By Tim Saunders on
Eagles singer Glenn Frey acted as honorary chairman for the 2010 grand auction to benefit the Boys' and Girls' Club of Coachella Valley on Saturday, March 13, at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort in Indian Wells, California.
“I’ve been helping kids — at-risk kids — for a long time,” he told The Desert Sun last week. “Thirty years. It seems like now times are even more troubled for young people.”
The rock legend first became active in children’s charities in the 1990s, when he started hosting inner-city kids in Colorado each summer.
Next weekend, Frey will coninue his charity work by headlining Celebrity Fight Night XVI at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix.
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. For more information, visit www.celebrityfightnight.org or www.facebook.com/celebrityfightnight.
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