Ludacris Hosts Concert, Honored For Community Work in L.A.

A number of celebrities gathered in Los Angeles this weekend to raise awareness for children who suffer from diabetes.

The three-day event is sponsored by the non-profit Developing Options, the City of Los Angeles, Wells Fargo Bank, Powerade, the LAPD and football legend/community activist, Jim Brown.

Brown tapped stars like Ving Rhames, Tommy “Tiny” Lister and Ludacris to help teach the community  about the importance of personal health and the need to have annual doctor visits.

The event kicked off on with a free youth sports clinic on Friday (July 16th)  with Dwight Freeney of the Indianapolis Colts and DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The highlight of the weekend takes place tonight (July 18th) at the Nokia Club with an exclusive performance by Atlanta rapper Ludacris.

The rapper will be presented with the Developing Options Humanitarian Award for his support of community youth.

Developing Options launched in 2004 with the aim of transforming impoverished urban communities by utilizing  empowerment programs, education, job training, community development, youth programs and  job placement.