[12/01/04 - 12:00 AM]
The WB's Garth Ancier to Be Honored at the Teddy Bear Ball

[via press release from The WB]


Burbank, CA - December 1, 2004


Reba McEntire Will Headline An All-Star Group of The WB Actors Set To Perform and Present At This Year's Gala, Including Steven Collins, Lori Loughlin, John Schneider, Melissa Peterman, Christopher Rich and Gary Cole

On Saturday, December 4, 2004, Garth Ancier, Chairman of The WB Network, will receive the 2004 Spirit of Hope Award at The Help Group's 8th Annual Teddy Bear Ball at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Barry M. Meyer, Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., and Bruce Rosenblum, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Television Group, are the Honorary Chairs. Susanne and Greg Daniels, David Janollari, Julie and Jamie Kellner, David Neuman, Michael Ross and Peter Roth are the Gala Chairs.

The Teddy Bear Ball will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by the dinner program and a live auction conducted by auctioneer extraordinaire Andrea Fiuczynski, President of Christie's. One of the highlights of this holiday gala will be The Help Group's Children's Choir performing holiday and other songs with country music legend Reba McEntire ("Reba") and actor, singer-songwriter and rising star Jesse McCartney ("Summerland"). Other celebrities participating in the evening's program include Stephen Collins ("7th Heaven"), Lori Loughlin ("Summerland") and John Schneider ("Smallville"), Melissa Peterman ("Reba"), Christopher Rich ("Reba") and Gary Cole ("The West Wing").

Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive non-profit organization in the United States serving children with special needs related to autism, Asperger's Disorder, learning disabilities, mental retardation, abuse and emotional problems. The Help Group's six specialized day schools offer pre-K through high school programs for more than 1,100 students. The Help Group's wide range of diagnostic, mental health, therapy, child abuse, foster family and residential programs extend its reach to more than 5,000 children and their families each year.

Tickets are $250 and $500 and tables begin at $3,000. For reservations and information, please call Judy Burkow at 818.779.5212 or visit the website at www.thehelpgroup.org.

  [december 2004]  


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