It was quite an honor to co-emcee the Christmas Celebrity Games, Car Show and Concert, hosted by Geno Quiocho of 3g’s World Basketball and John Singson of John Singson Real Estate with the full support of Mayor Pro Tem of Carson, CA, Elito Santarina, Cliff Sawyer and Edward Lura of Team Pacquiao, Bill Montgomery of Prime Motivation, Nonie Belarmino of iDance Studio and uber Photographer Jhenny Morales Evans. This event is also for the benefit of the Jinkee and Manny Pacquiao Heart Foundation and the Children of the City of Carson.
The event started with a parade of the 5 “9-11 Angel Cruiser Memorial Cars” Series, courtesy of non-profit organization called “Fueled By The Fallen” www.fbtf.org spearheaded by Actor Kevyn Major Howard who was “Rafterman” from the movie “Full Metal Jacket”. Each of the 5 cars represented groups of people who passed away during the 9/11 Tragedy and their names are memorialized in each car. It was a very moving experience which jumpstarted the evening.
The Celebrity Basketball Games with Team Pacquiao LA and Sports Celebrities including Keith Closs and Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Jr. was very exciting! Emcee DD made the game even more exciting! The half time performances by iDance Studio Angels, Janica Barnes, Claire Enaje and the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ Choir -supported by Community Leader, Publisher, Journalist and Rotary President, Johnny Pecayo – were the perfect complement to this evenings games.
The icing on the cake was the distribution of toys to a group of happy children from Carson, led by Mayor Pro Tem Elito Santarina and our Celebrity Guests including “YouTube/Instagram Superstar”, known in the basketball community as “The Professor”.
Boxing memorabilia previously owned and personally signed by Manny Pacquiao were raffled and auctioned off to very lucky winners!
The evening ended with VIP Party celebrating the birthday of John Singson, with Mom Lea Singson and brother Prinz Matthew Josef Singson joining in the celebration. It was a beautiful event made possible by our generous sponsors, members of the media and the press and dedicated volunteers who helped make this happen. Kudos to all! It was so wonderful to spend time with my dear friend Fides Spes Caritas who was there to represent John C. Ablaza. It was also great seeing Christina Rosel and Celia Sabino Abuel! Kudos to all of you for a job well done and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest Holiday Season!