Dear Community Partner,

I would like to personally invite you to the 8th Annual Maddbacker Celebrity Basketball Game at Sleep Train Arena, on June 17th, 2016. This star-studded charity basketball game is the premier charity event of the Summer. In attendance will be a number of entertainment, NBA and NFL stars joining to make a difference in the lives of children in the Northern California Region. Here is a list of previous celebrities in attendance: Mark Cuban, Corey Dillon, Joey Porter, Lance Briggs, Randy Moss, Bill Bellamy, Jerry Rice, Ickey Woods, Jason Terry and Chad Johnson to name a few.

Past beneficiaries of the Maddbacker Celebrity Basketball Game are: Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, Boys and Girls Club of California, U-CAN Foundation, Natomas Unified School District, and Make A Wish Foundation.

Since my retirement from the NFL, I have continued my passion in speaking to the youth with core principles and values. The Title Sponsor for this year’s event is Ticket Galaxy and Presenting Sponsor is ESPN Radio. We are supported by The National Football League Players Association, Northern California Chapter (NFL PA). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), Sacramento Chapter, and two other selected charities.

Founded in 1998, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is committed to providing all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience. To that end, PCA has conducted more than 10,000 live group workshops nationwide for more than 475,000 youth and high school sports coaches, parents, student-athletes and school/organizational leaders. Through workshops and online courses, PCA has impacted more than 4 million youth. PCA’s partnership network includes more than 1,700 youth sports organizations, cities, and schools. Click HERE to see more about the efforts of PCA.

Our goal for this years’ game is to donate $35,000 to the designated chosen charities.

Confirmed Players thus far for the 2016 game are: Super Bowl Champs; Shaquil Barrett and Brandon Marshall, Mark Cuban, Andy Miller, Parris Warren, Syd’quan Thompson, Jameel Pugh, Fred Otis Amey, Brandyn Thompson, Ahkello Witherspoon, Tony “The Tiger” Lopez, Bernard Berrian and Robbie Jones. Game Coaches: Donald Butler and Phil Oates. A total of 30 Celebrities will play in the game. More celebrities will be confirmed closer to game day.

With your support and commitment, we will succeed in achieving this goal together. Enclosed is a packet with sponsorship information and a reservation form which should be completed and returned with your check or credit card information as soon as possible or before June 1st, 2016.

If you need further information, please contact Janelle Evans, our Event Coordinator, at

With Gratitude,

Adrian Ross