On Monday, November 2, 2009 the Kerry Rhodes Foundation “Bowling with the Stars” hosted by Kevin Hart took place at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge in the chic Luxe Suite and invaded NY City. Following the lavish black tie dinner at STK, celebrities surged into the Luxe Suite for the Kerry Rhodes Foundation “Bowling with the Stars” event. The attendees and celebrities began to flow into the venue at 9:30pm and before 11pm the man himself, Kerry Rhodes hit the red carpet and the crowd exploded!
As you entered the Luxe Suite a Kerry Rhodes Foundation logo ice sculptor provided by Ice Miracles greeted you at the entrance. The room flowed with passed hors d’oeuvres, an open bar with an abundance of corporate and elite attendees for the great atmosphere. The host for the evening Kevin Hart worked the room and kept people laughing until their face hurt from his constant jokes. Funk Master Flex heated the event on the 1’s and 2’s as the crowd danced to a mixture of tunes. Buddy “The Cake Boss” of Carlos Bakery provided an extreme cake which resembled a bowling lane with bowling balls and Kerry Rhodes Foundation bowling pins.
Celebrity attendees hit the red carpet and supported Kerry and his mission to raise money for the education of youth today. Celebrities included Adrienne Alexander, Allan Houston (NY Knicks), Bianca Golden (ANTM), Black Buddafly (Singing Group), Braylon Edwards (NY Jets), Briana Bingham (Harlem Heights), Clint Sintim (NY Giants), Danny Clark (NY Giants), Darcy Johnson (NY Giants), Darrelle Revis (NY Jets), Demarco Morgan (Anchorman WNBC NY), DJ Clue, DL Hughley, Dr. Marvell Scott (Sports broadcaster), Egypt, Fonsworth Bentley, Funk Master Flex, Gerris Wilkinson (NY Giants), James Ihedigbo (NY Jets), Jerricho & Mercedes Cotchery (NY Jets), Jessica Brown (Daddy Little Girls), Julissa Bermudez, Justin Miller (NY Jets), Kevin Hart (Comedian), Liris Crosse (Model), Michael Boley (NY Giants), Miguel Perdomo (Supermodel), Mike Hill (ESPN), Mike Muse (Obama campaign), Miles Austin (Dallas Cowboys), Ramses Barden (NY Giants), Sinorice Moss (NY Giants), Stephen A. Smith, Terrell Thomas (NY Giants), Tyson Beckford, Vernon Gholston (NY Jets) Vivica Fox and more.
Photos courtesy of ANadyah Sharieff of Made 2 Design, Johnny Nunez of NuBuzz & Wire Image and Shareif Ziyadat.
At the end of the night as the guests departed the fabulous event, they were treated to large Sean John gift bags filled with special gift items including Sean John ties and I Am King fragrance, Jets paraphernalia, Pastries wristbands, beautiful embroidered beach towels provided by US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, T-shirts from JASK Clothing, Chayil Candles, Pop Chips and many other items. It was truly a night to remember!
“Both events were the talk of the town last night,” says Egypt.
Special Thanks to Kerry Rhodes, Mama & Papa Rhodes, TEAM RHODES, Tamiko Thomas and staff (Alex, Andre, Lydia, Akiba, Toni & Aminata), Trevor Julien, Anthony Waller, CC Carnie, Bruce Smith, Francis Cuttita and Todd France for an amazing event. Buddy “The Cake Boss” from Carlos Bakery, Ice Miracles, Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge and Bryan & Kat, ANadyah Sharieff of Made 2 Design, Malik Pollard of Sixnetics Inc, Johnny Nunez, Sharief Ziyadat, Gladstone of Kingstone Ent, RaFael Blanco, Good Girl PR staff Natasha, Nickie and Africa for the gift bags items, Lisa Humphrey, Kevin Hart, Nate Smith, Damien Jordan, BJ Coleman, Mr. E and his security staff, Dave “UNK” Huie and the Locker Blogger team and any others who contributed to this successful event. Also, VERY special thanks to ALL the sponsors and donators who supported the foundation and helped make this event possible.
Event Sponsors Include: Kerry Rhodes Foundation, Correction Officer Benevolent Association, Locker Blogger, Bacardi, Ensight Merchant Services, FAAM, NY Jets, Muscle Milk, Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge, Smooth Productions and US Limo.
Gift Bag Sponsors: Applebee’s, Atlantic Records, Atlas Painting & Wallcovering, Beats By Dre, Hasbro, Pamela James, Phyto, Sean John, US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, Under Armour, NY Jets, Pastries, BBraxton, Chayil Candles, Jane Carter Solution, Housekeeper to the Stars, JASK Clothing, Glamorous Chicks and Pop Chips.
ABOUT THE KERRY RHODES FOUNDATION
The Kerry RHODES Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by NFL New York Jets star Kerry Rhodes. Kerry recognized the importance of inspiring young minds to visualize goals, and the need to provide resources that enable these same young minds to pursue and attain these goals. Mr. Rhodes understands these goals are best achieved through well equipped educational facilities which provide their students with choices, opportunities and inspiration. For this reason, one of the primary missions of the Foundation is to provide high schools located in financially depressed areas with resources, equipment, programs and activities that will assist with the academic, athletic, and social development of their students.
Additionally, Mr. Rhodes understands the importance of acknowledging the bold steps of those remarkable young men and women who dare to take their dreams even further. For this reason, the other primary mission of the Foundation is to provide financial assistance to these high schools to enable them to furnish scholarships to certain talented young men and women for the continuation of their academic careers beyond high school.
To make a donation or any information regarding the Kerry RHODES Foundation please visit www.KerryRhodes.com.
Event recap provided courtesy of Kerry Rhodes.
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