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Sports stars mix it up for charity while UH's Shasta and TSU tiger compete in dance-off

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News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Leory Burrell, Jolanda Jones, Shasta, Karl Lewis, Floyd Heard
Leory Burrell, from left, Jolanda Jones, Shasta, Carl Lewis and Floyd Heard lead the Sports4Life fun. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Thom McDaniel, Linda Kelly, Lance Menster
Thom McDaniel, left, AIDS Foundation Houston CEO Kelly Young and Lance Menster. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Ed Clawson, Shannon Smith
Ed Clawson, left, and Shannon Smith. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Adoile Turner III, Melody Patelis
Adoile Turner III and Melody Patelis. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Matt Corcoran, Marianna Dubinsky
Matt Corcoran and Marianna Dubinsky. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Carvis Juniors, Paul Jefferson
Carvis Juniors, left, and Paul Jefferson. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Dustin Ruffatto, Jessica Frinsco
Dustin Ruffatto, left, and Jessica Frinsco. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Devin Borden, Richard Nix
Devin Borden, left, and Richard Nix.  Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Rick Dickson, Michael Delaney, Scott Moster
Rick Dickson, from left, Michael Delaney and Scott Moster.  Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Shasta, Nicole Williams, Jada Williams
Shasta plays with Nicole Williams and daughter Jada. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Jetann Burgin, Johnny Deal
Jetann Burgin and Johnny Deal. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Gwen Richard, Cooke Kelsey
Gwen Richard and Cooke Kelsey. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Jep Beracey, Jennifer Bracey
Jep and Jennifer Bracey. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Erlinda Rodriguez, Adriana Boyce
Erlinda Rodriguez, left, and Adriana Boyce.  Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Courtney Aldrich, Jared Capozzi, Marisa Ehrich, Tina MacArthur
Courtney Aldrich, from left, Jared Capozzi, Marisa Ehrich and Tina MacArthur. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Joe Aker, Bobbie Echard, Nicola Parente
Joe Aker, left, Bobbie Echard and Nicola Parente. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, David Hardaker, Carrie Hardaker, Kelly Reynolds, Michael Crowder
David and Carrie Hardaker, left, with Kelly Reynolds and Michael Crowder. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Leory Burrell, Jolanda Jones, Shasta, Karl Lewis, Floyd Heard
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Thom McDaniel, Linda Kelly, Lance Menster
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Ed Clawson, Shannon Smith
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Adoile Turner III, Melody Patelis
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Matt Corcoran, Marianna Dubinsky
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Carvis Juniors, Paul Jefferson
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Dustin Ruffatto, Jessica Frinsco
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Devin Borden, Richard Nix
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Rick Dickson, Michael Delaney, Scott Moster
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Shasta, Nicole Williams, Jada Williams
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Jetann Burgin, Johnny Deal
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Gwen Richard, Cooke Kelsey
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Jep Beracey, Jennifer Bracey
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Erlinda Rodriguez, Adriana Boyce
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Courtney Aldrich, Jared Capozzi, Marisa Ehrich, Tina MacArthur
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, Joe Aker, Bobbie Echard, Nicola Parente
News, Shelby, Sports4Life, August 2014, David Hardaker, Carrie Hardaker, Kelly Reynolds, Michael Crowder

What: AIDS Foundation Houston's Sport4Life 2014 fundraiser.

Where: BBVA Compass Stadium's West Club.

The 411: Former City Councilwoman and track star Jolanda Jones and Olympic gold medal winner Carl Lewis chaired the lively event that served to raise attention to the subject of HIV/AIDS as well as funds for AFH programs and for 2014 scholarship recipient Adoile Turner III. Joining the chairs in the spotlight were track world record-holder and University of Houston track and field coach Leroy Burrell, former Olympian Floyd Heard and boxing promoter George Foreman IV.

More than 350 sports celebrities, local artists and supporters joined the sports-themed fundraiser complete with the sounds of DJ Chris Luera, whose music inspired a dance-off between UH's mascot Shasta and Texas Southern University's wily tiger. Before a winner could be decided, many in the crowd filled the dance floor.

Local artists including Aaron Parazette, Nicola Parente, Joe Aker and Sharon Engelstein contributed works to the auction that included plenty of sports memorabilia. The auction alone brought in $25,000 for AFH projects.

Who: AFH CEO Kelly Young, Michael Dulaney, Dr. James Carroll, Bill Arning, Mark Roth, Jennifer and Jep Bracey, Devin Borden, Deasa Turner-Wexler and Dr. Stephan Wexler, Carrie and David Hardaker, Paul Jefferson, JoAnn Takasaki and Courtney Aldrich.

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