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Former Indian tennis champion Vijay Amritraj is hosting his annual charity golf classic and gala this weekend.

The tournament will be played at the Lost Canyons Golf Club in Los Angeles on Friday, October 17, and the third Annual Vijay Amritraj Foundation Charity Black Tie Gala Banquet will be held in the heart of Beverly Hills California at the exquisite Beverly Wilshire Hotel the following night. Both events will raise money for the Vijay Amritraj Foundation, and the gala will honor the work of George Bush Sr and Bill Clinton. Although scheduling conflicts mean that neither honoree is able to attend, both will supply video messages.

Amritraj – a UN Messenger of Peace – established his foundation to bring hope, help and healing to the defenseless and innocent victims of disease, tragedy and circumstance in India.

“Through the Vijay Amritraj Foundation, we all can reach out and extend the helping hand of humanity,” he said. “The mission of the Vijay Amritraj Foundation is to provide assistance to the forgotten; the charities without a voice. These are often the smaller charities of India who do not have the ability to raise money or awareness for their causes. They are charities serving children and adults who face extreme challenges in life; HIV/AIDS, family abandonment, and individuals ostracized by society for their illness.”

According to the Foundation’s website: “The gala promises to be the event of the year. Premier Indian Chef’s will prepare appetizers to compliment the Cocktail Reception along with a four course dining experience of exquisite Indian cuisine complimented by a selection of fine wines. This celebrity studded evening will host a live and silent auction that offer truly unique opportunities in support of the foundation’s charitable work. Following the awards ceremony world class entertainment will close this very special evening.”

More information about the events can be found at the Vijay Amritraj Foundation website.

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