Players Named For Vince Carter Charity Basketball Game

Players Announced For 2002 Vince Carter Charity All-Star Game

(July 19, 2002) -- Vince Carter announced Friday a preliminary list of NBA players set to hit the hardwood at Air Canada Centre on August 2 at 7:30 pm for the second annual Vince Carter Charity All-Star basketball game, presented by Air Canada. Some of the brightest stars in basketball are lending their time to raise funds for local Toronto children’s charities. Those who have committed to participate include:

Vince Carter makes his court return with some talented friends
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Alonzo Mourning, Miami
Elton Brand, Clippers

Vince Carter, Toronto
Jerry Stackhouse, Detroit

Jamaal Magloire, New Orleans

Muggsy Bogues

John Wallace, Phoenix
Antawn Jamison, Golden State

Kenny Thomas, Houston
Shammond Williams, Seattle

Lindsey Hunter, Toronto
Jerome Williams, Toronto

Shawn Marion, Phoenix
Derek Anderson, Portland

Morris Peterson, Toronto

“This will be a great chance to play for fun with all of these guys that I would normally compete against and at the same time help needy children in the community,” said Carter. “Last year’s game was a great experience for all who attended and this year will be the exclamation point on a memorable series of charity events.”

The Vince Carter Charity All-Star Game tips-off Caribana weekend and is part of Carter’s second annual Summer Jam, a series of charitable events including a basketball camp for kids and a golf tournament, taking place in Toronto. The Summer Jam is expected to raise several hundred thousand dollars for Vince Carter’s Embassy of Hope Foundation and the Raptors Foundation to benefit Toronto children’s charities. For more information the public may call 416-815-VC15 (8215).

Last year’s game broke an NBA attendance record for a league-sanctioned charity game and Carter hopes to hold on to that record with another full-house at Air Canada Centre this year.

Tickets for the charity game start at $14 and are available through TicketMaster, 416-872-5000. With the purchase of a ticket, fans automatically have a chance to win a collectible print of the game logo autographed by Vince Carter.