CSLA Celebrity Benefit Basketball Game


Contact: Margie Yu

Public Affairs Assistant

PHONE: (323) 343-3047

FAX: (323) 343-6405

Second Annual Tiny "Zeus" Lister Celebrity Benefit
Basketball Game to be held March 23 at Cal State L.A.

Boyz II Men, Brandy, Ice Cube, Tommy Ford and Earvin "Magic"
among stars already scheduled to appear

Los Angeles, CA -- March 8, 1996 -- Film star, professional
wrestler and former NCAA Track and Field Champion Tiny "Zeus"
will hold his second annual Celebrity Benefit Basketball
on Saturday, March 23 at 6 p.m. in the Eagles'
Nest Gymnasium on the campus of California State University, Los
Angeles. All proceeds from the game go to benefit the Cal State
L.A. athletics scholarship fund and the West Angeles Church of
God in Christ community redevelopment project.

Many of the stars from last year's highly successful game will
return along with new marquee names for this year's event. Earvin
"Magic" Johnson
, the leading scorer in last year's
overtime thriller, returns for 1996, this time as a coach. Other
major stars participating in the March 23 game include the superstar
recording artists Boyz II Men, Brandy, Ice Cube and Tone
Loc. Mayor Richard Riordan, actor/director Tommy Ford
and NFL standouts Rod Martin, Willie Gault and Mike Davis are
also scheduled to take the court. In addition to the game, festivities
will include a chance for six lucky fans to win $10,000 in cash
during a special halftime shootout contest.

Tickets are now available through Ticketmaster. Ticket prices
are: VIP (includes reserved seating and postgame reception with
the celebrities) $50, Courtside $15 and General Admission $10.

For more information, please call the CSLA Athletics Department
at (323) 343-3080.

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