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Doubles Teams Set for State Farm CP3 Family Foundation PBA Celebrity Invitational

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LOS ANGELES –Music executive, producer, DJ and radio personality, DJ Khaled and 2016 Professional Bowlers Association World Championship winner EJ Tackett have been announced as doubles partners, filling the field for the State Farm CP3 Family Foundation PBA Celebrity Invitational that will be taped by ESPN Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Lucky Strike LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.

The Khaled/Tackett team will join four other doubles teams that will feature a celebrity paired with a PBA Tour star. The other teams competing will be:

  • *18-time Tour Winner Chris Barnes, who will team up with tournament host and two-time champion Chris Paul
  • *Chris Paul Family Invitational defending champions former NFL star Terrell Owens and PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber 
  • *Boston Red Sox star outfielder Mookie Betts and 18-time PBA Tour winner Tommy Jones
  • *Denver Broncos running back CJ Anderson and 11-time Tour winner Sean Rash
Also, participating in the celebrity shootout portion of the event, will be Miles Brown, star of ABC's hit series Black-ish.

VIP and Premium Seat ticket packages for the ESPN taping of the event are available by visiting  
  • $350 VIP package - Includes meet & greet, dinner, open bar, premium seat and signed pin.
  • $150 Premium Seat ticket - Includes premium seat, two drink tickets and autographed t-shirt.
  • $25 general admission ticket. 
The Celebrity Invitational begins with a red carpet ceremony at 6 p.m. PT at Lucky Strike LA Live (800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles) with the competition beginning at 7 p.m on Jan. 17. The event will be tape-delayed and will air in prime time Friday, Feb. 17 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Celebrity bowlers who have participated in previous events include NBA stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Blake Griffin, Rudy Gay and Kevin Durant; National Football League stars Michael Strahan, Hines Ward, LaMarr Woodley, Reggie Bush, C.J. Anderson and hip-hop stars Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Lil Wayne and Nelly, television personality Chris Hardwick, comedian/motion picture star Kevin Hart and television star Jesse Williams.


CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational past winners:

2016 – Pete Weber/Terrell Owens
2015 – Ronnie Russell/French Montana
2013 – Chris Barnes/Chris Hardwick
2012 – Pete Weber/Jerry Ferrara/Blake Griffin
2011 – Jason Belmonte/Chris Paul
2010 – Jason Belmonte/Chris Paul
2009 – Jason Couch/LeBron James