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NFL star, former OU athlete to host charity event at a local high school

NORMAN, Okla. – Two former University of Oklahoma football players will host a fundraiser at a local high school.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles and Corey Wilson will host the 2nd Annual Ball-For-A-Cause Celebrity Basketball Game at Norman North High School on Friday, April, 11.

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The fund raiser is to raise funds for Broyles charity, the Ryan Broyles Foundation as well as Wilson’s charity of choice, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

Former University of Oklahoma Sooner football players will join in on this basketball game for charity.

There will also be giveaways, a silent auction, a special halftime show put on by the Norman High and Norman North cheer teams, concessions and other great surprises.

Last year, Broyels launched Project 84 in Detroit where he provided 84 families with Thanksgiving dinner and helped provide toys for foster children during the holidays.

“Being able to give out 84 Thanksgiving meals last year in Detroit was such a blessing, I was able to meet people in the community and could see they really appreciated the effort of giving them the food they needed for their families,” said Broyles.  “This event will help us raise money to continue to help more families in Detroit, here in Norman and eventually we will have mission trips helping kids and families all over the world.  When Corey asked me to be a part of this event here in my hometown I was really excited, he’s a great friend of mine and it will be great to raise money for two great causes.”

Corey Wilson, who founded the Ball-For-A-Cause annual event, was injured while playing for the University of Oklahoma.

His passion is to help spread awareness and raise funds for others who have experienced injuries like his own.

“When I decided to host this event last year I was looking forward to hopefully having this year after year to raise money and awareness for spinal cord research.  We had a great turnout of over 300 people last year and we hope to double this number this year to grow the event and raise more money to help each of our causes that are very important to myself and Ryan.”

Tickets for the event are available on the Ryan Broyles Foundation website.