CHRISTIAN HOLDEN Christian Holden is a musician at heart and an athlete by trade who has amassed more than 25 years of experience in the sports and entertainment fields. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Seattle, Christian’s musical roots run deep. His grandfather, Oscar Holden, is heralded as the patriarch of Seattle jazz and made it his job to ensure that every family member developed their musical talents to the fullest. Christian followed in his family’s footsteps, launching his own career as a musician before retiring and using his industry contacts and experience to set up a development and management company to help artists pursue their dreams. During his musical pursuits, Christian also dedicated himself to sports and excelled as an athlete, playing college and professional basketball overseas. He is affectionately referred to as “Hoopsdirector” as a result of his extensive experience coordinating and overseeing the operation of adult and youth basketball activities, including leagues, tournaments, clinics and special events at Southern California venues like HAX, Spectrum Clubs, LA Fitness and the Hollywood YMCA. In addition, Christian has been instrumental in creating and coordinating such high profile celebrity events such as Jamie Fox Basketball Jam Charity Event (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUbtMKtfwYs) and the John Wooden Pyramid of Success Awards at HAX (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn8SDsnZGbM). A firm believer that entertainment and sports go hand in hand, Christian always knew that if given the opportunity, he would bring the two together to form an amazing social platform – the Entertainment Sports Association (ESA). In the past five years, the ESA has emerged as the premier sports and entertainment social network in Southern California and includes high profile leagues like the Entertainment Basketball League (EBA) and Industry Softball League (ISL) which boast players such as Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg, NFL player Terrell Owens, MLB All-Star Kenny Lofton and Jermaine Dye and NBA Hall of Famers Mark Jackson, Reggie Miller and Jalen Rose.