Celebrity moms in Albany for good cause - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Celebrity moms in Albany for good cause

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – It's homecoming week at Albany State University, and the mothers of three famous stars are in town to take part in homecoming events and bring attention to the power of mentors.

Cross Landing restaurant at the airport hosted a reception for the moms of "Different Strokes" star Todd Bridges, actress Nia Long, and hip hop star T-Pain.

Students from Darton and ASU waited for the women to arrive on a Wednesday night flight.

The mothers are supporting Hip Hop Grows Up, a non-profit group focused on increasing the number of mentors in the community.

"We're here to recreate that village it takes to raise our children, we're recreating that village by helping to mentoring our young people and each other," Talia Ashley, Hip Hop Grows Up Founder.

The Celebrity Moms will be at a golf fundraiser for the organization Thursday.

They'll also participate in the ASU HOMECOMING 2010 College Town Block Party on Friday.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Last minute Thanksgiving shoppers crowd grocery stores

    Last minute Thanksgiving shoppers crowd grocery stores

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:09 PM EST2017-11-23 04:09:31 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Just hours before Thanksgiving, grocery stores across South Georgia were packed all day long.

    More >>

    Just hours before Thanksgiving, grocery stores across South Georgia were packed all day long.

    More >>
  • Albany Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    Albany Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-11-23 04:00:29 GMT
    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign. (Source: WALB)Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign. (Source: WALB)

    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign.  

    More >>

    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign.  

    More >>
  • Travel period begins, GSP talks safety on the roads

    Travel period begins, GSP talks safety on the roads

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:19 PM EST2017-11-23 03:19:28 GMT
    Georgia State Patrol Troopers are cracking down on distracted and drunk drivers this holiday season. (Source: WALB)Georgia State Patrol Troopers are cracking down on distracted and drunk drivers this holiday season. (Source: WALB)

    Millions of Americans hit the roads on Wednesday, headed to their Thanksgiving destinations. Gas stations in Albany were busy with customers filling up their tanks and tires before their journeys.  

    More >>

    Millions of Americans hit the roads on Wednesday, headed to their Thanksgiving destinations. Gas stations in Albany were busy with customers filling up their tanks and tires before their journeys.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly