Sir Richard Branson Repels 407 Feet Off The Palms Casino Resort And Attends Star-Studded Red Carpet and A Celebrity Charity Poker Match
Sir Richard Branson repelled 407 feet off the Palms Casino Resort's Fantasy Tower to celebrate inaugural Virgin America flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas. Later, the star-studded red carpet event at The Wynn for a celebrity charity poker match included: Lauren Conrad & Audrina Patridge (The Hills) as well as World Poker Tour Champ Jamie Gold and SNL vet Norm MacDonald as well as the cast of Showtime's Vegas-set "Dexter".
Earlier Virgin America celebrated with an entertainment-studded inaugural flight send-off and ribbon cutting at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). A water cannon salute, showgirls and dancers from La Reve welcomed Virgin America and VIP guests, including Carmen Electra, Virgin America CEO Fred Reid and a lucky couple married on the flight by Virgin Group Founder and Chairman Sir Richard Branson himself!
Actress and shoe fashionista Tori Spelling unveiled more than 20 pairs of celebrity-donated and autographed shoes at a star-studded gala to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sojourn, a Santa Monica, CA-based domestic violence shelter. From October 18th through the 30th, Marshalls, one of the nation's largest off-price retailers, will be auctioning off the famous shoes through an online auction hosted by CharityFolks****. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the proceeds of this auction will benefit domestic violence shelters in six cities: Providence, RI; Pittsburgh, PA; Orlando, FL; Milwaukee, WI; Sacramento, CA and Santa Monica, CA.
The auction features autographed shoes donated by celebrities: Madonna, Regis Philbin,
Jay-Z, Tori Spelling, Joey Fatone, Vivica A. Fox, Mariska Hargitay, Rachael Ray, Maria Sharapova, Jaslene: winner of America's Next Top Model, Maria Menounos, Samantha Harris, Tiki Barber, Taylor Twellman: New England Revolution, Robin Givens, Joey Galloway: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Urban Meyer: coach of the Florida Gators, and the women of The View: Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. Several of the celebrities included stories about their shoes.
The celebrity shoes will be displayed in local Marshalls stores with proceeds from the auctions benefiting Sojourn in Santa Monica, CA; Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center in Providence, RI; WEAVE and My Sister's House in Sacramento, CA; Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA; Sojourner Truth House in Milwaukee, WI; and Spouse Abuse Inc./Harbor House in Orlando, FL.
In tandem with this auction, Marshalls will hold its annual Shop 'Til It Stops program from October 18th through the 24th. During this week, Marshalls will donate $1, up to $150,000, for every pair of shoes sold nationally to the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF). For 14 years, Marshalls has been an avid supporter of the FVPF, whose mission is to raise awareness against domestic violence.
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