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Jacoby Jones celebrity event to benefit Gold Rush again

May 25, 2012

     NEW ORLEANS — The second annual Jacoby Jones Celebrity Basketball Slam Jam, a fundraiser game for the Xavier University of Louisiana men's basketball program, will tip off at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 1 at The Barn, Xavier's gymnasium.
     Jones is a New Orleans native and a wide receiver with the NFL's Houston Texas the past five seasons. He signed a two-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens earlier this month.
     Additional NFL players expected to participate include former New Orleans Saints Robert Meachem and Tracy Porter. Also scheduled to participate will be NFL players Vonta Leach, Brice McCain, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Jimmy Smith, Tyrod Taylor and Torri Williams.
     The event will include a free autograph session from 5:45-6:15 p.m. and a performance by the Honeybees dance team.
     "Last year's event was fun and quite entertaining," XU coach Dannton Jackson said. "I'm certain it will be just as fun and entertaining this time."

XU coach Dannton Jackson, left, and Jacoby Jones

XU coach Dannton Jackson, left, and Jacoby Jones


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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball.

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