The H.O.M.E. Foundation/STIKS Celebrity Video Game Challenge

Last Tuesday, January 11th, the heavens smiled on me as I was invited to not only cover the red carpet for The H.O.M.E. Foundation's STIKS Celebrity Video Game Challenge, but I was a guest as well!

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ALL KINDS of awesome people INCLUDING Snoop Dogg, Michael Strahan, Cobi Jones, Samm Levine, Josh Keaton, Jonathan Lipnicki, Nick Swardson and Zac Efron came out to do a little gaming and raise some much needed funds for: Junior Achievement of Southern California, The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation, The Trevor Project and Grassroot Soccer.

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For some, like Efron, the tournament really hit home as his favorite cousin, Emily Hobson, is a recent cancer survivor and L.A. regional chair for the I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation.

AND...The H.O.M.E. Foundation raffled off a HOUSE. Inorite?!

Fun and laughs were had by all while getting in some quality Xbox time with Madden, FIFA, NBA, and Fight Night...

Then it happened:

The Final Showdown
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With WWE Champion Mike "The Miz" Mizanin repping The Trevor Project and UFC Champion/A-Team star Quinton "Rampage" Jackson holding it down for Grassroot Soccer, they met for a 'best of 3' in UFC Undisputed 2010. But with Rampage playing as himself (hell, if I had my likeness in a game, I'd play as me EVERY TIME!) and The Miz choosing Forest Griffin, it was over in a matter of minutes.

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Along with a few controller fails from The Miz (who hit the silver button 3 times) and a constant barrage of trash talk from commentator Brad Sherwood (Whose Line is it Anyway?), Rampage took it 2-0 and raised $10,000 for Grassroot Soccer. 


ONLY bummer...the tournament seemed a little male heavy. LOTS of lady celebs who game...wondered where Aisha Tyler, Mila Kunis, or the Team Unicorn girls were. Perhaps next time! :)

Ready to see who I grabbed on the carpet?


For more about The H.O.M.E. Foundation, hit the official website.

For info on the 5 epic win charities represented at the event, just click their names!

Grassroot Soccer

The Trevor Project

I2Y Cancer Foundation

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

Junior Achievement of Southern California

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