Holyfield to Appear at Celebrity Shootout

Posted: March 2, 2012

Four-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield as well as 1994 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Isaiah Rider and Arizona Cardinals’ Calais Campbell will join the roster of nationally recognized entertainment and sports celebrities who will participate in the 11th Annual Jack in the Box Celebrity Shootout, presented by Robert and Carole Machiz.

Actors Brian White, Kyle and Chris Massey will also lace up their sneakers and play in the celebrity basketball game benefitting Phoenix Suns Charities and Suns Nite Hoops.

The event features nationally recognized entertainment celebrities dueling it out on the court to benefit Phoenix Suns Charities. This star-studded charity basketball game tips-off at US Airways Center on Saturday, March 3 at 2 p.m.

Tickets start at $9.00 and can be purchased online at Suns.com/CelebShootout, through Ticketmaster, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or at the US Airways Center box office.

Celebrity Shootout Roster (subject to change without notice):

Anthony Anderson: Actor (“Transformers”, “The Departed”, “Barbershop”)
Calais Campbell: Athlete ( Defensive Lineman for the Arizona Cardinals)
Donald Faison: Actor (“Scrubs” (TV), “Remember the Titans, “Clueless”)
Damaris Lewis: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model
Christopher Massey: Actor (“Zoey 101” (TV), “Everyone Hates Chris” (TV))
Kyle Massey: Actor (“Fish Hooks”(TV), “Cory in the House”(TV) “That’s So Raven”(TV)
Joel David Moore: Actor (“Avatar”, “Grandma’s Boy”, “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”)
Frankie Muniz: Actor/Musician (“Malcolm in the Middle (TV))
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro: Reality TV Personality (“Jersey Shore” (TV))
Terrell Owens: Athlete/Reality TV Personality ( “The T.O. Show” (TV))
Isaiah Rider: Athlete (former NBA Basketball player & 1994 NBA Slam Dunk Champion)
Pauly Shore: Comedian
Columbus Short: Actor (“Scandal” (TV), “Stomp the Yard”, “Stomp the Yard 2: The Homecoming”)
Nick Swardson: Comedian/Actor (host of “Pretend Time” (TV), “Reno 911” (TV))
Bubba Watson: Athlete (PGA Tour Golfer)
Brian White: Actor (“Good Deeds”, “Stomp the Yard”, “Family Stone”)
JoJo (coach): Recording Artist
Jordin Sparks (coach): Recording Artist
Evander Holyfield (referee): Four-time Heavyweight Champion Boxer

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 Solar Squad.

Funds raised from the Shootout will benefit Phoenix Suns Charities and Suns Nite Hoops. Phoenix Suns Charities is the cornerstone of the team’s foundation, making grants to non-profit organizations that serve the youth in areas 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 positive alternatives to drugs, gangs, and violence.

Media availability for the 11th Annual Jack in the Box Celebrity Shootout will take place from 1:30 – 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. Media check-in will begin at 1:15 p.m. in the Guest Relations lobby, located inside the Casino Arizona Pavilion at US Airways Center. For media credentials please RSVP by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 2 to SunsPR@suns.com.