Thursday, April 18, 2013

Shane's Inspiration

One of Gina's fellow NCIS writers is a co-founder of the Shane's Inspiration organization which builds accessible, inclusive playgrounds for kids.  They have several events a year including their annual walk around Griffith Park and a big charity/awards dinner.  The dinner was held last week at the world-famous Beverly Hills Hotel and we were able to attend.

It was a lot of fun -- there was a martini bar, a silent auction of amazing items, a little comedy and magic -- and a performance from Ben Vereen.  Also, in a very surreal moment, a dinner guest who happened to be the lead singer of the rock band, The Calling, offered to donate $200,000 if he could sing a song!  He did.  And then the presenting sponsor offered to donate another $150,000 if the guy would sing another song!  A lot of money raised.  All for a good cause.