LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 21, 2016 10:00am celebrities, community members, LAPD and representatives from the US Armed Forces will help raise funds for the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation at Rancho Park Golf Course in Los Angeles. This day will also be a celebration of Armed Forces Day and several members of the US Armed Forces will be participating alongside LAPD Officers, sponsors and celebrities.
The 44th Annual event will be hosted by actor Jack Wagner with a Special Guest appearance by rock legend Gene Simmons of KISS. Over 50 additional celebrities participating including from music the Backstreet Boys Nick Carter & AJ McLean, Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell, Kendall Schmidt (Big Time Rush), Ryan Cabrera, Sophie Tweed-Simmons, Actors Luke Wilson, Ron Perlman, Jonathan Banks, Miguel Ferrer, Alan Thicke, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Jeff Garlin, Sean Maguire, Vanessa Marcil, Cole Hauser, Don Most, C.S. Lee, Wesley Jonathan, Mark Moses, Galen Gering, the cast of Major Crimes - Phillip Keene, Raymond Cruz, Kearran Giovanni, Anne-Marie Johnson, sports stars Norm Nixon, Jason Collins, Tracy Murray, Kenny Landreaux, Sheldon Souray, current WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Shannon Tweed-Simmons & more.
Proceeds from this event benefit family members of LAPD employees experiencing catastrophic circumstances resulting from the officer's injury or death. Since it's inception in 1972, the Foundation has granted more than $16 million for medical, funeral and educational expenses without any taxpayer money.
The event is family friendly and open to all ages. Fans will have an opportunity to walk the course and see their favorite celebrities golf. There will be live entertainment, food vendors, LAPD specialized unit displays, Armed Forces displays and a Traffic Safety Fair. This year will also feature the Star Wars characters onsite for photo opportunities.
Celebrity supporters have included Jack Nicholson, Jerry West, Wayne Gretzky, Mark Wahlberg, Elton John, Sugar Ray Leonard, Vin Scully, Dennis Quaid, Kelsey Grammer, Eddie Van Halen, Samuel L. Jackson, Craig T. Nelson, Richard Dreyfuss, Chris O'Donnell, George Lopez, Tommy Lasorda, Oscar de la Hoya, Rihanna, Ray Romano, Betty White, Paula Abdul, David Hasselhoff, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Newhart, Telly Savalas, Johnny Grant, James Gandolfini and many more.
Sponsors Include Live Nation, Rubicon Resources, Kaiser Permanente, In-N-Out Burger, William Comfort Products.
Tickets can be purchased at the event. General Info: 213-847-4239 www.LAPMF.org
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SOURCE Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation