WHAT: Starkey Hearing Foundation, the global leader in delivering the gift of hearing to those in need, is rolling out the red carpet for celebrities attending its Ninth Annual "So the World May Hear" Awards Gala, the Foundation's annual star-studded fundraiser. The red carpet festivities, which include photograph and autograph opportunities, are free and open to the public.
WHO: Some of the celebrities attending and/or participating in this year's "So the World May Hear" Awards Gala include performers Elton John, Gladys Knight, Tony Bennett, Sam Moore, and Paul Williams; comedians Billy Crystal and Norm Crosby; actors Leslie Nielsen, Lou Ferrigno and Robert Culp; TV personalities Alan Kalter and Paige Hemmis; astronaut Buzz Aldrin; golf legend Arnold Palmer; 1961 Yankees teammates Moose Skowron, Whitey Ford, Bobby Richardson, and Bob Turley as well as Mickey Mantle's son David Mantle; Southern Methodist University head football coach June Jones; and many others. In addition, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress and members of the Minnesota Vikings will also attend.
WHERE: St. Paul RiverCentre
175 Kellogg Blvd. W.
St. Paul, Minnesota
WHEN: Sunday, July 12
2:30 - 4:45 p.m.
MORE: With the support of nationally and internationally acclaimed celebrities, including Elton John, Garth Brooks, Jay Leno, Goldie Hawn, John Mellencamp, Tony Bennett, Glenn Frey, Lou Ferrigno, Kenny Loggins, Leslie Nielsen, Marlee Matlin, Jane Seymour, and countless others, the "So the World May Hear" Awards Gala is Starkey Hearing Foundation's signature fundraising event. Last year's Gala raised a record $5 million to help the Foundation fulfill its mission of helping the world to hear. To reserve your Gala seat, call 866-354-3254 . Visit Facebook at www.facebook.com to become a fan of Starkey Hearing Foundation, or visit us at www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.