Former NBA Champion Metta World Peace and the XvsX Sports platform are hosting a Mental Health Awareness panel and Celebrity Basketball Game on Saturday, July 15th at the WODE Center, located at 121 E. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, 89119. The event will kick off at 11:30am with a mental health panel featuring speakers Metta World Peace; former WNBA player and mental health advocate, Imani Stafford; and TV Personality and mental health advocate, Kendra Wilkinson, followed by a celebrity basketball game featuring current and former pros and influencers starting at 1:00pm.
This free event is open to the general public and will feature onsite vendors and mental health organizations offering information on services. A limited number of VIP tickets will be available for $50 each, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit, Rescue 11.
XvsX Sports has partnered with local businesses Spiin and Ball Dawgs, and California based Joyely, to spread the message of awareness, education, well-being and anti-stigma. The event seeks to foster a culture that normalizes conversations around mental health and encourages engagement in sports and community.
Participants will have the opportunity to participate in thought-provoking discussions and experience interactive activities that highlight the importance of mental well-being. They will also have the chance to meet influencers, amateur and professional athletes, and watch a celebrity game featuring local and pro talent. The event aims to inspire athletes, coaches, and sports enthusiasts to prioritize their mental health, seek support when needed, and create a positive and inclusive environment within sports communities.
“We are excited to bring our brand of basketball, including social impact initiatives, to Las Vegas,” said Metta World Peace. “By combining the power of sports and mental health advocacy and encouraging dialogue, we can drive positive change and empower athletes and others to prioritize their well-being. Together, we can break down barriers, eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health, and show kids and people of all ages how they can harness the untapped resource of joy and start to see positive changes in their lives and the community, starting in the sports arena.”
For more information about the event, visit: https://xvsxsports.com/
ABOUT XVSX SPORTS:
XvsX Sports is a sports participation platform for athletes to connect and compete at all levels. XvsX Sports facilitates high level basketball competition for players who want to compete in showcase games, leagues, and tournaments. Our goal is to discover and bring attention to the best players in our collective communities and provide fans new ways of supporting and interacting with their favorite players. We highlight stories of the “underdog” and aim to bring attention to underexposed athletes. Please visit https://xvsxsports.com/.
Spiin provides safe, reliable and clean cars for short term rentals so drivers can earn daily cash performing gig-economy jobs with a flexible schedule. Car cleaning, maintenance, repairs and insurance are included in the affordable rental rate of the car, so drivers just have to focus on driving politely, being punctual, and providing excellent customer service. Spiin’s goal is to help folks earn daily cash, then, teach them how to plan, budget and save that cash to achieve a financial goal (vacation, educational planning, car purchase, etc) in less than 12 months — all with a flexible schedule that allows drivers to attend to their daily commitments and obligations. It’s all possible with safe, reliable and clean cars and the gig-economy flex jobs that are prevalent in Las Vegas and other tourist economies.
ABOUT BALL DAWGS:
Ball Dawgs is a Las Vegas based Media Company that focuses on Basketball content and aims to give talents players exposure, as well as provide high quality entertainment. Ball Dawgs works with all different levels (including middle school, high school, college, amateur and professional players, both male and female and is striving to become the new standard for the Basketball Community worldwide. Please visit https://balldawgs.com/.
ABOUT BOOST MOBILE:
Boost Mobile provides award-winning, best-in-class value and connectivity to U.S. wireless consumers through access to the carrier’s Expanded Data Network and competitive consumer plans with no annual service contracts. In 2020, DISH became a nationwide U.S. wireless carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile. DISH continues to innovate in wireless, building the nation’s first cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G broadband network. DISH Wireless L.L.C. operates Boost Mobile. DISH Wireless L.L.C. is a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), a Fortune 250 company. Learn more about Boost Mobile: https://boostmobile.com/
JOYELY’s Team consists of Culture of Joy Experts that specialize in mental health awareness and workplace success through customized programs, workshops, and keynotes. Joyely does engagements both in person and online, including fundraisers. These events are profound, yet fun, while interactive and life-changing. Sheryl Lynn is the Visionary and Founder of JOYELY, LLC and The Chair of Joy™ Experience. She is also an Author, Podcast Host, and Facilitator of the science of joy. Sheryl Lynn is the developer of a metacognitive strategy that uses 4 principles: Sit, Breathe, Think and Feel. These 4 simple steps allow for a universal language of joy that is worthy of celebration. Sheryl has over 30 years of personal experience fine tuning her own life which has set the stage for her to gift a Chair of Joy to kids, adults, executives, employees, and seniors so they can learn how to feel better from any chair, anywhere, anytime. Please visit https://joyely.com/
ABOUT RESCUE 11:
Rescue 11’s mission is to protect our communities against predators who prey on children and help heal those who have experienced such trauma. The founders of Rescue 11 passionately fight to prevent and prosecute predators, and work with law enforcement to rescue trafficked and abused children, provide them a safe place to come home to, and the proper therapy to heal. https://www.rescue11.org/