With Super Bowl XLIII set to go down in the sunshine state next month, Florida rapper Plies has announced plans to launch a week-long celebration leading up to the game.

Dubbed “Plies Week 2009,” the festivities will kick off on Monday, January 26 with the "Stripper Olympics" and will conclude on Saturday, January 31 with the “I Got Plenty Money” Car and Bike Show, featuring a performance by the Fort Myers based rapper. Other highlights include the Power of Visions Fundraiser/Yacht Party on Tuesday and the “Welcome to My City” Industry Party at Club Underground hosted by Plies and his “Bust It Baby” calendar models.

All the events will be in Tampa, where the Super Bowl is being held, and portions of the proceeds will go to Plies and his brother Big Gates’ non-profit organization Power Of Visions, which was created last year to help the educational needs of impoverished youth and those effected by the prison system.

For a full schedule of events as well as details on where to purchase tickets visit pliesweek.com

In related news Plies latest disc, Da Realist recently broke the 200,000 sales mark on the Billboard 200. Released last month, the album, which is the rapper’s third in just 16 months, debuted on the charts at number 14, selling 114,400 copies in his first week. – Elan Mancini