Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Michael Johns To Play At Giant Stadium For Charity Event

In an announcement made by the Official Site Of Red Bull New York, Michael Johns is listed as one of the celebrity participants for the charity exhibition game to be held at Giant Stadium on March 28, 2009. The celebrity pre-game will start at 5:00 pm. The Red Bulls will donate a portion of each game ticket sold to the Books for Kids Foundation. Read the full article HERE.
CLUB TO HOST CHARITY MATCH: Red Bull New York announced Monday that a celebrity game will be among the pre-match festivities as the team opens its 2009 Major League Soccer (MLS) home schedule against the New England Revolution at 7:30 PM on Saturday, March 28 at Giants Stadium (TV: Fox Soccer Channel; Radio: WADO 1280 AM)

The celebrity pre-game, kicks off at 5:00 PM and will feature notable celebrities from the worlds of soccer, television, movies, radio, and music. The match will be promoted through numerous mediums, with give-aways as well as a contest. The contest winner will watch the game from the field with the players and celebrities. The Red Bulls will donate a portion of each game ticket sold to the Books for Kids Foundation.

For 23 years, Books for Kids has been responsible for distributing over five million books to needy children, in the New York area and across the nation. The mission of Books for Kids Foundation (www.booksforkids.org) is to promote literacy among all children with a special emphasis on low income, disadvantaged children of pre-school age. Books for Kids creates libraries, donates books and partners with world renowned literacy programs to help develop the critical foundation and skills which these young children need to be successful in life.

The celebrities scheduled to participate in the match include:
• Werner Roth, Former New York Cosmos
• V Factory, band from Radio Disney
• Lance Reddick, actor in Lost, the Fringe, the Wire.
• Robert Funaro, Emmy nominated actor who has appeared in The Sopranos and American Gangster and the new prime time series The Unusuals
• Michael Johns, American Idol Season 7 favorite
• John Driscoll & Jeff Branson, actors in Guiding Light
• Ken Stafford, Contestant in Survivor Thailand-
• Kaycee Stroh, High School Musical
• Goumba Johnny from WKTU will serve as the MC for the game.

Radio Disney will also be present on site with giveaways and entertainment. More celebrities names set to follow.

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