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By Carolyn Downes
e-Buddies Program Manager, Massachusetts

On Thursday, June 24th, 2004, Best Buddies International will host the 12th Annual Los Angeles Gala. This exciting event will be held at the famous Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, California.

Co-Chairs of this year’s event are Brian Grazer and Brett Ratner. Best Buddies Founder and Chairman Anthony K. Shriver serves as the Vice-Chair for the Los Angeles Gala.

The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. as guests gather dressed in their best festive attire. They will be treated to cocktails, dinner and great musical entertainment. Gala guests will also have the opportunity to bid on exciting items through the silent and live auctions.

Last year, Best Buddies was fortunate to have several wonderful celebrities join in the Gala festivities. Those celebrities included; Brian Grazer, Brett Ratner, Benito Martinez, Carl Lewis, Marlee Matlin, Matthew St. Patrick, Nancy O’Dell, David Faustino, Gabrielle Carteris, James Keach, Jane Seymour, John C. McGinley, Kelli Williams, Kelly Hu, Lauralee Bell, Matt Stone, Reba McEntire, Roselyn Sanchez, Sandra Vidal, Tab Hunter, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Thora Birch, Trista Rehn, Wyclef Jean and Kenny G.

The Best Buddies Los Angeles Gala serves as an opportunity for guests to mingle with old friends, meet new ones and celebrate the mission of Best Buddies International. Funds raised through the event will go to support Best Buddies programs.

For more details about the 12th Annual Los Angeles Gala, please visit the Best Buddies International website at www.bestbuddies.org.


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