POSTED: Friday January 22nd 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASSERMAN MEDIA GROUP'S NBA PLAYERS SCORE FOR CLINTON BUSH HAITI FUND THROUGH FUNDRAISING PROGRAM
President Bill Clinton will announce the program on ESPN during halftime of the Friday, January 22 game (beginning at 8 p.m. ET) between the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks.
Los Angeles, CA January 21, 2010 - Wasserman Media Group, a leading sports and entertainment agency, has developed a program to join forces between its professional basketball roster of 47 players and The Wasserman Foundation, to raise and donate a minimum of $500,000 to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF). President Bill Clinton will announce the program on ESPN during halftime of the Friday, January 22 game (beginning at 8 p.m. ET) between the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks. Among the players are J.J. Redick and Jason Williams of the Orlando Magic.
During halftime President Clinton will be interviewed by ESPN’s Mike Breen. Wasserman represented players New York Knicks’ Danilo Gallinari and Los Angeles Lakers’ Pau Gasol will also be courtside.
Through the agency-wide program, Wasserman NBA players will make personal contributions or donate a designated sum per point they each score. The collective funds raised will be matched by The Wasserman Foundation, the family’s private charitable organization.
Fans are encouraged to visit the CBHF at http://clintonbushhaitifund.org to contribute to the joint efforts of President Clinton and President George W. Bush to restore the lives of those who survived the earthquake in Haiti on January 12.
Wasserman Media Group basketball players donating monies per points scored include:
Antawn Jamison - Washington Wizards
Derrick Rose - Chicago Bulls
Joe Johnson - Atlanta Hawks
Kendrick Perkins - Boston Celtics
Mike Dunleavy Jr - Indiana Pacers
Mike Miller - Washington Wizards
Pau Gasol - Los Angeles Lakers
Russell Westbrook - Oklahoma City Thunder
Spencer Hawes - Sacramento Kings
Tyreke Evans - Sacramento Kings
Wasserman Media Group clients participating in the donation efforts with generous contributions include:
Ben Wallace - Detroit Pistons
Brandon Roy - Portland Trail Blazers
Brian Scalabrine - Boston Celtics
Brook Lopez - New Jersey Nets
Dan Gadzuric - Milwaukee Bucks
Danilo Gallinari - New York Knicks
DeAndre Jordan - Los Angeles Clippers
DJ Augustin - Charlotte Bobcats
Dorell Wright - Miami Heat
Etan Thomas - Oklahoma City Thunder
Gerald Henderson - Charlotte Bobcats
Ike Diogu - New Orleans Hornets
Jamaal Magloire - Miami Heat
James Johnson - Chicago Bulls
Jarron Collins - Phoenix Suns
Jason Collins - Atlanta Hawks
Jason Kapono - Philadelphia 76ers
Jason Williams - Orlando Magic
JaVale McGee - Washington Wizards
Jermaine O'Neal - Miami Heat
JJ Redick - Orlando Magic
Jon Brockman - Sacramento Kings
Jordan Farmar - Los Angeles Lakers
Josh McRoberts - Indiana Pacers
JR Smith - Denver Nuggets
LaMarcus Aldridge - Portland Trail Blazers
Martell Webster - Portland Trail Blazers
Nathan Jawai - Minnesota Timberwolves
Robin Lopez - Phoenix Suns
Ryan Gomes - Minnesota Timberwolves
Sean May - Sacramento Kings
Sergio Rodriguez - Sacramento Kings
Shelden Williams - Boston Celtics
Tim Thomas - Dallas Mavericks
TJ Ford - Indiana Pacers
Tracy McGrady - Houston Rockets
Wayne Ellington - Minnesota Timberwolves
About Wasserman Media Group
Wasserman Media Group is a global sports and entertainment company with leadership positions in athlete representation, global property sales, action sports, as well as corporate and property consulting. For more information go to http://www.wmgllc.com.
About the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
The earthquake that rocked the coast of Haiti killed or injured a devastating number of people. Even more were left in need of aid, making this one of the major humanitarian emergencies in the history of the Americas. In the aftermath of the disaster, President Barack Obama asked President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush to raise funds for immediate, high-impact relief and long-term recovery efforts to help those who are most in need of assistance. In response, the two Presidents established the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF) to respond to unmet needs in the country, foster economic opportunity, improve the quality of life over the long term for those affected, and assist the people of Haiti as they rebuild their lives and “build back better.” The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund will do this by working with and supporting the efforts of reputable 501(c)(3) nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations. Presidents Clinton and Bush oversee the CBHF through their respective nonprofit organizations, the William J. Clinton Foundation and Communities Foundation of Texas. One hundred percent of donations made to the Clinton Foundation and the Communities Foundation of Texas go directly to relief efforts. For more information, visit http://www.clintonbushhaitifund.org.
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