Originally posted on Chicks in the Huddle  |  Last updated 6/15/12


…and I was on the red carpet to take it all in. With an all star cast of teammates including , other NFL players including Ryan Grant, and several Hollywood and reality tv types like Cake Boss Buddy Velastro, and Vivica Fox, the event was chock full of celebrities ready to rack balls for a good cause.

Anthony Anderson played host for the night, and is clearly on a weight loss regimen. He looks great! Professional pool player and avid football fan Jeanette “Black Widow” Lee was also on hand, and she talked about being a Raiders fan and teaching her girls football.

Vivica Fox and Hannah Storm were also on hand and talked about how they both grew up following sports, with Fox expressing her love and support for Peyton Manning even though he has gone from her team to Denver.

I also got to chat with ESPN’s Michael Smith, who was ready to go in and show his skills on the pool table, and with the man himself Justin Tuck, who spoke about why he chose Billiards for this event, and how he feels about women who love and follow sports.

On Billiards, Tuck said that he plays regularly, and it is something different than the usual golf outing that celebrity athletes usually have. On women who love sports, he talked about his wife, mom and sister and their love of football, and of how great it is to come into contact many lady fans who are highly knowledgeable about the game.

The event raised over $425,000 for his R.U.S.H. to Literacy Charity, which will go to programs aimed at keeping children in school.

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