News: Beanie Sigel & BET's Terrence Gas Up For Racing Awards
Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 6:30AM
Roc-A-Fella Records' Beanie Sigel is billed to apppear at tonight's 11th Annual Urban Youth Racing School "Build A Dream" Awards Banquet.
The event will be highlighted with a speech by General Motors Global Design Vice President Edward T. Welburn.
"We are pleased and excited to have Mr. Welburn back home to bring his professional, educational and inspirational experiences to the 100 students, along with their parents and other guest and supporters," Urban Youth Racing School Founder Anthony Martin said in a statement. (Black News)
Sigel will appear alongside a variety of notable figures.
Other supporters who will be in attendance include Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter; Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner; Terrence J, "BET 106 & Park"; Jeff Burton, NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver; Ryan Gifford, Team Dillon racing and Pro Boxer Steve Cunningham. (Press Release)
The Philly rapper is known for supporting the school's charity events, including last year's third annual Grand Prix of Philadelphia Celebrity Race.
Philadelphia rappers Beanie Sigel, Freeway and Young Chris have joined forces with Sprint and Motorola for Urban Youth Racing School September 2008 event. Other celebrity guests expected to make appearances include boxer Winky Wright, Muggsy Malone, Frank of The Roots and NHRA racer Antron Brown. (SOHH)
Sigel recently made headlines after a shooting erupted at his birthday bash earlier this month.
Police said 24-year-old Tyheem Baker was shot in the upper left chest around 1 a.m, March 7, after getting into an argument with two unidentified men. Baker, who was rushed to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition, told police he did not know the men who shot him. Police revealed that prior to the shooting they were called to the club after a fight took place outside the venue. They also said that the club's video-surveillance system "mysteriously malfunctioned." (Six Shot)
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