Sixteen stars will compete to lead their teams to victory at a special celebrity charity Go Kart Tournament in Gardena, California, on May 28.
Steve-O, Kyle Massey and Chris Massey are just a sample of the celebrities congregating at the K1 Speed Indoor Racing facility in Gardena for a day of fun-filled activities and an exciting Go-Kart Tournament to create awareness and show their support for the American Diabetes Association.
The event, hosted by legendary NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson and Gary Sturgis from Tyler Perry’s Diary of A Mad Black Woman, is a celebration of family fitness and fun, as celebrities and attendees alike join together to give back to charity, as well as fighting for the prevention of diseases in children at an early age.
“It is really important that we teach the children that diabetes, or any other disease for that matter, does not have to be unmanageable,” say event organizers Stacy Lyles and Askari Ali. “The most common variant of Diabetes (Type 2 variant) is preventable by implementing good eating habits and regular physical activity in kids, so they can grow up healthy and strong.”
Attending celebrities will lead one of sixteen children’s teams to victory; a cash prize will be awarded to the winning team, to be donated to the organization of their choice. Though the tournament plays a big part, the event will also feature interactive games, music performances, healthy culinary demonstrations, professional trainers, and the latest on diabetes prevention and advances. With plenty of celebrity photo opportunities, as well as local and national media coverage, this is one summer event you will not want to miss.
Various non-profit organizations and health facilities have reached out to show their support and involvement with the tournament, including the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, City of Hope Centers, and The Complete Athlete Foundation for Kids, among other local charities. “It is definitely a family event that will show the public an interactive and engaging way to save a child’s life and have fun at the same time,” adds Lyles.
Confirmed celebrities include: Grammy Award-winning artist Mario, UFC Champion Tito Ortiz, Recording Artist Warren G, Dorian Gregory (Charmed, Without A Trace), Sean Kanan (The Bold and The Beautiful, Karate Kid III), Ashley Argota (Schooled, True Jackson, VP), Radio Disney’s Austin Anderson and many more.
Celebrity arrivals and media check-in will begin at 2:00PM and continues until 7:00PM. More information can be found here.