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02-20-14 A Placed Called Home to Honor Music Industry Veteran


KIIS-FM Los Angeles Assistant Program Director and Music Director to be Recognized for her Commitment to Enriching the Lives of Los Angeles Inner-City Youth


February 20, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – A Place Called Home today announced it is honoring music industry veteran Beata Czechowski, KIIS-FM Assistant Program Director and Music Director, at its 8th Annual Stars & Strikes Celebrity Bowling and Poker Tournament on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM, at the PINZ Bowling & Entertainment Center in Studio City, CA.

The recognition is in support and with great thanks from A Place Called Home after years of dedication from Czechowski to its center, programs and extended family.

“Over the years I have had the opportunity to participate in many events APCH, from Adopt a Family during the Holidays, to donating dresses for prom. But, what I love about Stars & Strikes, and what makes this particular event so special to me, is that the night brings together two of my passions; working in the music industry and bettering the community,” said Beata Czechowski, Assistant Program Director and Music Director, KIIS-FM Los Angeles. “I am beyond happy to be in a position that allows me to use my resources to help such an amazing organization and grow a wonderful family-fun event such as Stars & Strikes for A Place Called Home.”

In her position at KIIS-FM, Beata is always looking for ways to strengthen the ties between the community and the station. Through the new KIIS Cares program, the station is able to recognize community partners like APCH with on-air and online features, highlighting everything going on in the community and encouraging listeners to get involved with everything from dog adoptions to beach clean ups, and more.

“Beata is an incredible supporter and believer in our mission at APCH,” said Jonathan Zeichner, Executive Director, A Place Called Home. “Her commitment to the community and dedication to inspiring others exemplify the best in a music industry partner. We cannot thank her enough and we are excited to be able to recognize and honor her at Stars & Strikes.”

The annual 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. Tickets are on sale now for the all-ages high energy benefit which features 32 lanes of bowling action, a No-Limit All-In Texas Hold’em professional-level poker tournament hosted by the beautiful Dealer Dolls.

Stars & Strikes is proud to host our generous sponsors and donors, which include: Ryan Tedder; KIIS-FM; Taco Bell; Todd Wagner Foundation; Interscope Records; Island Def Jam; Warner Bros Records; STRZ the Label; UBS; City National Bank; Bank of the West; Whole Foods Market; EXBTN; Thirty-Three Productions; and more.

Over the past seven years, Stars & Strikes has raised more than $700,000 for APCH’s free programs with a focus on the teens; providing recreation, field trips, academic tutoring, college preparation and college tours for hundreds of South Central teens, many of whom have gone on to break negative cycles and be the first in their families to attend college.

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; Coldplay, Music Artist; Mark Wahlberg, Actor/Musician; Jonah Hill,  Actor; Howie Mandel, Actor; Penny Marshall, Director; Nick Cannon, Music/Actor/TV Host; Keke Palmer, Actor; Jason Derulo, Music Artist; Ariana Grande, Music Artist; Austin Mahone, Music Artist; The Wanted, Music Artist; Red One, Producer; Dr. Luke, producer; 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 others. Stars & Strikes is Executive Produced by Thirty-Three Productions, Inc., who brings the event Dream to Reality on behalf of APCH.

For more information and to purchase tickets and sponsorships, please visit

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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: Thirty-Three Productions, Inc.

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 awareness of important social issues on a global scale. Dreams to Reality.


Executive Producer:

Christine Hansen
Thirty-Three Productions, Inc.

Media Contact:

Karen DeMarco
Thirty-Three Productions, Inc.