Friday, January 22, 2010

NBA All-Star Weekend at Ft. Hood!!!

Contact: Quency Phillips
Fuzion Athlete Management

Ketia4Kidz Foundation Hosts Fort Hood NBA All-Star Weekend Event
with WNBA/NBA Friends and FAM

ATLANTA – January 22, 2010 – Phoenix Mercury WNBA Champion, Ketia Swanier, continues to hit the mark in the community by hosting a free basketball clinic and extravaganza for the children on Fort Hood military base. Ms. Swanier has joined forces with WNBA friends, – Temeka Johnson (Phoenix Mercury) and Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky) – NBA friends, sponsors and more to pass on their knowledge of basketball, as well as visit with the children, wounded military veterans, and more during the 3-hour event.

“NBA All-Star Weekend is a global stage and it’s important to show our support and appreciation for the troops,” said Swanier. “This is something small, in the grand scheme of things. But with the recent happenings at Ft. Hood, as well as with what’s going on in Haiti and across the world, it’s important to show that we can all come together to make a positive change.”

Temeka Johnson and Sylvia Fowles are both overseas (France and Russia, respectively), but will join the event via Skype to greet the children, and perform a Q&A for everyone in attendance. Temeka Johnson’s HOPE Foundation is also a partner in this event, where Ms. Johnson will be providing give-aways to the kids, as well as bringing in the support of Nike to this event. Sylvia Fowles will launch her foundation later this year, which will support children dealing with epilepsy. Members of the WNBA’s Chicago Sky organization will also be joining in to provide support for the event. Elite trainer, DTRAINED, will facilitate the basketball clinic alongside the players, other WNBA personnel and volunteers.

“I am proud of my athletes for being so willing to come together in complete solidarity,” said Quency Phillips, CEO of Fuzion Athlete Management. “Ms. Swanier, Ms. Johnson and Ms. Fowles will continue to demonstrate the amazing things that they can accomplish off of the WNBA court. Each player is dedicated to supporting our youth, their community, and leaving a legacy that far outweighs their success on the basketball court.”

A list of NBA players joining the event will be announced soon. More news will be reported in the coming weeks, as sponsors are still being solidified for the event. Please check and for more details. Sponsorships are still available. Please contact Fuzion Athlete Management at or at 773.359.3417 for information related to the event and sponsorship.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Ketia Kronicles Newsletter

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope your holidays were as memorable and enjoyable as mine! I spent Christmas in Maryland with my boyfriend’s family. As always, they treated me like one of their own and I never encounter anything less than fun when I’m spending time with him and his family.

On the 29th of December, Ketia4Kidz held its' Second Annual Fish Fry fundraiser in my father’s hometown, Pass Christian, Mississippi where I spent most of my childhood life. One reason I love this event is because I’m able to see family members that I don’t get to see on a regular basis. They are my foundation and largest support group behind my parents. They are a huge part of my success thus far. Thank you family for your continued support!

The Fish Fry was a success in my eyes. It continues to grow every year, and this year we reached more people. The event is typically scheduled from 11AM-3PM, and we have people from all over the area (and businesses) coming out to enjoy good food and a good time. I saw a lot of my family, and the Army came out to support us. I look forward to building a stronger relationship with the Army in 2010. We have some great work to do together for military children. If you are ever in the area during the event I encourage you to grab a fishplate or two because the fish tastes amazing! We will be sure to post pictures soon!

A homecoming gala was added this year as a part of the event. The gala began late in the evening. It included a raffle, giveaways, and silent auction. This is one of the ways that we raise funds for the programs that my foundation serves. Whether it's a basketball camp, an autograph signing, the Adrian & Corena Swanier Education Fund, or give-aways, the fundraiser represents a worthy cause. Even better, individuals do not have to be present to participate in the raffle or giveaways, so more people get involved with this fundraiser. Our silent auction was one of the highlights of the night. We auctioned off signed items from some of my WNBA Champion teammates, and even a signed football from this year's New Orleans' Saints! That was the biggest item. For those of you that weren't able to be there, no worries, we have an online auction coming up through Twitter and Facebook with some more great items.

Next year's planning has already started with IP Biloxi Casino wanting to help out even more next year with the gala, so I can't wait to see how much better 2010's event will be! Stay updated on Just click on events to learn more!

My FAM 3D, DJ Dow Jones, Brandon and J. Bracy held it down at the homecoming gala performing for everyone who came out. I strongly encourage everyone to check these guys out when they perform in a city near you!! Thank you guys for showing love and support!! I also want to thank former New Orleans Saints' All-Pro Mike Lewis for coming out and showing his support as well! He's the big brother in FAM, and he's doing some amazing things in the community, and helping other

Happy New Year to all again. Thanks to all who support me! Much love,


Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Wanted to quickly say Happy New Year to all of you! This decade will be a dream come true! Stay tuned for our release of Ketia Kronicles print edition!!! I'm so excited about everything that is going on.!!!

Be safe everybody!!