Glenn Frey of the Eagles, one of the world’s most successful rock bands having sold more than 120 million albums, will headline the entertainment at Celebrity Fight Night XVI on Saturday, March 20th at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, AZ.
Joining Frey is Grammy Award-winning leading lady of country music Reba McEntire, who will return for her fifth year as emcee as well as 15-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, David Foster, who will serve as musical director for his 11th consecutive year.
Receiving the Muhammad Ali Sports Achievement Award is sensational IZOD IndyCar Series and NASCAR driver, Danica Patrick. Additionally, one of Hollywood’s most influential film producers Jerry Weintraub, will be honored with the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award and Forbes 400 businessman and philanthropist, Walter Scott, Jr., will be recognized with the Muhammad Ali Business Leadership Award. Guests will enjoy additional performances by Reba McEntire, Charice, Michael Johns, The Canadian Tenors, Sam Moore and Melissa Peterman. Following the event, The John Corbett Band will provide the after party entertainment.
Joseph Cinque along with the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences will present “The Dinner of the Century” created with the unparalleled direction of the most celebrated chef and only Six Star chef in the world, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. For the latest news, visit the newly unveiled website at celebrityfightnight.org or facebook.com/celebrityfightnight.
Over the past 15 years, Celebrity Fight Night has raised nearly $60 million. Celebrities and professional athletes from all over the country join Muhammad Ali each year for this action-packed night filled with incredible live auction items and musical performances by many of today’s brightest stars. Previous guests include Jon Bon Jovi, Kevin Costner, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Sharon Stone, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Donald Trump, Jim Carrey, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Larry King, Garth Brooks, Dennis Quaid and many more.
Celebrity Fight Night Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1994 by Jimmy Walker to support the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, as well as numerous other charities. Sponsoring this year’s event are CA, Climatec, US Airways, Casino Arizona, Federal Express and Flight Options. For more information, visit www.celebrityfightnight.org or www.facebook.com/celebrityfightnight.
Individual tickets range from $2,000 to $5,000 each. For reservations, please call (602) 956-1121.