Arts & Culture


On Sunday December 16, NBA All-Star, investor, and entrepreneur Baron Davis hosts the Second Annual UWish Presents Black Santa Celebrity Basketball Game.

As part of the day, Davis and the UWish family will present UniHi Education Foundation (UHEF) with a donation in support of the University High School Athletics Department.

Following an extremely successful inaugural game in 2017, UWish presents the highly anticipated 2018 installment of the Black Santa Celebrity Basketball Game. Beyond celebrity hoops, the day features live music, contests, food trucks, and so much more, all in an effort to give back to the community. Additionally, special edition Black Santa merchandise can be purchased HERE and at the game, including holiday gear featuring Black Santa and Mrs. C, novelties, and wrapping paper. Providing the day’s soundtrack, EMPIRE distributes an accompanying official UWish Presents The Black Santa Winter Wonderland Mixtape,” the musical component of UWish’s Black Santa. 

This year, celebrity players include Terrell OwensChamillionaireTygaBlocboy JBBrittney Elena,YFN LucciSwae Lee, Rich the KidKalin White and Matt Barnes, to name a few. Nipsey Hustle and Ice Cube will serve as coaches.

About UWish
UWish’s Black Santa was founded by NBA All-Star Baron Davis to inspire others and celebrate diversity through animated storytelling, popular music and events. Black Santa encourages folks from all backgrounds to connect during the holidays and participate by giving back to their respective communities. All Black Santa characters believe that “giving has no season” and everyone is invited to share, love and celebrate. UWish’s Black Santa continues to tell positive stories to audiences of all ages by using characters that reflect many different cultures in creative animation, books, merchandise, holiday novelties, current music and pop-ups. Our company takes pride in making a profit with a purpose and gives back with many contributions to our community. 

About Black Santa
Nicholas Nicholson, aka Black Santa, is the hero character of UWish and the patron saint of the modern Christmas. Black Santa was trained as a traditional Santa, but he decided to follow a different path. After graduating from the North Pole’s special academy for unique individuals, known as The Workshop, Santa ultimately found their approach to giving to be too corporate-minded and restrictive. Black Santa’s primary distinction from other Santas is that he prefers to be among the people and feels that giving should be a year-round tradition, rather than confined to one, particular season. He also always seeks to serve underprivileged communities often overlooked by the holiday season. He has a high-tech facility, the Black Santa Compound, in the South Pole that serves as his base of operations as he works alongside his wife, Mrs. C, to fulfill a mission to “bless someone” people all over the world.Black Santa loves cinnamon buns, music and sports, especially basketball! Join for a family-friendly day of all three and support the Second Annual Celebrity Basketball Game.

About the author


News and art, national and local. Began as alternative weekly in 1990 in Buffalo, NY. Publishing content online since 1996.

1 Comment

Click here to post a comment
%d bloggers like this: