A steady stream of children and their families filled Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier on November 3, 2019, to play, ride, sing, dance, create and enjoy a fun-packed day at the 20th Annual Party on the Pier, benefiting UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. The event, which generates unrestricted funding for high-priority programs serving children locally and around the world, has become a time-honored tradition, thanks to the dedication of the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Board, event-planning committee, sponsors, supporters and volunteers. Loris Lunsford and Hillary Milken served as co-chairs.
To the delight of attendees, Mattel, Inc. provided premium toys to fill the game booths, and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation helped make the VIP tent a home run with hat and T-shirt giveaways, star athletes to meet and greet and the Dodgers’ mascot spreading team spirit, sharing high fives and showing off dance moves.
The Power of Play area, sponsored by the Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation, offered a shady retreat for all guests, with a variety of craft activities, including glitter tattoos, and space for children to move and groove during a performance by The BeatBuds. Elsewhere in the park, a beauty makeover station, hosted by Petite N’ Pretty, and a celebrity photo booth where guests could take selfies with stars from favorite children’s TV shows and movies, were additional highlights. Volunteers from the UCLA People-Animal Connection brought furry friends again this year to add some paw-someness to an already incredible day.
UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital ranks among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in all 10 specialties assessed in 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report.
For more information, contact Danielle Dietz at: 310-267-4098