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20 Feb 12
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT:
Amy Malone, Girl in Charge Public Relations (GICPR)
323.455.0332 office, 323.972.4081 – cell

Toska Medlock Lee, ASGB
214.729.6144

FEBRUARY, 2012 – theHELPPPPagency, dubbed as the premier “Red-Carpet” event producers in the faith-based community announced today its star-studded line-up of artists and Slam Dunk Honorees for the 7th Annual All-Star Gospel Brunch & Extravaganza. The All-Star Gospel Brunch, in conjunction with NBA Entertainment, will celebrate local leaders in the Orlando area that have made a difference in their communities. The event will be held during the 61st Annual NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando, FL, Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The star-studded event, co-hosted by actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and comedian Jonathan Slocumb will highlight and pay tribute to 4 Slam Dunk Honorees who are Pastors in the Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida areas. They are: Jonathan McKnight, Willie C. Barnes, Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Jr. and Clint Brown. A Special Video Tribute during the luncheon will honor Zackery Tims for his life and legacy, and long-time supporter and friend of All-Star Gospel Brunch, Paula White.

This year’s event will include performances from Grammy® Award-Winning artists Marvin Sapp, and Grammy Nominee, Sundays Best Winner and Orlando Native LeAndria Johnson. Other confirmed attendee’s include Doug and Jackie Christie, Dwight Howard, and the family of Zackery Tims.

“NBA All-Star Weekend is always an exciting time for the local community, NBA players, NBA legends, NBA moms, and NBA wives,” exclaims event producer Tomeka Holyfield. “For the past 6 years, NBA Entertainment continues to recognize that many players and their families appreciate the opportunity to pause a moment and enjoy the inspiration that this event delivers. It’s an awesome platform for athletes, current and former players and executives alike to come out and share in the accomplishments of leaders in the community who make a difference.”

The red-carpet affair is known for its 5-course brunch, live music from some of today’s top Gospel artists, gifts and star-studded production. Known as one of the hottest tickets during All-Star Weekend, this fabulous event boasts an afternoon of elegance, entertainment, and inspiration. Proceeds from the day’s events are donated to the Helpppping Hands Foundation to assist battered women and children throughout the world.

ASGB is open to the Orlando general public and tickets may be purchased online at www.allstargospelbrunch.com or at the honoree’s respective Churches. A limited number of VIP tickets are available. For sponsorship information, please call Toska Medlock Lee at 214.729.6144 or visit www.allstargospelbrunch.com

About the HELPPPP Agency:
The Helpppagency birthed in 2005, is a full service event planning and management company based in Atlanta Georgia owned and operated by Tomeka Holyfield. The Agency gained national attention in 2006 after producing the first ever red carpet event during NBA All-Star Weekend catering to the Christian Community. The event recognizes and celebrates local pastors, sports figures and celebrities who share in the faith. The All-Star Gospel Brunch, now in its 7th year, has become a staple event during NBA All-Star Weekend. www.thehelppppagency.com

About The HELPPPPing Hands Foundation:
A 501(c) 3 non-profit organization designed to meet the needs and empower women and children everywhere since 1997. For the past 14 years they’ve been Helping, Empowering and Preparing people for their PURPOSE, PLAN and PLATFORM by lending a HELPPPPing Hand. The focus is on assisting abused & battered women and their children by providing support counseling, education and resources that will help to transition these individuals back into society as a viable citizen in homes and communities. To learn more about The HELPPPPing Hands Foundation, visit them at www.TheHelpingHandsFoundation.us

To schedule interviews with the following participants Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jonathan Slocumb, Marvin Sapp, LeAndria Johnson, or Congresswoman Corrine Brown, contact GICPR.

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GIC Public Relations is a full service firm specializing in media outreach, crisis management, and event coordination for all facets of the entertainment industry, political campaigns, sports figures, non-profit organizations, and corporate projects. For additional information visit us at www.gicpublicrelations.net