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Highly Anticipated Performances Announced for the 2nd Annual “Why Not?? Comedy Show”

Layups2Standup has released the full comedian lineup and Emmy Award Winning hip-hop artist set to perform at the “Why Not?? Comedy Show” hosted by NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and Comedian Demetrius “Juice’ Deason

 

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 (Oklahoma City, OK)- The city of Oklahoma is gearing up for the highly anticipated “Why Not??” Comedy Show hosted by NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and comedian Demetrius “Juice” Deason. The two have teamed up to host an evening of laughter and premiere entertainment with your favorite stars of stage.
This years’ event is guaranteed to capture the spotlight with a star -studded red carpet lined with celebrities, VIP’s and the social set of OKC. The talented comedians slated to perform include Ray Grady of Kevin Hart’s “Next Level”, Tacarra Williams; mother, motivational speaker, and hilarious standup comedian who recently performed for Selena Gomez and The Weekend- while on a date, Ron Taylor, who can regularly be seen on BET, and renown comedian and show host, Demetrius “Juice” Deason.

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In addition to this impressive lineup, Emmy Award winning hip-hop artist, Jabee Williams will open up the “Why Not??” Comedy Show with a live performance. Jabee, a native to Oklahoma is known as one of the top influences in music and entertainment. His music has gained regional and national attention, and continues to speak positive volumes to his fans.
“Our mission with this event is cultivate an ambiance of laughter, camaraderie, and entertainment for the city. We are offering an all-encompassing experience for everyone including an organization we can give back to” says, Demetrius Deason – CEO of Layups2Standup

Oklahoma’s hottest Deejay, Kendrick Warren aka “YOameriKANdream” will be in the mix keeping the audience moving and entertained throughout the evening.

The “Why Not?? Comedy Show” will be an annual event for the city of Oklahoma, kicking off the Thunder’s NBA season. Each year a charity will be chosen as the beneficiary of event proceeds. This years’ beneficiary, YWCA Oklahoma is an organization that aims to helping and empowering women. Their services range from offering safe places for women who have suffered rape or domestic violence, job training, health and fitness, childcare, and counseling. For more information on YWCA Oklahoma, please visit http://www.ywcaokc.org.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at Ticket Fly or directly through Tower Theatre. For more information log onto http://www.layups2standup.com .

 

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ABOUT THE COMEDIANS
RAY GRADY is gaining buzz as one of the hottest rising comedic stars to watch. After starting his stand-up career in 2002, he made his first television appearance in 2006 on TV One’s Who’s Got Jokes. Since that appearance he showcased his Alpha Male brand of comedy BET Comic View, and Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment on Starz. Most recently, his half hour comedy special, Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level, aired on Comedy Central. He’s also appeared on Adult Swim’s Black Jesus and landed his first Lead Role in Then There Was Joe, directed by USC Grad, Justin Warren, which is scheduled to debut in 2018.

 

TACARRA WILLIAMSs a comedian, mother, plus-size model, and Life Skills Coach for inmates in Men’s Central Jail who realized long ago that life is too short to be limited by the pessimism of others. She lives by the mantra, “You don’t have to choose, do it all…just be prepared to work hard”. She’s opened for the likes of Tony Rock, Deray Davis, and Bill Bellamy and has graced every major comedy stage in New York and Hollywood. In 2017 she was selected to be the only female ever to host the 1st Impressions Showcase at Chocolate Sundaes at the World Famous Laugh Factory. Look out for her on TruTV’s upcoming show, Laff Mobb.

RON TAYLOR- Standup comedian Ron Taylor is originally from Detroit MI, now living in Los Angeles. Getting his start in the mid-west Ron has done tons of shows eventually landing him on T.V. shows such as B.E.T’s “Live At The Apollo” and multiple appearances on Fox T.V.’s “Laughs”. Ron is now a regular host at the Hollywood Comedy Store for Crack Em Up Comedy!

