New music artist Erica Chase may have traded a budding basketball career for a guitar and the opportunity to work with metal legend Dana Strum of Slaughter who is producing her upcoming album, but today she made an off-court rebound with a big assist to support A Day of Champions, a star-studded celebrity sports event at the Sports Museum of Los Angeles in support of the Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.
Chase, who sported a pair of rocker-chic, brown leather pants and so many of her signature bracelets that metal detectors at LAX are probably still going off, joined other celebs on the carpet including Russell Brand, Billy Bob Thorton, Jon Cryer, Jack Black, Chad Michael Murray,Robert Knepper, Soleil Moon Frye, Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp and NFL star Eric Dickerson.
“Whether on the court or off, there’s a champion in all of us,” Chase said. “And today is a reminder that, together, we can make a difference in the lives of our smallest champions who are battling cancer.”
The Sports Museum of Los Angeles rarely opens its doors to the public except for special events, but today the doors were wide open and visitors took a rare look at the largest, private collection of sports memorabilia in the world. More than 10,000 pieces were on display.
Meanwhile, Chase is returning to the studio to work on her album that’s scheduled for release in Summer, 2012.