SPORTS celebrities, who love their social media accounts, are in for a treat when they meet their idols on the social media site.
Sports fans are invited to join in a virtual meet-and-greet, where they can meet their favorite athletes and fans in person.
The event is being held to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of “Millionaires”.
The social networking site said that celebrities were invited to the meet-up on August 8.
“We’re excited to invite celebrities to our meet-ups in celebration of the 40 years of our social media brand, with our first meet-me-and/or-goto-a-player-at-a‑table,” said Facebook Group Director of Community, Product Management and Community Services, Adam Zielinski.
The meet-the-stars event will be held in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle.
It is being promoted by a new social media initiative called “The Millionaires”.
The idea behind the event is to show people around the world that there are a lot of people out there, who care about sports.
“We want to inspire people to share what they love with people, so they can start following us, see what we’re up to and make a commitment to follow us,” Zielinsky said.
He said the meet up will feature celebrities from the NBA, NHL, MLB, NHLPA, NHL Players’ Association, NHLN, NFL Players Association, MLB All-Star Game, and Major League Soccer.
“This is a chance for people to meet the best athletes, athletes who they know, and fans who are fans of sports.
This is a fun way for people who aren’t athletes to meet their idol, and maybe even get a little insider information,” Zialinski said.
The meet up is free, but it is not open to the public.
Zialinski, a former president of the NHLPA who also serves as the group’s vice president of global marketing, said it will be a fun event for fans of all ages.
“A lot of sports fans don’t get to meet other sports fans, but this is a great opportunity for them to meet these athletes, so that they can feel comfortable with them, and that they want to get in touch with them,” Zianink said.