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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles will honor entertainment industry figures, including Michael B. Jordan and Shark Tank‘s Lori Greiner, at its 2018 Big Bash Gala.
The annual celebration is set to be held Oct. 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will bestow awards to “individuals who are inspiring and positive role models to our youth.” Founded by Walt Disney and Meredith Willson in 1955, Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children, often in difficult home or school situations, with professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships.
Jordan will receive the Trailblazer Award for creating an Omaze campaign benefiting the non-profit during the release of his film Creed. The Black Panther star is also being recognized for visiting the children, or “Littles,” supported by Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Greiner, the inventor and entrepreneur known for her QVC segments and Shark Tank seat, will be presented with the Sherry Lansing Award for her charity donations. Her fellow shark, Daymond John, was recognized at the 2016 Big Bash Gala.
Big Brothers Big Sisters will also present LAPD Police Commission president Steve Soboroff and his Little Brother Terry A. Williams, who have been partnered together for 50 years, with the Golden Legacy Award.
ICM Partners’ Chris Silbermann is the Walt Disney Man of the Year Award honoree. He is also chairman of the Board of Entertainment Industry Foundation, which creates charitable initiatives such as the Stand Up to Cancer live telethon.
Comedian Orny Adams will host the fundraiser.
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