PRLog - Sep. 7, 2011 - (Washington, DC)–Today, NBA Player Delonte West, a graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Maryland, announced the inaugural Delonte West Charity Weekend benefiting several charitable organizations in the DC area. Presented by Illumine Management and Marketing, the Delonte West Charity Week will kick-off on Wednesday, September 21 and continue through Sunday, September 25, with events benefiting The Ambassadors of Hope, Safe Shores - The DC Children’s Advocacy Center, The Fellaz Youth Foundation, Magnolia Garden Nursing Home in Lanham, Maryland, 113 underprivileged athletes in DC Public Schools, children with bi-polar disease/National Association of Mental Illnesses and the National Children’s Medical Center in Washington, DC. Confirmed celebrities include Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Jameel McClain, Washington Redskins Linebacker Edgar Jones, NBA Shooting Guard Larry Hughes, Former NBA Player Laron Profit, Washington Mystics Forward Monique Currie, Community Activist/2011 Steve Harvey Hoodie Award Winner for Best Community Leader Tony Lewis Jr., with more to be announced.
“The Delonte West Charity Weekend is about renewing dreams, serving the underserved and making a difference for a community that made the dreams of so many athletes and celebrities possible,” said NBA Point Guard Delonte West. “We have several celebrities coming to town for this week to connect with the next generation of athletes and leaders, while also spending time with senior citizens and our fans.”
Schedule for Delonte West Celebrity Charity Weekend
September 21: Delonte West will host The Ambassadors of Hope Casino Royale Scholarship Benefit at Shadow Room Lounge from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets are available at http://www.suite202dc.com/
September 22: Delonte West and the Charity Weekend Committee will hold a luncheon and an afternoon of Bingo with Magnolia Garden Nursing Home from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
September 23: Delonte West will tour Safe Shores - The DC Children’s Advocacy Center, with media briefing from 4 to 5 p.m.
An Evening of Empowerment and Fitness for Youth with a free basketball clinic for 113 underprivileged youth in DC Public Schools with Washington Mystics Player Monique Currie, Delonte West and other athletes; a youth clothing drive with Community Activist Tony Lewis Jr., benefiting Safe Shores and mentoring provided by The Fellaz Youth Foundation at Kennedy Recreation Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
September 24: A free basketball clinic for 40 bi-polar children with the National Association of Mental Illnesses from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School, and National Children’s Hospital Visit 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
September 25: Reception for celebrities, media and volunteers at a location TBD
Locations are subject to change. EVENING AFTER PARTY EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED.
To inquire about sponsorships for the Delonte West Celebrity Charity Weekend, email illumine.marketing@
About Delonte West Charity Weekend
Established in 2011 by NBA Point Guard Delonte West, the charity weekend aims to connect athletes to a community of fans, hospitalized and underserved children and seniors in the Washington, metropolitan area with a goal to inspire and influence. The weekend is presented by Illumine Management and Marketing and sponsored in part by Slam Magazine.
About Illumine Management and Marketing
Illumine is a worldwide, full-service management and marketing company providing services to professional athletes and entertainers of all sorts. Clients receive dedicated personal attention of their business related endeavors from management to marketing and more. The Illumine goal is to maximize clients’ full potential both on and off of the court, field, and stage.
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