ABOVE .50O EVENTS
3rd Annual Ignite the Culture Charity Basketball Game
July 20, 2022, 6:00 – 10:00 PM EDT
Check out some of ABOVE .500's past events!
IGNITE THE CULTURE CELEBRITY CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME - 2022
Florida Memorial University
Miami Gardens, FL
On July 21, 2022, we held our 2nd Annual Celebrity Basketball Game. Ignite the Culture is a charity event featuring a celebrity basketball game, a rap cypher, and an awards presentation. Our games has featured current and former NFL, NBA, & MLB players, music stars, actors and actresses and more who come together to raise money for great causes.
IGNITE THE CULTURE CELEBRITY CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME - 2021
On July 22nd, 2021, rapper NLE Choppa and friends gathered for an evening of positivity at a private location in Miami. The 8x platinum artist hosted a PPV Celebrity basketball game to benefit the Above .500 Foundation. This exclusive event featured a handful of celebrity guests such as Fredo Bang, Spotemgottem, Sada Baby and more and included a Pre-Game show that highlighted the participants positive work in the community, a halftime rap cypher, and an awards presentation.
RESHAD JONES CELEBRITY BASKETBALL GAME
Washington High School
Miami Dolphins star Reshad Jones went back to where it all started, Washington High School in Atlanta, GA. The NFL Pro Bowler donated $5,000 for new school uniforms and gave away t-shirts, memorabilia and more to the fans in attendance. Mr. Jones had his jersey retired and right after hosted a celebrity basketball game that had notable Atlanta stars such as Rich Homie Quan, Lil Scrappy and more.
MEET & GREET W/ DEE GORDON
Miami Marlins Game
The 2x All- Star Dee Gordon donated his time for charity and met with fans before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Fans enjoyed the game as Dee Gordon made the game-saving catch and the game winning RBI in the 11th inning.
Horace Mann Middle School
Philadelphia Eagles star Nolan Caroll surprised the students at Horace Mann Middle School. Power 96's own DJ Fergie played some positive music and guest speakers Vanessa Walker, Celebrity Chef Danie and Jasmine Stafford shared their experiences. CEO, Brawley hosted the event as they gave out autograph memorabilia, a pair of $50 Foot Locker gift cards and pens, pencils and notebooks for the students in attendance.
CHRIS DUFFY'S 2ND ANNUAL CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME
Jay Bergman Field, at UCF
The 2nd annual charity game included familiar faces in MLB All-Stars, Dee Gordon and David Eckstein, as well as UCF legends Daunte Culpepper and Blake Bortles. The event raised money for the boys and girls club.
BRANDON GIBSON'S MADDEN CHALLENGE
Best Buy Store 558
Miami Dolphins star Brandon Gibson hosted a Madden Challenge for charity. Best Buy customers played for prizes and games that included a PS4. Fans got to meet and greet Gibson, participate in a silent auction and raffles and watch as participants play Madden 15.
JIMMY WILSON'S CHARITY SOFTBALL GAME
Baseball Field at Florida International University
The Miami Dolphins alongside other celebs competed in a friendly softball charity game at the FIU Baseball Field. The event began with a home run derby (won by Jason Fox) and ended with a waterballoon fight. Fans got to meet and greet the players, participate in a silent auction and heard an inspirational story from Scleroderma Survivor, Jessica Massengale.
FCAT DREAM RALLY
Meadow Woods Middle School
Founder/CEO of Above .500, Brawley, First Team All-American Baseball Player, Chris Duffy, UCF Football Champion, Sean Maag, Orlando's hottest promoter, H-Dot and hottest DJ in town, DJ Malachi: all Meadow Woods Alumni, came back 12 years later to prepare the students for the FCAT. The Above .500 team gave away prizes, danced with the students, and emphasized the importance of never giving up and working hard for what they want.
CHRIS DUFFY CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME
Jay Bergman Field at University of Central Florida
Celebrities and their fans gathered together at the Jay Bergman Field at UCF to attend Chris Duffy's Annual Hit & Run Celebrity Softball Game. The charity event hosted by Above .500 brought the Central Florida community together to enjoy music, food, and entertainment. Proceeds benefited Above .500 and the Jackie Robinson Program. Special guests included World Series MVP and 2x All-Star David Eckstein, former Orlando Magic players Bo Outlaw and Nick Anderson, Marquis Daniels, Kevin Smith, and many more!
FCAT DREAM RALLY
MLK Community Center
Students from different schools got together for this FCAT Dream Rally at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Hollywood, FL. Hosted by Felisha Monet from 99 Jamz, the students enjoyed the step show, the marching band and dancing. Burnie from the Miami Heat made an appearance as the children won prizes and listened to encouraging words before their upcoming FCAT.
DAVONE BESS' CELEBRITY BOWLING
Lucky Strike South Beach
Above .500 debuted the non-profit organization in collaboration with Davone Bess’ Celebrity Bowling Classic with the Miami Dolphins in South Beach, Florida. The sold out event had food, drinks, music and special guests that included Reggie Bush, Brian Hartline, and more. The organized event held an auction benefiting the United Negro College Fund, and the fans had a chance to get autographs, take pictures and bowl with the Miami Dolphins.