DEMETRIUS “JUCIE’ DEASON – founder and CEO of Layups2standup was born and raised in the inner city of Los Angeles, California. Growing up Demetrius spent a lot of his time on the basketball court and was known amongst his teammates as “the kid who could make everyone laugh”. He developed an interest in comedy after his basketball career was cut short due to an injury. With some motivation from peers, Demetrius decided to take his comedic talent to the nect level and did his first stand-up show in 2013. After the success and positive feedback, he received, Demetrius knew that comedy was something he wanted to take serious.
Heavily influenced by some of the most respected comedians in the industry, including Richard Pryor; Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence, Demetrius’s comedy is centered around situations and people he encounters in real life. ”The audience enjoys my shows because I talk about things I’ve really been through and they can relate to that.” With his honest and unique style, Demetrius has gained popularity in the Los Angeles comedy scene which led to him founding his company Layups2standup in 2013.

 

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Comedian Demetrius “Juice” Deason and NBA MVP Russell Westbrook to host 2nd Annual “Why Not??” Comedy Show

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Comedian Demetrius “Juice” Deason and NBA MVP Russell Westbrook to host 2nd Annual “Why Not??” Comedy Show

Layups2standup presents the 2nd Annual “Why Not” Comedy Show hosted by Demetrius “Juice” Deason and NBA MVP Russell Westbrook

Thursday, August 31, 2017 (Oklahoma City) – Renowned Comedian, “Juice” Deason and NBA great, Russell Westbrook are set to bring you an evening of laughter and premier entertainment with the 2nd Annual “WHY NOT??” Comedy Show taking place Friday, October 13th at the Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City.

 

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“We wanted to create an event that the city of Oklahoma can look forward to as we kick off the Thunder’s NBA season. In addition to making this an inaugural event, we will also choose one organization each year to give back to. Layups2stand is about giving back to the community, and we emphasize that in everything we do”, said Demetrius “Juice” Deason, Founder of LayupstoStandup.

The comedy show is guaranteed to capture the spotlight with the star studded red carpet event featuring celebrities, professional athletes, Corporate partners, and the social set of Oklahoma. The comedian lineup is said to have everyone on the edge of their seats, with the announcement coming soon.

This years’ beneficiary will be YWCA Oklahoma. YWCA is the oldest and longest running organization in the world that aims to helping and empowering women. Their services range from offering safe places to women who have suffered rape or domestic violence, job training, health and fitness, childcare, and counseling. For more information on YWCA Oklahoma, please visit http://www.ywcaokc.org.

Tickets are now available and can be purchased here –>   WHY NOT?? COMEDY SHOW TICKETS

 

What: 2nd Annual “Why Not??” Comedy Show

Who: Demetrius “Juice’ Deason and Russel Westbrook

When: Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 7pm

Where: Tower Theatre (425 NW 23rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73103)

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NBA Trainer Irv Roland brings you the first annual “TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic” August 26th & 27th in Midwest City, OK

Blueprint’s founder and NBA trainer, Irv Roland and event partner, James Davis bring you the first annual “TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic” in Midwest City, OK on August 26th & 27th for Boys and Girls grades 5th-12th.

Irving Roland, a native to Oklahoma City played College basketball at Carl Albert State College and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He began working in the NBA in 2004 with the Boston Celtics. Throughout the years his roster of off season training extended to NBA Professional players such as Lebron James, Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul, Joe Johnson, Serge Ibaka, Jarrett Jack, and Kevin Durant. Roland is currently on staff with the Houston Rockets and is the full time trainer of James Harden who recently signed a 4 year extension with Rockets. More about: Irving Roland and Blueprint Basketball Training

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TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic’s primary focus will be on Skill Development, Strength & Conditioning, and the importance of Fitness and Nutrition. There will also be an implementation of a social media education class that will dive into the benefits and dangers of social media for student athletes

WHAT: TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic

WHO: Boys & Girls 5th-12th grade

WHERE: Carl Albert High School (2009 S Post Rd, Midwest City, OK 73130)

WHEN: Saturday August 26th 12pm-3pm / Sunday August 27th 2pm-5pm

 

CLICK LINK TO REGISTER: TRU You Blueprint Basketball Clinic  or call 405-830-9747. Discount offers for multiple kids and/or teams.

 

Special thanks to sponsors: adidas, Body Armor Sports Drinks, Trolli Candy, and Power Handz.

