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THE O'JAYS KICK OF ANNUAL CELEBRITY WEEKEND & SCHOLARSHIP WEEKEND

THE O'JAYS KICK OF ANNUAL CELEBRITY WEEKEND & SCHOLARSHIP WEEKEND

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The mighty O’Jays hosts its seventh annual Celebration Weekend and Scholarship Fund on Friday, Aug. 12 through Monday, Aug. 15 in their hometown of Canton, Ohio. Joining them in the festivities will be a host of entertainers and celebrities, including former NBA star Magic Johnson, BET talk show hostess and actress Mo’Nique and singers Patti Labelle, Shirley Murdock, Eric Benet and Johnny Gill.

The weekend’s events will benefit the O’Jays Scholarship Foundation, which has raised over $600,000 for scholarships for Canton/Stark County students, including high school seniors and adults pursuing community college education.

On Friday night, attendees can ride a real, celebrity-laden “Love Train” from central Ohio to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland for the opening night dinner and celebration. Events include an "O’Jays and Friends" concert, a Magic Johnson 3-on-3 basketball tournament, a free Family Reunion event with Donna Richardson Joyner, Howard Hewett and Shirley Murdock and a scholarship banquet featuring Rose Rock, Chris Rock’s mother, as keynote speaker. (more)

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