New Orleans Saints' Charles Grants "Bayou Bling"

NFL defensive end Charles Grant and his Charles Grant S.A.C.K. Success Foundation will host a star-studded group of celebrities during the Bayou Bling.

The Edge 3M Sports and Entertainment-planned event, which takes place June 22-24 in Atlanta, will feature a free youth football clinic, celebrity basketball game, silent auctions and VIP affairs including the Rolls Royce-sponsored player’s ball on June 23.

For Grant, Bayou Bling holds a special place as it reminds people that those affected by Katrina are still in need of assistance.

“Many people think because Katrina has passed that New Orleans has completely healed,” Grant said. “There are still so many people without homes, schools and recreational facilities throughout the city. I am dedicated to making a positive impact in my community and seeing New Orleans completely rebuilt.”

Super producer Manny Fresh, the Denver Nuggets’ Allen Iverson, BET’s Rocsi of 106 & Park and more than 20 NFL and NBA stars are expected to attend.

Proceeds from the event will go towards various Foundation projects including Hurricane Katrina playground builds, Access GRANTed scholarships, the Grant Go-Getters youth recognition program and the Charles Grant Kids Day Out.

“There is no better investment than our youth,” added Edge 3M president Marshawn Evans. “For several years in a row, Charles has donated more time to New Orleans-based community projects than any other Saints player.

While it is not a competition, the charity weekend is a testament to his unwavering commitment to giving back to the Atlanta and New Orleans communities.”