What: Celebrity Basketball Slam Jam to benefit the DRC Foundation and Franchise Kids Foundation
When: 5 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., followed by an AAU exhibition game and VIP reception at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Manatee Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto
Who: About 30 NFL stars are expected to attend, including Manatee County natives Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Mike Jenkins and Fabian Washington as well as Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin, Ed Reed and Adam “Pacman” Jones
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Tickets: $10 general admission, $25 VIP tickets (in advance only) and $50 Platinum VIP tickets (in advance only). For tickets, visit www.cornerbackconnection.com or call the convention center box office, 722-3244