, King Midas, Mullyman and TT The Artist to name a few. Other media personalities in attendance Landon White of Astute Magazine, Lil’ Black of 92Q, Squirrel Wyde of 92Q, Konan of 92Q, Cristal On Air (92Q), Larry Young (WOLB 1010 AM), Sonjay, Wisdom Seeker, Jam Eazey Entertainment, JFK of  Keeping It Real TV (WMAR ABC Channel 2), and many others.

Special thanks to the sponsors and supporters: Cloverdale Basketball Courts, Gardner Law Group, DTLR, Task Force Media Marketing, Plan B Productions, Mark Hunter & Associates,, Icon Entertainment, Total Health Care, Permiss Worldwide, Patrick Henderson”s Meet The People, MERDJ Media Group, New Hope Management Talent Consulting, PR by Singleton Newman, Afrizion PR, Artist Land, DMV Jams, Safe Streets Baltimore and the City of Baltimore.

Ian Yearwood
SwaggNation, Inc
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