Alex Thomas Celebrity Golf Classic Event

The 4th Annual Alex Thomas Celebrity Golf Classic and Pre-Tournament Pool Party, benefiting Pediatric Cancer Research, was held at the famous Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood on Sunday, July 14, 2013.

Alex Thomas (in middle) and friends. Photo credit and copyright (c) Clinton H. Wallace

Many celebrities and athletes were in attendance for this sensational bikini-clad, red carpet, VIP pre-tournament pool party, that kicked off the Espy Awards week and that also raised funds for the Alex Thomas Pediatric Cancer Patients and Research Charity.

Party Guests. Photo Credit and copyright (c) by Mercury Rising Films

Party Guests. Photo Credit and copyright (c) by Mercury Rising Films

Party Guest. Photo Credit and copyright (c) by Mercury Rising Films

Celebrities included baseball player Jose Canseco and Leila Shennib, Tupac Shakur actor Darris Love, ‘Into The Blue’ actor Dwayne Adway, film producer Clinton H. Wallace, film director Christy Oldham, StarCam host and actress Jennifer Tapiero, Speed Dragon actress Burgandi Phoenix, Speed Dragon actor Carlos Ramirez, actress Tia Barr, actress Mycole Metcalf, actress Tess Broussard, actress and BET host Porscha Coleman, musician Allen Forrest, Michelle Bennett from SAG/AFTRA, filmmaker Aaron Kaver, filmmaker Kweisi Gharreau, actor/producer Trae Ireland and reality star Terry Hunt.

Jose Canseco and Leila Shennib. Photo Credit and copyright (c) by Mercury Rising Films

Allen Forrest and Michelle Bennett. Photo credit and copyright (c) Clinton H. Wallace

Carlos Ramirez and Burgandi Phoenix. Photo Credit and copyright (c) by Mercury Rising Films

Dwayne Adway and Christy Oldham (with European branding expert Nicky Chirholm in background). Photo Credit and copyright (c) by Mercury Rising Films

Darris Love and Clinton H. Wallace. Photo Credit and copyright (c) by Mercury Rising Films

Jennifer Tapiero and Christy Oldham. Photo Credit and copyright (c) by Mercury Rising Films

Reality star Terry Hunt. Photo Credit and copyright (c) by Mercury Rising Films

Tia Barr, Christy Oldham, Burgandi Phoenix and Mycole Metcalf. Photo Credit and copyright (c) by Mercury Rising Films

Porscha ColemanPhoto Credit and copyright (c) by Mercury Rising Films.

Party Guests. Photo Credit and copyright (c) by Mercury Rising Films

Party Guest @thejasminebrand. Photo Credit and copyright (c) by Mercury Rising Films

Tess Broussard (left) and party guest. Photo Credit and copyright (c) by Mercury Rising Films

Models Tiffany Stanley and Rosalind Lipsett with film director Christy Oldham. Photo Credit and copyright (c) by Mercury Rising Films

Porscha Coleman and Clinton H. Wallace. Photo Credit and copyright (c) by Mercury Rising Films

Actor Darris Love. Photo Credit and copyright (c) by Mercury Rising Films

Actor/Producer Trae Ireland. Photo credit and copyright Marie Y. Lemelle, MBA/ Platinum Star Public Relations

 

The 4th Annual Alex Thomas Celebrity Golf Classic at Mountain Gate Country Club in Bel Air followed the next day.  The humanitarian award went to 4 time NFL Pro bowl Wide Receiver Anquan Boldin of the Super Bowl Champion’s Baltimore Ravens.

 

About Alex Thomas:

Alex Thomas. Photo credit and copyright (c) Clinton H. Wallace

Alex Thomas was born in Los Angeles, California. He grew up with a musical background. His mother, a classical pianist, and his father, Alexander Sr., was a member of one of the greatest bands in R&B history: Earth, Wind, and Fire. Because of Thomas' height and size, sports did not work out in his favor. While growing up in the hood, the only other alternative was telling jokes. He was the class clown from kindergarten until he graduated from high school.

Right after high school, he landed his first job in the entertainment business on the hit comedy show In Living Color. I guess you can say Thomas went from high school straight to the pros. Believe it or not, he wasn't hired as a comedian or an actor, but as a dance choreographer for the infamous Fly Girls. It was on the set of In Living Color, where he met Keenan Ivory Wayans and Damon Wayans, that he was persuaded by the family to pursue a career as a stand up comedian, and the rest is history.

Two years later, Will Smith found Thomas performing at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, California. Smith hired Thomas immediately as a writer on his hit sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, where he wrote for the show for three seasons. As a stand up comedian, Thomas has starred in two one hour comedy specials, Straight Clownin' on Showtime and BET's ComicView. Thomas has opened up for such stars as Sinbad, Jamie Foxx, Mark Curry, Damon Wayans, and Bill Cosby.

Stand up comedy has led Thomas to many television and film roles. Thomas played a sidekick role to Jamie Foxx on the hit sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show for three seasons. He has also guest starred on other hit sitcoms, such as Martin on Fox, Girlfriends on UPN, The Wayans Bros. on WB, Moesha on UPN, The Parkers on UPN, and All of Us on UPN. Thomas has also done several recurring character roles on hit animated series such as Batman Beyond, King of the Hill, and Family Guy. Thomas has also appeared on several talk shows, including The Best Damn Sports Show Period, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC, and Premium Blend on Comedy Central.

In addition, he has appeared in hit films such as The Players Club, Two Can Play That Game, Just Married, B*A*P*S, and The Wash to name a few. Thomas is also well-known in the hip-hop world from performing in several hit music videos and also several skits on platinum selling albums by artists such as Kanye West, P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and Bow Wow.

Complementing his entertainment background, Thomas is also an avid 13 handicap golfer. He has played on some of the greatest courses in the world from PebbleBeach to St. Andrews. Golf has opened many doors for Thomas as he has hosted and played in several celebrity golf tournaments, including hall of famers like Magic Johnson, Eric Dickerson, and Tony Dorsett. Also, he has played in other celebrity tournaments with George Lopez, Samuel L. Jackson, Will Smith, Nick Van Exel, Antoine Walker, and Alonzo Mourning.

For more info on Alex Thomas, please go to:

www.comedycentral.com/comedians/alex-thomas

www.facebook.com/public/alex-thomas

Twitter: @iamalexthomas

About the Alex Thomas Foundation:

Alex Thomas Foundation supports the entire family battling pediatric cancer. We provide individual assistance based on the needs of our families, as well as organize events, and special get-togethers to create opportunities for those families to participate in fun and engaging activities, free of charge. These gatherings create a place for parents and kids to find nurturing support within the pediatric cancer community. PCFLV also makes hospital visits with an array of arts and crafts and toys to entertain and distract children during their treatment.

For more info on how you can help, please visit:

http://alexthomasfoundation.com/

 

 

 

 

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