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Sunday Evening, June 1, 2008
At the Century Plaza Hotel


Athletes and Celebrities Scheduled to Attend:

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A.C. Green- He has played in the most consecutive games in NBA history – 1,192 games.
Al Joyner – In 1984 he won the Olympic Gold medal in the triple jump.
Amanda Beard – Olympic swimmer and model. Has won two gold and four silver medals.

Antonio Pierce – New York Giants Linebacker. Super Bowl XLII Champion and 2006 Pro Bowl Selection.

Baron Davis (Honoree) – Two-time NBA All-Star, former UCLA star and Golden State Warriors captain.

Benji Weatherly – He is a professional surfer and has appeared in various surfing feature films.

Bill Sharman – Played 10 years with Boston Celtics. Was an All-Star eight times. In NBA Hall of Fame.

Brian Deegan – Freestyle Motocross rider and first to ever complete a 360 in competition.

Bruk Vandeweghe – He played 10 years on the AVP Volleyball tour.

Cathy Rigby– Competed in the 1968 & 1972 Olympics as a gymnast. Won numerous Gold medals.

Chester Pitts – Former SDSU offensive lineman, drafted in the 2nd round by the Houston Texans.

Chris Hale – Played in 3 Super Bowls – All Pac-Ten while at USC.

Chris Rose – Sportscaster and one of the hosts of The Best Damn Sports Show Period on FSN.

Colt Brennan – NCAA Division I-A record holder with 58 touchdown passes in a season while at Hawai’i.

Corey Dillon – Four-time Pro Bowl running back who played for the Bengals and the Patriots.

Cris Judd – Internationally know choreographer.

Curtis Conway – Played at USC and in the NFL for 13 years as a wide receiver.

