Jamie Foxx showed his support and dedication to Trayvon Martin’s family by hosting a star-studded charity event at his Los Angeles home this past weekend. The late teenager’s parents Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton were in attendence, along with a handful of Jamie’s famous friends including Tyrese, Larenz Tate, Marques Houston and Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
The fundraiser helped raise money for the slain 17-year-old’s family and the Trayvon Martin Foundation. According to reports, Russell Simmons donated a six-figure check and activist Harry Belafonte delivered a speech.
“A powerful gathering of “Influence” organized by @iamjamiefoxx this brother and friend raised a lot of money on behalf of the Trayvon Martin foundation,” Tyrese shared with his Instagram followers. “I showed up cause I’m uncomfortable with injustice…Jamie Foxx I’m very proud of you and HOW you’re using your influence.”
Tank added, “We ALL showed up to support the Trayvon Martin Foundation event that @iamjamiefoxx put together! Let’s keep fighting and believing!. The kids are all that matter.”
In July, following murder George Zimmerman’s not-guilty, the Oscar and Grammy Award winner offered Sybrina Fulton his lifelong support.
“She’s always been courageous in saying this has never been about race. She said it’s about 17-year-old kids. We have to protect our kids. So I stand with her forever,” Foxx said. “There’s something wrong when a 17-year-old child is on his way home and someone with a gun pursues him and he ends up losing his life.”
Looks like Jamie Foxx is keeping true to his promise. Check out photos from the event below.