Welcome to the Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic Charity All-Star Game!

Friday, August 12, 2016 -- 7:30PM -- Mohegan Sun Arena

NCAA National Champion Coach and Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun is hosting his eighth charity all-star basketball game -- the Mohegan Sun/Jim Calhoun Charity All-Star Game -- as part of the Mohegan Sun/Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic weekend August 12-15, 2016. Proceeds from the game and the entire Mohegan Sun/Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic will benefit the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health. This charity all-star basketball game will be played at 7:30PM at the Mohegan Sun Arena on August 12th.
Many of Coach Calhoun's greatest players will return for the eighth Jim Calhoun Charity All-Star Basketball Game. NEW THIS YEAR, many of Connecticut's top women players also will join us for some coed competition. It will be a special night in Connecticut basketball history when stars from our national championship teams take the floor and compete against each other. Ray Allen, Kemba Walker, Ben Gordon, Rip Hamilton, Caron Butler, Andre Drummond, Donyell Marshall, Khalid El-Amin, and Rudy Gay among others, have played in past charity games at Mohegan Sun. On the women's side, we have 2016 event commitments from Connecticut stars such as Nykesha Sales and Svetlana Abrosimova among many others.

"I'm excited about bringing many of the top men's and women's players from the Connecticut Basketball family together for this game for the first time this year. It should be a tremendous evening as we all reconnect with these stars and I know they look forward to gathering together and playing in front of their longtime fans. As important, I'm so pleased that proceeds from the game will go to fight America’s number #1 killer – heart disease," said Coach Jim Calhoun. Since 1999, the Mohegan Sun/Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic has raised more than $8 million for cardiology research at the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health.

Event proceeds benefit The Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health.
For more event or sponsorship information, contact Gold, Orluk & Partners, LLC at 860-674-1500.
Photos courtesy of Steve Slade.