Celebrities Support YouthBuild Charter School of California's Student Hunger Relief Golf Tournament

Celebrities Dorian Missick and Kiki Shepard committed to participate

May 23, 2013, 16:09 ET from YouthBuild Charter School of California

LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Food, celebrities, and fun, words we all love to hear, is what YouthBuild Charter School of California is promising at their 4th Annual Student Hunger Relief Golf Tournament.  Their remarkable efforts have garnered support from celebrities Kiki Shepard of " It's Showtime at the Apollo" and Dorian Missick of TNT's "Southland". The two are scheduled to play in the tournament to support YouthBuild Charter's cause.

"I'm honored to be a part of a solution to an often neglected problem," Missick advocates. He further jokes, "Hopefully my lack of golf abilities won't negatively reflect on my commitment to the cause."  Funds raised through this event go directly to their Student Hunger Relief Fund, which  provides meals for students. Over 30% of their students reported in a survey that they attend school hungry. Last year they raised $10,000; hopefully $30,000 this year.

"In just four years, this humble fundraiser has sponsors like US Bank, Wendy's and even participation from Hollywood celebrities. We're so honored," glowed the School's Principal. "I am honored to be a part of the village that YouthBuild serves.  My mother always said 'with education, everything is possible'. That's what this organization strives to give each child. Whatever there is to be done, count me in," says Shepard.

About YouthBuild Charter

Since 2008, YouthBuild Charter School has worked to address the dropout crisis in the Greater Los Angeles area and Central California. Though opening during one of the nation's most debilitating recessions, they have grown to fifteen sites, with over 1,800 current students, 600 prospective graduates, 1,115 alumni, and has received recognition from the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, and the California State Assembly for their dropout crisis activism. When addressing the YouthBuild USA network, Michelle Obama states,"The work you've done here is so impressive. And it's places like YouthBuild that help you find yourselves and to be reborn in so many ways."

The tournament will take place June 14 at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena, CA. YouthBuild Charter School of California's 4th Annual Student Hunger Relief Golf Tournament is open to the public. Please register by June 2nd. For more information and registration visit youthbuildcharter.org.

SOURCE YouthBuild Charter School of California