Old School Celebrity Dinner
October 11, 2013
Several basketball legends are coming to the aid of friend and teammate Luther “Ticky” Burden, a former ABA, NBA player and collegiate basketball star who set the FIBA World Championship scoring title in 1974, as well as helping the US win gold at the 1975 Pan American Games.
Burden, who currently resides in Winston-Salem, NC, is suffering from a life-threatening form of infiltrative heart disease known as ATTR amyloid, which will require relocation to Columbia University in New York for evaluation of potential heart and liver transplants. The treatment is expected to cost in excess of $500,000. Burden does not have health insurance.
Burden played for the University of Utah collegiately then spent time in the ABA with the Virginia Squires and in the NBA with the New York Knicks. Burden’s FIBA record remained intact until Kevin Durant broke it in 2010.
Former legends of collegiate and pro basketball, including All-Americans Skip Brown of Wake Forest and Phil Ford of North Carolina are coming together to help raise funds for Burden at a charity dinner on October 11, 2013.
The dinner will feature legendary NBA players including ACC alumni such as Chucky Brown of NC State, former NBA player and Wake Forest star Charlie Davis, Winston-Salem State head coach Bobby Collins and several more.
There will be several available auction items for sports memorabilia provided by the New York Knicks, including an exclusive autographed J.R. Smith jersey. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear firsthand accounts of some of the memorable moments in basketball history, as well attend a meet-and-greet prior to the dinner. 100% of the proceeds for this event will go directly to helping Luther Burden battle his life-threatening illness.
Confirmed Guest List:
Phil Ford (Former UNC All-American)
Chucky Brown (NC State, NBA Champion with Houston Rockets 1995)
Skip Brown (Former Wake Forest All-American)
Bill Foster (Former Head Coach, Duke, Utah, Rutgers, South Carolina, NCAA Coach of the Year 1978
Charlie Davis (Wake Forest, 1971 ACC Men's Basketball Player of the Year)
Lou Goetz (former Head Coach, Richmond University, former assistant coach, Duke, Utah)
Bobby Collins (Head Coach, Winston-Salem State)
James Wilhemi (Assistant Coach, Winston-Salem State)
Memorabilia Auction Items include:
J.R. Smith Autographed New York Knicks Jersey
Dwyane Wade Autographed Miami Heat Jersey
Authentic Chris Paul Autographed Basketball
Authentic Charlotte Bobcats Team Autographed Basketball
8x10 Signed Photo (J.R. Smith, NY Knicks)
Autographed Bill Foster Books
Authentic Wake Forest Team Autographed Basketball
Cost of attending the dinner is $100.
Meet & Greet $50
Forsyth Country Club
October 11, 2013
Meet & Greet 6pm
Memorabilia Auction 8:30 pm
If you would like more information about this event, or to schedule an interview with Luther Burden, contact: James Blackburn, 336-414-2197