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Celebrities, athletes come out for John Starks’ annual charity bowling tournament

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With DJ Rob-Lo spinning the turntables and the bowling shoes at the ready, New York Super Bowl champ O.J. Anderson was holding court on the ping pong table.

Celebrities like Super model Kim Alexi came from far and wide to join former New York Knicks guard John Starks for the John Starks Celebrity Bowling tournament.

Former New York Jets quarterback Ray Lucas is a longtime friend of Starks.

"I was born in Newark and I was an underprivileged kid, like the ones we are playing for tonight," Lucas said.

He was joined by Stark's former teammates Charles Oakley and Herb Williams.

These athletes were all game in bowling for dollars for the kids.   The John Stark Foundation provides scholarships for underprivileged kids who want to attend college.

"It's for the kids," Starks said. "I want to provide an avenue for kids to get a helping hand in life."

His foundation has funded hundreds of kids in their efforts to go to college. But Starks remembers one story above the rest.

During a game in Utah, a young lady approached him and said "thank you."

"You made it possible for me to attend and graduate from Howard University," said Starks. "That's what it's all about."

Super Model Kim Alexi is a longtime supporter of the foundation and bowling.

"I am very competitive and I want to shoot a 130," Alexi said.

Former New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford said he grew up bowling and had his sights on a big number.

"I am shooting for a 200" said Weatherford.

The foundation is hoping to raise approximately $100 thousand dollars from the tournament with all proceeds going to college bound students.