Pinball Clemons Foundation – Rally For Kids (Fri. Oct 26, 2018)

by Kimberly Samnang
photography by Franklin Lau

The Rally for Kids Scavenger Cup (Car Rally) was a unique, exhilarating and memorable event that provided participants with two incredible days filled with fun and excitement. Described as a high-end scavenger hunt meets “Amazing Race”, this event, featured luxury vehicles, that challenged, inspired and entertained.

We rallied to make a positive impact on our future by investing in the vulnerable youth of our community and helping bring them from the margins to the mainstream.

The Pinball Clemons Foundation has built a strong foundation of giving our local youth the tools required to achieve successful futures, reach their full potential and make their dreams come true. Through various social investments and community partnerships, the Pinball Clemons Foundation has set in motion a new generation of visionaries, dreamers, innovators and collaborators.

Celebrity navigators for this year included:

Michael Pinball Clemons – CFL & Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Djimon Hounsou – Actor, the Legend of Tarzan, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Furious Seven
Adrian Grenier – Actor, Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada
Hill Harper – Actor, The Good Doctor, Homeland, CSI:NY
Kim Coates – Actor, Bad Blood, Ghost Wars & Sons of Anarchy
John O’Hurley – Actor, Seinfeld
Aida Turturro – Actress, Blacklist & the Sopranos
Nick Turturro – Actor, Blue Bloods, NYPD Blue, Paul Blart Mall Cop
Jerome Williams – JYD – NBA Alumni
Jully Black – Canadian Queen of R&B
Miesha Tate – Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion
Nik Antropov – NHL Alumni
Andrea Navedo – Actress, Jane the Virgin
Gary Leeman – NHL Alumni; Damon Allen – CFL Alumni and more.

It was a fun filled weekend that included a Friday Night Celebrity Draft Party, Saturday morning brunch, Saturday afternoon scavenger hunt, and culminated with a Saturday evening gala dinner where the winners were announced and the theme was jeans and jewels. Both Friday and Saturday evenings were held at the brand new luxury Hotel X, that provided global cuisine for the cocktail party Friday and the sit down gala dinner Saturday.

 

About the Pinball Clemons Foundation

The Pinball Clemons Foundation has built a strong foundation of giving our local youth the tools required to achieve successful futures, reach their full potential and make their dreams come true. Through various social investments and community partnerships, the Pinball Clemons Foundation has set in motion a new generation of visionaries, dreamers, innovators and collaborators. We form alliances with several worthwhile charities that align with our core vision and provide wrap-around, holistic approaches on a local and international level through education. The funds raised will benefit the foundation’s goal of continuing to build an even stronger foundation and impact the lives of countless youth in need. 100% of participant donations will go towards the causes that the Pinball Clemons Foundation support locally.

We would like to thank Lorraine Quartaro, Senior Director of Communications, Solutions with Impact, for this invitation.