Celebrity Basketball Game held to raise money for Tyner, encourage mentorship for athletes


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Streetball Showdown hosted their first annual Charity Celebrity Basketball game at Tyner Academy Saturday.

Former And 1’s Shut Down Kings faced off against The Chattanooga All-Stars.

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While the main event was the game, there was live entertainment and giveaways.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to honor the family of Javon Craddock and Tyner Basketball.

Roger Woods, Co-Founder of Streetball Showdown says it’s also about giving athletes someone they can look up to.

Woods says, “We want to bring basketball back to its original intent and that’s mentorship.”

He says the game was created years ago and it was “to win man to the master or mentorship and discipleship so we are on this quest to bring basketball back to its original intent, and that’s discipleship.”

The event also featured Hawk from the movie Uncle Drew.