20th annual Celebrity Flag Football Challenge
Celebrity Sweat®, the #1 celebrity lifestyle show now entering Season 6, showcasing hundreds of athletes and celebrities, took over Miami with the 20th annual Celebrity Flag Football Challenge® presented by SunTrust now Truist as part of the “SunTrust Confidence Classic.” The Celebrity Flag Football Challenge was held (Super Bowl Weekend) February 1st – at FIU.
“SunTrust now Truist is proud to partner with Celebrity Sweat for the second year to bring this unique experience to the Miami community,” said Susan Somersille Johnson, chief marketing officer for SunTrust now Truist, “We look forward to offering an affordable, community event that gives hometown fans, honored service members and visiting sports enthusiasts the chance to take part in one of the most anticipated sporting events in the world.” The Game featured more than 25 athletes and celebrities led by NFL Quarterback Legend Doug Flutie and NFL Alumni Favorite Donovan McNabb, with NFL Hall of Fame Captains Michael Irvin and Andre Reed. The roster also included NBA favorites such as Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady, Miami Heat Alumni Star Carlos Arroyo, UFC Fighter Clay Guida, Uly and Yoel Romero, as well as actors from the HBO TV show Ballers – Kris Lofton, Donovan Carter and Carl McDowell. A total of 14 current NFL players joined the roster to put on an awesome show!
Each year, the Celebrity Game brings the best of athletes and entertainers together to support our Military. This year more than a dozen groups were included – including DOD Channels, Homeland Security and First Responders to non-profit organizations such as Wounded Warrior Project, K9s for Warriors, Heroes Sports and others. New this year for the 20th anniversary, Celebrity Sweat and SunTrust, now Truist, dedicated the entire end zone to the Military, creating the “MILITARY FAN ZONE.”
Despite the rain, the Game began with over 20 Tailgating Partners – prizes, giveaways and activations. And included a special delivery of the official Game Ball, by the Army’s Golden Knights – who jumped into the stadium to kick things off! The Game was live-stream on ESPN platforms with a Hulu
Live re-broadcast. Adding to the excitement, South Florida’s favorite musician, Jake Miller performed a high-energy Halftime Show.
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