It’s a family reunion. The O’Jays are hosting their 8th Annual Celebrity Scholarship Weekend in Las Vegas, October 25-27 at the Planet Hollywood Hotel. This year’s special guests include Stevie Wonder, Jeffery Osborne, Johnny Gill and Shirley Murdock. The three-day-weekend offers a Celebrity Golf tournament, a Masquerade Ball honoring top teachers, a concert and a chance to win a 2013 Chrysler Motown Edition 300. You don’t even have to be there to win the car.
“This is our eighth year,” Eddie Levert told the Tom Joyner Morning Show. “We usually do it in Canton, OH, but this year we’re doing it down in Las Vegas because we wanted to try something different. We’re also giving out five scholarships, 2 to kids in Las Vegas. We’re also trying to honor some of the teachers.
We’re giving tickets out to teachers who deserve it. Remember, the teachers are doing their job by taking these kids and spending all day long with them and giving them an education. They are what we should call secondhand parents who are doing what we can’t do while we’re at work.”
If you don’t have a costume for the Masquerade Ball, Levert says come on anyway, he’ll be putting masks in the gift baskets himself. Levert says he’s going to be wearing a Black and white mask.
“You’re going to need a lotta white,” J. quipped.
For more information on the event, head to the O’Jays Foundation website.for tickets and info.