Sunday, February 20, 2011
ANAHEIM, CA – The Angels and Fox Sports West have unveiled their 2011 Cactus League television schedule, announcing a slate of 11 games to be aired live from Tempe Diablo Stadium.
The television coverage begins February 28th when the Angels play host to divisional foe Oakland at Tempe Diablo Stadium and continues through March 24th vs. the Milwaukee Brewers.
Click here for the complete slate of Spring Training TV game.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
In the midst of the NBA's longest road trip of the season - 11 straight road games - and having just completed a span of eight games in 13 days, the All-Star break could not come fast enough for many on the Clippers roster.
There's not much of a break, however, for Clippers rookie Blake Griffin. Griffin will have a jam-packed schedule of All-Star events waiting for him when he returns to STAPLES Center this week.
Between the Rookie/Sophomore Challenge, the Dunk ContestAll-Star Game itself, Griffin will become the first NBA player to ever appear in competitions Friday, Saturday and Sunday of All-Star weekend. And with that exciting, yet daunting assignment ahead of him, the runaway contender for Rookie of the Year made sure to get as much rest as possible on the road - something that's actually easier than being at home.
foxsportswest.com: No Break For All-Star Blake Griffin
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
WHAT: Under Armour and Brandon Jennings have teamed up to bring a state-of-the-art basketball court renovation to Rowley Park in Brandon’s hometown of Gardena, CA. Rowley Park is Brandon’s original “home court,” the place where as a young child he learned the love of the game that still drives him to succeed today. The updated outdoor court will be unveiled at a celebration kicking off NBA All-Star Week.
The updated court features a new Sport Court rubber surface with the Under Armour and Brandon Jennings “BJ3” logos and premium NBA regulation hoops. The celebration brings Brandon’s energy and excitement for his hometown back to the people he loves most, with festivities for kids including a H.O.R.S.E. competition against Brandon, pick-up games, a Mobile Barbershop providing free haircuts, Under Armour gear prizes, and the culmination of the celebration---a ribbon cutting with Brandon Jennings and the Mayor of Gardena.
WHO: Brandon Jennings, NBA point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks
Matt Mirchin, Under Armour SVP, Sports Marketing
Mayor Paul Tanaka, Mayor of Gardena, CA
WHEN: Thursday, February 17, 2011
WHERE: Rowley Park
13220 S. Van Ness Ave
Gardena, CA 90247
Thursday, February 10, 2011
LEXUS AND L.A. CLIPPER BARON DAVIS DO GOOD FOR UNDERSERVED CHILDREN: CHALLENGES CELEBRITY FRIENDS TO RACE IN THE LEXUS CT 200H
(Los Angeles, CA) February 10, 2011 – Los Angeles Clippers point guard Baron Davis is teaming up with leading luxury automaker Lexus to raise funds for his foundation, Rising Stars of America (RSOA). On Thursday, February 17th at 4 p.m., Davis will host The CT 200h Challenge at 1220 S. Figueroa Street in Downtown Los Angeles. The Challenge will consist of a competitive race in Lexus CT 200h hybrid vehicles driven by Davis and his celebrity friends.
Presently, Davis is challenging fellow celebrities via his Twitter handle, @Baron_ Davis, to race on a specially constructed obstacle course near the Staples Center. Celebrities from TV, film and sports will compete in the all-new CT 200h to achieve the fastest time. The winner will receive either a year lease of the CT 200h or have the opportunity to donate the lease of the vehicle to a charity of his or her choice.
The benefit to the RSOA foundation will result from $1,000 awarded to Davis for each celebrity who participates in the competition. RSOA is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 that utilizes athletics, mentorship and positive role modeling to teach kids life skills as well as ethical and social values.
Celebrities who accept Davis’ challenge will be among the first to drive the all-new Lexus CT 200h. This sporty hybrid delivers a dynamic, fun-to-drive experience not seen in hybrids before. With four different drive modes, including Sport, Normal, ECO and an all-electric EV mode, the CT offers true personalization of the driving experience. While it features Lexus luxury throughout, it also leads the luxury class in fuel economy with a 42 mpg city/highway combined rating.
The CT 200h Challenge is open to the public. Live music will be played by DJ Skee and an assortment of Twitter-based food trucks including The Komodo and Sweets will be on hand. For more information please visit www.facebook.com/Lexus and click on the CT 200h tab.
California sports celebrities to sign autographs, meet and greet fans, auction off rare sports memorabilia, with proceeds to benefit thousands of at-risk youth
ONTARIO, CA (February 10, 2011) - The California Sports Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2011, featuring California sports legends Dick Vermeil, Mike Haynes, Ken Norton, Tony Lopez and Bob Miller, during its 5th annual Induction Ceremony on Sunday, February 27 at 5:00 p.m., at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, CA. Many former inductees and sports celebrities have been invited to attend, meet and greet guests, sign autographs and participate in an auction featuring rare sports memorabilia. Proceeds will benefit thousands of underprivileged youth.
“We are proud to continue our tradition of recognizing incredible Californians who have made outstanding contributions at the highest level in sports,” said Christian Okoye, Founder, California Sports Hall of Fame. “The Class of 2011 truly embodies what sports is all about and we are excited to honor them during this special evening, which will also benefit at-risk youth across our state.”
The Class of 2011 was selected by a special committee, comprised of past California Sports Hall of Fame inductees and celebrity athletes, for their outstanding contributions to the world of sports in California and/or for their ties to the state.
Dick Vermeil, an NFL Super Bowl Champion with the St. Louis Rams, attended San Jose State University and was born in Calistoga, near Napa Valley. Mike Haynes is an NFL Hall of Famer with the Los Angeles Raiders. Ken Norton, a WBC Heavyweight Champion and World Boxing Hall of Famer, was born in San Diego. Tony Lopez, a three-time World Boxing Champion, was born in Sacramento. Bob Miller is a recognized Play-by-Play Announcer and known as the “Voice of the LA Kings.”
