‘NSYNC To Perform, Discuss Future At Charity Basketball Game

Group will sing national anthem at Challenge for the Children.

For the first time in its six-year history, ’NSYNC’s annual Challenge for the Children charity event will feature a performance from the group.

Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick — who last took the stage together for an a cappella Bee Gees medley at the 2003 Grammy Awards — will sing the national anthem at the celebrity basketball game that is the centerpiece of the festivities.

“If you’re an ’NSYNC fan, it’ll be the first time we’ve sung together in a few years, so it’ll be good,” JC Chasez revealed over the weekend. “We’re gonna raise some money for some kids.”

Backstage at the Wango Tango festival a few weeks ago in Pasadena, California, Chasez said the group planned to discuss its future at the event, scheduled for July 23 to 25 in Miami Beach.

“[Reuniting for an album] is always in the back of all of our minds,” Chasez said. “And it’s definitely going to be a topic of discussion, so we’ll see what goes down.”

As for the Challenge for the Children event, each of the guys will be participating in the game on July 25 as well as the celebrity skills challenges in the days prior. Ticket details are available on ’NSYNC’s Web site.

“We just want to attract people to give,” Chasez said. “We plan events that are gonna show people a good time. Usually when people have a good time they’re more likely to cough up a little bit of dough. They’re willing to part with it a little more. So that’s our goal, to raise money, have a good time, and that way everybody wins.”