LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29, 2016 - The Ryan Nece Foundation, in partnership with The Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and STK®, will host their Annual Power of Giving Holiday Event to benefit their respective charities on Monday, December 12, 2016, at STK located inside the W Hotel at930 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024. The annual event will be co-hosted by Nece, ESPN's Marcellus Wiley and actor Jonathan Bennett. Media Check-in begins at 5:00 p.m. Red carpet arrivals begin at5:30 p.m.
"Life is about moments. Our foundation is grateful to have partners like STK and the support of athletes and entertainers who will come together to help raise money to create special moments for the children at Mattel Children's hospital," said Nece. "The holidays are filled with special moments and none are bigger than a moment that embrace the Power of Giving."
Along with co-hosts Nece, Wiley and Benett, invited guests include Barry Bonds, Les Sneed, Donovan McNabb, Tony Gonzales, Baron Davis, Annie Ilonzeh Jaleel White, Omar Miller, Jay Glazer, Marshall Faulk, Donovan Carter, Barbie Blank, Rodger Cross, Kevin Dillon, Danielle Panabaker and more. The 2016 holiday affair is projected to be a hot spot for the sports and Hollywood communities alike.
"Our firm Next Play Capital is passionate about supporting those who seek to make an impact in the world," said Eric Valle, General Partner Next Play Capital, a major sponsor of the event. "We are excited about our partnership with such deserving charities alongside STK and anticipate a great evening with amazing people that will help make a positive impact."
The Power of Giving Holiday Event is sponsored by Nece's Next Play Capital, Thick Water Entertainment, and One Hope Wine. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $75 at www.ryannecefoundation.com or $100 at the door. The event will feature a silent auction and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar.