Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan Host White House Down Screening!

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Last night Sony teamed up with Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan for a screening of White House Down.  Those in attendance filled up two theaters including VIP guests Chris Paul, Quinton Aaron, Laura Govan, Omar Gooding, and X Factor’s Melanie Amaro!  At check in guests were able to make donations to Barnes’ charity, Athletes V Cancer. Overall the night was a huge success for Team Barnes and the evening was topped off with an after party at Rush Street.  

 

Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan at the screening!  Group picture with Chris Paul, Jada Crawley, Lonnie Govan and Laura Govan

Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan at the screening! Group picture with Chris Paul, Jada Crawley, Lonnie Govan and Laura Govan

Athletes vs Cancer Donation Table!

Athletes vs Cancer Donation Table!

Matt Barnes Collecting Donations for Athletes vs Cancer!

Matt Barnes Collecting Donations for Athletes vs Cancer!

 

LAPR's Alexis with CP3 at the after party.

LAPR’s Alexis with CP3 at the after party.

 

Jeremy McGrath Announces Split from Current Off Road Racing Team – Stronghold Motorsports

Lynch Archer PR Entertainment client Jeremy McGrath has parted ways with Stronghold Motorsports.

Although McGrath will not race the remainder of the stops on the 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, he will be working to put together his own race program as a team owner and driver for the 2014 season.  He looks forward to being back on the track in 2014 helming his own race effort.

For more information, please see the press release link below.

http://www.onlineprnews.com/news/391022-1371504847-jeremy-mcgrath-announces-split-from-current-off-road-racing-team-stronghold-motorsports.html

We wish Jeremy all the best in his new venture!

Matt Barnes Basketball Camp 2013

LA Clipper Matt Barnes will host the 6th Annual Matt Barnes Basketball Camp 2013 in Redwood Shores, CA.

Kids ages 7-14 will participate in the camp from July 29- August 2. Matt will personally be there, along with his great coaching staff to help each young player learn the steps to success in shooting hoops.

For more information and to register, please check out the official website here: http://www.mattbarnesbasketballcamp.com/

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Matt Barnes Named Clippers Defensive Player of the Year by Fans

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Lynch Archer PR client Matt Barnes, small forward of the Los Angeles Clippers, was honored this week by the LAC organization as a standout player. The Defensive Player of the Year award goes to Matt, who will be a free agent this summer, and who ended this past season on a positive note with 30 points in the playoff game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

 

From the Clippers website:

Barnes, who signed a one-year deal with the Clippers last summer, was a key to the frenetic defense that led the NBA in steals. He averaged 10.2 minutes in the fourth quarter, second on the team to Jamal Crawford’s 10.5, and averaged a steal per game. He was excellent at funneling ball-handlers to the back line of the defense, was tenacious, tough and exemplified the “defense leads to offense” philosophy the Clippers often talked about with his seemingly endless stamina, running the floor on steals and misses.

In March, former Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro said, “He does a nice job running the court. He has a good edge to him on the defensive end. He rebounds the ball pretty well, at a pretty good rate for his position. He just brings a lot to the table.”

Barnes is as tough as they come.

 

Read more here.

Congratulations, Matt!

 

In other Matt news, Matt and wife Gloria Govan attended the Spike TV Guys Choice awards this week, which is set to air tomorrow, June 12, 2013. In attendance were such names as Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Jimmy Kimmel, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, Buzz Aldrin, Chrissy Teigen, Jamie Foxx, Andy Samberg, and many more. It was a great, star-studded event with tons of jokes by the award presenters, live animals, and live music by Snoop Dogg and Questlove of the Roots.

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For pre-air coverage of the event, check out the following links.

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Motocross News!

Big news in Motocross over the weekend!

The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 took place Sunday, May 26th, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  The race consists of Thirty-three IZOD IndyCar Series driving the 500 mile, 200 lap race.   Troy Lee Designs was the company of choice for custom helmet design and paint to some of the world’s fastest racers participating in this legendary event.

Dario Franchitti Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Dario Franchitti Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing

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J.R. Hildebrand, Troy Lee, Peter Fonda

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J.R. Hildebrand – National Guard Panther Racing

Team Penske Racing Pit Crew

Team Penske Racing Pit Crew

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Will Power – Team Penske Racing

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Oriol Servia – Panther DRR

Seven-time Supercross champion, Jeremy McGrath also has a sucessful weekend at the Southern California stop of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.  The race began with a rough start as he had to end his race early on Saturday due to issues with his oil pump belt.  But McGrath finished strong on Sunday after the Stronghold Motorsports crew made some quick fixes, placing The Water Warden/Loctite #2 Pro 2 up to 4rd place.

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The Water Warden/Loctite #2 Pro 2

“We had an up and down weekend! Saturday was a bummer but Sunday’s race was just awesome! I went out with a win or crash attitude and came from the back to one spot off the podium! I was very happy with Sunday’s performance!” said McGrath.

“We had an up and down weekend! Saturday was a bummer but Sunday’s race was just awesome! I went out with a win or crash attitude and came from the back to one spot off the podium! I was very happy with Sunday’s performance!” said McGrath.

