2004: Jalen Jams at VC Charity All-Star Game
June 24, 2008
July 30, 2004 — Jalen was welcomed by his home fans as he amazed them
with 33 points, 20 assists and 17 rebounds at Vince Carter’s 4th Annual
Charity All-Star Game at the Air Canada Centre. The game was played on
Friday, July 30 with net proceeds benefiting the Starlight Children’s
Foundation through Carter’s Embassy of Hope Foundation.
"I’m excited to announce the return of my Charity All-Star Game," said
Carter. "Toronto has been my second home for the last six years and
holding this game is my way of thanking the fans and giving back to the
community that has supported me throughout my career."
Carter added that the Embassy of Hope Foundation has focused on
supporting many Toronto-based charities in need of financial support.
Starlight Children’s Foundation was chosen as this year’s recipient
because of the valued work the organization does to bring enrichment to
the lives of seriously ill children and their families.
The Charity All-Star Game has raised more than a half a million dollars
since its inception and has sold out to record-setting crowds.
Currently holding the NBA league attendance record for a charity event,
the game continues to garner North American attention.
Established in 1998 by Vince Carter, Embassy of Hope is a non-profit
foundation that helps address the needs of children and their parents.
The Foundations slogan, "Believing in Your Dreams," represents Vince’s
lifelong commitment to perseverance and achievement qualities that have
enabled him to excel as an athlete and as a person committed to helping
those less fortunate.