Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Baron Davis' Lexus CT200h Challenge to benefit Rising Stars of America

As some of you travel to Los Angeles to take part in the NBA All-Star festivities, parties, and maybe even athletic events, there may be some of you looking for things to do during the day.  Well, I was provided the following information about Baron Davis' event with automaker Lexus.  ****  FYI: I drive a Lexus, and I like it.

Here is the information from the press release, " On Thursday, February 17th at 4 pm, Los Angeles Clippers point guard Baron Davis will host The CT 200h Challenge in Downtown Los Angeles. Davis is teaming up with leading luxury automaker Lexus to raise monies for his foundation, The Rising Stars of America (RSOA). The Challenge will consist of a competitive race in Lexus CT 200h hybrid vehicles driven by Davis and his celebrity friends. The winner will receive either a year lease of the CT 200h or have the opportunity to donate the lease of the vehicle to a charity of his or her choice. Further, Davis is challenging fellow celebrities via his Twitter handle, @Baron_ Davis, to race on a specially constructed obstacle course near the Staples Center."

Here's a video of Baron Davis, calling various celebrities out.  The video may look corny, but it's in the same style as when he used to do his internet challenges.

Being that I'm not on the ground in LA on Thursday, I cannot attend this event.  I have no idea what the course looks like.  If I can get a picture of the course on Thursday (or Wednesday if the course is set up early), I'll update this post with it.

I've pared down the celebrities that are confirmed for the event (i.e. according to the press release) but here are a few that may interest you:
  • Terrell Owens
  • Jaleel White (“Road to the Altar”) <-- ****  Everyone knows him as Steve Urkel. 
  • Jessica Alba 
  • Michael Strahan
  • Robert Horry
I've also checked out Baron Davis' Twitter feed and it looks like John Salley, Boris Kodjoe, and Willie McGinest are also driving.  Keep an eye on Baron_Davis and/or #CTChallenge on Twitter if you want the "latest" as there's a good amount of talking going on among the racers.

Once again from the press release, the information is below for your convenience.

WHAT: Lexus CT200h Challenge
WHEN: Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 4pm – 8pm
WHERE: 1220 South Figueroa Street; Downtown Los Angeles
WHY: To benefit Davis’ foundation, The Rising Stars of America (RSOA). $1,000 will be awarded to Davis for each celebrity who participates in the competition. RSOA is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 that utilizes athletics, mentorship and positive role modeling to teach kids life skills as well as ethical and social values.

The event is happening tomorrow, rain or shine, and it is free to the public as long as you RSVP (   You can RSVP all the way up until the event closes.  ****  I was informed that the guest lists at the door will be refreshed every hour.



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