Media Advisory: Austin Dillon to Host Celebrity Basketball Tournament


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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (September 1, 2015) NASCAR driver Austin Dillon is hosting a 3-on-3 Celebrity Basketball Tournament presented by Dow to benefit the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma at High Point University on Tuesday, November 3. The 16-team, double-elimination tournament will start at 3 p.m. and the final game will start at 7:30 p.m.


WHO:                   Austin Dillon will host the public event

WHEN:                 Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 3 – 8 p.m.

WHERE:               High Point University’s Millis Athletic & Convocation Center, 922 Panther Drive
High Point, NC 27262

Expected celebrity participants:

  • Austin Dillon, NASCAR driver
  • Ty Dillon, NASCAR driver
  • Big Black, aka entertainer Christopher Boykin from Rob & Big fame
  • Ben Brust, former NCAA basketball champion
  • Rashad Evans, MMA fighter
  • Colt Ford, country singer
  • Brendan Gaughan, NASCAR driver with former Hoyas and NBA players Othella Harrington and Jerome “Junk Yard Dog” Williams
  • Denny Hamlin, NASCAR driver
  • Charles Johnson, NFL player
  • Dhani Jones, former NFL player
  • Dee Jay Silver, DJ
  • Marty Smith, ESPN media with NASCAR driver Elliot Sadler
  • Drew Storen, MLB player
  • Sean Willingham, Professional Bull Rider
  • NBC Sports NASCAR America team with Dave Briggs and Rick Allen


The Childress Institute will auction two spots on each team for fans to purchase via Two online auctions will launch each week leading up to the event starting with the chance to join Austin or Ty Dillon’s team on Tuesday, September 1. Autographed memorabilia will also be available for auction.


The event is open to the public and media are invited to attend. Interviews are available before and at the event.

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