This massive night market is hosting a celeb basketball game

Jun 11 2019, 4:13 am

Asian celebrities are going to go head-to-head on the basketball court for a good cause at Markham’s Night It Up! night market this summer.

Along with the vendors serving up traditional Asian eats and the live shows that will liven up the market—taking place July 12-14 at the Markham Civic Centre—visitors will also get the chances to spectate a celebrity basketball game with Asian actors, musicians, and digital influencers from around North America.

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And this year, the CCYAA Celebrity Classic will take place on Saturday, July 13 at 7 pm at the Markham Civic Centre, and is presented via a partnership between the Canadian Chinese Youth Athletic Association (CCYAA) and Simu Liu, a Chinese-Canadian actor on the TV show Kim’s Convenience.

Though a full list of celebrity participants is yet to come, these are the celebrity participants in the game announced so far:

  • Simu Liu – actor, Kim’s Convenience
  • Andrew Phung – actor, Kim’s Convenience
  • Philip Wang – founder, Wong Fu Productions
  • Benson Quach, creator, Wong Fu Productions
  • Bart Kwan – YouTube personality, JustKiddingNews
  • Hudson Yang – actor, ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat
  • Jake Choi – actor, The Sun is Also a Star
  • AJ Rafael – Musician
  • Jason Chen – Musician
  • CantoMando – Comedic Team
  • Linda Dong – comedian, LeendaDProductions
  • Jason Y Lee – founder, Jubilee Media
  • Helen Wu – host, Asian Boss Girl
  • Andrew and David Fung – The Fung Bros
  • Juliette Louie – Miss Hong Kong 2017
  • Rebecca Lee-Bentham – LPGA Pro
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Proceeds of tickets sold for the game will go towards the Jeremy Lin Foundation, an organization founded by Raptors basketball player Jeremy Lin, providing hope and leadership development to youth.

So far, a limited number of tickets have been released, going for $30.


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Night It Up!

When: July 12, 7 pm to midnight; July 13, 2 pm to midnight; July 14, 2 pm to 8 pm
Tickets for the CCYAA Celebrity Classic: $30 – available here
Where: Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham

Daily Hive Toronto is a proud community sponsor of Night It Up!

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