Many former inductees will be in attendance to sign autographs, meet and greet guests and welcome the Class of 2011. Past inductees that have been invited include California sports celebrities such as Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Willie Mays, Reggie Jackson, David “Deacon” Jones, Eric Dickerson, Tommy Lasorda, Dan Fouts, Dave Winfield, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mike Powell, Tom Flores, Marcus Allen, Cheryl Miller, Karch Kiraly and many more.
Plus, guests will have the chance to win rare sports memorabilia during silent and live auctions, with proceeds to benefit thousands of at-risk California children.
The California Sports Hall of Fame provides scholarships to disadvantaged student athletes and hosts free athletic clinics for underprivileged youth, featuring active and retired professional athletes and Olympians. Through clinics and mentorship, the California Sports Hall of Fame hopes to foster a goal-setting spirit in each child to continue their education and succeed in life.
Each ticket, including the induction dinner and ceremony, costs $260. One ticket, including the induction reception, dinner and ceremony, costs $400.
To purchase tickets and for more information, please contact the California Sports Hall of Fame at (909) 481-3541, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.californiasportshalloffame.org.
About California Sports Hall of Fame
The California Sports Hall of Fame, founded in 2006, has a mission to capture the passion children and young adults have for sports and direct that energy to enhance their educational and personal goals. Through the organization’s efforts and resources, the California Sports Hall of Fame supports and promotes education and sports for underprivileged children and young adults throughout California.
For more information on the California Sports Hall of Fame, please call (909) 481-3541, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.californiasportshalloffame.org. The mailing address is: California Sports Hall of Fame, PO Box 1323, Alta Loma, CA 91701.
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011
EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers will hold “Camp Lakers 2011,” presented by dazadi.com, a youth basketball day camp for boys and girls ages 9-18, this summer in two sessions, it was announced by the team. Camp will take place at the Roybal Learning Center in Los Angeles and will run from 9am to 4pm each day. Session one will be held June 28-July 1; session two will be held July 5-8.
“Camp Lakers provides young basketball players with an excellent and unique opportunity to improve their skills and participate with players from all over the world,” said Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. “Our experienced staff encourages the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship and determination, values that are necessary both on and off the court, and we are happy to once again conduct camp at the Roybal Learning Center.”
The Roybal Learning Center, located in downtown Los Angeles, features eleven full indoor and outdoor courts on a campus that is less than three years old.
The cost will be $350, per session; lunch will also be provided daily to each camper. Net proceeds from the camps are used by the Lakers for charitable purposes.
Approximately 7,500 campers have attended Camp Lakers over the past eleven years, and the camps have sold out every year. It is anticipated that this year’s camp will sell out by late May. For more information, please call the camp hotline at (310) 426-6055, email email@example.com or visit the Lakers website at www.lakers.com.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The NBA is set to announce the reserves for this year's All-Star Game live on TNT on Thursday and Blake Griffin should be named.
Ironically, Griffin and the Clippers will be en route to Atlanta - home of the TNT studios - when the announcement is made. The rest of the league could know if Griffin makes the All-Star Game before he even does, although there shouldn't even be an "if."
Griffin is having an All-Star season. What else does this kid have to do?
foxsportswest.com: Griffin Should Be an All-Star
LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers will embark on their eighth annual Community Caravan on Monday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 15. This year’s Dodgers Community Caravan presented by USC University Hospital is themed “Two Days of Community Service” where current and former Dodger players will join Dodger fans in giving back to Los Angeles Community.
Monday, February 14
Day one of the Dodgers Community Caravan will feature Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly and Dodgers Andre Ethier and James Loney. Hall of Fame Manager and Special Advisor to the Chairman Tommy Lasorda alongside former Dodgers Steve Garvey, Bobby Castillo, Tommy Davis, Kenny Landreaux and Rudy Law and Dodger broadcaster Steve Lyons will also participate.
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Los Angeles River Cleanup (Public must pre-register for a chance to participate)
The Dodgers in partnership with Los Angeles City Council District 1, Councilmember Ed P. Reyes and Los Angeles Conservation Corps/Los Angeles River Keepers will clean up the banks of the L.A. River.
Dodger fans must pre-register online to participate. The event is open to the first 250 registrants that sign up at www.dodgers.com/caravan.
5:00 p.m. Lopez Tonight Taping in Burbank
The Dodgers will make an appearance on George Lopez’s national show to share their community service experiences.
Tuesday, February 15
Dodgers Rafael Furcal, Matt Kemp, Tony Gwynn Jr., Jay Gibbons and Gabe Kapler will join former Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela, Ron Cey, Derrel Thomas, “Sweet” Lou Johnson and Special Advisor to the Chairman Don Newcombe in the Los Angeles community for day two of the Dodgers Community Caravan. Dodger broadcasters Charley Steiner and Pepe Yñiguez will also partake.
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Heal the Bay, Santa Monica (Public must pre-register for a chance to participate)
Dodger fans will join the Dodgers on a Heal the Bay cleanup at Santa Monica beach. The event is open to the first 750 fans that register online at www.healthebay.org/events. Participants will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win autographed baseballs, Dodger tickets and raffle items at the day’s event.
4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Dodgers Dreamfield Dedication Ceremony at Northridge Recreation Center
The Dodgers Dream Foundation will dedicate its 10th Dodgers Dreamfield at the Northridge Recreation Center. Councilman Greig Smith will join and youngsters from the community will participate in the field’s first clinic with the Dodgers who will instruct them on the fundamentals of baseball.
More information on the Dodgers Dream Foundation and the club’s charitable endeavors can be found at dodgers.com/community.