Kevin and Steffiana James joined with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to host a picture-perfect Sunday of fun at Santa Monica Pier’s Pacific Park for more than 1,200 Make-A-Wish kids and their families from Los Angeles and surrounding cities on Sunday, March 14.
Pacific Park was closed for the event as celebrity friends of the James’ including Sasha Alexander, Tom Arnold, Mischa Barton, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, Leslie Bibb, Matt Bomer, Linda Cardellini, Rosario Dawson, Drea de Matteo, Tracey Edmonds, Todd Garner, Elizabeth Gillies, Regina Hall, Ali Landry, Stephen Moyer, Parminder Nagra, Anna Paquin, Harold Parrineau, Charlotte Ross, Maya Rudolph, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Nick Turturro and Abigail Spencer came out to meet the kids, host various games and enjoy the Pier.
Nickelodeon stars Ashley Argota, Danielle Bisutti, Ron Butler, Stephen Glickman, Gage Golightly, Ariana Grande, Nathan Kress, Daniella Monet, Nick Purcell, Matt Shively and Leon Thomas spent the afternoon manning the booths, signing autographs and taking pictures with the wish kids while DJ J. Boogie kept the party in good spirits with great music.
"This was a beautiful, joy-filled day for our wish kids and their families. We are truly grateful to Kevin and Steffiana James for hosting this celebration and rallying the celebrity community to support the Make-A-Wish mission and our fantastic kids," said David Williams, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America president and chief executive officer.
Adam Sandler, who attended with his children, signed scores of autographs and posed for pictures with wish families, while Mischa Barton had her face painted and helped out at the Ring Toss before hopping on a few rides. Tom Arnold put his enthusiasm for the afternoon into the Darts booth, and Leslie Bibb kept kids entertained at the Cat Rack game. Matt Bomer manned the Water Guns station, while Kevin James and Elizabeth Gillies took turns at the Plates booth. Anna Paquin joined Stephen Moyer and his daughter for a fun-filled afternoon, even taking a spin together on the Scrambler.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1983, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles has brightened the lives of more than 6,300 children with life-threatening medical conditions by granting their fondest wishes. The chapter continues to strive towards its ultimate mission of fulfilling a wish for every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in Los Angeles County.