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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Hosts Charity Celebrity Basketball Game

by BSO Staff | Posted on Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
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On Sunday Mayweather hosted a charity celebrity basketball game at Weschester High School. He was there to support Fight for a Cause Now, which is a non-profit organization that addresses important social issues inside and outside of the Boxing community such as family, youth development, health, and education.

Before taking the court Mayweather was bombarded by media questions, about the possibility of fighting Manny Pacquiao-but he down played the questions.

“I’m here to support the Watson Family and give back to the community” said Mayweather. I know everyone wants to know about boxing, but unfortunately, I’m not here to talk about that.”

After evading all boxing questions, Mayweather hit the court and showed off his point guard skills. I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets a call to work out for a professional NBA team. The Miami Heat could use his talents right now. He could make plays on the court with Bron-Bron and D-Wade. I’m sure Pat Riley could get the deal done. Mayweather was the MVP of the game finishing with 30+points.

After making a difference on the court, he made a huge difference in someone’s life. He dispensed one-hundred dollars to over twelve families’. Kids were able to compete against each other in games, but win, lose or draw- they walked away with a crispy hundred dollar bill. It was priceless to see the look on those kids face, as they collected their money. There was also an enourmous amount of toys raised for this event. The toys will go to needed families for christmas.

Former participants and guests included:

Entertainers: Columbus Short, Terry Crews,

Lance Gross, Lisa Ray

MLB: Curtis Granderson, CoCo Crisp, Brandon Watson, Matt Kemp

NBA: Rasual Butler, Kevin Durant, Trevor Ariza, James Harden

Boxers: Floyd Mayweather, Andre Berto, Shane Mosley,

Chris Areola

The event was put together by The Watson Family. To make a donation go to: www.fight4acausenow.com.

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