LOS ANGELES, Aug 9, 2007 / FW/ FENDI kicked off Baron Davis and Paul Pierce’s LA Stars Celebrity All-Star Charity Weekend (August 3-5, 2007) with a private reception in the Forbes Life Penthouse at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where a hand-picked selection of luxury FENDI items were available for purchase.
Ten percent of the evening’s proceeds were donated to the LA Stars, a charitable event group comprised of the Baron Davis Foundation and Paul Pierce’s Truth Foundation. FENDI provided entertainment for guests with a poker clinic run by the renowned Phil Gordon and strolling magic performances by Magician Justin Kredible.
Many celebrities, athletes and high-profile individuals attended, including the weekend’s hosts, Baron Davis (Golden State Warriors) and Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics), Emmy Rossum (Phantom of the Opera), Travis Barker, Scott Speedman (The Strangers), Louis Gossett, Jr., Rumer Willis (From Within), Penny Marshall, Derek Fisher (LA Lakers), Cash Warren (ABCD Camp), Garrett Hedlund (Georgia Rule) , Salli Richardson (I Am Legend), Tichina Arnold (Wild Hogs), Zee James (Everybody Hates Chris), Sugar Shane Mosley, Jackie Long (The Comebacks), Camille Guaty (The Nine), Sanaa Lathan (Nip/Tuck), Roger Cross (‘24’), Matt O’Leary (Live Free or Die Hard), Nia Long (Big Shots), Marc Blucas (The Jane Austen Book Club), Safari, Cindy Margolis, Guy Starkman, Nina Gelb, Rashad McCants (Minnesota Timberwolves), Craig Smith (Minnesota Timberwolves), Gabe Pruitt (Boston Celtics), Arron Afflalo (Detroit Pistons), Al Harrington (Golden State Warriors), Wilson Chandler (NY Knicks), Kelenna Azubuike (Golden State Warriors), Diana Bianchini, Linda and Gary Briskman, Jennifer and Kirk Carter, Tyson Chandler (New Orleans Hornets), David Cooperman, Scott and Jake Flanagan, Bob Faeber, Melinda Crown, Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean 3), Joanna Hall, Milan Lojdl, Susan Moss (The Belly of the Beast), Ralene Nelson, Mike Perlis and Maxine Taupin, Kim Kardashian, Kourntey Kardashian and Chloe Kardashian.
The Goal of LA Stars is to create lasting and sustainable community impact in the Greater Los Angeles area through a Legacy Program. The LA Stars Legacy Program will be the focal point of a charitable event weekend that Paul Pierce and Baron Davis host each summer in LA that brings NBA Players, Celebrities and Business Leaders together.
Each summer, and throughout the year, they will make an impact through athlete-led community change, combined with the active involvement of corporations and individuals.
The legacy component of the LA Stars program is designed to demonstrate the positive and powerful impact the LA Stars Weekend will have on a community in the Greater Los Angeles area.