This year Bo Talley and Blaq Pearl Entertainment brought us “Balling For Lupus Charity Event” all female Celebrity Charity Basketball Game that has brought together some of Atlanta’s finest female notables & influencers for the past 3 years to help bring more awareness to the chronic illness Lupus. This year they honor 6 remarkable individuals that have been affected by lupus, whether it is from a person living with lupus currently or a loved one who has passed. some of the honorees included Grammy Award Winning singer Toni Braxton, Deborah Jennings who has committed herself to giving back to the cause. The crowd stayed entertained with hosts Kiana Dancie (comedienne) , Mz. Wall Street ( Comedienne) and DJ Waffles (BE 100 Radio) and Performers including Arii Raye, Daughter of R.Kelly, and Jhonni Blaze from Love & Hip Hop NY.
This years Coaches Included Erica Dixon (VH1’s LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA), Lola Robinson (WETV’s MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN),Plenette Pierson (2X WNBA CHAMPION & current WNBA DALLAS WINGS) ,Debra Ann Antney (VH1’s LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA), KARA BRAXTON (2X WNBA CHAMPION & PLAYER) ,Towanda Braxton (WETV’s BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES). Some of this years players were PORSHA FERGUSON (TYLER PERRY’S HAVE AND HAVE NOTS) * OKEVIA WILSON (WEtv’s SELLING OT IN THE ATL) * PATRICIA THOMPSON (WEtv’s CUTTING IT IN THE ATL) * BLU (OXYGENS BAD GIRLS CLUB) * CHRISTINA GRANVILLE aka MS. BASKETBALL (SEMI PRO BBALL PLAYER) * JAI DAVIS (CELEBRITY FITNESS TRAINER) * REIGNDROP LOPES (1ST LADY OF HIP ROCK) * LAKENYA MORRIS (WEtv’s CUTTING IT IN THE ATL) BROOKLYN TANKARD (BRAVOS THICKER THAN WATER). Winning again for the 3rd year in a row was the Purple team who won with 36 points. Some notable faces included Lil Zane, Stevie Baggs Jr, Chef Tregayes ( Food Network) , Johnnie Cabell and more.
Congrats to you Bo for another amazing event.