What an amazing event this will be! The power of youth, celebrity and charity all come together on Crowell Field at University of Southern California on Sunday, August 5 for Chance to Play 2012, where celebrities will join together to raise awareness and funds for disadvantaged youth all while having a great time playing soccer.
The event was created by Kyle Weiss, the founder of FUNDaFIELD, (you might have seen him on TeenNick’s HALO Awards) and Ryan Potter, the founder of Toy Box of Hope and star of Nickelodeon’s “Supah Ninjas.”
All information about the event, fundraising, and sponsorship opportunities is available on the official event site HERE. All funds raised from Chance to Play 2012 will go directly to charity. Check out the official site (and under the jump) for more information on how to donate and attend!
Hosts Stephen Kramer Glickman, Big Time Rush, and Kirk Fox, How to Rock, will host the day’s festivities in addition to coaching teams of young talent from many of today’s most popular television shows. Scheduled players include Matt Bennett, Victorious, Alex Wong, Smash, Greer Grammer, Awkward, Evan Hofer, Kickin It, Caroline Sunshine, Shake it Up, Chris O’Neal, How to Rock, Tadd Gadduang, So You Think You Can Dance, Alec Gray, True Blood, Lia Marie Johnson, Teens React, Lulu Antariksa, How to Rock, Taylor Gray, Thunderstruck, Dillon Lane, Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures, Brandon SooHoo, Ender’s Game and Class Clown and many other young talented actors. DJ Colgate known for his work with some of the biggest celebrity parties in Hollywood including the Kid’s Choice Awards and HALO Awards is lending his musical talents along with the dance group Groov3 and the world famous tricking group J.A.M.
Guest will play games and enjoy great food from Freebirds World Burrito. A charity auction will feature two spots to play in the soccer game, custom Chance to Play BuildaBears, and a night of music from DJ Colgate among other valuable gifts. Celebrities will be on hand to sign autographs and take pictures at intervals throughout the day.
Great fundraising opportunities will earn the highest fundraisers the “Chance to Play’ in the day’s game as well as prizes and a spot on the top fundraiser board on the web site. All top fundraisers will be recognized at the half time show.
The soccer game will be the highlight of the day’s activities. Attendees will have the amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to jump on the field and play with their favorite TV stars. People who raise the most money for Chance to Play will earn a spot on the field for part of the game.
In addition to growing the reach of the organization, FUNDaFIELD has fields planned for Swaziland, the Congo, and Haiti in the next year alone. Toy Box of Hope will launch a new birthday party box program as well as increase the scope of their holiday toy drive for children in homeless shelters and transitional living.