DETROIT – The Lincoln Motor Company teamed with some big names in the worlds of sports and entertainment this morning to provide meals for about 30,000 people in Detroit this holiday season.
In support of the Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance, celebs gathered for “All-Star Giveback: Thanksgiving Edition” at Don Bosco Hall on the city’s west side. The annual charity event distributed more than 600 turkeys, 100 hams and other holiday dinner items to Detroit residents on a first-come, first-served basis.
Headlining the event were comedian Mike Epps, multi-platinum recording artist Big Sean and his non-profit Sean Anderson Foundation, R&B singer Dwele, and a collection of professional athletes that included former NBA stars Derrick Coleman, Willie Burton, Carlos Rogers and Rick Mahorn, and former Detroit Lions Herman Moore, Lomas Brown and Ron Rice.
“All of these entertainers and athletes understand what it’s like to grow up in households of need,” said Tarence Wheeler of The Wheeler Group, event organizer. “They’ve all enjoyed success, but none of them have forgotten. They understand the importance of utilizing their success to help others in need.”
Lincoln made a monetary donation to purchase turkeys and to benefit the Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance.