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East Jefferson Hosts Celebrity Flag Football Challenge

On February 2, Celebrity Sweat hosted a Celebrity Flag Football Challenge at the Joseph Yenni Stadium in East Jefferson High School. An excited crowd gathered at the stadium to watch a team led by hip hop artist Nelly square off against a team led by New Orleans Saint Chase Daniel. Other celebrities and football players in the game included TBS sitcom star Terry Crews, Tae Bo creator Billy Banks, Saints defensive end Cameron Jones, and former Saints return specialist Michael Lewis.

“It’s wonderful to give back to the kids,” said Lewis of the Challenge. “Being from New Orleans… [it’s great that] the kids get to come and see something special like this.”

The game also featured JPPSS cheerleaders from Bonnabel, Riverdale, Meisler, and East Jefferson.

The Challenge included a flag football game for the students in attendance, with Billy Blanks and former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions Eddie Drummond acting as team captains.