San Diego Chargers Larry English to Host An Evening of Champions ALAC Benefit

An all-star concert gala fundraiser at the San Diego Hall of Champions equally benefits The Larry English L.E.A.D. Foundation (Leading Education to Athletes for their Dreams) and the American Lung Association.
By: Jasmine Powers

An all-star concert gala fundraiser at the San Diego Hall of Champions equally benefits The Larry English L.E.A.D. Foundation (Leading Education to Athletes for their Dreams) and the American Lung Association. Professional recording artists and athletes team to empower youth in San Diego with academic excellence and support those living with asthma.

SAN DIEGO, CA - November 3, 2011 Larry English, starting Linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, Chairman of the Board of the L.E.A.D. Foundation and partner to the American Lung Association was diagnosed with asthma as a child. Twelve year-old Carey Poindexter, Junior Ambassador for the American Lung Association, is a severe asthmatic who was not expected to live past his 10th birthday. Carey has surpassed all odds. Both Larry and Carey will share their amazing testimonies on how they have battled lung disease in an effort to encourage others to pursue their dreams at an all-star gala fundraiser, An Evening of Champions, held Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the San Diego Hall of Champions.

In addition to gala host Larry English, anticipated to attend An Evening of Champions VIP meet & greet are invited NFL players and musicians. The concert features highly acclaimed recording artists including: Gene-O Cole, Earl Johnson Jr, Jason Weber, Debora Galan, Lanee Battle and many more. All participating artists’ bios are featured at Masters of Ceremonies are Dwane Brown, award winning news personality from KPBS, and Greg Cozzo, radio personality from smooth jazz KMYT. Attendees can enjoy appetizers, mix and mingle with many professional recording artists and professional athletes while showing their support through a silent and live auction. VIP sponsors will attend a private pre-concert meet & greet at
5:00 p.m. followed by dinner. Doors of the San Diego Hall of Champions open to the public at 6:00 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities, discounted advance admission and opportunity drawing tickets are available online at The San Diego Hall of Champions is located at 2131 Pan American Plaza, San
Diego, CA 92101.

Members of the media: To comply with security requirements, a press pass is required.
For pre-gala and on-site interviews or a press pass to attend the VIP meet & greet and gala, contact Denise Mahaffey at 760.908.6565 or by email to

About Carey Poindexter:
Doctors said Carey Poindexter would not live to see his 10thbirthday. On Nov. 20, 2011, Carey will celebrate his 13thbirthday. His motto: “Just because you have asthma, you just can’t let it get you down.” Severe chronic asthma has hospitalized Carey 26 times, not including emergency room and doctor visits. He’s been in intensive care four times and on a respirator once. Enduring four surgeries, most recently on August 2, 2011, he takes seven medications daily to manage his asthma and other medical challenges. Carey is a Junior Ambassador to the American Lung Association and his amazing medical miracle journey has been featured on NBC and can be seen at Carey lives a normal life as he manages his medical challenges. He enjoys martial arts, video games and playing in Yu Gi Oh Tournaments. Carey’s goal is for no child to have to Fight for Air. Carey will also be participating in the Fight for Air Walk on November 13, 2011 at Embarcadero Marina Park. For ways to support Carey through the American Lung Association, visit

About The Larry English L.E.A.D. Foundation (Leading Education to Athletes for their Dreams): To empower San Diego high school athletes, NFL player Larry English and his mother established The L.E.A.D. Foundation a 501 (c ) (3) non-profit charity in 2010. The L.E.A.D. Foundation’s mission is to create opportunities to broaden the mindset of youth athletes by empowering them with advanced programming in education, professional development and mentoring to help them achieve their dreams. The pilot program Personally Responsible for your Outcome (P.R.O.) had a tremendous impact on youth athletes at Lincoln High School. The L.E.A.D. Foundation also has
a health initiative to increase the awareness of asthma and to encourage those who have been diagnosed to take measures to control their disease. Larry English is a partner to the American Lung Association and was honorary chairman to the 2011 Fight for Air Climb. For details and ways to support the L.E.A.D. Foundation, visit www.Larry-
Source:Jasmine Powers
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