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Tomeka B. Holyfield former Ms. Black Texas and a native Houstonian brings Gospel to NBA All-Star Weekend for the eight year in a row with a star studded Celebration of Faith and Inspiration.  The 8th Annual All-Star Gospel Celebration (ASGC) will honor Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglass, NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady and wife Life Coach CleRenda McGrady, Journalist and Political Analyst Roland Martin, Lauretta Pierce-the Cookie Lady and 5 local Pastors including, A Louis Patterson Jr., Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, Pastor Rudy Rasmus, Pastor Terrance Johnson and Pastor Reginald DaVaughn Sr.  The star studded event will be held during the 62nd NBA All-Star Weekend, Saturday, February 16, 2013, at the Arena Theatre!

Co-Hosted by Pastor Paula White & Celebrity Guest will pay tribute to NBA Players, NBA Coaches, Sports Figures 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 from National Recording Artist Israel & New Breed, James Fortune & Fiya, Brain Courtney Wilson and Season Five of BET’s Sunday Best Alexis Spight!

“For the past 7 years we’ve brought Faith and Inspiration to NBA All-Star Weekend, the FIRST & ONLY Gospel Event working in conjunction with NBA Entertainment,” exclaimed Tomeka B. Holyfield, Creator and Executive Producer of the All-Star Gospel Celebration.  “It is an exciting time for the local community, NBA Players and their loved ones to take a moment and acknowledge the phenomenal nominee’s and the incredible work they’ve done in the community.  So many times we are bombarded with negative images of professional athletes, and pastors, but we rarely hear about the individuals who are making a difference in people’s lives.  This platform allows us to applaud them for their amazing compassion and dedication to people.” All while enjoying the HOTTEST Gospel Concert!

Confirmed Sponsors WALGREENS is on board this year as ASGC SLAM DUNK CORPORATE SPONSORS and The Word Network.

Media Sponsors Include: D-MARS, The Belle Report, Gospel Truth Magazine, Path Magazine and KTSU Choice 90.9 FM.

Procds from the day’s events are donated to The Helpppping Hands Foundation dedicated to assist abused & battered women and their children throughout the world.

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 B. Holyfield.  The Agency gained national attention in 2006 after producing the FIRST EVER Red-Carpet events in the Christian Community. The event recognizes and celebrates local pastors, sports figures and celebrities who share in the faith. The All-Star Gospel Celebration, now in its 8th year, has become a staple event during NBA All-Star Weekend. 

To Purchase Tickets:

For Sponsorship Opportunities, contact TEAM HELPPP at 877.841.8088 or

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