The stars were out for the 2nd Annual $50k Charity Challenge presented by Idol Roc Entertainment, sponsored by Monster Energy, BoomCups Charitybids, YOCO Nashville, and hosted by Power 106’s DJ Felli Fel at the home of UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. Teen Cancer America was one of the featured charities in the celebrity basketball game that helped raise funds, profile, and awareness.
There were several celebrities that participated in this years’s event including: Boxing Legend Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, 3x Super Bowl Champion, Rob Gronkowski; Grammy nominated rapper, Snoop Dogg; NFL Hall of Fame inductee, Eric Dickerson; Teen Cancer Ambassador, Neetu Chandra; ABC’s The Bachelor, Colton Underwoood; in-game commentator DJ Paul from rap group Three 6 Mafia, actor Jake Austin from Netflix’s The Fosters, Los Angeles Lakers forward, Kyle Kuzma; skateboard phenom, Nyjah Huston; and America’s Got Talent host, Nick Cannon were some, but not all that stopped to take pictures during the pre-game warm-ups.
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Hosted inside UCLA’s legendary Pauley Pavilion, the event allowed cancer survivors and TCA advocates an opportunity to interact and interview celebrities.
TCA intern, Matthew Barry, had a conversation with WWE Superstar Rusev Day and discussed the significance of the foundation and the charity basketball game.
“I am just so glad I am here to represent this meaningful cause,” said Rusev. When talking about life in the WWE and how it felt to be on top of the world. He said, “I am just a lucky kid whose dreams came true!”
The halftime show was also a big hit that featured performances by Ty Dolla $ign, DaBaby, and 1TakeJay.
The event kicked off the week of the “ESPY” awards show in Los Angeles with several other unannounced celebrities that made surprise appearances to support the cause.
Idol Roc Entertainment, Monster Energy, and BoomCups made this event possible. Thank you for supporting Teen Cancer America and we look forward to the next event!