Roc Nation Sports, Robinson Cano’s RC22 Foundation, CC Sabathia’s PitCCh In Foundation, Miguel Cotto’s Fundacion El Angel, and Nick Jonas’ Beyond Type 1 today announce the second official Roc Nation Summer Classic Basketball Tournament at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Sabathia, Cano, Cotto and Jonas will serve as captains to celebrity basketball teams, which will be announced at a later date, in a tournament style competition. All proceeds from the event will serve to equally benefit signature programs for the RC22 Foundation, the PitCCh In Foundation, Fundacion El Angel de Miguel Cotto and Beyond Type 1.
This year’s Roc Nation Summer Classic aims to elevate the precedent set in August 2014, when Roc Nation Sports, CC Sabathia and Robinson Cano hosted the first official Roc Nation Summer Classic Basketball Game at Barclays Center. The night successfully raised $1,040,000, with all proceeds equally benefiting the PitCCh In Foundation and the RC22 Foundation with the collective aim of increasing opportunities for underserved youth in the areas of education, wellness and fitness. Team Sabathia took on Team Cano in a competitive celebrity match-up led by master of ceremonies Angie Martinez and guest host Jay Williams, who will both be returning on July 21 in the same capacity, and a coaching staff of NBA and MLB pros including Kevin Durant, Derek Jeter, Carmelo Anthony, JR Smith, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. Stellar player performances and stand outs on the court included DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Terrell Owens, Fabolous, and Ne-Yo while many familiar faces could be seen among thousands of spectators including Rihanna, Skylar Diggins, Cara Delevingne, Angela Simmons, Stephen A. Smith, Future and Young Jeezy. Ultimately, Team Cano overcame Team Sabathia by merely 2 points – a deficit which Team Sabathia hopes to overcome on July 21 for their official rematch.
The Roc Nation Summer Classic Basketball Tournament on July 21 will once again feature a celebrity basketball showdown between Team Sabathia vs. Team Cano and Team Cotto vs. Team Jonas, with the winner of each match up advancing to a championship round. Other key features will include a dunk showdown, silent auction, and much more. In addition, this year, Power 105.1 will serve as the official radio partner for the Roc Nation Summer Classic Basketball Tournament.
Citi is the official pre-sale partner of the Roc Nation Summer Classic. Citi card members will have access to pre-sale tickets to this event through City’s Private Pass Program beginning Monday, April 11 at 10:00 a.m. ET. For complete pre-sale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. In addition, pre-sale is available to TIDAL subscribers on Monday, April 11 at 10:00 a.m. ET at www.tidal.com/rnsummerclassic. New TIDAL members can sign up for an account (with a free-trial) here: www.tidal.com/us/try-now-c. General ticket prices ranging from $10.50 to $150, not including applicable service charges and taxes, go on sale Friday, April 15 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will be available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com (bit.ly/RNSummerClassic16) and charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Special packages, including VIP experiences and exclusive access to future Roc Nation events, begin at $250 (not including applicable service charges and taxes) and are also available on Ticketmaster.com.
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