It’s all about partying with a purpose! As a prelude to the ESPY Awards scheduled for Wednesday, July 15, 2015, celebs and athletes came out to support the 4th annual ‘ Champions for Choice,’ pre-ESPY Awards dinner presented by the American Federation for Children. WNBA Hall of Fame star Lisa Leslie and NBA veteran Jalen Rose hosted the event, which honored actress, TV host, and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, former NFL quarterback, Rodney Peete.
The annual Pre-ESPY’s celebration to support school choice was held on the rooftop of the Luxe Hotel and featured a live performance by Grammy Award winner Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child). ” My commitment is to children across the nation and I am happy to be a part of making a difference and education is key to keeping the doors of opportunity opened,” said host Lisa Leslie.
In attendance, at this years event were: Oscar Award-Winning actor Lou Gosset Jr, Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie, Actress Holly Robinson Peete, former NFL player Rodney Peete, Marcellus Wiley, TV Personalities Hank and Kendra Baskett, Gloria Govan & Tiffany Cambridge, Actress Elise Neal, V Bozeman from (Empire), TV host Shaun Robinson, NBA legend John Salley, Norm Nixon, Dawn Richard, Shanice Wilson, Garcelle Beauvais and actor Robert Christopher Riley, to name a few.
This event was held to honor all of the charitable work the Peete’s have done over the years to help needy children. The decision to have an event such as this just in time for the awards show is to bring more awareness to such an important cause. In addition, there is the hope to have more notable individuals get involved.