FINAL DRAFT GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
Final Draft known as the new faces of R&B and most recently #1 on Billboard charts for R&B single sales, 2013 Georgia Music Awards winner for Best R&B Group, Honoree at the IED Awards in NYC for their image, and currently on the DUB Show Tour, stands firm with giving back to the community. On August 17th, Final Draft will be having a celebrity basketball game and school readiness event in conjunction with Wade Walker Park Family YMCA who’s celebrating their 1 year anniversary. The YMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility while ensuring school readiness, improving academic achievement, and inspiring teen leadership. The event will kick-off at 10:00 am when Final Draft and some of their celebrity friends like actor Justin Martin (Flight, Steel Magnolias), singer/actress Alix Lapri (Reed Between the Lines, Standing Up), Lil G (Silk), and Sir Foster (organ player for Atlanta Hawks), and more will read and interact with the kids expressing the importance of school, literacy and a love for books.
At 2:00 pm, the entertainment begins. Celebrities will come out to show the kids that they support them in being ready for school. They will be participating in Final Draft’s Celebrity Basketball Game. Some of the celebrities that will be playing are Final Draft, Shawty Lo, OJ da Juiceman, international basketball player Brandon Nichols, Fabo, actor Jermel Howard also known as Hotdog in the new Nike commercial for Kevin Durant (Brave One, Orange is the New Black), Lil G (Silk), artist & writer Kia Shine (Krispy, Best I Ever Had for Drake), producer K-Major (2 Chainz), Dre P (Bad Girls Club, Love Games), Stevie J, Jr., Stizz (Stevie J’s artist), DJ Kelo, and many more. The Movers will be coached by Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s Stevie J and the Shakers will be coached by NBA player Joe Johnson. The national anthem will be sung by R&B singer Tony Terry and the halftime performance will be Final Draft. Confirmed and invited guests are Karlie Redd (Love & Hip Hop ATL), Ramona Rizzo (VH1’s Mob Wives), Stuey Rock (artist & Hot 107.9 radio personality), Jacob Latimore, Tanisha Thomas (face and host of everything on Oxygen TV), Jean-Claude, Pastor Robert Whittaker, Brooklyn Tankard (Bravo), E.J., Pastor Jermaine Lane, and many more.
Courtesy of Fueling the Dreams, Final Draft will be giving away free school supplies to over 300 kids before the game at 1pm. Jerseys are provided by Lightweight Athletics. Gifting suite and giveaways provided by Started from the Bottom Tour. Special thanks to Chick-Fil-A Memorial Drive and Earl Jam Entertainment for their involvement. Thank you to Andre Deas, Ebony Anderson, Karen Poyser, the planning committee and Winston Myers, executive director and all of the staff and volunteers of the Wade Walker Park Family YMCA.This is a free event and open to the public. Final Draft’s event will be held at Wade Walker Park Family YMCA, 5605 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain, GA.