Celebration of Life ~ Celebrity Weekend Honoring Derrick Thomas of the Kansas City Chiefs 2/20-22/09

MOM-2-MOM 58 Foundation Announces Celebration of Life~Celebrity Weekend

The Mom-2-Mom 58 Foundation will host a weekend of activities honoring and celebrating the life and legacy of Derrick Thomas, Kansas City Chief Linebacker, whose life was taken away from us on February 8, 2000, as a result of an automobile accident. These community oriented events are created to support mothers and to give back to the children. We are focusing on giving scholarships to two (2) or more seniors for their academic and athletic achievements. Our goal also is to focus on child safety and health and well being. We need donations from the public, our clients, and sponsors like you to make contributions in order to make these events successful ones.

This will be our first weekend celebration. We would like to make this first year’s celebration a memorable one. We are looking forward to having a fantastic, spirit-filled weekend.

The events will feature celebrities, local and governmental officials, aspiring designers and models, and distinguished hosts. This will be an exciting, fun filled and family-oriented weekend.

Event Overview
Weekend of: February 20-22, 2009

Friday, February 20
8:00 p.m. – 1am
Welcome Reception Happy Hour -Free to the public ages 18 & older. Monetary donations are appreciated. Swimwear & High Fashion~ Fashion Show Complimentary Hot Hors D’oeuvres for sponsors and donation contributors. Food and drinks available for purchase for other guests. Photo & autograph signing
E Spot Restaurant & bar inside Embassy Suites Hotel
1100 SE 17th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Dress Code: Upscale

Saturday, February 21
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Family Day Community Activities FREE to the public Registration 9am-10am Event starts at 10am – 3pm Florida International University (FIU)
3000 NE 151 Street
N. Miami, Florida 33181
Vendor Space $60~
Call 800-490-9632 Ext704 for Vendor Space
Dress Code: Sports Wear

6:00 p.m. – 11pm
Bowling with the Celebrities Fundraiser $24plus tax. Payment must be made in-person at the bowling lane.
Sparez Bowling Lanes
5325 S. University Drive
Davie, Florida
Food and beverage available for purchase, music, bowl with celebrity guests, autograph signing and photos
Dress Code – Casual

Sunday, February 22
11:00 a.m
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
1140 NW 62nd Street
Miami, Florida 33150-4219
Dress code is church attire.

About Mom-2-Mom 58 Foundation
The Mom-2-Mom 58 Foundation is a non-profit faith-based organization that was born out of the tragic death of the late Kansas City Chief linebacker Derrick Thomas on February 8, 2000. The founder, Mrs. Edith Morgan, suffered the sudden death of a beloved son whose vehicular accident could have been less tragic had he been wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. She felt a pressing need to get the word out to other mothers about the importance of training our children in the use of seat belts. She also realized shortly thereafter that there were other issues she wanted to address and other situations wherein she wanted to be of service, particularly to mothers and to children. The Mom-2-Mom 58 Foundation focuses on child safety and empowerment and other issues that can impact a mother’s life such as a family member with paralysis, adolescent obesity, juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, heath care, estate planning, etc.

Many people looked up to Derrick Thomas as a role model. He left a tremendous impact on people – even people who did not know him personally. He touched many lives while he was alive and the Mom-2-Mom 58 organization is trying to continue touching lives in his memory by concentrating on strengthening mothers and nurturing children.