The Hip Hop mogul and his Team Hope NOLA Foundation are teaming up with ESSENCE to raise scholarship funds for New Orleans youth.

Rachaell Davis
May, 25, 2017

New Orleans Hip Hop icon Master P has much in store for the 2017 ESSENCE Festival. In addition to bringing a No Limit Reunion to the Superdome mainstage, ESSENCE is excited to announce that Master P and his Team Hope NOLA Foundation will also be hosting our first-ever Celebrity Basketball Game!

Set to take place on Thursday, June 29 at the Xavier University Convocation Center, the game will feature an all-star line up of entertainers, former pro athletes and other respected members of the New Orleans community. Keeping with the Team Hope NOLA mission, proceeds from the event will go towards a scholarship fund for New Orleans youth. Master P himself has long been a hometown public figure who has actively taken steps to provide opportunities for the youth in the NOLA community and he says his celebrity friends were glad to join the cause when he put out the call.

"I reached out to some of my colleagues and friends and told them what we are doing to help raise money for the children in New Orleans and the response has been overwhelming,” said Percy “Master P” Miller. “It is extremely important to be able to help the young people from my hometown – these children are challenged with so much. This is just my way of giving back and we can have some family fun doing it."

In addition to Master P, celebrity players who will take part in the game include Trey Songz, Romeo Miller, Terrence J, Juvenille and more. Click HERE to see the full lineup of celebrity players and be sure to visit www.essence.com/festival/dayofservice to get your tickets today!