Suns to Host 8th Annual Jack in the Box Celebrity Shootout on January 19

by Jeramie McPeek
VP, Digital
Posted Jan. 10, 2008

Nearly 20 nationally recognized entertainment celebrities will descend upon Phoenix to compete in the 8th Annual Jack in the Box Celebrity Shootout, presented by Robert and Carole Machiz. This star-studded charity basketball game tips-off at US Airways Center on Saturday, January 19 at 2 PM.

Celebrities from the movie, television and music industries scheduled to appear include (subject to change without notice):

Omarion: Recording Artist/Actor (“Feel the Noise”, “You Got Served”)

Bill Bellamy: Actor/Comedian (“Last Comic Standing”, “Any Given Sunday”, “Fastlane”)

Donald Faison: Actor (“Scrubs”, “Clueless”, “Remember the Titans”)

Brian McKnight: Recording Artist/Actor (“Jimmie”, “American Dreams”)

Marques Houston: Recording Artist/Actor (“You Got Served”, “American Dreams”)

Brody Jenner: Reality TV Star ("The Hills")

Frankie Delgado: Reality TV Star ("The Hills")

Columbus Short: Actor ("Stomp the Yard”, “Save the Last Dance 2”, This Christmas")

Terry Crews: Actor (“Everybody hates Chris”, “White Chicks”, “The Longest Yard”)

Keith Robinson: Actor ("Dreamgirls", “American Dreams”, "This Christmas")

Brian White: Actor ("The Game Plan", "Stomp the Yard", "The Family Stone")

Nick Swardson: Actor/Writer/Producer (“The Benchwarmers”, “Reno 911”, “Click”)

Tank: Recording Artist

Morris Chestnut: Actor (“Ladder 49”, “Breakin’ All the Rules”)

In addition to catching a rare, up close glimpse of these personalities, fans will also enjoy appearances by members of the Phoenix Suns team, The Gorilla, Suns Dancers and Adio Sol Patrol.

Tickets start at just $8.00 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, by calling 480-784-4444 or at the US Airways Center box office. Doors for the event open at 12:30 PM.

Funds raised from the Shootout will benefit Phoenix Suns Charities, Suns Nite Hoops and Cox Charities. Phoenix Suns Charities is the cornerstone of the team’s foundation, making grants to non-profit organizations that serve children and youth in the area’s of education, health and human services, the arts, sports and recreation, and rehabilitation.

Suns Nite Hoops is a non-profit program offering life skills, educational advancement and job readiness to at-risk young men and their families by providing them with positive alternatives to drugs, gangs and violence.

With the goal of providing the Valley’s youth with the tools they need for long-term success, Cox Charities focuses on education and development in four target areas – science and technology, arts and culture, healthy lifestyle choices and social issues.

NOTE: Media availability for the 8th Annual Jack in the Box Celebrity Shootout will take place from 1:30 PM – 2 PM on Saturday, January 19. Media check-in will begin at 1:15 PM in the Guest Relations lobby, located inside the Casino Arizona Pavilion at US Airways Center. For media credentials, please RSVP by 5 PM on Friday, January 18 to