By Tim Saunders on
The Education Advantage Foundation will hold its first celebrity basketball game next week.
EAF celebrity spokesperson Rob Corddry – star of W., What Happens in Vegas, The Daily Show and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay – will host and referee the game, with proceeds going to the EAF, an organization committed to promoting and facilitating higher education in low-income neighborhoods.
And the lineup of players looks like the evening will be a lot of fun:
- James Richard Black – USA Network’s Starter Wife
- Mark Walberg – Host of FOX’s Moment Of Truth, PBS’s Antiques Roadshow
- Matt Lillard – Actor, Scream, Scooby Doo
- Nick Swardson – Actor, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
- Nick D’Agosto – Actor, NBC’s Heroes
- Brian White – Actor, Stomp the Yard, upcoming releases Fighting and 12 Rounds
- Brian Huskey – Actor, theWB.com’s Children’s Hospital, CBS’s Worst Week, Super Bad
- The Stunners – Columbia Records recording artists will be singing the National Anthem
The EAF has partnered with Learning Links Centers (LLC), a socially responsible investment/property management company to specially renovate one unit in each apartment building to serve as a study suite called the “Resource Center,” where they provide free after-school tutoring, mentoring and scholarships for children in the program. Resource Centers offer residents a safe haven from drugs, crime and gangs and provide a positive alternative to excessive television, video game use and other distractions. Each center is supplied with a mini-library and reference materials such as educational books, earth and science related materials, arts and craft materials as well as computers with supervised Internet access, and teaching tools for the students and tutors within each building.
The game – which also features an auction and half-time entertainment – will take place at the Beverley Hills High School Gym on 241 S. Moreno Drive on January 13. More information and tickets can be found here.
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