Balling for a cause! Roc Nation held its Summer Classic Charity Basketball game to help raise funds for several non-profit organizations. T.I., Fabolous, Fat Joe, DJ Khaled and more came out to hoop it up and show their support. Flicks inside…
Yesterday, Roc Nation Sports hosted its 2nd annual Summer Classic Charity Basketball Tournament at the Barclays Center for an evening of fun with a cause.
All proceeds from the event will serve to equally benefit programs for the CC Sabathia’s PitCCh In Foundation, Robinson Cano’s RC22 Foundation, Miguel Cotto’s Fundacion El Angel and Nick Jonas’ Beyond Type 1 Foundation. Sabathia, Cano, Cotto and Jonas served as captains to their celebrity basketball teams.
Roc Nation Sports senior management executive Shawn “Pecas” Costner,Fat Joe and T.I. were all in attendance, snapping it up with CC on the sidelines during the festivities.
Salute! Now that Tip has a distribution deal with Roc Nation and is a co-owner of TIDAL, it was only right he hit up the event.
And he made sure to capture the moment with his cellphone.
Pop singer Demi Lovato was also in the building.
SnapChat King DJ Khaled, who is now managed by Jay Z, was also in the mix. Per usual, he had his cellphone out to chronicle his evening on his SnapChat account.
In music news, Khaled's new album Major Key is set to drop on July 29th.
NYC rapper Fabolous brought his son Johan along for the fun where they hit the carpet alongside Khaled and baseball player Robinson Cano. Johan watched his dad ball out on the court from the stands.
"Power" star Rotimi came out to show his support. If you haven't yet, check out the first episode of season 3 of the hit STARZ series. By the way, "Power" has been renewed for seasons 4 & 5, so we'll be seeing plenty of Rotimi on our television screens, that is, if he doesn't get killed.
R&B singer Justine Skye hit the carpet before taking center stage to perform the National Anthem.
"Hit The Floor" actor Rob Riley was all smiles on the carpet before hitting to court to play for Team Cano.
DOPE star Shameik Moore, who's gearing up for his Netflix series "The Get Down," popped up at the event for the basketball fun. "The Get Down" is expected to be released on August 12th via Netflix.
Power 105 radio personality Angie Martinez was courtside, alongside Khaled and his pregnant fiancee Nicole, to check out the action up close.
Khaled couldn't resist getting in some shooting time in between games.
Rappers Jadakiss and Dave East, "Empire" star Bre-Z, "Power" star Rotimi and Power 105 personality DJ Envy played on CC's team.
Here's how the tournament went down:
In game 1, Team Cano defeated Team Sabathia (above) with a final score of 45-34. In game 2, Team Jonas beat Team Cotto. Then, Team Jonas and Team Cano battled it out in the championship game.
And Team Cano, with former NFLer Terrell Owens, was victorious, 37-33!
We raised 1.1 million for charity tonight! thank u to everyone who came out to support!… https://t.co/CRWEWf1HQn
— Angie Martinez (@angiemartinez) July 22, 2016
The charity game was a total success as $1.1 million was raised for the four foundations. Nice!