Dave Winfield – He is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Was on the All-Star team 12 times.
Derrick Ward – NFL running back and Super Bowl XLII Champion with the New York Giants.
DJ Mbenga– Member of the Western Conference Champions Los Angeles Lakers.
Dr. Ernie Vandeweghe – Played in the NBA for the New York Knicks. All-American at Colgate.
Dr. Sammy Lee – Won Olympic gold medals in high diving in 1948 and 1952.
Elton Brand– Two-time NBA All-Star, former Rookie and College Player of the Year.
Ephraim Salaam – Offensive tackle has played in the NFL with the Falcons, Broncos, Jaguars, and Texans.
Gabrielle Reese (Honoree) – World Champion volleyball player
Gary Payton – 9x NBA All-Star, 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, and Defensive Player of the Year.
Greg Bell – Played in the NFL for 8 years with the Rams, Raiders and Buffalo Bills
Greg Lutzka – Professional skateboarder. Has won silver twice at the X Games.
Herschel Walker – Heisman Trophy Winner, College Football Hall of Famer, 2x Pro Bowler.
Jake Brown – Skateboarder who won a silver medal at the 2007 X Games Big Air competition.
Jay Glazer – Senior writer for FOXSports.com and sideline reporter for NFL on FOX.
Jerry Rice –(Co-Chair) - 3 time Pro Bowl Selection and 3 time Super Bowl Champion.
Jim “Mudcat” Grant – Played in the major leagues 19 years. 20 game winner. 2 time All-Star.
Jim Hill – (Co-Chair) Longtime CBS sports anchor in LA. Former NFL player with Chargers & Packers.
John Salley – (C0-Chair) Played with Pistons, Bulls & Lakers. Host of The Best Damn Sports Show Period.
Jonathan Ogden – Eleven-time Pro Bowl selection at offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens.
Justin Tuck – Defensive end and Super Bowl XLII champion with the New York Giants.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 6x NBA MVP, 3x NCAA Champ, 6x NBA Champ, and NBA career scoring leader.
Keir Dillon – Snowboarder specializing in Halfpipe. Won two bronze medals at the Winter X Games.
Kellen Winslow, Jr. – 2007 Pro Bowl selection at tight end for the Cleveland Browns.
Kevin Pearce – Snowboarder who won three medals at the Winter X Games.
Kyle Turley – NFL offensive tackle with the Saints, Rams, and Chiefs. 2000 All-Pro Selection.
La’Roi Glover – 6x Pro Bowl and 4x All-Pro Selection. Played with Raiders, Saints, Cowboys, and Rams.
Laila Ali – Currently the host of “American Gladiators” – Professional boxer.
Laird Hamilton – One of the all-time surfing greats.
Lt. Andy Baldwin– Undersea medical officer, Ironman Triathlete, navy diver, humanitarian.
Lucius Allen – Two time All-American. Played on 3 NCAA championship teams.
Luis Castillo – Defensive end for and first round pick of the San Diego Chargers.
Marc Crawford– He is the coach of the reigning Stanley Cup Champions Los Angeles Kings.
Marcellus Wiley – 2001 All-Pro and Pro Bowler who played for four teams in a ten-year career.
Mark Anderson – Former record holder in the Decathlon. All-American at UCLA.
Mark Campanaro - He played in the Italian Basketball League for 17 years.
Mark Eaton – He played for 15 years with The Utah Jazz.
Marvel Smith – Steelers offensive lineman, Super Bowl Champion, and Pro Bowl Selection.
Matt Grant – He was "the Bachelor" from Bachelor: London Calling.
Meadowlark Lemon – In the Basketball Hall of Fame. One of the greatest Harlem Globetrotters.
Mia St.John – She is called "The Sexiest Woman in Boxing" with 25 wins and 13 knockouts.
Michael Strahan (Honoree) – Current Super Bowl Champion and 7 time Pro Bowl Selection-NY Giants.
Michael Buffer – Professional ring announcer, famous for catchphrase "Let's get ready to rumble!"
Mike Richards – Remarkable defensive player for the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL.
Mike Sherrard – Went to UCLA. Played in the NFL for 10 seasons. Scored 22 touchdowns.
Nikki Caldwell – New UCLA Women's Basketball Coach.
Nnamdi Asomugha – All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection at cornerback for the Oakland Raiders.
Paul Davis – Currently plays for The Los Angeles Clippers. Played 4 years at Michigan State.
Paul Gonzalez – In 1984 he won an Olympic Gold Medal in boxing.
Pierre Luc Gagnon – Skateboarder who has ten medals, three gold, at the X Games.
Randy Stoklos – 122 Open wins in Volleyball. 3 time US Champion.
Ray Buchanan – Played 11 seasons in the NFL with the Colts, Falcons, and Raiders. Pro Bowl Selection.
Ray Lewis (Honoree) – Super Bowl XXXV Champ and MVP. 9 time Pro Bowl Selection.
Rick Eisen – First on-air talent signed by NFL Network. Former ESPN Sports Center anchor.
Rick Fox – 3x NBA Champion forward with the Los Angeles Lakers. Television/film actor.
Rick Neuheisel – UCLA Football Coach
Robert Griffith – Former 2x All-Pro safety with the Vikings, Browns, and Cardinals.
Robert Horry – 7 time NBA Champion with the Rockets, Lakers, and Spurs.
Ronnie Faistt – Freestyle Motocross rider. Won Bronze in the Best Trick category at the Winter X Games.
Ronny Turiaf – 2005 WCC Player of the Year at Gonzaga and current Lakers power forward.
Sal Masekela – Host on E! Entertainment Television and of ESPN’s X Games.
Sarah Burke – Freestyle skier who won the first ever world championship half-pipe event.
Shane Lamas – She is the winner of The Bachelor: London Calling.
Shaun Livingston – NBA player with the LA Clippers. Helped team to best season in 2005-06.
Shaun Phillips – Linebacker for the San Diego Chargers. Purdue’s all-time sack leader with 33.5 sacks.
Snoop Dogg – (co-Chair) Rapper, actor, and producer. MTV VMA and Movie Award Winner.
Sophia Mulanovich – World Champion surfer, ESPY winner and two-time Surfer Poll Awards winner.
Stefanie Schaeffer – She was the winner of “The 2007 Apprentice – Season 6.”
Steve Smith – All-American at USC. Super Bowl Champion receiver with the NY Giants.
Tanner, Patrick & Dane Gudauskas – Three brothers who are some of the world’s best surfers.
Terrence Newman – Starting cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys. Selected to the 2008 Pro Bowl.
Todd Christiansen – All Pro NFL five times – Played on two Super Bowl Championship teams.
Todd Richards – Silver medalist at the Snowboard Halfpipe World Championships.
Toi Cook – Played in the NFL 11 years – Saints, 49’ers and Panthers
Tommy Hawkins – He played in the NBA for 11 years and was VP of Communications for LA Dodgers.
Traci Bingham – Well known for her role of “Jordan Tate” on the TV series “BAYWATCH.”
Tyrese Gibson – Hip hop singer, songwriter, rapper, actor and former fashion model
Willie Naulls - He played in the NBA for 14 years and was an All-Pro four times.

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*Celebrities listed are confirmed upon their notification to the Hollywood Knights office. No guarantees of appearance can be made. All confirmations subject to availability.


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