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02-26-13 Celebrities Announced & Ante-Up for Stars & Strikes


Initial celebrities confirmed include The Wanted, Pete Wentz, Akon, Sammy Adams, T. Mills, RedOne, Dr. Luke, Kool Kojak, Becky G, Young Blood Hawke, Ozomatli and more


February 26, 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 The Wanted (Universal), Pete Wentz (Musician/Producer/Entrepreneur/Activist), Ozomatli (Grammy Award Winning Group and U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors), Akon (platinum selling R&B, Hip-hop recording artist), Dr. Luke (award-winning producer, songwriter), RedOne (Producer/Songwriter/Music Executive), T. Mills (Columbia Records recording artist), Sammy Adams (Musician), Kool Kojak (award-winning multi-platinum producer FloRida and songwriter Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, among others), Midnight Red (Interscope recording artist), Havana Brown (Republic recording artist), Jasmine Villegas (recording artist), LaLa Romero (recording artist), 7Lions (recording artist 2101 Records), W3 The Future (recording artist), Young Blood Hawke (Republic recording artist), Drop City Yacht Club (A&M/Octone recording artists), Gina Rodriguez (actress in forthcoming film, Philly Brown, produced by Edward James Olmos), Dev (Republic recording artist) TV personality Liz Hernandez, Karli Henriquez (MTV Tr3s), Chuey Martinez, Sisanie and DJ Skee of KIIS FM, Thank You X (street artist), Jessie and the Toy Boys (recording artist), Talkback (recording artist 2101 Records), Mohombi (2101 Records recording artist), KMC (2101 Records recording artist), Bonnie McKee (award-winning American singer, songwriter, and actress), Sabi (Warner Bros. recording artist), Becky G (RCArecording artist), Baby E (Island Def Jam recording artist), 4 Count (recording artist Ncredibleent), Nayer (recording artist), Queenz, Porcelain Black (industrial pop singer-songwriter), Ryan McDermott (artist, writer, producer G.O.O.D. Music/Island Def Jam), Asher Monroe (singer, songwriter, actor), Jessi Malay (recording artist), and Six Reasons (recording artist).

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, Coldplay, Insomniac Productions, Republic Records, Dr. Luke, Kemosabe, Prescription Songs, Warner Music Group, 2101 Records, RCA, Todd Wagner Foundation, Wolfiskin, Peer Music, Whole Foods Market, Symphonic Love Foundation & Phase Too, Inc., Interscope, Island Def Jam, City National Bank, Red Bull Records, Capitol Music Group, Pitt Group, and Clear Channel Entertainment, Los Angeles. 

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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