Red Hot Week of Events

Good Afternoon!
The Lynch Archer PR team has had another busy week. The team in New York was thrilled to see J.Lo give  a speech during the NuvoTV network TV upfront. You can watch a part of that here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wNwes2bqwE

Client Bikini Brigade LA has been keeping busy, recently sending a few models to the select Maxim Hot 100 Party in Hollywood.

Friend to the Bikini Brigade, Las Vegas VIP host Chris Merritt was in town this week. A high-fashion model in the making…? Chris walked a few red carpets with Lynch Archer PR and was photographed for multiple media outlets.

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The Hangover Part III premiered in Westwood, CA this week, and LAPR was there with client Matt Barnes to manage the red carpet press. Chris Merrit, Gloria Govan, and Deandre Jordan were also there to get a few photos and watch the new comedy starring Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, and Ed Helms.

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Matt Barnes and DJ met up with Kid Cudi

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Matt, Gloria, and DJ with Bradley Cooper

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Matt and Gloria with Ed Helms, who also wrapped up his stint on The Office last week.

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DJ, Matt and Gloria met Justin Bartha and Zach Galifianakis on the red carpet of the last Hangover film

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Matt and DJ give star Ken Jeong a lift at the afterparty

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Lynch Archer assistant Alexis ran into Metta World Peace at the premiere

Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan also hit up the premiere of Fast and the Furious 6. The premiere was held up at Universal Citywalk.

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In a unique spin, there was a concert before the premiere by Wiz Khalifa!

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Gloria Govan and Matt Barnes arrive at the Fast and the Furious 6 premiere

Matt and Gloria brought along some family and friends and had a great night out.

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Matt, Gloria, and Laura Govan ran in to Ludacris at the premiere of Fast 6

Matt also got a chance to stop by the Jimmy Kimmel Live studio in Hollywood to take part in a skit which will air at a later date. We can’t wait to see it! Jimmy has become one of the late night greats since he started on The Man Show so many years ago.

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Matt checking out his private dressing room

Lynch Archer also spent a little quality time in studio with Dr Drew and the Loveline crew.

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Irma with Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars

Matt Barnes appeared on the show last night with Dr. Drew and Mike to talk about things like keeping things fresh when you’re in a relationship.

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Matt is set to appear tomorrow at 8:30am ET on NBC Sports Radio to talk all things basketball. He will be a free agent this summer after his run with the LA Clippers. You can listen in here! http://nbcsportsradio.com/

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Happy Memorial Day from Lynch Archer PR!

Spring Activities: Giving Back

Hi Everyone!

The weather here in LA has been great, and this week we even got a little sunburn!

Last weekend, Lynch Archer was honored to participate in 2 great charitable events. The first was Walk to Africa.

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There was a great turnout of participants of all ages and races at the walk which started at a park in Santa Monica.

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There were fun games for the kids and many sponsors donated great products for the participants. The Walk to Africa raises awareness of the need for medical missions to Africa and provides funds for Lighthouse Medical Missions. You can learn more about them here: http://walktoafrica.dojiggy.com/ng/index.cfm/a6326d/regPages/pages/?p=101296

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The second event for LAPR was the WME Tennis Tournament.

The annual event raises funds for the Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Center. You can learn more about the foundation, which helps children with cancer, here: http://bogartfoundation.org/

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LAPR was happy to ensure both healthy events were provided with RedBull energy drinks and Quest Nutrition protein bars. Thanks, RedBull and Quest!

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Actor Stephen Kramer Glickman with a QuestBar

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Singer Brett Dennen arrives at the WME Tennis Tournament and grabs a RedBull

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WME participants socialize before lunch is served

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Chef Lance and Amy Prenner with a tennis tournament gift bag from Asics

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LAPR enthusiast Tabi brought her own small racquet

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Than you to Asics, Riviera Country Club, and Coco Libre as well!

Both events were a joy to be a part of.

If you would like to be a part of the Walk to Africa or WME Tennis Tournament next year, please let us know! They support great causes.

Thrilling week for LAPR- Interviews and Upfronts

The Lynch Archer PR offices have seen non-stop action since the last blog post.

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After the great Mayweather fight in Las Vegas, client Bikini Brigade LA headed back home. The ladies worked the fight as ring girls, modeled and promoted products at the Supercross finals, and got to attend hot new club Hakkasan where Calvin Harris and Tiesto performed. They even ran in to Neil Patrick Harris!

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At the supercross finals, client Jeremy McGrath was able to reveal the winner of his $20,000 scholarship. It was Alex Northcutt, who will use the money to further his education and pursue his dreams of working within the motorcycle/ motocross industry. Congrats, Alex!

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The LAPR social media and events team treated themselves to a night out to celebrate the anniversary of the London Hotel in WeHo. It was a great event with some old friends and some new opportunities.

Lynch Archer then celebrated Mother’s Day! A great reminder to thank all our clients, clients’ wives, and our own moms for always being there for support.

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LAPR was delighted to be invited back to ESPN’s Sports Nation with client Matt Barnes. He was even in-studio for their surprise Taco Tuesday skit, where Matt got to chow down on a taco during the commercial break.

