Boyz II Men race to help Vegas charities

Members of the four-time Grammy-Award winning band Boyz II Men brought Motownphilly back to Pole Position Raceway in Las Vegas on Sunday in support of Speedway Children’s Charities and their own charity, Boyz II Men House.

Band members Nathan Morris and Shawn Stockman raced in karts on the quarter-mile indoor track, played arcade games and snacked with children — all courtesy of Pole Position.

Morris (#12) and Stockman (#24) feel the need for speed.

During their visit, the “Boyz” ran into NBA Hall of Famer Karl “The Mailman” Malone, who was hanging out at Pole Position with his son (and was also spotted  enjoying a ride-along at Exotics Racing over the weekend).

Pole Position is a popular destination for celebrities. The track has seen action from “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and many professional racers. The raceway was brought to Las Vegas by NASCAR Champion Kurt Busch and seven-time AMA Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath.

NBA Hall of Famer Karl "The Mailman" Malone greets Boyz II Men band members Nathan Morris and Shawn Stockman.

Since it happened to be Mother’s Day, The Mirage (home to Boyz II Men’s Las Vegas show) provided every mother and child in attendance with tickets to next weekend’s performance in the hotel’s Terry Fator Theatre. During their show, the group (which also includes Wanya Morris) sings many of their hits including “Motownphilly,” “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday,” “I’ll Make Love to You” and “End of the Road.”

The  “Boyz” say they are hoping to get more involved with the Las Vegas community through their charity and have more events planned in the future.

Photos by Edison Graff