With fall semester around the corner, the AMBER Ready Foundation is reacting by launching the AMBER Ready Back To School Safety Weekend at ABC Studios, live in Times Square August 14-16. The free event will offer back to school tips, food, prizes and family fun entertainment as well as free musical performances by Trey Songz, Day 26, Doug E. Fresh, Toby Love and others.
The Times Square Plaza will play host to celebrities, athletes, civic and community leaders who plan on attending the event. Beginning at noon, attendees will enjoy the Celebrity Virtual Game On and at 6pm, music acts will take the stage. At 9pm, there will be an AMBER light vigil for missing children.
Every year, over 800,000 children are reported missing and 364,000 are abducted. The AMBER Ready Program gives parents and guardians the ability to store their child’s information including their photo, description and other info. on their phones and if the unfortunate where to happen, the Amber Ready subscriber can easily transfer the information to media stations, airports, law enforcement and the entire AMBER Alert network.
About the Musical Acts:
Trey Songz (Tremaine Aldon Neverson) is a Grammy nominee singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer and actor. He’s signed to Atlantic/Marfontaine Records and in 2009, Songz earned a Grammy Award nomination for “Can’t Help but Wait.” The song also earned a nomination at the BET Awards for Best Male R&B Artist.
Day 26 of Bad Boy Records was showcased for the world to see on MTV’s show Diddy’s “Making the Band 4.” Group members include Robert Curry, Brian Andrews, Willie Taylor, Michael McCluney, and Qwanell Mosley. The group has two albums out titled, Day 26 and Forever in a Day. In 2009, they won Best Group at the BET Awards.
Doug E. Fresh (Douglas Davis) is known as the beat box king and widely recognized for hip hop classics “The Show” as well as the B-side “La Di Da Di.” Davis partnered with Slick Rick back in the 80s and was the frontman of Doug E Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew. Today, Davis
Toby Love is a Latin R&B singer signed to Sony BMG. Love has three studio albums including a 2008 release titled, “Love is Back,” 3007’s “Toby Love Reloaded” and Toby Love released in 2006.
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