Marc Weinreich
Tuesday August 7th, 2012

President Barack Obama has Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony and other basketball stars committed to a fundraising event. (Saul Loeb/Getty Images)

Barack Obama is about to get a boost in his fundraising efforts from a number of big names in the basketball world.

According to a report Tuesday afternoon from CBS.com, citing a campaign e-mail, the president will hold an "Obama Classic" basketball game as a fundraiser. Among those scheduled to participate are Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning and Sheryl Swoops.

The date and location of the game has not been confirmed.

For three dollars, a supporter can enter for the chance to win tickets to the game and a free flight and a night at a hotel. Obama recently showed his support for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team. Vice-president Joe Biden and first lady Michelle Obama were with him in attendance for the team's exhibition win against Brazil in Washington D.C. in July.

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