The charity fundraiser benefited The Kyles Family Foundation, The Brotherhood Crusade of Los Angeles and The Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo in support to provide much needed services and programs aiding youth and their families.
Cedric the Entertainer's career successes have solidified him as one of the premier entertainers in the world. As a philanthropist, he is committed to “Using Laughter to Build Character” changing the lives of countless young people nationwide.
Cedric the Entertainer and his celebrity guests enjoyed greens, and the spectacular views of the Topatopa Mountains, the surrounding countryside and the Pacific Ocean as they took on the scenic championship golf course.
Sponsors were present around all the holes, including: Xerox, Mattel, Brand Jordan, Nestle, Ketel One, Cedric’s ‘Who Ced Hats’ hat line, and Ludacris’ Ear Buds. Other sponsors included: BMW, Cigars L’Atelier, Crown Royal, Canteen Vending, California Private Lending, Red Stripe, Guinness Beer, Simi Valley Ford, Wiki Wiki Shave Ice, and Abe the Jeweler.
GBK created their renowned Thank You lounge for celebrity guests, receiving a variety of items, including: luxury headsets by Sir Ike Audio (sirikeaudio.com), Spanx Inc. for Men (Spanx.com), 2K Gaming (2kgames.com), Fit 365 (Fit365.com), Milena’s Candles (Milenaboutique.com), Bread Basket Cake Company (Breadbasketcake.com), and Jalisco's Mobile Taco Truck (Jaliscosmobiletacotruck.com), amongst others.
After about 5 hours of competitive golfing, the beautiful Spanish style clubhouse hosted a cocktail reception and awards ceremony following the tournament. The highlight of the evening was the silent and live auction, which raised $25,000 for the chosen charities. Items auctioned included a Master’s jacket, signed by the Masters winners, raising $6,000. A package to play in a foursome with NFL Players Eric Dickerson and Marcus Allen at Sherwood Country Club was also auctioned off.
The Kyles Family Foundation (KFF), The Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo, and The Brotherhood Crusade were each presented with a $10,000 check and US Bank made a pledge of $5,000.
Guests and celebrities in attendance enjoyed their day on the golf course, and at the clubhouse. Cedric the Entertainer inspired his guests to become great citizens of the world, affecting the lives of so many others. As Cedric would say: “Laughter is a great tool; let’s put it to work.”
Guests included: Don Cheadle, Barry Bonds, Rick Fox, Dondre Whitfield, Duane Martin, Dr. J, Flex Alexander, Jerry Rice, Salli Richardson, Willie Gault, Eric Dickerson, Ronnie Lott, Rodney Peete, Michael Finley, Al Joyner, Bobby Grich, David Justice, Ed Moses, Jim Plunkett, Kathleen Bradley, Marcus Allen, Pete Shaw, Richard Dent, Vince Coleman, Willie Buchanon, Jason Seymour, and many others.
The Kyles Family Foundation (KFF) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization, founded in 2009. The foundation was established for the purpose of teaching life skills, such as healthy eating, physical education, and academics to urban youth throughout the nation – “To build confidence and self-esteem enabling them to navigate through life with a sense of purpose.”
The Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo provides programs for young people between the ages of six and eighteen that will inspire them to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens. For more information: www.bgccam.org
The Brotherhood Crusade is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution founded in 1968 to provide necessary resources, program services and a voice of advocacy to traditionally underserved communities. For more information: www.brotherhoodcrusade.org