Braylon Edwards Foundation 3rd Annual Basketball Game

The Celebrity Basketball Game, featuring stars from pro and collegiate basketball as well as media personalities, will be a sellout! Hosted the day before the University of Michigan football program’s annual spring game, it’s a family-friendly event where guests can cheer for and interact with their favorite sports figures and celebrities.

Thanks to the support of sponsors, players and fans, the 2nd Annual Braylon Edwards Foundation Celebrity Basketball game was a big hit. The player roster included Steve Breaston (Arizona Cardinals), Vernon Gholston (New York Jets), Marlin Jackson and Mike Hart (Indianapolis Colts), Manny Harris (Cleveland Cavaliers), Charlie Villanueva and Austin Daye (Detroit Pistons), Zack Novak and Darius Morris (U-M men’s basketball team), Rob Parker (ESPN), Dr. Darrius (WJLB) and Stoney (Stoney and Wojo).

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Not only will the event be fun and exciting, but it will also benefit U-M researchers racing toward a treatment for ALS.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease – is a terrifying and fatal condition that currently has no cure. It progressively destroys the nerves that control voluntary muscle movement, leaving patients unable to move, speak and ultimately unable to breathe. Scientists are focusing their attention on the disproportionate number of athletes who have the disease — like its most famous sufferer, baseball great Lou Gehrig – and have uncovered evidence that sports-related head injuries may be connected to onset.

Funding from the Braylon Edwards Foundation will help Dr. Feldman to continue this groundbreaking ALS research.