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01-31-13 Celebrities Ante-Up for 7th Annual Stars & Strikes


Initial celebrities confirmed include Pete Wentz, Nick Cannon, Ozomatli among others.


January 31, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Celebrity supporters are ready to ante-up at the 7th Annual Stars & Strikes Celebrity Bowling and Poker Tournament to benefit A Place Called Home (APCH), on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM, at the PINZ Bowling & Entertainment Center in Studio City, CA.

Initial celebrities confirmed to attend include Pete Wentz (Musician/Producer/Entrepreneur/Activist), Nick Cannon (Television Personality/Actor/Musician), Ozomatli (Grammy Award Winning Group and U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors), Jasmine Villegas (Epic Records recording artist), Benny Blanco (Producer/Songwriter for Rihanna, Maroon 5), W3 The Future (recording artist), T. Mills (Columbia Records recording artist) and Sammy Adams (Musician).

Tickets are on sale now for the all-ages high energy benefit which features 34 lanes of bowling action, a No-Limit All-In Texas Hold’em professional-level poker tournament, delicious food courtesy of Whole Foods Market, drinks, the excitement of celebrities on the red carpet and much more.

The annual Stars & Strikes event raises funds and awareness for APCH, a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles which supports underserved inner-city youth and empowers them to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, the arts, nutrition, fitness, college preparation and college scholarships.

Previous years’ celebrity ambassadors and supporters are some of the entertainment industry’s most revered executives and personalities including: Cee-Lo Green, Music Artist/Producer; Miley Cyrus, Actor/Music Artist; Pete Wentz, Music Artist; Ryan Tedder, Music Artist/OneRepublic/Producer; Red One, Producer; Dr. Luke, producer; Coldplay, Music Artist; Mark Wahlberg, Actor/Musician; Jonah Hill,  Actor; Penny Marshall, Director; Nick Cannon, Music/Actor/TV Host; Keke Palmer, Actor; Jason Derulo, Music Artist; Cody Simpson, Music Artist; Verne Troyer, Actor; Scott Disick, Reality TV Star; Matthew Lillard, Actor; “That 70’s Show” star, Wilmer Valderama, Benji and Joel Madden, Musicians; among many others. Stars & Strikes for APCH is Executive Produced by Thirty-Three Productions, Inc.

2013 Stars & Strikes sponsors include: Grammy-award winning producer and OneRepublic lead singer Ryan Tedder, Insomniac Productions, Warner Bros. Records, Todd Wagner Foundation, Wolfiskin, Peer Music, Whole Foods Market, Dr. Luke, Kemosabe, and Republic Records. 

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About: A Place Called Home (APCH)
A Place Called Home ( is a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being; and are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world. Core programs support APCH members from 8-21 years old in avoiding destructive behaviors by developing life skills and motivation to overcome adversity, make healthy, productive choices, and take advantage of the opportunities that lie before them.

About: Stars & Strikes for APCH
Stars & Strikes is Executive Produced by Christine Hansen and Thirty-Three Productions, Inc. (, a boutique event production, entertainment marketing, and promotional agency that produces high profile entertainment events in support of humanitarian causes to inspire change and global awareness of important social issues. Dreams to Reality.

Press Contact:

Karen DeMarco 

Event Contact:

Christine Hansen