WHAT: Recognized as one of the nation’s elite charity events, Celebrity Fight Night is a star-studded evening presented in honor of our featured guest, Muhammad Ali. Celebrities and professional athletes from all over the country participate in a night filled with incredible Live Auction items and live musical performances by many of today’s brightest stars.
This power-packed night of excitement not only leaves our audience with unforgettable memories each year, but more importantly, provides significant dollars for charities that help many people in need. Throughout Celebrity Fight Night’s twelve year history over $38 million has been raised with the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute as the primary beneficiary. Numerous other charities have benefited and countless lives have been changed thanks to the tremendous generosity of our supporters.
WHEN: March 24, 2007
WHERE: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona
#OF GIFT BAGS:30 (includes 25 to award recipients and celebrities, 1 for online auction, 1 for auction at event, and several for press)
RECIPIENTS WERE: Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Bublé, Billy Crystal, Carlos De Antonis, Vinny Del Negro,
John Elway – Muhammad Ali Sports Legend Award, Boomer Esiason, Doug Flutie, David Foster, Josh Groban, Tony Hawk, Jim Kelly, Senator Jon Kyl, Matt Leinart, Reba McEntire, Steve Nash-Muhammad Ali Sports Achievement Award, Holly Robinson and Rodney Peete, Chris Rich, Ben Roethlisberger, Diana Ross, Neil Sedaka, Emmitt Smith, Kevin Sorbo, Sharon Stone- Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award, Pam Tillis, Donald Trump- Muhammad Ali Entrepreneur Award, Donnie Wahlberg, Roy Yamaguchi and Vince Young.
EVENT DETAILS: Gift bag was displayed at the end of the red carpet where celebrities autographed the bag for online auction on www.charityfolks.com with proceeds going to the charity. Click here to view pictures from this year's event. Another gift bag was auctioned at event in silent auction.
Extra Online Giveaway is running and another possible magazine giveaway is to be scheduled. Click here to view Press release information.
EVENT PRESS COVERAGE: Celebrity Fight Night has been covered in national publications including People Magazine, Sports Illustrated and USA Today, and on national television shows such as Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Extra, and E! Hollywood Insider.
PAST ATTENDEES: Over the years numerous celebrities and athletes such as Kirstie Alley, Jim Carrey, Kenny “Baby Face” Edmonds, Garth Brooks, John Elway, David Foster, Tony Hawk, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Reba McEntire- Host, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Rich, Warren Moon, Marshall Faulk, Steve Nash, Earnie Shavers, Kevin Sorbo, Amare Stoudemire, Robin Williams, Chef Roy Yamaguchi. Paula Abdul, Troy Aikman, Kevin Bacon, Michael J, Fox, Danny Glover, Willie Mays, Sugar Ray Leonard, Deion Sanders, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shaquille O'Neal, and Celion Dion, have come together to support the Celebrity Fight Night charities.
Thanks for your participation, what an awesome event!
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