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03-06-12 Stars Go All In to Support A Placed Called Home


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STUDIO CITY, Calif. (March 5, 2012) – Excitement continues to build for the 6th Annual Stars & Strikes Celebrity Bowling and Poker Tournament to benefit A Place Called Home (APCH), on March 14th at PINZ Bowling & Entertainment Center from 7pm – 11pm.

“Stars & Strikes is a fun, high-energy, celebrity-filled evening to support inner-city youth through programs in education, the arts, nutrition, fitness and college preparation at A Place Called Home. Over the past five years, proceeds from the event have raised over $500,000.00 and gone on to support APCH’s Bridge to the Future program, 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.”  said Jonathan Zeichner, APCH Executive Director.

This all-ages celebration includes an all-star guest list. 2012 Celebrity Ambassadors include: Coldplay, Musicians/Band; Ryan Tedder, Musician/Producer/ OneRepublic; Victor Ortiz, Boxer; Akon, Musician; Chris Rene (X Factor), Reality Star/Musician; Red One, Superstar Producer; Dr. Luke, Superstar Producer; Jasmine Villegas, Musician; Jefree Star, Musician; Liz Hernandez, TV Personality; Cris Judd, Actor/Choreographer; Karli Henriquez, Radio/TV Personality; Eddie Steeples, Actor; Sabi, Musician; Colby O’Donis, Musician; Vicci Martinez, Reality Star/Musician; Honor Society, Musicians/Band; Ya Boy, Musician; The Glitch Mob, Musicians/Band; Prophet, Musician; Manny on the Streets, Radio Personality; Benny Cassette, Musician/Producer; Kat Deluna, Musician; Sisanie from KIIS, Radio Personality; Jessie and the Toy Boys, Musicians; Six Reasons, Musician; Jake Pavelka, Reality Star; Jazzlyn, Musician; LaLa Romero, Musician; Kennedy, Radio/TV Personality; Kali, Musician; Luciana, Musician; Doc Hollywood, Rapper/DJ/Singer/Producer; 7Lions, Musicians/Band; Richard Vission, DJ/Producer; Elan Atias, Musician; Austin Anderson, Actor/Musician; Thank You X, Musicians/Band; We the Futur3, Musicians/Band; Karimah Westbrook, Actress; and Miles Beard, DJ; Trent Cantrelle, DJ; Justin Tinucci, Actor.

2012 Stars & Strikes event sponsors include: EMI/Capitol; Clear Channel; Coldplay; Ryan Tedder; 2101 Records; New Heights Entertainment; Insomniac Productions; US Bank; Todd Wagner Foundation; Kemosabe Records; Prescription Songs; Reign-Deer Management; Warner Bros.; Interscope Records; Big H Entertainment; Whole Foods Market; City National Bank; Milo Greene; Lou Pitt; Daniel’s Jewelers; Crush Management; Glassnote Records; Alarm Music Group; Mosely Music Group; Mark Music & Media Law; Octone; Pablove; LaPolt Law; Roadrunner; Zevia; Sub City; McKernan Inspections; Heavenly Hands, and Qure Water & more.

“A Place Called Home has long been a favorite charity of the music industry,” Zeichner added.  “With an onsite recording studio, students learn alongside professionals and prepare for careers in the arts and entertainment industries. Red One (producer for Lady Gaga) and Dr. Luke (producer for Katy Perry, Britney Spears and others) are among some of APCH’s Celebrity Ambassador supporters. Additionally, Coldplay recently performed a benefit concert to benefit APCH, and recently Ryan Tedder (Singer OneRepublic/Producer for Adele, Beyoncé & more), generously donated much needed funding to save the APCH recording studio during the recent economic downturn.”

Stars & Strikes is hosted by the APCH Leadership Council, which is made up of young professionals who volunteer their time and bring resources to the nonprofit organization.  The Leadership Council supports numerous APCH programs for teens, including Teen Nights, Listening Lounge, Music Program/Band events, and The Cinderella and Prince Charming Project, as well as the annual A Place Called Home for the Holidays Toy, Book and Clothing Drive.  Christine Hansen and Thirty-Three Productions, Inc. brings the Stars & Strikes event Dream to Reality.

For those who cannot attend, but want to further help the efforts of APCH, a “text-to-pledge” campaign will help send 60 kids to college.  Supporters can donate $10 to A Place Called Home, by texting GIVE 9796 to 80088.

The 6th Annual Stars & Strikes features 34 lanes of bowling action, an exciting, No-Limit All-In Texas Hold’em professional-level poker tournament featuring the gorgeous “Dealer Dolls” alongside bountiful and delicious fresh food, courtesy of Whole Foods Market; tasty drinks; raffles for amazing prizes; notable DJs spinning; the excitement of the red carpet and more.

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About: A Place Called Home

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 program work in conjunction with one another to support APCH members 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

Stars & Strikes is executive produced by Christine Hansen and Thirty-Three Productions, Inc., ( a boutique event production, entertainment marketing, and promotional agency that produces live entertainment and television events that inspire change and global awareness of important social issues.