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Ravens hero, Muhammad Ali’s former wife to headline basketball event

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Bubba Almony got his start in the security field as a teenager in Ocean City.

The Worcester County native worked events like the Dew Tour and other high-profile outings as he climbed his way to becoming a celebrity bodyguard. In his career, Almony has protected notable names like Vinny Guadagnino from “Jersey Shore,” boxer Floyd Mayweather and eyewear designer Corey Woods.

His security gigs took him far from the Eastern Shore, but he always remained committed to his hometown. When certain events started to leave the area, Almony wanted to create something that would put the Lower Shore back on the map.

In August, he plans to do just that.

Bubba’s Celebrity Basketball Game will be held Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill, Md. Tipoff is slated for 5 p.m., and all proceeds will go toward awareness for cancer and bullying.

Adriano “Bubba” Almony (left) with motivational speaker, trainer and actor Demarjay Smith (right). Courtesy of Adriano “Bubba” Almony.

“During COVID, I noticed that there’s got to be something on the Shore,” Almony said. “Something we hope motivates the youth and provides an economic impact. What better place than Snow Hill where you can have that face-to-face encounter.”

The event will feature several celebrities, including former Baltimore Ravens’ wide receiver Jacoby Jones; Chef Andre Rush, who worked in the White House for four administration;, award-winning actress Kendra Lust and Dr. Khalilah Camacho Ali, the widow of legendary world champion boxer Muhammad Ali.

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service