Cleveland, OH (February 25, 2022)
The All-Star Gospel Celebration (ASGC) kicked off NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland, Ohio with an unforgettable celebration in its 15th year during the NBA All-Star Weekend! The celebration hosted by 3x NBA All-Star host Jacinda Jacobs and NBA Veteran & former National Basketball Players Association Vice-President Maurice “Mo” Evans was the most anticipated event during the weekend. NBA Chaplains rocked the stage after an electrifying opening by Kierra Sherard-Kelly. Special appearances by Maverick City Music and DOE wowed the crowd, and the new artist showcase was one to remember with Anthony Hall and Keyla Richardson both giving a championship performance. Saxophonist Angella Christie, took the entire audience to church, while the Red Hand Band had the crowd on their feet. Mali Music delivered the SLAM DUNK performance to end the show.
The commemoration honored doers and game-changers in the sports industry. Co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, Valerie Daniels Carter, was given the Slam Dunk “Game Changer” award and she stepped on the stage and demanded full attention. As she flashed the NBA CHAMPIONSHIP RING and offered guests in attendance the chance to put on the ring (a championship ring) in honor of ASGC celebrating 15 years. Former Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association, Dr. Billy Hunter, Esq with the Slam Dunk “Faith & Endurance” award, gave a heart reaching thank you to the audience; as well as father and son duo Pastor Larry Macon Jr. and Pastor Larry Macon Sr. with the Slam Dunk “Living Legend” award, steered the crowd to laughter and words of wisdom.
For 15 years, a Female-Black-Owned Production Company has produced All-Star Gospel Celebration during a male-dominated sports weekend. Executive Producer Tomeka B. Holyfield takes pride in producing such an epic and celebratory event. ASGC, whose theme this year is “Faith and Philanthropy,” has been exceptionally successful during NBA All-Star weekend paying tribute to NBA players, wives, coaches, high-profile individuals, and community leaders who effect change in the lives of others while portraying an inspiring and motivating image. The 15th Annual All-Star Gospel Celebration will celebrate faith and philanthropy during NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND in Cleveland by bringing together unity, diversity, peace, love, and power!
National Attention has been brought to the Christian Community in each city NBA All-Star Weekend has traveled, leaving a lasting impression on individuals who’ve attended these events. Some of the Hottest Gospel/Christian Artists have graced the stage as everyone enjoys three hours of Crazy Praise year after year! This year, ASGC will once again honor some extraordinary individuals as our Slam Dunk Honorees and Celebrate the Faith during NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND!
15th All-Star Gospel Celebration Encore Presentation
Sunday, February 27, 2002
4pm EST/1pm PT