The Black Lips have been scheduled as contenders in Converse‘s BAND OF BALLERS basketball tournament being held on May 1st in their hometown of Atlanta, Ga. This is the second time that the event has been held, with the squad of rapper Jim Jones taking the championship crown the last time around. This year, The Black Lips have not only issued a challenge towards the other celebrities and musicians on the courts, but have directed one towards their pockets. This post is pretty straight up, so I’m just going to post the majority of the press release directly:
BAND TO DONATE THEIR EARNINGS FROM THE EVENT TO CHARITY, CHALLENGE OTHER PARTICIPANTS TO DO THE SAME
“The band will be receiving $5,000.00 for their participation in the event, the whole of which they will be donating to the Auditory Verbal Centre Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of deaf children, some of whom have been outfitted with cochlear implants in order to play music. More info on the charity can be found here: http://www.avchears.org/
The Black Lips are challenging the other players to do the same with their participation fees.
…Fans who want to see the tournament should stay tuned to The Black Lips’ Facebook page for ticket giveaways, or be one of the first 30 people to head down to Criminal Records (1154 Euclid Avenue Northeast) and sign up for the guest list.
Tickets giveaways will also be occurring through V103 Radio and various Atlanta music blogs.“
Here is the groups official video challenge:
CLICK HERE to see more about last years event.