Music changes lives to host celebrity basketball game


Music Changing Lives (MCL) will host their 5th annual “Ball 4 A Cause,” a celebrity basketball game to support their music and arts program for young people while reaching out to thousands of communities rallying nationwide for Lights On Afterschool. The game will be played at the Redlands Community Center, located at 111 W. Lugonia Ave., Redlands, on Saturday, October 30, from 11 am to 3 pm.

The tournament will feature a spectacular half-time show with live performances that will keep you at the edge of your seats, special guests, studio tours, raffles and activities for the whole family. Red carpet festivities run from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and guests are encouraged to arrive early.

Lights On Afterschool is the only national event celebrating after-school programs and calls attention to the importance of after-school programs and the resources needed to keep the lights on and the doors open, especially as programs like MCL ramp up. to help students, families and communities in the pandemic. Music Changing Lives is a partner of Lights On Afterschool and dedicates its Ball 4 A Cause event to this national celebration of after-school programs.

Music Changing Lives CEO Josiah Bruny explains, “Access to music and art programs is essential for young people because we have seen firsthand the impact and changes in the lives of our students. repeatedly. The Ball 4 A Cause fundraiser helps us continue to change lives through the arts and we hope the whole community will show up and show up again this year.

Ticket holders can expect to see famous guests, including the incredibly talented model, actor and former basketball player, Newton Mayenge, who stars as NBA legend Jim Chones in the new HBO television series, the ” Lakers Project “, which will air in Spring 2022, starring acclaimed host and TV personality Latricia Renee, and accomplished actor Najee De-Tiege, best known for playing the Blue Ranger on the hit show Nickelodeon Power Ranges Super Samurai and his role as RJ on the Emmy Award winning show The Bay.

Tickets for the event are $ 10 for adults and $ 5 for youth and can be purchased at the door or online at Entry for children 5 and under is free.

Proceeds from the Ball 4 A Cause event will directly benefit MCL’s after-school music and art programs. For more sponsorship information or general event information, contact 951-992-0721 or email [email protected]

Music Changing Lives is an innovative after-school program whose mission is to provide the highest quality musical and artistic enrichment programs to disadvantaged and at-risk youth, ages 5 to 19, helping them improve their chances of success. ‘achieve a prosperous and future.

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