Still Hope Foundation Presents Celebrity Weekend Extravaganza

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Eddie Levert of the O’Jays and Anthony Anderson of Law & Order to Headline Vegas-Themed Fundraiser

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This annual event gives us a platform to not only raise funds, but also awareness of the persisting issues that affect single mothers in our community.

Still Hope Foundation will kick off its annual Hope Celebrity Weekend Extravaganza tonight with a star-studded comedy show at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. The show will feature an impressive lineup of comedians including: Anthony Anderson of NBC's Law & Order, also known for his role alongside Jim Carrey in the comedy “Me, Myself, and Irene;” Theo Von of Howie Mandel’s TBS show “Deal With It;” George Willborn, co-host of the Doug Banks Radio Show and former co-host of the Michael Baisden Show; and world-renown magician and illusionist Mark Robinson.

“We’re looking forward to an exciting and fun-filled weekend, but at the same time, we’re raising the funds necessary for us to continue providing services and resources for the single mothers in our community,” said Tony Brothers, Co-founder of Still Hope Foundation and Veteran NBA Referee. “We could not host an event of this caliber without the support and generosity of our sponsors, as well as the celebrities and sports figures that so graciously donate their time every year.”

The 2013 Hope Celebrity Weekend Extravaganza, themed “Bringing Vegas to Virginia Beach,” is the foundation’s signature fundraising event designed to support its mission to empower, assist, and enhance the lives of single mothers and their families. The weekend festivities will continue on Saturday, September 7 with a casino night at the Hilton Oceanfront Hotel, followed by a concert – featuring Eddie Levert of the Mighty O’Jays – in the neighboring Neptune Park. The evening will include casino games, wine and food pairings, and a night of dancing to the tunes of the nationally recognized Strictly Bizzness Band. Guests will have an opportunity to mingle with celebrity guests and a host of NBA, NFL, and MLB all-time greats. The Hope Celebrity Golf Classic, scheduled on Sunday, September 7, will top off the weekend.

Still Hope’s Celebrity Weekend Extravaganza brings “star power” to the Hampton Roads area annually. Special guests from previous years include: comedian Sinbad, CNN’s John King, NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing, NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Smith, Byron Scott, former NBA Coach and member of the Los Angeles Lakers, and several other notables.

For more information about the Hope Celebrity Weekend Extravaganza or Still Hope Foundation, please visit http://www.stillhopefoundation.org.

Hope Celebrity Weekend Extravaganza Event Details:
Hope Comedy Show – Friday September 6, 2013 – 8:00 p.m.
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach, VA

Hope Celebrity Casino Night – Saturday September 7, 2013 – 6:30 p.m.
Hilton Oceanfront Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA

Hope Concert – Saturday September 7, 2013 – 9:30 p.m.
Neptune Park, Virginia Beach, VA (adjacent to Hilton Oceanfront Hotel)

Hope Celebrity Golf Classic – Sunday September 8, 2013 – 8:00 a.m.
Cahoon Plantation, Chesapeake, VA

About Still Hope Foundation, Inc.
Still Hope Foundation, Inc., formed in October 2007, was established in an effort to lighten the parenting responsibilities borne by single mothers throughout the Hampton Roads, Virginia communities. The foundation’s goal is to equip mothers with those tools that will enable them to become self-sufficient. Through the provision of supportive relationships, quality resources, and life-skills training, Still Hope Foundation – a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity – seeks to ensure that every mom receives the opportunity to build and maintain a successful family unit. For more information about Still Hope Foundation, visit http://www.stillhopefoundation.org.

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