September 2, 2005 -- Larenz Tate and his brothers Laron and Lahmard have returned home to Chicago for their annual fundraiser: A Celebrity Weekend Of Fun Benefiting Children Living w/ Sickle Cell Anemia and Sickle Cell Disease. The weekend is sponsored by The Tate Bros Foundation, a Charitable Not For Profit organization that was created to assist and provide funds for children of color living with the debilitating disease of Sickle Cell.
"The Skate Jam"
Saturday, September 3
Dr Martin Luther King Park & Entertainment Center
1219 W 76th Street (corner of 76th & Racine)
Skate Jam Tickets in Advance - $15.00
Skate Jam Tickets at the Door - $20.00
About the Tate Brothers
In a relatively short span of time, Larenz Tate has earned a reputation as one of the most promising young actors in Hollywood. He has been noted for his fine performances, including a Best Actor NAACP Image Award nomination for his role in Theodore Witcher's "Love Jones". Tate starred opposite Nia Long in this love story which won the Audience Award for Best Film at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.
Larenz made his feature film debut in the Allen and Albert Hughes drama "Menace II Society", followed by a starring role in the "Inkwell, Dead Presidents, Why Do Fools Fall In Love", and Ashanti's "Rain On Me" music video. Upcoming projects include Unchain My Heart starring Jamie Foxx, Crash co-starring Sandra Bullock & Don Cheadle, and the Tate Bros Indie Comedy-"The Hot Spot." In addition, Larenz has launched: www.larenztate.com
Lahmard Tate has been noted for his hilarious performance in the highly successful comedy Barbershop (MGM). He also has many other diverse roles to his credit: the complex Leon in the Fox movie of the week Seeds of Tragedy; the happy-go-lucky brother of Little Richard in The Little Richard Story (NBC); the villain in Street Justice (WB); and the stepson of Don King in Don King: Only In America (HBO). Upcoming projects include The new Fox TV sitcom starring Method Man & Red Man and "Back In The Day" w/ Ving Rhames and Ja Rule
Larron Tate, a graduate of UCLA, decided early that writing was his niche. Television executives at Warner Bros. saw his talent and signed he and his brothers to two consecutive development deals. Currently, Larron is set to produce several films, one starring both Larenz and Lahmard. It is his hard work ethic and diligence that keeps him busy with the family production company Tatemen Entertainment. They have currently written, produced, and directed their first indie film "The Hot Spot".
Larenz, Lahmard, & Larron Tate are known for using their celebrity status to support as many organizations as possible targeting youth.
The Tate brothers have participated in the "Celebrity Reading Day" at Larabida Children's Hospital sponsored by Chas. Levy Distribution. In addition to the Celebrity Luncheon for kids living w/Sickle Cell benefiting the County Care Foundation sponsored by Aon Corporation.
For more information visit www.tatebrosfoundation.org.
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