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Third Annual Celebrity One Child at a Time Basketball Game and Red Carpet

Your Host Roxy Shih
Published: Monday, July 1st, 2013

 

Thank you to the County of Los Angeles DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES which presented
“ONE CHILD AT A TIME” CELEBRITY BASKETBALL GAME

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Eric Zuley, Ochoa Boys, and Najee Detiege, the blue power ranger

One Child At A Time (OCAAT)

One Child at a Time was founded in 2007. As Social Workers at that time, Jackie Solomon and Lovette Panthier saw the need to create unique and life-changing experiences for foster youth. With that in mind, One Child At A Time was born, and events created to allow foster youths the opportunity to meet professional athletes, actors and actress, comedians, radio personalities and local politicians. These OCAAT events and fundraisers benefit the Children’s Trust Fund of Los Angeles County, a 45 year-old organization supplying supplemental funding to foster families for critical needs.

Throughout the years, OCAAT has raised funds to be funneled to families for medical, dental, and other services that government funding cannot provide. OCAAT has also given over 300 scholarships for foster youth and helped countless families within the foster care system of Los Angeles County.

We are proud to present the Department of Children and Family Services Third Annual “One Child At A Time” Celebrity Basketball, and the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks Game on (Sunday) June 23, 2013, 5:30pm at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California.

The second annual “One Child At A Time Celebrity Basketball Game” fundraising event gave foster children the chance to meet professional athletes, actors, comedians, radio personalities and local politicians. The “One Child At A Time” Celebrity Basketball Game was hosted by comedian/actor Katt Williams and organized by the One Child At A Time Committee. Thousands of dollars in Scholarships were distributed during the game by FOX 11 News Anchor Christine Devine and Dwyane Wade Sr., father of basketball legend Dwyane Wade, who also served as coach for the Blue Team.

This was a wonderful day to give back to the community with hundreds of foster children, community leaders and many other celebrities who attended this charity event. There were numerous live performances from up and coming artists and dance crews, who rocked the crowd present. A host of Actors, Comedians, Singers, Rappers, NFL players, NBA players, WNBA Players and Producers were in attendance including Power 106. After the event Katt Williams entertained the children who were present with an impromptu meet and greet. Katt gave away approximately $7,000 in $100 bills to children in the audience, most of who were foster youth.

Proceeds from the event will help provide services for more than 36,000 foster children in the Department of Children and Family Services. More specifically, the money raised will be funneled to families who cannot afford unapproved medical and dental expenses, such as general anesthesiology, orthodontia treatment, summer camps and after school activities not funded by government sources. All your efforts mean so much to these children that will be touched by your good wishes and generosity.

Donations are tax deductible and with your permission, your organization’s name and logo will be included in the event’s press releases, website, and printed materials. Unlike many other non-profit organizations, 100% of funds received by the Trust Fund are used to aid children and families in the foster system. For over 45 years, our Trust Fund has provided a wide range of services and self-development opportunities for the youth served by DCFS in Los Angeles County.

Proceeds from the Third Annual Celebrity “One Child At A Time” Basketball Game event will help provide services for more than 36,000 foster children in the Department of Children and Family Services. More specifically, the money raised will be funneled to families who cannot afford unapproved medical and dental expenses, such as general anesthesiology, orthodontia treatment, summer camps and afterschool activities not funded by government sources. All your efforts mean so much to these children that will be touched by your good wishes and generosity.

For more information, please visit:
Childrens Trust Fund

Special Thank You to Kimi Rhochelle / KRPR Media

And Special Thank You to Eric EZ Zuley / WTV Network
Eric “EZ” Zuley

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