‘A Celebration of Will, A Challenged Athletes Foundation Gala’

The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) held its first “A Celebration of Will, A CAF Gala” event March 7 to honor the legacy of actor and philanthropist Robin Williams.

The event, held at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, paid tribute to Robin Williams, a longtime CAF supporter. Each dollar raised will be matched by an anonymous donor and placed in the Challenged Athletes Foundation Endowment in memory of Robin Williams, with the goal of funding $2 million to help thousands of challenged athletes over the years to come. More than $3 million ended up being raised at the Gala.

Highlights of the gala included dance performances by Amy Purdy, CAF athlete from “Dancing With the Stars,” sports legends, a live auction, and a moving tribute to the film and comedic career of Robin Williams. The event offered personal interaction with challenged athletes, allowing attendees to experience firsthand how their generosity truly changes lives.

For more, see the story on the guest speakers at the event in the next issue of this newspaper.

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