Grammy Winner, Jason Mraz Headlines Shane’s Inspiration’s 18th Annual Gala! 3/29, Beverly Hills

 

Grammy Award-Winning Performer Jason Mraz to Headline Shane’s Inspiration’s 18th Annual Gala

 

 

 

Carrie Ann Inaba will Co-Host “The Greatest Playground Reimagined” Benefit Honoring Inclusive Play Advocates
on March 29 at The Beverly Hills Hotel

 

Multi-Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz will headline Shane’s Inspiration’s star-studded gala on Friday evening, March 29th at The Beverly Hills Hotel. The “The Greatest Playground Reimagined” celebration will be co-hosted by Carrie Ann Inaba (The Talk/Dancing with the Stars). The festivities will include celebrity red carpet arrivals, cocktail reception, dinner, live and silent auctions, live entertainment, awards program, and much more.

Shane’s Inspiration’s Co-Founder & CEO, Tiffany Harris, is proud to announce this year’s honorees:

Kim Culmone –SVP Global Head of Design at Mattel, who along with her inclusive, passionate and innovative design team, created the new Barbie dolls that include a doll who utilizes a wheelchair and one with a prosthetic limb. Kim will receive the Visionary Leadership Award.
–Evan Ruggiero –an award-winning, one-legged tap dancer who danced his way to Broadway after losing his right leg to bone cancer while pursuing a degree in musical theater. In addition to receiving the Courageous Spirit Award, Evan will also dazzle guests with an incredible and memorable performance.
Nora Yacoubian–a community and inclusion advocate who was instrumental in launching Shane’s first playground in Glendale. She’s also working to help launch the first inclusive playground in her Armenian Homeland. Nora will receive the Community Leadership Award presented to her by Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian.

Shane’s Inspiration is the global leader in creating inclusive playgrounds and educational programs for children with disabilities. Funds raised from the gala will provide support for the global nonprofit’s signature programs that teach compassion and acceptance towards people with disabilities.

For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and additional information please visit shanesinspiration.org.

Past celebrity gala supporters have included Andy Garcia, JK Simmons, President Bill Clinton, Sean Hayes, Mena Suvari, Pauley Perrette, Kaley Cuoco, Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romjin, Jon Huertas, Laura San Giacomo, David Koechner, Micah Fowler, Mason Cook, Dmitry Chaplin, Emmanuel Kelly, Elisabeth Rohm, Brian Dietzen, Ernie Hudson, Paula Abdul, Halle Berry, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jill Hennessey, Kathryn Hahn, Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Garcelle Beauvais, Ben Vereen, Michael Chiklis, Madison McLaughlin, Pooch Hall, Sean Murray, Sam Daly, Joe Mantegna, and many others.

Thanks to a generous grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Shane’s Inspiration is excited to reimagine inclusive play as they celebrate the re-opening of their very first inclusive playground in Griffith Park. The newly designed playground will include all-new equipment and sensory elements that their team helped develop over the past 20 years in tandem with their extraordinary partners at Landscape Structures Inc.

–The grand re-opening of Shane’s Inspiration flagship playground in Griffith Park is slated for Thursday, March 28 in honor of Shane’s birthdate.

Shane’s Inspiration came to life in 1998 when television producer Scott Williams (“NCIS”), his wife Catherine Curry-Williams, and their close friend, Tiffany Harris wanted to memorialize the tragic loss of the Williams’ infant son. Realizing that Shane’s disability would have prevented him from playing on a regular playground with typical children, the trio decided to commemorative his life by building the first universally accessible playground in the western U.S. Since opening their first playground in Griffith Park 20 years ago, the Los Angeles based international nonprofit has grown into a global movement with 70 inclusive playgrounds worldwide and 75 additional projects currently in development. With playgrounds on every continent, Shane’s Inspiration is recognized as a world’s leader in creating inclusive playgrounds and educational programs that unite children of all abilities.

#InclusionMatters

 

Follow Shane’s Inspiration on these social channels:

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/shanesinspiration
Twitter:       https://twitter.com/ShanesPlay
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shanesplay/
YouTube:    https://www.youtube.com/user/shanesinspiration/

If you want to make a difference for kids, this is one great event to attend or to send a donation.

 

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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