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    Wed, 08 May 2013 12:46:28

    Warren G & Tami Roman Team Up With The Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach - The Celebrity Prom Pop-Up Shop takes place on May 11 and helps prevent prom peer pressure

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    Legendary West Coast artist Warren G. and Tami Roman of Basketball Wives have teamed up to address a need in the community. On May 11, at The Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach, celebrities will give away dresses, suits, makeovers and more to kids.

    Warren G. and Tami Roman will join up with celebrity friends to educate young teen students about the importance of resisting prom peer pressure.

    The Celebrity Prom Pop-Up Shop will consist of a celebrity panel that will provide a free makeover for teens, prom gear and discuss teen related prom issues. This event will also educate teens about the importance of abstinence, prom peer pressure and protecting their self if they choose to not wait. The discussion will deal with the everyday issues of teens and attempt to bring them into a positive, uplifting light and motivate and prepare them for the prom.

    "When I was a kid running wild in Long Beach, California, no one really took the time to educate me on the peer pressures of prom and how one decision on that special day can affect the rest of your life. I not only want to help these kids look fly for prom but I want to educate them on life after prom," stated the rapper.

    Between tickets, attire, makeover, shoes, accessories, flowers, limousines, photographers and after-parties, the average family with a high school student attending the prom spent a whopping $807 this year, according to a recent survey by Visa.

    But nearly a quarter of families spent nothing at all -- because they could not afford to let the kids go. The Celebrity Prom Pop-Up shop was designed to assist hundreds of teens yearly with sponsored and personally donated prom gear for the families and teens that cannot afford it.

    To drop off donations in person, please visit The Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach 3635 Long Beach Blvd in LB, Cali, all you Left Coasters!

    How can you help locals get to prom if they can't afford it?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    05.08.13



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