PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- TV legend Dick Van Patten,
will be honored with the 301st star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. The
star will be unveiled Saturday, January 12th, 2008 at 11:00AM at 125 E.
Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs.
Dick Van Patten has been in show business since his first modeling
assignment at the age of three. With a remarkable career, which includes
more than 600 radio shows, 27 Broadway plays, 7 television series and 30
feature films including classics such as Mel Brooks' "High Anxiety", "Robin
Hood-Men in Tights" "Westworld", "Soylent Green" and "Mr. Roberts". Dick
Van Patten is still perhaps best known for his popular role as Tom Bradford
in the long-running hit series, "Eight is Enough".
Dick Van Patten has proven to have a good head for private enterprise
as well. Since 1989, Mr. Van Patten and his partner Joey Herrick have been
supplying the public with premium quality dog and cat foods, Natural
Balance Pet Foods, Inc. has grown into an international company, providing
pet owners superior quality pet foods throughout the United States, Canada,
the Pacific Rim and Europe. Today, Natural Balance is highly regarded for
their Ultra Premium line of pet foods for dogs and cats.
Over the years Dick Van Patten has been involved in helping Animal
Charities and Rescue Organizations all over the country. He also sponsors
organizations such as the ATF's Arson Investigation dogs nationwide. Dick
Van Patten has also teamed up with PETCO to raise money to help fund Guide
Dogs of the Desert in Southern California, the facility that places guide
dogs with the visually impaired. The annual Dick Van Patten Celebrity
Charity Poker Tournament is held in the Coachella Valley and brings media
attention and prominence to the greater Palm Springs area.
PETCO and Natural Balance are sponsors of the January 12 event that
will honor Dick's career and his dedication to animals. Dick Van Patten and
The PETCO Foundation will announce a partnership to help support the Guide
Dogs of the Desert at the ceremony.
"We are pleased to co-sponsor this event with Natural Balance," said
Rick Rockhill, Director, Merchandise Manager for Dog Foods at PETCO. "His
commitment to animals is evident by the support Natural Balance provides to
the many animal shelters and service dog organizations across the country,"
SOURCE Palm Springs Walk of Stars