Power 106 Fundraising For Gardena H.S. In Los Angeles
February 14, 2011 at 4:00 AM (PT)
EMMIS Top 40/Rhythmic KPWR (POWER 106)/LOS ANGELES has organized a fundraising event for GARDENA HIGH SCHOOL on THURSDAY (2/17). The POWER 106 ALL-STARS basketball team will play at GARDENA H.S. with a concert following the game.
GARDENA H.S. was the scene of an accidental shooting on JANUARY 18th when a student brought a gun to school and it accidentally discharged wounding two students. In addition to raising funds for GARDENA H.S., POWER 106 hopes the basketball game and concert provides a platform to unify the student body and bring a much-needed dose of positive energy on campus.
The POWER 106 ALL STARS and celebrity guests donate their time to play basketball with area high school teams and their faculty. The schools sell tickets to the games and keep 100% of the proceeds. The POWER 106 ALL STARS helped area high schools raise over $300,000 in 2010.
Scheduled to perform are recording artists JAY SEAN, DEV, NEW BOYZ, REJ3CTZ and MANN. In addition, J. COLE, JEREMIH and DJ QUIK will play on the POWER 106 ALL-STARS team.
In a press release, POWER 106‘s Coach, APD/MD DJ E-MAN said, "Our staff loves playing basketball. These games are an amazing platform to showcase new emerging recording artists while helping schools raise money." E-MAN added, "We specifically wanted to work with GARDENA HIGH to help lift the spirits of the student body and bring them together for a night of fun."
POWER 106 has brought in SCION as the official sponsor of the game and SCION is making a $500 donation to GARDENA HIGH SCHOOL.