One of the most difficult tasks in today's sports environment is putting together a celebrity basketball game.
Former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Adrian Ross continues to try to raise money for local Sacramento-area charity causes such as Shriners Hospital; The Center for Fathers and Families; Roberts Family Development Center and the True Grit Sports Academy.
Ross, an Elk Grove High School graduate and San Jose native, is hosting his Maddbacker seventh celebrity contest July 9th at the Capital Christian Center beginning at 5 p.m.
Tickets are $10 with all of the proceeds going towards helping the local charities and causes his Maddbacker Foundation supports.
Quite naturally, Ross' NFL background suggests a heavily-weighted cast of hoopers from the football realm.
NFL wide receivers and defensive backs often also performed at elite levels on the basketball court. Stevie Johnson of the Buffalo Bills and Lavelle Hawkins of the Tennessee Titans are expected to play as well as Arizona linebackers Joey Porter and Clark Haggans.
Other NFLers who prepped in SacTown expected to display their hoop skills are Tampa Bay's Sammie Stroughter and Washington's Brandyn Thompson. Former NFL all-star running back Corey Dillon and offensive lineman Ephraim Salaam are slated to throw down.
Ross said Miami Dolphins wide receiver Marlon Moore will enter the contest of the mindset to score 40 points. He'll also be going against former Florin High star and current filmaker/producer Deon Taylor and entertainers Rick Ross and BSmoove.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.maddbackercelebritygame.com.