NFL Star, Georgia Native Charles Grant Hosts Celebrity Weekend Fundraiser, Outreach Activities in Atlanta June 20th - 22nd

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New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant will host the 3rd Annual Bayou Bling Celebrity Charity Weekend in Atlanta from June 20-22, 2008. Each year, the Charles Grant S.A.C.K. Success Foundation hosts the signature fundraiser weekend to provide resources for at-risk, inner city youth in New Orleans, Atlanta and Grant's hometown of Colquitt, GA. Organizations benefiting from this year's efforts are the Boys & Girls Club, the YMCA, Communities in Schools, Operation Hope, and Positive Vibes among others

Charles has a heart for people and giving back in a way that makes us so proud to represent him and his mission. For him, giving back to the community is not just a project or initiative; it is a way of life.

New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant will host the 3rd Annual Bayou Bling Celebrity Charity Weekend in Atlanta from June 20-22, 2008. Each year, the Charles Grant S.A.C.K. Success Foundation hosts the signature fundraiser weekend to provide resources for at-risk, inner city youth in New Orleans, Atlanta and Grant's hometown of Colquitt, GA. Organizations benefiting from this year's efforts are the Boys & Girls Club, the YMCA, Communities in Schools, Operation Hope, and Positive Vibes among others. Confirmed celebrities include DJ Mannie Fresh, Jagged Edge, nearly 40 NFL and NBA stars, and many more.

"I am totally committed to making a difference in the lives of youth," said Grant. "There are so many people in need throughout the city of New Orleans and across this nation. My foundation is dedicated to reaching more and more kids through our community outreach programs."

"Bayou Bling," organized by EDGE 3M Sports & Entertainment, includes a free youth football clinic in College Park and a celebrity basketball game in DeKalb County. VIP affairs include Bowlin' with Ballers night hosted by Jagged Edge at Atlanta 300 on June 20, and the acclaimed Rolls-Royce sponsored Player's Ball at the Mason Murer Art Gallery on June 21. The weekend will close out with a celebrity pool party presented by Upscale Magazine at the W Hotel-Perimeter. Proceeds from the weekend activities will go towards various Charles Grant S.A.C.K. Success Foundation projects including, the Grant Go-Getters youth recognition program, Grant's Gridiron Football Camps and the Charles Grant Kids Day Out.

"Charles is fully committed to making a positive impact in the lives of each young person he comes in contact with on a daily basis," said Marshawn Evans, President of EDGE 3M, which also manages the Charles Grant S.A.C.K. Success Foundation. "Charles has a heart for people and giving back in a way that makes us so proud to represent him and his mission. For him, giving back to the community is not just a project or initiative; it is a way of life."

Working members of the press are invited to all outreach, red carpet and evening events. For press credentials contact Erik Burton via e-mail at eburton@profileprllc.com by June 18. A complete event itinerary can be found on page 2 of the press release and http://www.bayoubling.com. To schedule a pre-interview with Charles Grant, contact Erik Burton at 770-294-8475. For any booking or endorsement inquiries, please e-mail info@edge3m.com . Please visit http://www.edge3m.com for more information about The Charles Grant Foundation and EDGE Sports & Entertainment.

Friday, June 20nd
Free Youth Football Clinic - Presented by Gatorade and Colgate            
9 a.m. - Noon
Location: College Park Recreation Center, Badgett Stadium
3636 College Street, College Park, GA 30337
** REGISTRATION FULL**

Bowlin' with Ballers - Presented by ABSOLUT                    
9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Location: Atlanta 300
2175 Savoy Drive, Atlanta, GA 30341
Hosts: Jagged Edge, Charles Grant and NFL Players
Attire: Casual Chic

Saturday, June 21st
Celebrity Basketball Charity Game                     
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Lynwood Recreation Center
3360 Osborne Road, Atlanta, GA 30319
Commentator: Hot 107.9's Griff

The Players' Ball            
Black Carpet Event: MEDIA EVENT            
9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Location: Mason Murer Art Gallery
199 Armour Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324
Co-hosts: Rolls-Royce, Patron, Atlanta Magazine, Charles Grant and NFL Players
Attire: All-Black |Cosmo |No Tennis | Black Carpet Event
Celebrity DJ: Mannie Fresh

Sunday, June 22nd
Celebrity Pool Party - Presented by Bacardi, Fiji Water, and Upscale Magazine    
3 p.m. - 8 p.m.    
Location: W Hotel at Perimeter Center
111 Perimeter Center West, Atlanta, Georgia 30346
Co-Hosts: Charles Grant
Guest DJ: DJ Don Cannon of the Aphilliates

"Bayou Bling" Confirmed Guest Include: DJ Mannie Fresh, Jagged Edge, Hot 107.9's Griff, Deuce McAllister (Saints), Antwan Walker (Timberwolves), Roman Harper (Saints), Hollis Thomas (Saints), Devery Henderson (Saints), Reynaldo Wynn (Giants), Skyler Green (Saints), Thomas Davis (Panthers), Terrance Melton (Panthers), Curtis Deloatch (Panthers), Maake Kemoeatu (Panthers), Donald Strickland (49ers), Jonas Jennings (49ers), Kendrick Allen (Vikings), Eric Henderson (Bengals), Robert Geathers (Bengals), Randy McMichael (Rams), George Foster (Lions), Calvin Johnson (Lions), Greg Blue (Lions), Leonard Pope (Cardinals), Deon Grant (Seahawks), PJ Daniels (Ravens), DJ Shockley (Falcons), Rod Gardner (Chiefs), Sean Jones (Browns), Alge Crumpler (Titans), Tony Gilbert (Jaguars), Marcus Stroud (Bills), James Hardy (Bills), James Butler (Giants) and many more.

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