The Greatest Playground Reimagined Gala
March 28, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
The Greatest Playground Reimagined Gala was on Friday, March 29th at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
Carrie Ann Inaba (“Dancing with the Stars”, “The Talk”) and Scott Williams (Founder, Executive Producer for “NCIS”) co-hosted the 18th Annual Gala, “The Greatest Playground Reimagined Gala” on Friday, March 29, 2019 at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The event began at 6:30pm with Red Carpet, Cocktails and Silent Auction.
Grammy-winning Singer/Songwriter, Jason Mraz performed with our honoree, Evan Ruggiero (Drama Desk nominated actor, singer, and one-legged tap dancer). Jason will presented the Courageous Spirit Award to Evan. Councilmember Paul Krekorian presented our Community Leadership Award to Nora Yacoubian, who was instrumental in launching our first inclusive playground project in Glendale. Our final honoree was Kim Culmone, the SVP Head of Global Design for Barbie, whose team is launching the new Barbie Fashionista line featuring a Barbie who uses a wheelchair and another with a prosthetic.
Funds raised will supported the costs associated with Inclusion Matters programs that teach compassion and acceptance towards people with disabilities.
Watch the video recap for our 2018 Boogie Wonderland Gala: