Editors' pick

Athletes for Hope Fundraiser

Charity event

Editorial Review

How meta: Athletes for Hope is a charity founded by superstar athletes that encourages professional athletes to be more philanthropic in their communities. (It also works with younger athletes to help them make a difference in their communities.) The organization is hosting a fundraiser Thursday at Buffalo Billiards that sounds like the perfect guys' night out: Take on the Redskins' Lorenzo Alexander, the Mystics' Chasity Melvin, Patriots cornerback Leigh Bodden or one of 20 other professional athletes in pool, shuffleboard, Wii Bowling or darts, with all the proceeds going to charity. Tickets are $40 and include two drinks, appetizers, a beer tasting, all games and a raffle ticket that could win signed balls, a hockey stick autographed by Mike Green or other prizes. Organizers expect the event to sell out, so buy tickets in advance from the Athletes for Hope Web site.