Fundraising Event for Deron Williams and Point of Hope

August 18, 2014

New York, NY – September 2014 – Deron Williams will host his 5th Annual Celebrity Dodge Barrage charity event on Monday, September 15, 2014, at Basketball City located at 299 South Street – Pier 36 in NYC. Registration will begin at 4:00pm and Red Carpet from 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Games will begin at 6:00pm.

The Nets All-Star point guard’s signature fundraising event will feature a round-robin style dodgeball tournament, a VIP meet & greet lounge, a live and silent auction, great music by DJ Mode, top shelf open bar, a delicious array of food presented by Master Purveyors, Inc. and sweet treats by Konfections By Karrah and Jala. Confirmed attendees include NBA Stars Paul Millsap and Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks, Wes Matthews of the Portland Trailblazers, NY Giants Super Bowl Champions Steve Weatherford and Howard Cross and Miss Universe 2012 Nana Meriwether, to name a few. Internationally Acclaimed Opera Sensation James Valenti will sing the National Anthem and CBS Anchor Chris Wragge will be the emcee. All proceeds from this highly anticipated event will benefit the Point of Hope Foundation and Brooklyn’s League Education and Treatment Center.

“This is my favorite event and I think it’s a great event. It’s pretty affordable for everybody and it’s a great way to raise money. There are so many different causes and diseases and people who have problems that the Point of Hope is just about helping people, and kids, especially. I’m blessed to be able to give back,” said Deron Williams.

The Point of Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization started by Brooklyn Nets All-Star Deron Williams and his wife Amy, is dedicated to creating opportunities to help raise funds that can directly impact the lives of children in need. The foundation has supported cancer research, children with autism, single mother organizations, Boys & Girls Clubs, and a number of other youth organizations through grants and donations. To learn more, visit: and follow @pointofhopedw

A three-time NBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Deron Williams has cemented himself as one of the top point guards in the game. Helping to lead the Brooklyn Nets with his unselfish leadership, size, strength and proficiency on both ends of the floor, the 6’3″ scoring machine is entering his tenth NBA season. D-Will was selected third overall in the 1995 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz, where he led the team as the point man for five years, before smoothly transitioning into a new role as a leader for the Nets. He also played on the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic teams, both of which brought home the gold medal. A leader on and off the court, the West Virginia native’s commitment to the community is reflected in his Point of Hope Foundation. To learn more, visit; follow Twitter @deronwilliams [email protected] and

For tickets, media and sponsorship opportunities: [email protected] or [email protected] (646) 593-7220.

Contact for Deron Williams and the Point of Hope Foundation: Jisset Pena [email protected] (201) 687-8017.

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