Smokin’ Joe Frazier’s SportzBox Gathers the Stars in Atlantic City


Joe Frazier, Joe Piscopo, Vincent “Big Pussy” Pastore, Gianni Russo, Vinny Paz, Bobby Rydell, Dan Grimaldi, Bill Bergey, Garo Yepremian, Tonya Harding top celebs gathering for “Champs and Stars Show,” Red Carpet Parade & Party to benefit Gilda’s Club, and Celebrity Golf Tournament

DIGNITARIES TO JOIN CELEBRITIES FOR OPENING CEREMONY AND RIBBON CUTTING

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (May 27, 2009) – Tickets went on sale THIS MORNING @ 10 a.m. for an entirely new concept in casino entertainment being unveiled here next month, when SMOKIN’ JOE FRAZIER’S SPORTZBOX brings together sports and entertainment celebrities for an interactive night of wisecracks and wise guys as the dazzling centerpiece of SPORTZBOX WEEKEND, June 12-14, 2009 at Bally’s Atlantic City.

Smokin’ Joe Frazier, Joe Piscopo, Vincent “Big Pussy” Pastore, Gianni Russo (The Godfather), Gerry Cooney (#1 Heavyweight Contender), five-time boxing world champion Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Paz, original teen idol Bobby Rydell, Dan Grimaldi (The Sopranos), Bill Bergey (Philadelphia Eagles), Garo Yepremian (Miami Dolphins), Marvis Frazier, Tonya Harding, Maureen “The Million Dollar Baby” Shea, undefeated boxing champ Chika Nakamura and TV personalities Bill Boggs and Gus Johnson (CBS Sports) top a list of stars facing off in the Main Event, a game-show-in-a-boxing-ring that’s part Hollywood Squares and Family Feud with a Dean Martin Celebrity Roast swizzle. Hosts Al Bernstein (Showtime/IBN) and Dave Bontempo (ESPN) and referee comedian Jeff Pirrami will oversee the shenanigans at the “Champs and Stars Show,” Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m. in the Main Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City, Park Place & the Boardwalk.

Those same stars, dignitaries – and more! – will kick off the weekend Friday, June 12 at 6:15 p.m., in a Red Carpet Parade and Ribbon Cutting along the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk and into the Red Carpet Celebrity Party (7:30 p.m.) at Bally’s to benefit Gilda’s Club, the national cancer care charity founded by Gene Wilder. They’ll be joined by surprise guests and celebrities from the sports and entertainment world, mixing it up with patrons over cocktails and big band music from the Carmen Dee Orchestra.

Tickets for the “Champs and Stars Show” Main Event ($100 reserved) and the Red Carpet Celebrity Party ($125) go on sale TOMORROW (Wednesday, May 27) at 10 a.m. EST through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com. Golden Circle seats for the “Champs and Stars Show” also are available through Ticketmaster. Complete ticket information at www.SportzBox.com.

SPORTZBOX WEEKEND will be capped by a Celebrity Golf Tournament featuring PGA champ Allen Doyle, Sunday, June 14 at Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, just minutes from Atlantic City. For Golf Tournament tickets, call (609) 729-3192 for reservations or visit www.SportzBox.com.

“SportzBox is not only going to rock Atlantic City, but it’s going to be a knockout across the nation,” says Tony DiSimone, CEO and Managing Partner of SportzBox LLC of Wildwood, NJ. “The casino industry has never seen anything like this. I’m thrilled to be putting together this natural one-two punch and create a dream weekend for sports and entertainment fans all over the East Coast.”

For all the latest information on JOE FRAZIER’S SPORTZBOX, go to www.SportzBox.com.

SPORTZBOX WEEKEND AT A GLANCE:

SPORTZBOX WEEKEND Red Carpet Parade, Celebrity Party and Ribbon Cutting

Date: Friday, June 12th, 2009

Time: 6:15 p.m. Parade; 7:30 p.m. Celebrity Party

Venue: Boardwalk Red Carpet at Bally’s Atlantic City & Bally’s Main Ballroom

Tickets: $125.00

To Purchase: www.ticketmaster.com

No need to party “like a star” when you can be at the same party as the “Stars”!

SPORTZBOX WEEKEND Champs and Stars Show

Date: Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Time: 8 p.m.

Venue: Bally’s Atlantic City Main Ballroom

Tickets: $100

Reservations: www.ticketmaster.com

SPORTZBOX WEEKEND Celebrity Golf Tournament, hosted by PGA Champ Allen Doyle

Date: Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Time: 8 a.m. Tee Off

Venue: Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, 550 West Country Club Dr., Galloway, NJ 08213

Tickets: $350

To Purchase: www.SportzBox.com

Numerous celebrities from the Sportzbox “Champs and Stars” Show will be participating. Hole in One Contest on #4 give a chance to win A NEW CAR!

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