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03-04-14 A Full House of Celebrity Guests…



March 4, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – A Full House of Celebrity guests are showing their hands at the 8th Annual Stars & Strikes Celebrity Bowling and Poker Tournament to benefit A Place Called Home (APCH), on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM, at the PINZ Bowling & Entertainment Center in Studio City, CA. 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 Dealer Dolls.

APCH is proud to host confirmed celebrity ambassadors to date including; Nick Cannon,Music/Actor/TV Host; Guy Sebastian, Music Artist; Dev, Music Artist) Frankie J, Music Artist and member of Kumbia Kings; Bonnie McKee, Music Artist, Jake Miller, Hip Hop Artist, Mike Posner;Music Artist/Songwriter/Producer; Megan Nicole, Music Artist/Songwriter, Vicci Martinez, Music Artist, former contestant on The Voice; GRL, Music Artist; LaLa Romero, Music Artist, Jessi Malay, Music Artist/Songwriter/Fashionista, ThankYou X, Contemporary and Street Artist; Eden, Music Artist formerly Jessie & The Toy Boys; Sydney Bennett; Music Artist; Justin Tinucci, Music Artist/Actor; and Adriana Michelle Davalos, Miss Los Angeles Latina. The event also honors music industry veteran, Beata Czechkowski, KIIS-FM Assistant Program Director/Music Director.

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.

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, Actor; 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.

Stars & Strikes is proud to host our generous sponsors and donors, which include: Ryan Tedder; KIIS-FM; Taco Bell; Megan Nicole; Julie Pilat; Latium Entertainment; Todd Wagner Foundation; Interscope Records; Island Def Jam; Warner Bros Records; STRZ the Label; Universal Music Group; UBS; City National Bank; Bank of the West; Lou Pitt; US Bank; Gursey Schneider; LaPolt Law; Crush Music; Whole Foods Market; EXBTN; Thirty-Three Productions; and more.

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.