*EUR On The Scene: At Los Angeles Clippers Chris Paul’s Celebrity Server Dinner fundraiser in Beverly Hills, on Sunday (10-26-14). The CP3 Foundation honored L.A.’s BEST and Leaps n Boundz for their work with children in LA County.
The 7-time NBA All-Star served alongside teammates, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Glen “Big Baby” Davis, and Brent Barry (NBA TV), Baron Davis (former Clippers player), Justin Turner (Los Angeles Dodgers), and Jalen Rose (ESPN). Television journalist Kevin Frazier emceed the festivities and Laila Ali served as maitre’d.
“It has always been important to my family and I to support the communities in which I play,” stated Paul. “L.A.’s BEST’s Afterschool Enrichment program has been serving the children in Los Angeles for the past 26 years. Their program is currently offered in 195 schools. Leaps n Boundz is committed to enriching the lives of children and young adults with disabilities to insure that they receive the therapeutic benefits of physical activity and play. We are honored to have these organizations as partners.”
Clippers coach Doc Rivers, former NFL player Curtis Conway (Laila Ali’s husband), celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins, and reality TV personality Laura Govan were also there to show support. And the winner of Chideo’s Chris Paul Celebrity Server VIP Experience Sweepstakes, Matthew DiMaria, served beside the players.
Paul and Frazier conducted a live auction, supported by the comedic talents of Griffin, Jordan and Davis, which included an NBA All Star Extravaganza package, a game of horse with Paul and the opportunity to have Paul act as “principal for a day” at the school of the winner’s child. Westime luxury timepieces donated two watches (retail $19,000 each) which were raffled off. Presented by Apollo Jets, the evening also featured a performance by violinist Lee England.
The CP3 Foundation strives to enhance and promote education, health, sports and social responsibility for youth and families. Chris established the foundation in 2005, in honor of his late grandfather, to provide scholarships for young people to attend Wake Forest University. His emphasis on community involvement has won the CP3 Foundation the NBA’s Community Assist Award four times. The foundation’s initiatives include partnerships with Feed The Children, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, The Laureus Foundation and LA’s BEST. The foundation also supports literacy initiatives, youth basketball clinics and court refurbishments.
(Chris Paul & Celebrity Friends Serve Food For Fundraiser )