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The 8th Annual All-Star Gospel Celebration will honor Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas, Tracy McGrady, CleRenda McGrady, and Roland Martin

07 Feb 13
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Amy Malone, Girl in Charge Public Relations (GICPR)

HOUSTON, TX – Former Miss Black Texas, Tomeka Holyfield in conjunction with NBA Entertainment, brings the Gospel to All Star Weekend with a star studded celebration of Faith and Inspiration. The 8th Annual All Star Gospel Celebration will honor Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas, NBA All Star Tracy McGrady and wife CleRenda McGrady, Journalist and Political Analyst Roland Martin, and several local pastors. The star studded event will be held during the 62nd NBA All-Star Weekend, Saturday, February 16, 2013, at the Arena Theater 7326 Southwest Freeway (Hwy. 59) Between Fondren Rd & Bellaire Blvd Houston, TX. Red carpet arrivals start at 12 noon, the event begins at 1:00 p.m.

The star studded event pays tribute to local pastors, and high profile individuals who effect change in the lives of others and portray a positive image that is both inspiring and motivating. The event will consist of red carpet arrivals, special celebrity guest, and uplifting musical performances.

Confirmed Participants include: Pastor Paula White, Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas, NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady and his wife CleRenda McGrady, Journalist and News Correspondent Roland Martin, Gospel Recording Artist James Fortune & Fiya, Gospel Recording Artists Brian Courtney Wilson, BET’s 106 & Park host Miss Mykie, and just added Sunday’s Best Finalist Alexis Spight, and Gospel Recording Artist Israel & New Breed

Local Honoree’s: Pastor A. Louis Patterson Jr. Mt. Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, Windsor Village United Methodist Church, Pastor Rudy Rasmus, St. John’s Downtown, Pastor Reginald DeVaughn, Sr. SilverLake Church, Pastor Terrance Johnson, Higher Dimension Church,

Proceeds from the day’s events are donated to the Helpppping Hands Foundation to assist battered women and children throughout the world.

To purchase tickets visit

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

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.

To request media credentials or schedule interviews with Tomeka Holyfield, or event participants, contact GICPR 323-972-4081.

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