MAY 15, 2019

NBA All-Star Chris Mullin Wins Martell Foundation N.Y. Celebrity Classic

New York, New York Five-Time NBA All-Star and Olympic Champion Chris Mullin has won the 2nd Annual T.J. Martell Foundation New York Classic Tournament. Competing against teams led by New York Baseball Legend Lou Piniella, NBA stars Ron Harper Allan Houston, Samuel Perkins and Gym Class Heroes rapper and songwriter Travie McCoy, Mullin’s team led by pulling in a 30.6 lb. striped bass during the heated competition which took place on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at North Cove Marina. The tournament was followed by an All-Star After-Party held at P.J. Clarkes on Vesey Street. Pro athletes joined other sportsmen including Co-Chairs Bob McLynn of Crush Music and Mark Weiss of 23/7 Global. The tournament was sold out weeks in advance. Second place winner Mike Coppola took in a 23.1 lb catch and third place winner Mark Weiss took in a 19.2lb catch. North Cove Marina generously donated the venue for the highly-anticipated tournament.

Samuel Perkins (left center) joins Chris Mullin (right center) and their team of competitive sportsmen on Never Enuff right after their 1st place win at the T.J. Martell Foundation New York Classic Tournament. Photo Credit: Sandra Dohnert

Co-Chair Mark Weiss of 23/7 Global (l) joins 1st place winner Chris Mullin © and last year’s 1st place winner Casey McCabe from AEG at the T.J. Martell Foundation 2nd Annual New York Classic Tournament held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 – Photo Credit: Sandra Dohnert)

(l to r) – Bob McLynn (Crush Music and Co-Chair), singer/rapper Travie McCoy, New York Baseball Legend Lou Piniella, Gregg “Gio” Giannotti, NY Knicks’ Allan Houston and NBA star Ron Harper at the 2ndAnnual T.J. Martell Foundation New York Classic Tournament held in New York on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Photo credit: Sandra Dohnert

Pro Athletes who love to fish! (l to r) Samuel Perkins, Lou Piniella, Chris Mullin and Allan Houston all competed at the 2nd Annual T.J. Martell Foundation New York Classic Tournament held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 held in New York which benefitted cancer research. Mullin took home the 1st place trophy. Photo credit: Sandra Dohnert

Check out photos from the 2nd Annual New York Classic Tournament here (photo credit Sandra Dohnert): https://bit.ly/2JxdeCI

ABOUT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION

The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s leading foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer. The Foundation was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $280 million for research at flagship hospitals in the United States. For more information on the T.J. Martell Foundation visit www.tjmartell.org.

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