Martin Klebba's previously announced event to raise money for CoDA on March 4th, has been replaced by a charity basketball game between various celebrities and Marty's "Statesmen" team who of course is the dwarf team put together by both Marty Klebba and Zach Roloff. The new date is April 16th in Troy, Michigan.
The change was said to be made to accommodate all ages including children. The previously announced event was scheduled to be an over 21 gathering.
The Statesmen games will be seen on the upcoming string of episodes when Little People, Big World returns in April on TLC. If you want to see what happened in the epic Gold Medal game at the World Dwarf Games in August 2009, you can check out our item here:
Friday, April 16, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Troy Athens High School
Street: 4333 John R rd.
City/Town: Troy, MI
Come see Athens Alumni Marty Klebba (Pirates of the Caribbean/ Scrubs) and his STATESMEN take on some of his Celebrity friends in a basketball game to raise money for Charity.
Worlds Gold Medal winning Dwarf Basketball team
$10 for 10 years of age and younger
Tip Off 7pm
Doors Open at 5pm
Silent Auction- We will begin our Silent Auction at 5pm. This is so that you will have time to start your bidding/ browsing early.
Photo Stations- We will have movie prop stations set up so you can get your photo take with characters from Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, and More.
Autograph Line- After the game we you will have an opportunity to get to meet the teams and have them autograph your program.
Marty Klebba (Pirates of the Caribbean/ Scrubs fame) is heading back to his old high school to help raise funds for CoDA (Coalition for Dwarf Advocacy) and Athens Theatre Company. CoDA is a Charity that Marty started back in 2006 with his friend Matt Roloff (Little People Big World). One of their major contributions is to get orphan dwarfs adopted. “Just cause they are dwarfs, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have a loving family.” Marty is also donating a percentage of the money to his old high schools theatre company. “the first role I got was as a pirate in Peter Pan… Now I have made a career in Disney’s Pirate of the Caribbean franchise.” The Statesmen have just come off an impressive win in the world championship played in Ireland. “I truly feel this game will be a game for the ages. For all that attend and for the players participating.” Says Colin president of BizMatchConnect. “I think a lot of people are going to come cause they think it will be ‘cute’ but then they will realize the Statesmen have game.”
We will be playing the game starting at 7pm with an autograph line afterward. “This is the biggest game that the statesman may ever play. I want them to shine as much as the celebs.” Says Klebba.
For Tickets e mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-985-3237
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