On July 17, 2018, the stars came out for the $50K Charity Challenge Celebrity Basketball Game, presented by Monster Energy Outbreak. The event took over the Pauley Pavilion at UCLA the night before the ESPYs and included such talent as DeSean Jackson, All-Pro wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Eric Dickerson, Simeon Rice, Terrell Owens, Rashad Jennings, Maria Menounos, Iggy Azalea, Blake Griffin, Floyd Mayweather, Tyga, Colton Underwood, Nick Viall, Kendra Wilkinson, Feli Fel, Lindsay Arnold, Rampage Jackson, Omarion, Saweetie, Kendra Wilkinson, James Kyson, Michael Blackson and more.
2018 Monster Energy Outbreak Celebrity Basketball Team Members
The inaugural $50K Charity Challenge Celebrity Basketball Game hit the hardwood at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. Presented by the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour and Live Nation, this special event raised money and awareness for multiple charities in addition to the host beneficiary, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend’s WHO Cares initiative Teen Cancer America.
Eric Dickerson’s team, sponsored by Boom Cups, defeated Andre Drummond’s team, which included DeSean Jackson who ‘balled out’, (playing for the Andre Drummond Philanthropic Fund), sponsored by Charity Bids, to win the $30,000 for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation. The final score was 71-64.
Floyd Mayweather & Brittney Elena
Halftime featured musical performances by Tyga, Iggy Azalea and Saweetie, as well as a 3-Point and Free Throw Contest where celebrity participants played for the charity of their choice to win $5,000 for their charity. Jack McClinton (CEO of Active Dreamers) won the 3-Point Contest and there was a three-way tie between Lindsay Arnold (Dancing with the Stars), Colton Underwood (NFL/The Bachelorette) and Brittney Elena (MTV’s Wild N Out) for the Free Throw Contest.
DeSean “DJACC” Jackson – Red Carpet Arrival
Rashad Jennings – Red Carpet Arrival
Tyga and Iggy Azalea
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