Numerous celebrities and athletes are coming together during Super Bowl week to compete in an electrifying video game tournament to raise money for the charity of their choice.The inaugural “Gaming to Give” presented by All Sports United, Endless Possibilities Events, and Tiltify will take place on Thursday, January 29th at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, AZ from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Pro Player Insiders and Yahoo Sports Radio are the media partners supporting this groundbreaking event.“Gaming to Give” consists of various celebrities playing the game “Super Smash Bros” on Nintendo Wii, in a tournament style format to win money for their charity. Some of the many celebrities confirmed to attend the event are former Green Bay Packers Running Back Ahman Green, recording artist Brian McKnight, Detroit Lions Safety James Ihedigbo, St. Louis Rams Guard Davin Joseph, New York Giants Punter Steve Weatherford, Arizona Cardinals Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, Baltimore Ravens Tight End Crockett Gilmore, Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver Charles Johnson, and Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer Ed Moses.The idea of “Gaming to Give” was created by All Sports United co-founders Alan Pavlosky and Scott Manthorne. The goal of All Sports United is to build a community for collaboration between athletes and sports industry professionals to emphasize best practices in philanthropy work.“We wanted to host a very unique event during Super Bowl week,” said Pavlosky. “Tiltify specializes in video gaming for charity so we decided to partner with them to run the tournament at Gaming to Give. We also needed an expert event partner and chose Los Angeles based Endless Possibilities Events to run all the logistics. We’re excited about the support of our media partners Pro Player Insiders and Yahoo Sports Radio. We knew this would be a really unique and fun event that people can enjoy and would allow us to raise some money for the charities competing.”One of the athletes due to compete at the event is Arizona Cardinals Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, who is playing for his own charity, the ACES Foundation, which stands for Accountability, Communication, Education, and Sports. “To raise money for a charity is always fun and it gives me an excuse to play video games, can’t do that often with family,” said Alexander. Even though Alexander doesn’t play video games much anymore, he did have a message for his opponents, and it was short and sweet, “Beware.”Tickets for “Gaming to Give” can be found here. For information on either tickets or sponsorship opportunities, feel free to contact [email protected]:PR Web
Kolkata: Two dreaded criminals tried to flee police custody by hurling bombs and firing several rounds of bullet just before being produced in the court. Though one of the accused took off, the other one was nabbed immediately.According to locals, two criminals identified as Shaikh Munna and Karna Bera were being taken to Kanthi fast track court under judicial custody.Around 12:30 pm, the prisoner van of the Purba Medinipur Police arrived at the court premises with six under-trial prisoner including Bera and Munna. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAs soon as a police personnel opened the door of the van, one person waiting close to the van hurled a bomb. Another person tried to snatch Bera and Munna from the van.Police sources informed that two persons were waiting with two motorcycles for the prisoner van to arrive at the court premises. When one of them was hurling bombs, the other one passed a firearm to Karna and Munna. All of them tried flee but failed as one of the motorcycles broke down. Sensing danger, one of the accused tried to take some else’s motorcycle but failed to do so as the owner ran away with the keys. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHaving no other way, all four of them tried leave on the one motorcycle they were left with. While on the motorcycle, Bera and Munna hurled bombs and fired at least eight rounds of bullet.Six persons including five police personnel and a staff from the court were injured by the bullets and the bombs.But their plan was partly foiled as Bera fell down on road as soon as the motorcycle started moving. However, his accomplishes fled and he tried to get to a safe place by running aimlessly. In Kanthi bazar area, he hid in a house but was traced by police personnel as he was being followed. A large number of police personnel surrounded the house and Bera could not escape. He was arrested from there.Bera has several cases of murder, robbery, dacoity on his head. He is also accused of murdering a police constable identified as Nabakumar Maity at Mahisadal a few years ago. He tried to flee jail several times but failed.
Darjeeling: A 20-member Bangladesh military team is on a visit to Trishakti Corps of the Indian Army stationed at Sukna in Darjeeling. The visit of military delegation is aimed at fostering a closer cooperation between both the armies.On arrival at Phulbari Border Outpost on Indo-Bangladesh border in Jalapiguri, 9 km away from Siliguri, the team led by Major General AHS Hasan was welcomed by the officers of the Indian Army. Thereafter, they proceeded to the Indian Army station. During their 5-day long stay, the delegation will visit the Indian Army formations and units to brief on various initiatives on military training by the Indian Army. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThey will also be familiarised with training in mountain warfare and will be shown various training institutes, including the world famous Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling. Sports and cultural events are also being organised for the visiting team. The team will return to Bangladesh on November 18. “The bonhomie and cooperation developed through such visits would go a long way towards enhancing the spirit of mutual understanding and friendship in the years to come,” stated an army release.