America SCORES St. Louis, the Nine Network, and ex’treme Institute by Nelly hosted the 1st Annual STL Celebrity Voices on Saturday, April 28th. It was a magical evening of poetry, music, and celebrity voices at the Sheldon Concert Hall—Celebrities collaborated on poetry with youth in the spotlight and all proceeds benefitted America SCORES St. Louis as part of the national public media initiative American Graduate.
The event started with a VIP red carpet soiree including silent auction featuring a pre-game tour from the St. Louis Cardinals, Saturday Night Live tickets, a St. Louis Blues experience, an Innsbrook Golf Getaway as well as many other great items.
The event was hosted by nationally renowned talk show host McGraw Milhaven, and featured New York Times bestselling author Ridley Pearson. Amazing live music performances by singer/songwriters Dave Berg, Seviin, Josh Golden w/Savannah Outen, and CocoSoul sounded great in the Sheldon Theatre.
Grammy winning producer Alonzo Lee, bestselling children’s book author Amy Sklansky and exclusive video appearances with Nelly, Lance Berkman of the St. Louis Cardinals, Alicia Keys and authors Stephen King, Eoin Colfer and Mo Willems added inspirational commentary to a great format.
The true stars of the show were the kids from America’s SCORES as they performed their own poetry on stage with their favorite celebrities. Damonte, Eric, Octavis, Demontre, Aliciya, Triniya, Carjanae, DeAngelo, John, Alana, Carmen and Jerell were absolutely inspiring as they read their poetry to the theatre and proclaimed in their own style their dedication to graduation!
SCORCH is proud to help America SCORES St. Louis reach their goals through smart marketing and a visible dedication to creating positive growth opportunities for today’s youth.
If you didn’t make it, we’ll see you next year!
The event had media coverage from KSDK NewsChannel 5, MLB.com, Radio Disney St. Louis, STL Today, Fox2Now, KDHX 88.1, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the nineNetwork. For a full list of the media and further details of the event, please visit http://www.stlcelebrityvoices.org
For media inquiries or more information about America SCORES St. Louis, please contact Teresa von Stamwitz at 314.533.0302 x205 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Behind the Scenes (courtesy of Nine Network)
About America SCORES St. Louis
America SCORES St. Louis inspires urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.
America SCORES hosts five-day per week youth development programs that uses soccer to inspire youth in urban public schools. Teamwork learned on the field is transferred to writing workshops in the classroom, through which poetry and service-learning empower youth to find their voices and to be leaders in the community. America SCORES St. Louis serves over 240 kids in 8 elementary schools with the help of 32 teachers city-wide.