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5th Annual Ogden Family Foundation Celebrity Bowling Event a Big Winner for Southern Nevada

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Celebrities Come Together For a Fun Weekend of Bowling and Golf Benefiting Underprivileged Families

LAS VEGAS - EntSun -- The world of sports and entertainment joined Jonathan and Kema Ogden in support of the 5th Annual Ogden Family Celebrity Bowl recently at Red Rock VIP Bowling Suites. The sold-out bowling event benefitted the Las Vegas non-profit organization co-founded by the Ogden's. The weekend included a golf tournament hosted by Reflection Bay Golf Course at Lake Las Vegas. Proceeds from the event support disadvantaged schools, families and children in Southern Nevada.

         "We are grateful for the continued support from all of our sponsors and community partners supporting the event," said Kema Ogden, Co-Founder and President of the Ogden Family Foundation. "This year we are now able to provide health services to the families within our programs by partnering with a local non-profit, Community Outreach Medical Center (www.nvcomc.org)."

         Hundreds of supporters enjoyed a weekend of delicious food and beverages, as well as fun golfing and bowling all made possible in part through the generosity of event sponsors: Linx, Land Rover, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Beasley Broadcasting Group and News 3.

         Joining Jonathan Ogden was a diverse list of celebrity guests that included former professional athletes Byron Scott and Napoleon McCallum, former NFL coach Jim Fassel as well as entertainers Flava Flav, Jin Jin Reeves and actor Bob Torti and many more.  Entertainment featured a brief performance by Nashville country/rock singer Megan Ruger. KSNV, Ch. 3 newscasters Kim and Dana Wagner served as masters of ceremony and Hall of Fame radio personality Zenja Dunn from 105.7 FM entertained the crowd.

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         "This is one of our many events that we put on throughout the year that I always look forward to. Supporting disadvantaged schools, families and children in our community is a key mission of the Ogden Family Foundation," said Jonathan Ogden, Co-Founder of The Ogden Family Foundation and NFL Hall of Famer.

         Celebrity guests also joined golf enthusiast Jonathan Ogden as the main attraction at the golf event hosted at Reflection Bay Golf Course. There was also a welcome reception in conjunction with Lake Las Vegas Days celebration during the food and wine festival with a special performance by noted Las Vegas entertainer Frankie Moreno.

         Rounding out an exciting weekend of activities was the free youth football camp hosted Sunday for approximately 100 kids at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Soccer Field. Camp counselors helped teach campers football technique and life skills.

         The Ogden Family Foundation stresses the importance of healthy bodies and healthy minds through health wellness education both on and off the field. Kids worked with volunteer coaches and were given gift bags, t-shirts, smoothies, and snacks.

About Jonathan Ogden

Jonathan Ogden is one of The NFL's greatest players of all time, and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame on February 2, 2013. The former All-American UCLA graduate was drafted in the first round of the 1996 NFL draft as the 4th pick.

Ogden was the Ravens' 1st draft choice ever and concluded his career with a 2000 Super Bowl Championship, 11x Pro-Bowl Selection and 9x All-Pro Selection, and more regular season starts (176) than any other player in franchise history. Jonathan's passion has now turned from football to supporting the Las Vegas community in a positive and fun way.

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About The Ogden Family Foundation

The Ogden Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Las Vegas, founded by Jonathan & Kema Ogden. Jonathan and Kema work hands on with families and children, combining their efforts with other organizations such as St. Jude's Ranch, Boys Town, Safe Nest, Hope Link, and Your Choice Behavioral, as well as previously adopting two local Las Vegas Title 1 Schools, West Prep Academy and Jim Thorpe Elementary, and currently adopting Robert Taylor Elementary School for the past seven years.

         The Ogden Family Foundation provides programs that include literacy and comprehension, health and nutrition awareness, life and social skills, anti-bullying and enrichment activities and providing medical services. The proceeds from The Ogden Bowl will support CAAMP Ogden, CAAMP Kids Care Club, and F.I.T. (For a Fighting Chance) programs, as well as other events, like their Adopt a Family event. The Ogden Family Foundation encourages students to become active participants in society, learn civic responsibility, and develop meaningful leadership and workplace skills, while understanding the importance of health and fitness. For more information, visit www.caampogden.com.

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