Star of Showtime’s, ‘Ray Donovan’ and former star of hit series ‘The Game’, Pooch Hall (“Derwin Davis”) to Host Champions of Character Excellence Basketball Tournament July 26th

(Memphis, TN) Hollywood triple and heartthrob Pooch Hall will host the 1st Annual Champions of Character Excellence™ event in Holly Springs, MS on Saturday, July 26th. Founded by Shay Brown, President of Royal Kingdom PR Agency, Inc. in January 2014, Champions of Character Excellence ™ (CCE) is a series of events and award based programs designed to influence youth and future generations based on a platform that focus on character, integrity, and leadership at the core of successful skills to possess in the real world. Amongst the weekends busy activities is a fundraising basketball tournament supported by local and national brands, corporations, and community leaders that will be hosted by the veteran actor. “I’m ready to bring the fun. You know I told Shay (Brown) I’d rather be playing, so I don’t know, you might see me doing a little bit of both; I’m versatile like that laughs, Hall. I just want everyone to have a good time and it’s about the kids and teaching them character and integrity at a young age. It starts with kids this age. So, I’m glad to be a part of this event.” The Friday night leading up to the basketball tournament is an awards cocktail dinner celebrating the winners of the essay contest who will have an opportunity to win savings bonds and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. “I’m excited to have Pooch (Hall) join us. As I was creating a wish list for those well-known names that exemplified character both in their personal and professional lives, I immediately thought of Pooch and contacted one of his booking representatives. He previously attended a clients boxing fundraiser event and he was definitely enjoyable to be around. The crowd is going to love him,” cited Shay Brown founder of Champions of Character Excellence. The event will take place at Holly Springs High School in Holly Springs, Mississippi from 12pm-6pm central standard time. Pre-sale tickets are $10 for those under the age of 17 with valid student I.D., $20 for adults, and $30 for V.I.P. A small number of tickets will be available at the door; prices will be announced at a later date. Supporters and partners of the CCE event include The Holly Springs Mayors Office (Mayor Kelvin Buck), Holly Springs Tourism & Visitors Bureau, Main Street Chamber of Commerce, Holly Springs School District, and Fit 4 Life. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Relay for Life Marshall County Chapter, InClusion Clubhouse, and Hope Village Homeless Shelter. Pooch will be available for brief interviews regarding Champions of Character Excellence™ during the event on July 26th. For media requests and information on sponsorship contact Shay Brown of Royal Kingdom PR at 206-203-1818 or via email at ### Marion “Pooch” former star of ‘The Game’ originally airing on the CW and later BET was born in Boston, Massachusetts and was a football player and middleweight boxer. He went on to build a solid career as the star of BET’s ‘The Game’ before heading for Showtime to star in the hit drama, ‘Ray Donovan’ alongside Hollywood heavy weights such as Liev Schreiber and Jon Voigt. Pooch has also worked on several other prominent shows such as USA’s ‘Suits,’ Unnecessary Roughness, and ‘Royal Pains.” He has also starred in blockbuster hits such as ‘Jumping the Broom’ and ‘Stomp the Yard 2. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Linda and three children. Founded by Shay Brown, President of Royal Kingdom PR Agency, Inc. in January 2014, Champions of Character Excellence ™ (CCE) is an event and award based programs designed to influence our youth and future generations, specifically Generation Z (B. 1995-2012). The purpose of CCE is to create a platform that builds character, integrity, and leadership at the core of successful skill needed to be successful in a global economy. The reward acknowledges youth who are well-rounded and stand outs as people. CCE encourages platforms to develop more character oriented acknowledgements. Our primary goal is to promote and celebrate students and our youth who exemplify character first. For more information visit

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