Photos by Terry Shropshire for Atlanta Daily World and Real Times Media.

Photos by Terry Shropshire for Atlanta Daily World and Real Times Media.

NORCROSS, Ga. — Very few people are able to combine the goofy and ridiculous with a serious subject matter.

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In this manner, Rickey Smiley is a direct descendant of Tom Joyner in that he puts on popping parties that have a very real and direct purpose for uplifting individuals and providing opportunities in the communities of Atlanta and Birmingham, Ala., his hometown, as well as the rest of the country.

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The Rickey Smiley Foundation hosted a celebrity bowling challenge in suburban Atlanta that featured the likes of Porsha Stewart, Da Brat, HeadKrack, Gary With da Tea, Karlie Redd, Demetria McKinney, Meelah Williams, Ed Lover, Tameka Foster, the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA, and many others.

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The bowling tournament was taped for TV One’s hit docu-series “Rickey Smiley For Real,” which airs Tuesday nights at 8pm ET on TV One.

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Take a look at the photographic highlights from the Rickey Smiley Foundation’s celebrity bowling challenge.

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