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Trenton's First Celebrity Basketball Game

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Thunder Games


Trenton Talks and Much Better Studios have come together and created Thunder Games.

Thunder Games is a competitive events platform designed to highlight influencers. Thunder games first event was decided celebrity basketball game included two teams full of local fan favorites in a star-studded showdown and a at halftime full of family-friendly fun!

Much Better Studios is the photography studio created d by Quayshaun Williams a consistent partner to Trenton Talks. This collaboration was able to create an event to sell out a venue of over 600 plus people.


The word celebrity triggered hundreds of people in our city as they watched locals they knew get crowned as the chosen celebs. The concept was created to give recognition to entrepreneurs that deserve it, while also creating a system in which they can grow in influence and continue to be the flourishing figures that they are. Both teams, Me and Quay, Trenton Talks and Much Better Studios, struggled with choosing only 16 people to be recognized as influencers. I tired to pick without bias and the goal was to reach all ages as much as possible.


We made the event also recognizes more people at halftime even allowing for some to be judges and participate in various halftime games. As inclusive as this event were we are still sorry about those truly hurt that they were not selected. But there's no need to be upset because thunder games will continue for more games for those who were missed, different faces will surely be apart of the next games.




Explanation from Lu


Celebrity Basketball Game with all local influencers. It was around December when Quayshaun, also known as Quay, came to me with the idea. In a room full of people he whispered it to me before I left out. I said I could see that, it’s possible. Something along those lines. I could tell he had a lot of excitement about this concept and we both knew the town had never seen something like this in our local area. In addition with me having a history of playing basketball, I knew I could easily pull off tournaments or anything basketball related. Quay, on the other hand, brought his history of pulling off an amazing event. Combined, we both would be unstoppable and we knew it


For the first meeting we were stuck on names, Quay came up with Thunder, in relation to Trenton Thunder, I came with Hunger games in relation to the book and film series Hunger Games. Within an hour of the first meeting Thunder Games was born. One thing that was especially good to note was the excitement we both continued to have. I wasn’t in the best state of my mind waiting on a county position which I sometimes was never coming, Quay’s excitement picked me up. I began to match it, I understood the importance of energy so I had to reciprocate and have no doubt. Needless to say, I genuinely had no doubt in the concept, also being that we were meeting in the 2nd week of December for an event in March, I knew everything would be figured out in due time.


For the next meeting, we confirmed Trenton Catholic Academy (TCA) as the location, which was the biggest move at that time. It was destined because I had just closed a deal with TCA girls for basketball, I was constantly at TCA and now it was our booked venue. The excitement continued to build!  We would have moments of saying the same idea and running and jumping around. I was now all the way on board.


We both knew this was going to be a huge event. Weeks had gone by with no advertisements or anything to spread the word. We were just going over details and processes. We knew this would be the talk of the town. That was one of catch phrases for Thunder Games, "The Talk of The Town."


We knew the influence we both had on the city. It was almost like a social experiment seeing their reaction, yet we had no idea how much we would take over every conversation within the next few months. 


Fast forward to March 2nd, Trenton's first celebrity basketball game at Trenton Catholic Academy was sold out and history was made.


Check out our Documentary for the rest of the story.




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