Chris and Kyle Massey to be honored after General Assembly’s recognition

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Actors Christopher Massey (L) and Kyle Massey (R) and patient Usaamah Edwards (C) at the Starkey Hearing Foundation Mission during GRAMMY Camp at University of Southern California on January 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Starkey Hearing Foundation) *** Local Caption *** Christopher Massey;Usaamah Edwards;Kyle Massey
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 22: Actors Christopher Massey (L) and Kyle Massey (R) and patient Usaamah Edwards (C) at the Starkey Hearing Foundation Mission during GRAMMY Camp at University of Southern California on Jan. 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Starkey Hearing Foundation) 

Celebrity brothers Chris and Kyle Massey are being honored by the House of Representatives for their outstanding humanitarian work and achievements in entertainment — including acting, writing, producing, animation and music.

The body commended Chris, 26, and Kyle, 24, in a resolution that was recently released. The brothers were recognized for being the first siblings and African Americans to be nominated simultaneously for an Emmy in the same category of Outstanding Children’s Programming. Kyle was nominated for his role as Cory Baxter on the Disney Channel show, “That’s So Raven,” and Chris for playing Michael Barrett on Nickelodeon’s “Zoe 101.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 28: Starkey Hearing Foundation Ambassadors Kyle Massey and Chris Massey (C) participate with teammates from Ecuador in The Special Olympics Unified Sports Experience Football Game at UCLA on July 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Starkey Hearing Foundation)
LOS ANGELES – JULY 28: Starkey Hearing Foundation Ambassadors Kyle Massey and Chris Massey (C) participate with teammates from Ecuador in The Special Olympics Unified Sports Experience Football Game at UCLA on July 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Starkey Hearing Foundation)

The resolution also acknowledged the Masseys’ philanthropic work, including their assistance on Starkey Hearing Foundation mission trips to underdeveloped countries to help the hearing impaired since 2009.

The duo have also been heavily involved in the state of Georgia. The young men are longtime supporters of Christian Care Center in Union City, which provides free care to terminally ill patients and special needs children.

“Chris and Kyle are shining examples to thousands of students around the United States,” said Brady Forseth, Starkey Hearing Foundation executive director. “They are truly stars on and off the screen.”

To acknowledge this high honor, the Commerce Club will celebrate Chis and Kyle at a meet-and-greet Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at their headquarters near downtown Atlanta.

For more information, visit www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Commerce-Club-Atlanta/Calendar/ or www.masseyboyz.com.

Kacie Whaley
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