 

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The stage is set in the Greater Houston area for RCS Sports “Season Opener” Saturday, November 12th

rcs-sportsJim Hicks of RCS Sports delivers another anticipated event, tipping the season off with Houston’s top H.S. Basketball teams. The “Season Opener” has yet to fail our expectations in the basketball community with top talent, great match-ups, hospitality and more!

Games begin at 9:30 a.m. @ M.O. Campbell Center (1865 Aldine Bender Houston, TX 77032). Tickets are now on sale for $5 and can be purchased at all 16 participating schools. Ticket prices will go up to $10 after November 1, 2016.

For more information log onto http://www.RCSSports.com or email Jim Hicks at Rcs@USA.com

Be sure to follow these two on twitter: @RcsSports  and @DJones8301

 

 

 

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Pangos All-South Fr/So Camp in Dallas, TX October 15th & 16th

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2016 Pangos All-South FROSH/SOPH Camp is coming to Dallas, TX

The 2016 Pangos All-South Fr/So Camp is coming to Dallas, October 15th & 16th. Each participating player will be given the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of national and regional scouts attending, while gaining quality instruction and preparation. The skills session will be directed by former NBA/NCAA assistant, Dave Miller.

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What: Pangos All-South Fr/So Camp

When: Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th

Where: Triple A / Focused Learning Academy (2524 West Ledbetter Dr. Dallas, TX 75237)

 

**Day Camper Fee $195 / Overnight Camper Fee $295 **

Event Hotel: Sheraton Suites Market Center Dallas (2101 North Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207)  / Phone: 214-747-3000 / Special Rate: $119

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For more information log onto: http://www.fullctpress.net

Email: Trigonis30@aol.com    Phone: 407-760-6766

 

 

 

McDonalds announced as a sponsor for the 8th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest

Hoopfest, who has featured 50 State Championship teams, 20 McDonald All-Americans, and 10 NBA Players announced the sponsorship with McDonalds.

September 27, 2016 (Dallas, TX) – The 8th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest will once again set the stage for some of the Nations top talented High School boys, and recently added field- girls, to showcase their basketball skills. The event will take place at the Sandra Meadows Arena in Duncanville on Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th.

“We are extremely excited to be able to partner with McDonalds. With Hoopfest featuring multiple McDonald All Americans over the years, the synergy seemed fitting and we are looking forward to it.”- Hoopfest Director, Glenn Smith

The tournament schedule, releasing on Monday, October 3, 2016, has garnered much anticipation. Match-up debates via social media has delivered the tone for this years’ event, as fan enthusiast eagerly await.

The committed boys teams: Findlay Prep (Las Vegas, Nevada), Westlake (Austin, Texas); Carver (Ala.) Cedar Hill (Texas), Steele (Cibolo, Texas); Columbus (Miss.); Dallas Lincoln; Dallas Kimball, Dallas Skyline, Duncanville (Texas); Trinity (Euless, Texas), Hall (Ark.); Lafayette Christian (Lafayette, La.); Timberview (Mansfield, Texas); North Crowley (Texas); Prestonwood (Texas); Putnam City (Okla.); and South Garland (Texas).

Committed girls teams include event host Duncanville (Texas), Argyle (Texas), Dallas Lincoln, Liberty (Frisco, Texas), Mansfield Legacy (Texas), Timberview (Mansfield, Texas). Murrah High School (Jackson, MS).

 

Click here to Purchase Thanksgiving Hoopfest Tickets

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NBA Trainer D’Jamel hosts “Lucky’s Trainers Clinic” Saturday, Feb. 6th @ Mo Williams Academy

Join NBA Trainer D’Jamel, Saturday, February 6th for “Lucky’s Trainers Clinic”. The clinic will take place at Mo Williams Academy (4747 Leston St. ste. 805 Dallas, TX 75247) from 9am-noon.

Lucky has trained and developed some of the top NBA players, including Mo Williams, Monte Ellis, Al Jefferson, Emmanuel Mudiay, and more! With over 20 years of experience and knowledge, Lucky is ready to take you to the next level, with in depth training and enhanced techniques.

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more and network. Food and beverages will be provided by Winners BBQ

To register or more info. log onto: Lucky’s Trainers Clinic

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Follow on Twitter : @TrainwithLucky

Follow on IG: @LuckyLegendTraining


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