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Baron Davis Calls Out Celebrity Racers to Raise Money for Charity

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, February 17, 2011, at 05:58PM
Lexus CT 200h Challenge 2011 Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Clippers guard Baron Davis signs a flag before taking on athletes and celebrities in the Lexus CT 200h Challenge.

On a parking lot across the street from Staples Center, athletes and celebs whipped around a coned course in the Lexus 200 CTh on Thursday afternoon, trying to beat Clipper guard Baron Davis.

The event may have been a way for Lexus to promote its new ride—which goes on sale March 1—but it also raised money for a good cause. For each participating celebrity, the care company is donating $1,000 to Rising Stars of America, the foundation that Davis founded in 2004.

Action on the course goes until 8pm. The fastest celeb will walk away with the keys to a new 200 CTh.

Here's a video Davis put together before the event, calling out an eclectic group that included Katie Couric, Charles Barkley, Ken Jeong, Snoop Dogg, Dwayne Wade and Zack Galifianakis:


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