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Safety Harbor Kids benefit event

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Published on Thu, May 31, 2012

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

HORSE POWER: Safety Harbor Kis benefit event

HATS ON FOR OLD HOLLYWOOD HELPING SAFETY HARBOR KIDS On June 9th, in Pacific Palisades, Malibu residents will gather for a day of food, drink, music and polo at the storied Will Rogers polo fields. Watching the game of kings, dining on the fields as the horses go thundering by, promises to be delightful afternoon while supporting the Malibu charity helping local at risk youth. With a tasting by Malibu Family Wines, hand rolled Cubans, VIP Celebrity Card Club, an auction, raffle and door prizes the 6th annual event is geared to raise funds for the kids. "We are here to raise funds while having fun" says Safety Harbor Kids President, Petrie Alexandra Williams. "This is an elegant event and one of the most beautiful places in all of Los Angeles - Will Rogers knew what he was doing." Indeed. One of the first movie stars and the biggest box office star of his day, Will Rogers made more than forty films both silent and sound. He bought the more than 100 acres in Pacific Palisades and built one of the more than 30 polo fields in LA in the forties. Now, the last polo field in LA, Hollywood actor's like Clark Gable, Leslie Howard and Spencer Tracy could be seen playing Polo in the day with actresses Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck, and Joan Bennett in attendance. Hit movies Star Trek IV and Pretty Woman were also filmed there. Safety Harbor Kids Career, Music and Art education programs serving orphans, foster and homeless children are supported by film and television including Ed Asner, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, Jeremy Piven, John Savage, Jim Belushi, producer Hawk Koch and others.

1-Jim Belushi & Miss CA Play on the Red Carpet 2011
Jim Belushi and Miss California play on the red carpet (

In attendance at the event will be Lorenzo Lamas, Eric Roberts, Sofia Milos, Bai Ling, Quinton Aaron, and Kristy Swanson, Alice Amter star of CBS Series The Big Bang Theory and special surprise guests. Special thanks to Safety Harbor Kids Outreach Board Members Gloria Kisel-Hollis, our donors Fortunate Angels, 2011 Ambassador of Goodwill recipients Josh Morgan and the Silbar Family for their continued support of Safety Harbor Kids and the orphans, foster and homeless children we serve. Reserved Luncheon Tickets $95 per person, Advanced Purchase $75 by 6/2, General Admission $50.00 Child's Admission is $15. Group Tables available please go to to attend or call them at 800-277-0497. Safety Harbor Kids was founded to build a College, Career and the Arts Education Center for orphans and homeless children to enrich their lives and help them achieve their personal goals. Through community events and activities, we bring together community members and children in need and we provide the children with school supplies, college scholarship funds, career counseling, trade school development, mentors, music, the arts, and personal growth. We give children the tools they need to succeed in life to help them out of the vicious cycle of homelessness, poverty and prison.

1-Polo Image Photo By Greg Ratner
(Greg Ratner)

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