Obama holds fundraiser with Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony
President Barack Obama will dribble into town Wednesday night for his latest New York City fundraiser.
The president is expected to touch down at JFK at about 6 p.m. Wednesday.
He’s in town for “The Obama Classic,” a dinner at the Time Warner Center with Michael Jordan. About 120 people are signed up to attend, and plates sold for $20,000 each.
Before that dinner, Obama supporters will get the chance to shoot a little hoops and get autographs from several current and retired NBA stars: Carmelo Anthony, Patrick Ewing, Sheryl Swoopes, Kyrie Irving and Alonzo Mourning will be on hand at Chelsea Piers for various meet-and-greets throughout the afternoon.
Prices to attend a “skills camps” they are holding range from $5,000 for a pair of tickets, to $250 for additional autograph session with players.
Obama’s campaign also gave one person an all-expense paid trip to meet the President and the players today, all in exchange for a minimum $3 donation.
After the swanky dinner with Jordan, President is expected to fly back out of New York before midnight.
Baller campaign contributions
Knicks player Carmelo Anthony gave Obama $5,000
Vincent Carter of the Dallas Mavericks gave Obama $5,000
Baron Davis of the Cleveland Cavaliers gave Obama $5,000
Michael Jordan donated $10,000 to Obama in 2004
Source: According to Federal Election Commission Records