Though Matt suffered a great loss already in this playoff season, he was able to make an impressive 30 points in his last game. He has spent the last few weeks opening up to the media about his future as an NBA player and the future of the LA Clippers team. He will be a free agent this summer, but has made it known that he and his family love LA. Being a UCLA grad, Barnes has strong roots in the area. For a taste of his media talks, check out one interview with ESPN here: http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=9275303

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CEO Cheryl was in NYC for the TV upfronts. She and the LAPR team will attend several meetings with potential clients along with helming some network duties.

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The WME Tennis Classic is finally just around the corner! The annual event lets us catch up with old friends from the Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Center. LAPR loves to do charitable events with them, as theirs is a great cause that helps children with cancer. The tennis classic will feature many celebrities who will come out for a day of doubles tennis in the sun.

Other than TV pitching in NYC and Hollywood events in LA, the team has their sights set on plenty more to keep them busy in the next few weeks including Cannes Film Festival, Billboard Music Awards, ESPYs, the Fast and the Furious premiere, The Hangover premiere, and much more!

Please come back soon for more updates!

 

 

LAPR heads out to Las Vegas for Bikini Brigade LA Photo Shoot and Supercross Weekend with Jeremy McGrath and Troy Lee Designs!

The LAPR team has a jam-packed weekend ahead of them with clients Bikini Brigade LA, Jeremy McGrath and Troy Lee Designs.  Come out and support the Supercross at any of the events listed below

– Thursday May 2 from 3-5PM:  DC Team (Trey Canard, Jeremy McGrath, Nate Adams, Robbie Maddison and more) signing at the DC store on the Vegas Strip.

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-Thursday May 2 at 8PM: The 7-time AMA Supercross Champ Jeremy McGrath will be supporting the 8th Annual Monster Energy Charity Poker Tournament at the Hard Rock Hotel at 8pm, benefitting Road 2 Recovery. 

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-Friday May 3 at 1PM: 14th Annual Monster Energy Golf Classic at the Royal Links Golf Course, Las Vegas, NV.  Golfers! Click here if you want to register!

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-Friday May 3 from 6-7PM:  Supercross Mayhem Autograph party following the sidewalk sale (9-6PM)

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-Friday Night May 3 at 10:30PM:  Get ready to party hard with Jeremy McGrath as he hosts the Pre-Supercross Party with DC at 1OAK with Robbie Maddison and Nate Adams.

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-Saturday May 4:  Troy Lee Designs will be at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross event with the Red Bull/Lucas Oil/ Troy Lee Designs supported pro team members Christian Craig, Cole Seely, and Rookie Jessy Nelson.

Matt Barnes Earns Pacific Division Title, Launches Foundation and Personal Websites

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Online PR News – April-2013 –LA Clippers forward Matt Barnes is on a hot streak both on and off the court. After earning 12 points and shooting 83% against the LA Lakers Sunday before last, Barnes helped the Clippers make franchise history with the team winning it’s first ever Pacific Division title.

Among his achievements on the court, Barnes has averaged 11 points per game in his last 7 games, all of which have been wins for the Clippers. Barnes has also been focusing his energy toward his philanthropic endeavors – a non-profit organization he founded, Athletes Vs. Cancer, has just revamped and launched it’s new website, www.athletesversuscancer.org and joined an exciting collaboration with the artistic genius of Art Mobb.

In an effort to continually raise funding for the foundation, Barnes’ collaboration with Art Mobb has the proceeds from the sales of limited edition Matt Barnes T-shirts going directly to Athletes Versus Cancer. Also, any of Barnes’ shirts ordered through www.artmobb.com until April 20 will be hand signed by Matt himself as a thank you to fans and supporters.

Athletes Vs. Cancer was created to pay homage to Barnes’ late Mother, Ann, who passed from cancer just 26 days after her initial diagnosis. The foundation is recently gaining momentum, receiving $1,000 donation from the television show Home & Family on the Hallmark channel, as well as from viewers inspired by Barnes’ personal story he shared on the show.

Barnes also re-launched his personal website – www.mattbarnes22.com. The site features everything up-to-date on Barnes – from his Annual EA Sports Basketball Camp news to the exciting Hollywood events and film premieres Barnes attends when off the court.

The Clippers start the playoff season against the Memphis Grizzles at home Saturday.

Matt Barnes Official Website: www.mattbarnes22.com
Athletes Versus Cancer Official Website: www.athletesversuscancer.org

Like Matt Barnes on Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMattBarnes
Follow Matt Barnes on Twitter: www.twitter.com/matt_barnes22
Follow Matt Barnes on Instagram: www.instagram.com/matt_barnes9

About Matt Barnes: Matthew Kelly Barnes is a professional basketball player currently playing his 10th career season in the NBA as the go-to small forward for the Los Angeles Clippers. As an integral part of what many are calling the deepest bench in the NBA today, Barnes is part of an extraordinary 2012-2013 Clipper squad that, through December 2012, has broken a franchise record for most consecutive wins and been ranked the best team in the NBA.