Many of our recipients will be the first in their family to attend college. Their personal stories and achievements are incredibly inspiring.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 24, 2008
Sports heroes and celebrities returned to Las Vegas for the 8th annual Sports Dream Bowl, Saturday June 21, 2008 at Red Rock Lanes inside the Red Rock Resort. The bowling event is a benefit for the Sports Dream Foundation's Urban Youth Scholarship Fund.
Hosted by NFL legend Warren Moon, thirty-two major sports and Hollywood celebrities bowled with over two hundred corporate sponsors and ticket holders. Fans were able to see many of their favorites walk the red carpet including Tony Parker and Eva Longoria, Carson and Jordon Palmer of the Cincinnati Bengals, NFL legend Jerry Rice, Junior Seau, Brandon Jacobs, Tony Gonzalez, Robert Horry of the San Antonio Spurs, Brian Brohm of the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Ross and Brandon Jacobs of the New York Giants.
Six 2008 scholarship winners joined the event and hailed from Houston, Las Vegas, Seattle and Los Angeles. "Everyone involved loves the fun of the event, but also cares tremendously about the cause. As athletes and celebrities, we have all benefitted from the support of others, and we are honored to pass along the positive impact by contributing to these outstanding students," stated Moon. "Many of our recipients will be the first in their family to attend college. Their personal stories and achievements are incredibly inspiring." The NFL Hall of Famer has been dedicated to financially supporting college grants since 1989.
Although the bowling was light-hearted, the athlete-packed teams turned up the competition. The winning team was Prive' Nightclub and included Robert Horry of the San Antonio Spurs. The sold out event was made possible through the continued support of Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Prive' Nightclub, Miracle Mile Shops, The Opium Group and DeMontrond Motors.
About the Sports Dream Foundation and Urban Youth Scholarship Fund:
This national charity benefits youth in inner cities who otherwise would not have the means to pursue their goal of higher education. Scholarships are provided to outstanding young people throughout the country who have the dream and commitment to attend post high school education. The fund is supported by private donation, corporate sponsorship and event proceeds. To date, over 400 scholarships have been awarded to deserving high school students based on need, academic achievement, and outstanding community service. For more information contact the Sports Dream Foundation at (801) 350-9086.
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