By Tim Saunders on
Kim Kardashian was amongst the stars at the first ever Celebrity Shoe Throwing event in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Held at the Rancho Park Golf Course, the event was organized by Dubai.TV host Janeen Mansour to benefit The Salvation Army.
“No other non-profit organization has the range of social services to help the needy like the Salvation Army,” said Mansour.
The event was inspired by the infamous “shoe throwing incident” that involved President Bush recently, and an invitation to take part was sent to the White House. Although the President declined to attend, several other stars joined Kardashian in throwing shoes for charity, including Adrienne Bailon, Eduardo Antonio Garcia (No Country for Old Men_) and Kelly Gills (_C.S.I. Miami).
The event consisted of several different shoe throwing competitions, with celebrities and members of the public supplying their own footwear missiles.
“Donations of money and goods are down but there is a swelling need and that is a challenge,” Salvation Army Maj. Henry Graciani told Dailynews.com.
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