AT-RISK YOUTH & HOLLYWOOD’S BRIGHTEST STARS BET ON A FULL HOUSE AT CELEBRITY BOWLING AND POKER TOURNAMENT THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH, 2009 FROM 7PM – 11PM
STUDIO CITY, CA – March 1, 2009 — PINZ Bowling and Entertainment Center to host 3rd annual Stars & Strikes, a Celebrity Bowling and Poker Event to benefit A Place Called Home (APCH) on Thursday, March 5th, 2009 from 7 – 11pm. APCH is a locally based non-profit youth center that provides opportunities for education, counseling, free meals, and arts education to thousands of at-risk children living in South Los Angeles.
Exciting celebrities including Wilmer Valderrama, Benji & Joel Madden of Good Charlotte; Terry Crews & Tequan Richmond of the CW’s “Everybody Hates Chris”, Keke Palmer of Nickelodeon’s “True Jackson”; Eddie Steeples of “My Name is Earl”; Keith Robinson “Dreamgirls”; superstar producer J.R. Rotem; the Laker Girls, and many more show their support for APCH by bowling, playing poker, and partying alongside charity-minded guests. The benefit features a professional level No-Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament hosted by the gorgeous “Dealer Dolls” and World Series of Poker Championship dealer Jolyn Haviland, as well as a raffle and silent auction, all benefiting an incredible organization that helps keep kids off the streets. Previous years’ events have been a huge success thanks to generous guests and celebrities like Mark Wahlberg, Penny Marshall, Omarion, Marques Houston, Christina Milian, the LA Clippers, and more. “A Place Called Home gives kids from challenged neighborhoods an opportunity to write their own futures,” states Doug Atchison, director of the award-winning film AKEELAH AND THE BEE and Chair of the APCH Leadership Council. “APCH is a place of hope and joy – and that’s what permeates our Stars and Strikes event, and we’re hoping everyone can come join the celebration.”
Stars & Strikes 2009, held at PINZ, the classic bowling venue once frequented by the likes of James Dean, will provide an all-you-can-eat buffet, drinks, and some of today’s hottest DJ’s playing great music for a night of entertainment not soon forgotten. Stars & Strikes is made possible every year through the generous contributions, sponsorships, and ticket purchases by individual donors and corporate sponsors. Ticket and donation information may be found at: http://www.starsandstrikesforapch.org/buytickets.php
Doors for the Stars & Strikes open at 7pm and the poker tournament starts promptly at 7:45 PM. For the chance to win the top prizes, guests are urged to be in the “casino” no later than 7:30 PM. Get in on the action and register now as space is limited and the tournament is expected to sell out.
A Place Called Home is dedicated to providing at-risk youth with a secure, positive family environment where they can regain hope and belief, earn trust and self-respect and learn skills to lead to a productive lifestyle free of the gangs, drugs and poverty that surround them. The organization helps inner city youth find their dreams through educational enrichment.
For more information on Stars and Strikes 2009, please visit http://www.starsandstrikesforapch.org.
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A Place Called Home, established in 1993, was created to provide at-risk youth with a secure, positive family environment where they can regain hope and belief, earn trust and self-respect, and learn skills to lead to a productive lifestyle free of the gangs, drugs and poverty that surround them. For more information please visit http://www.apch.org
Thirty-Three Productions, Inc. established in 1998 by President/CEO Christine Hansen, is a unique event production, entertainment marketing and promotional agency that is committed to producing music festivals, tours, benefit concerts and events that inspire change and global awareness for social issues that are affecting our world today. www.33productions.com