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Disney celebs volunteer at 'Mattel Party on the Pier' benefiting Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
Date: 09/24/2013
Contact: Amy Albin
WHAT:
Young celebrities from popular Disney television shows are scheduled to attend the 14th annual "Mattel Party on the Pier" benefiting Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Many of the actors and actresses have attended the event in the past and enjoy returning each year to support the hospital's fundraising efforts. The celebrities will sign autographs and volunteer in the game booths.
 
Guests will enjoy unlimited rides; carnival games stocked with prizes donated by Mattel; a silent auction featuring entertainment packages, jewelry and collectors' memorabilia; arts and crafts; great food; and a VIP tent for sponsors.
  
WHEN:
10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6.
 
WHERE:
Pacific Park, located on the Santa Monica Pier (map)
 
WHO:
Celebrities scheduled to appear include:
  • Calum Worthy and Raini Rodriguez ("Austin and Ally")
  • Kelli Berglund ("Lab Rats")
  • Adam Irigoyen ("Shake It Up")
  • G. Hannelius and Francesca Capaldi ("Dog With a Blog")
  • Mollee Gray, Garrett Clayton, Jordan Fisher and Chrissie Fit ("Teen Beach Movie")
  • Stefanie Scott ("A.N.T. Farm")
  • Jake Short ("A.N.T. Farm" and "Mighty Med")
  • Paris Berelc ("Mighty Med")
ADMISSION:
General admission tickets are $150 for adults and $75 for children ages 3 to 12; children under 3 are admitted free. Tickets must be purchased in advance, as the event will sell out! For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, call Danielle Dietz at 310-267-1852 or visit www.partyonthepier.ucla.edu.
 
ONLINE AUCTION:
An additional online auction benefiting the "Mattel Party on the Pier" will run through Oct. 9. To browse auction items and place bids, visit www.charitybuzz.com/mattel.
 
BACKGROUND:
"'Mattel Party on the Pier' raises critical funding to support innovative programs and research efforts that benefit our pediatric patients, many of whom are battling complex diseases," said Dr. Sherin Devaskar, physician-in-chief of Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. "Last year, we raised a record amount of more than $800,000 and we are truly grateful to all the sponsors and supporters who help make this event so successful year after year."
 
Mattel Inc. is the event's title sponsor. Additional major sponsors include the Goldhirsh–Yellin Foundation; the John W. Carson Foundation; Beth and Neal Cutler; the Littman Family; the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation; Lori and Michael Milken and the Milken Family Foundation; Richard and Ellen Sandler; the Helene Spiegel and Thomas Spiegel Family Foundation; and Liz and Evan Greenspan. Media and entertainment sponsors include L.A. Parent magazine and Feet First Eventertainment.
 
TWITTER:
Follow the "Party on the Pier" conversation on Twitter at @MCHUCLA and #MattelPOP.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Amy Albin, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, aalbin@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-8672 (office) | 310-597-5765 (cell)



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