The Starting Lineup is hosting its Annual Holiday Toy Drive and Benefit Concert, which will benefit local children in need of toys.

The Starting Lineup is hosting its second annual community toy drive and benefit concert on December 3rd at 7even Ultra Lounge in Houston, Texas. The Non Profit (charity) partners of this year’s event are the Julius Lenora Carter Foundation and Good Guys Gone Bad. The event will bring together the local hip hop community and entertainment that will benefit local children in need of toys. A ten dollar donation or toy donation is required for entrance to the event. All toys collected will be provided to children in third and fifth ward communities.

“We had an amazing turnout last year. With the talent we have booked for this year’s event, we are preparing to exceed expectations,” said Chazz Chambers of ThinkZILLA.

About Julius Lenora Carter Foundation: The Julius and Lenora Carter Scholarship and Youth Foundation deliver hope and support to future leaders. Scholarships are awarded to students attending accredited undergraduate colleges and universities, graduate schools, and vocational/technical and trade schools that are designated as qualified organizations.

About Good Guys Gone Bad:  To provide Life-flow  Discipleship Communities for current and former incarcerated offenders so they may gain a greater opportunity to live a victorious and overcoming life.

Performances include local talent, such as Stunna Bam, Rick the Ruler, Bravo & Midori of DSD1 MC Beezy, NessaCary,CStone the Breadwinner and Dante Higgins of Bread Winners Music Group, Duke Gutta, The Sauce Family, , Spilly, Poone, and Kizzay, in addition to other Houston-based artists and Special guests to be revealed at the event. Sounds will be provided by Houston’s very own Go Dj’s GT Mayne and Fire with MC Kane and Marcus Sullivan.

“The Starting Line up's first annual concert benefited Path to Freedom. Hundreds of toys were donated to children of incarcerated parents and we had local support last year from Tackles4Cancer, Hip Hop Weekly, Fox 26 coverage and many more local organizations. This year, we’re still going to help out local children to have the best holiday ever in spite of any challenging circumstances thanks to the local community and media support,” finished Chambers.

Members of the media are invited to obtain credentials and interviews with local talent for this event by submitting a story request to [email protected]