“One Child at a Time” Celebrity Basketball Game
Department of Children and Family Services; AND1 Live; and WNBA Los Angeles Sparks present: “One Child At A Time Celebrity Basketball Game.” This event is to be held June 23, 2013, 5:30pm at the Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA. 90015.
The second annual “One Child At A Time Celebrity Basketball Game” fundraising event gave foster children the chance to meet professional athletes, actors, comedians, radio personalities and local politicians. The “One Child At A Time” Celebrity Basketball Game was hosted by comedian/actor Katt Williams and organized by the One Child At A Time Committee. Thousands of dollars in Scholarships were distributed during the game by FOX 11 News Anchor Christine Devine and Dwyane Wade Sr., father of basketball legend Dwyane Wade, who also served as coach for the Blue Team.
This was a wonderful day to give back to the community with hundreds of foster children, community leaders and many other celebrities who attended this charity event. A host of Actors, Comedians, Singers, Rappers, NFL players, NBA players, WNBA Players and Producers were in attendance including Power 106. After the event Katt Williams entertained the children who were present with an impromptu meet and greet. Katt gave away approximately $7,000 in $100 bills to children in the audience, most of who were foster youth.
Proceeds from the second annual “One Child At A Time Celebrity Basketball Game” will help provide services for more than 36,000 foster children in the Department of Children and Family Services. More specifically, the money raised will be funneled to families who cannot afford unapproved medical and dental expenses, such as general anesthesiology, orthodontia treatment, summer camps and after school activities not funded by government sources. All your efforts mean so much to these children that will be touched by your good wishes and generosity.
Donations are tax deductible and with your permission, your organization’s name and logo will be included in the event’s press releases, website, and printed materials. Unlike many other non-profit organizations, 100% of funds received by the Trust Fund are used to aid children and families in the foster system.!!!!
Charlton Maxwell Jimerson
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