Celebrity Softball Game Aims to Raise Money and Awareness for the LA’s Foster and At-Risk Youth • Cecily Wiggins • Graphics + Web + Content
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Celebrity Softball Game Aims to Raise Money and Awareness for the LA’s Foster and At-Risk Youth

Celebrity Softball Game Aims to Raise Money and Awareness for the LA’s Foster and At-Risk Youth

LOS ANGELES, Calif., (August 22, 2005)– Two celebrity teams will face off at The University of Southern California Dedeaux Field on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, in an effort to raise money and awareness for a program benefiting the Los Angeles/Compton foster and at-risk youth.

The Los Angeles Children Youth and Family Collaborative (CYFC), University of Southern California (USC) and KDAY 93.5 FM are pleased to announce their 1st Annual Celebrity Softball Game; a joint effort to benefit CYFC’s foster and at-risk youth outreach programs in Compton and Los Angeles, California.

A host of celebrities and local political figures have signed on to show their support for the event. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be on hand to address the crowd and throw the first pitch. Powerhouse R&B vocalist Chaka Khan will sing the national anthem. Other celebrities confirmed for the event include: Warren G, MC Lyte, 2nd II None, Chris Spencer, KDAY 93.5 radio personalities and more.

The softball game is scheduled to take place from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. at USC’s Dedeaux Field, located at 1021 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA, 90089. Spectators can cheer on their favorite team by purchasing tickets in advance from the CYFC, or at select Warehouse Shoe Sale Stores. Presale tickets are available for $10 and $15 at the door.

All members of the media are invited to meet the celebrity players, CYFC, USC and KDAY 93.5 staff at the Meet and Greet Pre-luncheon scheduled at 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. For more information about the game or luncheon, please contact Cecily Wiggins, via phone at (213) 220-0013, or by email at cecily@avidexposure.com.

ABOUT THE CYFC
The Children Youth and Family Collaborative, a non-profit organization, is a partnership of several organizations working jointly to serve at risk youth and youth in foster care between the ages of 12 and 18. The organization was developed to enhance services to young people who are preparing to emancipate from the foster care system. For more information about CYFC, please visit their Web site at www.cyfcla.org

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