Photographer, Cade Martin, recently attended the “Behind the Bench” (the NBA Wives Association) black tie event “Touching A Life Gala” to benefit the American Cancer Society. Cade photographed several of the celebrities in attendance to create a portrait of the NBA All Star Weekend ambience, which was used in a Huffington Post piece that week in February.
“Carlos Boozer (above image) is a Duke Graduate, Olympic Gold Medalist, and Two-time NBA All Star. He was also one of the nicest folks at the event that night”, says Martin.
It was an eclectic group of stars, including NBA players, athletes from other sports, and a dash of Hollywood, too. They all gathered for the greater good, focused on giving back to society, particularly children who are suffering. Dr. Jackqueline Mclean-Marks won an award for fighting childhood leukemia and Amber and MLB Star C.C. Sabathia (images below) won an award for their efforts benefitting underprivileged children.
NBA Big Man Marcus Camby made his career with New York Knicks, and then the Denver Nuggets. He was the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2007. He was also the NCAA College Player of the Year in 1996 with UMass.
Kevin Willis is a retired NBA player known for playing with the Atlanta Hawks. He is a 7-foot power forward/center. Willis ended his playing career after the 2007 season, returning to his clothing business, Willis & Walker.
A charitable citizen of Baltimore, Rock Blackwell is the WBU’s Light Heavyweight champion.
Shannon Lanier is the cohost of Arise 360, delivering the newest & hottest stories in American entertainment & culture.
British journalist Sharon Carpenter is a reporter and host for REVOLT TV, an innovative new cable network by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs.
Former New York Jet and current Arizona Cardinal Antonio Cromartie is credited with making the longest play in NFL history, returning a missed Ryan Longwell field goal 109 yards for a touchdown.
To see more of Cade Martin’s work, go to his website and Altpick page.