Events & Tickets

28th Annual Basketball Extravaganza

January 25, 2018


Event Time: 7:30pm
Doors: Open at 6:00pm
Parking $5.00 CASH ONLY


About the Event

The 28th Annual Basketball Extravaganza will take place on Friday, January 25 at BB&T Arena. This is a basketball game between Cincinnati Football All Stars and Cincinnati Celebrities with a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Jovante Woods Foundation.

For Sponsorship and Ticket information, please contact the Event Office at 513-347-4900

About the Jovante Woods Foundation: 

On August 14th, 2010, Jovante Woods died suddenly from a severe asthma attack. Because of their loss, Jovante’s parents, Ickey and Chandra, were inspired to educate and help prevent others from experiencing the loss of a loved one. One in every ten Americans suffers from asthma, yet many are not aware of how very dangerous it can be. The mortality rate for children 19 and under has risen 80since 1980. Asthma has become epidemic accounting for 25% of all emergency room visits and is the #1 chronic disease in our nation. Information and education regarding asthma is woefully sparse. The Jovante Woods Foundation’s goal is to not only raise awareness and educate, but support Cincinnati Children’s Asthma Research Division with their mission to develop more effective medication to control this disease and ultimately discover a cure.

The Jovante Woods Mission is 3-fold:

  1. Asthma:  We are continuing an ongoing endowment in Jovante’s name to help fund the critical work of Cincinnati Childrens Asthma Research Division.  We will also work to bring Asthma Awareness to our Community, Nation and World, provide asthma screenings, and education to families in need.
  2. Organ Donation:  We will continue our work with LifeCenter Organ Donor Network to educate all on the importance of this Gift of Life.
  3. Education:  Our “3.8 to be Great” scholarship fund awards two scholarships to a male and female athlete with a 3.8 or greater GPA. Proceeds from all of our event”s, programs and donations are shared between these three important goals unless otherwise specified.