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NFL players take on Wilmington Police for charity

Published: Jul. 13, 2012 at 8:55 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2012 at 8:55 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The second annual Jay Ross and the Port City Stars vs. the Wilmington Police Recreation Association charity basketball game will be held Friday evening.

Ross, a defensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills, is hosting the event, which tips off a 6 p.m. at New Hanover High School's Brogden Hall. The game is a prelude to his football camp Saturday morning at the Martin Luther King Center, which is free to participants.

Former number one overall NFL draft pick and Richlands native Mario Williams is expected to participate in the game, along with Robeson County's Vonte Leach, who is currently on the Ravens' roster. Green Bay Packer C.J. Wilson, Terrance Copper from the Kansas City Chiefs, and Wilmington-native Connor Barth, who kicks for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will also be involved with the game, along with Miss Goldsboro Blair Mozingo.

Money raised from the game will help fund youth charities. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door for $10.

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