James Connolly, Emi Meyer, Rachel Belman Headline Sneaker Ball(Claremont Calif.) – Stand up comedian James P. Connolly, singer/songwriter Rachel Belman and singer-songwriter, musician Emi Meyer will entertain at the FIRST EVER Shoes That Fit – Sneaker Ball, Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, Calif.
The ball commemorates Shoes That Fit’s One Millionth Pair of shoes donated to school children in the U.S. and the 20th Anniversary of the California based non-profit organization.
“Southern California’s philanthropic community will come together for this spectacular evening of inspiration and entertainment with gourmet dining, silent and live auctions and many surprises,” said Shoes That Fit Executive Director, Roni Lomeli.
The evening’s master of Ceremonies is stand up comedian and radio/TV host James P. Connolly known for his playful, confident style and unique sense of humor. James served as a marine in Desert Storm, he was ordered to write jokes for his Colonel and a career began. He can be seen often on Comedy Central and HBO. James also hosted shows for VH1.
Headlining the evening is international recording sensation Emi Meyer a singer-songwriter and musician with talents that span countries and languages. Making her home in both the United States and Japan, the bilingual artist is a hit on both continents, creating and sharing beautiful thought provoking music in English and Japanese. She has just finished work on her fourth studio album with acclaimed producer David Ryan Harris.
Also singer/songwriter Rachel Belman performs with a soul and voice wise beyond her years and an intense desire to connect with her listeners through the lyrics she composes. Rachel is nominated for three Independent Music Awards in the Contemporary Christian category the awards will be Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the House of Blues in Hollywood.
“The evening will feature a cocktail reception, a gourmet dinner prepared by The Roosevelt Hotels’ Executive Chef Vincent Cacchot,” said Lomeli.
Sponsors and attendees for the evening include long-time partner Nordstrom, and shoe giant New Balance, Cole Haan.
Shoes That Fit is also unveiling their 20th Anniversary video by Emmy-nominated videographer Todd Covelli, celebrating their work of the first two decades. Three very special guests instrumental in their success will also be honored.
ABOUT SHOES THAT FIT:
At Shoes That Fit, our mission is to provide new shoes to children in need to attend school. We began in 1992, helping students at one school in Pomona, CA. Last year, Shoes That Fit volunteers provided nearly 120,000 pairs of new shoes to children in need in the United States. Children at 1,900 schools across 41 states attended school in comfort and with dignity because of our program.
We have achieved the highest rating of 4-Stars from Charity Navigator; this was done with a staff of five people and no government funding. You can make a difference in your own community. For more information on our programs and how you can begin helping children in your community, Contact our office today: 888-715-4333 or www.ShoesThatFit.org.
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