Thursday, May 22, 2008

Event: 2nd Annual Strike 4 A Cure Charity Weekend

Superbowl Champion Osi Umenyiora has been busy. He recently traveled to Africa with his fellow NFL teammates to establish college scholarships in Nigeria, and he just wrapped up his 2nd annual Strike 4 A Cure charity weekend in Atlanta.

Strike 4 A Cure 2008
Guest, Osi and Atlanta attorney Charles Mathis

Held May 16-18th, the event brought out many athletes including: Michael Strahan, Plaxico Burress, Ray Lewis, Lavar Arrington, Deon Grant, Demarcus Ware, Julian Peterson, Visanthe Shiancoe, Vernon Davis, Julian Peterson, Jonus Jennings, Dwight Freeney, Ken Hamlin, Frank Walker, Darnell Dockett, Kawika Mitchell, Clinton Portis, Edgerinn James, Jerome Bettis, Sam Madison, Laveranues Coles, Gibril Wilson, Takeo Spikes, Carlos Emmons, Shawne Merriman, Wale Ogunleye; and Compound Entertainment, Vernon Jones, Kwanza Hall, and the 2 Live Stews. In all, the event donated over $40,000 for HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer's research.

On May 17th, the High Rollers Bowling Challenge was held at 300 Bowling Alley:

Strike 4 A Cure 2008

Strike 4 A Cure 2008


Strike 4 A Cure 2008
On Thursday, May 15th, Osi visited Carver High School where he spoke to the students about the importance of making a difference and responsibility. Visit the Starting Five for their highlights.

For more information on the event, visit the official website, http://www.strike4acure.com/

Photo credit: George Butler