SOURCE: Music World Entertainment

December 13, 2007 20:08 ET

Music World Entertainment, The Survivor Foundation and Target Hunger Present "Music World Cares" Holiday Weekend Celebration for Houston Area Children, December 14 -16, 2007

The Survivor Foundation Founded by Beyoncé, Miss Tina and Mathew Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Solange Knowles Will Host Annual Holiday Carnival, Spirit Rising Praise Party and "Hoops for Hunger" Basketball Game

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - December 13, 2007) -

WHO: Music World Entertainment, The Survivor Foundation, The City of Houston, Target Hunger, Tyson Foods, House of Deréon, Deréon, Planet Toys, Baby Jamz, Radio-One Houston (KBXX-97.9 The Box, KMJQ-Magic 102.1, KROI-Praise 92.1), and many special celebrity guests.

WHAT: Music World Cares - Survivor Foundation Holiday Weekend. The weekend will include the 6th Annual Holiday Carnival for 600 disadvantaged kids in the community featuring rides, games, food and a special performance by Music World Music Artists Lady Lux, and IB3, a Spirit Rising "Holiday Praise Party" and a "Hoops for Hunger" basketball game featuring the highly anticipated rematch between Music World Entertainment's CEO, Mathew Knowles, and his MW Ballers and radio host, J Mac and his KBXX 97.9 The Box All-Stars! Each child attending the holiday carnival will leave with a gift card for a local grocery store and a wonderful prize pack. The Music World Cares Holiday Weekend is sponsored by Music World Entertainment, The Survivor Foundation, The City of Houston, Tyson Foods, Radio-One Houston, House of Deréon, and Deréon.

Contributors include; The Kantner Group, Stumpf Craddock Massey & Farrimond, PC and Goldring, Hertz, & Lichtenstein, and Lee & Laura Slataper.

WHEN: December 14 - 16, 2007

December 14th: (6pm - 10pm) Holiday Praise Party hosted by Spirit Rising Music

Location: House of Deréon Media Center, 2204 Crawford on the Music World Entertainment property.

A chance for the Gospel community to gather, worship and pray for Houston's underserved. Entertainment will include Grammy Nominated Trinitee 5:7, Sheri Jones-Moffett, Brian C. Wilson, Lamar Campbell, Shawn MacLemore, James Fortune, Ron Summers, Shei Atkins and more. Patrons will be asked to bring canned goods to benefit Target Hunger. Praise 92.1 will broadcast live from 6:00pm - 10:00pm.

December 15th: (4pm - 9pm) 6th Annual Music World Cares Holiday Carnival

Location: Music World Campus, 1505 Hadley Street (downtown) at the corner of LaBranch.

An event to benefit 600 children (ages 2 months to 15 years old). The carnival will include rides, face painting, and a visit from Santa. Children will receive gifts, groceries and hope for the New Year.

December 16th: (3pm - 5pm) 1st Annual - "Hoops for Hunger" Celebrity Basketball game.

Location: Texas Southern University's Health and Physical Education Arena.

Mathew Knowles and his Music World Ballers team will team up with Radio-One's KBXX's J-Mac and the 97.9 The Box All-Stars basketball team for a highly anticipated re-match. Patrons are asked to bring $5 and a canned good for entry to the game. In addition, Houston Artists Chamillionaire and Slim Thug will be helping the MW Ballers, along with NBA star, Nick Van Exel helping out the All-Stars with 97.9 The Box. Music World Music Artists IB3, Lady Lux, and J Xavier will all perform live at the game.

WHY: Music World Entertainment, The Survivor Foundation and Target Hunger teamed up with a goal to raise 80 tons of food (80,000 meals) over the "Music World Cares" weekend, and also provide a fun holiday weekend of activities for needy families and children in Houston, Texas.

The Survivor Foundation is a 501(C)3 organization designed to assist persons displaced whose lives have been affected by disasters, natural or otherwise. The Foundation will also help people in need; provide assistance to children and to those suffering from AIDS and homelessness.

Music World Entertainment (MWE) is one of the world's leading entertainment and music conglomerates dedicated to bringing quality entertainment to the world. MWE worldwide business includes record labels, artist and producer management, staff producers, artist development, Master catalog series, investment and property holdings, including offices in Houston, Los Angeles, New York and London. MWE is the brainchild of President and CEO Mathew Knowles, the powerhouse management behind the success of Grammy Award-winners Beyoncé and global phenomenon Destiny's Child, the most successful "girl group" in the history of pop music.

Target Hunger offers several services including a Food Pantry that distributes to 12 local pantries. Target Hunger now distributes over 2 million pounds of food per year and delivers social services to almost 10,000 people. Target Hunger is member of the United Way agency and a member of the Houston Food Bank Network of community resources.

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