COVENANT HOUSE CALIFORNIA TO HONOR
NIKKI SIXX AT NINTH ANNUAL AWARDS GALA
LA Ink Star Kat Von D to present award
WHAT: Covenant House California's ninth annual Awards Gala will be held
Friday, May 9 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This year's honorees include
musician and author Nikki Sixx.
Although Sixx is known primarily as the bassist and founding member of Mötley Crüe, he recently made the leap from songwriter to author with his New York Times best-selling book The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star, of which a portion of the proceeds benefit Sixx's charity Running Wild In The Night, a creative arts program for Covenant House California at their youth shelters in Los Angeles and Oakland.
Explains Sixx, "My partnership with Covenant House is so important to me because I've been that kid on the streets. When I became aware that so many kids come through Covenant House but don't stay long enough to get the care and treatment many of them need, I created the Running Wild In The Night program as a way to engage their creativity and encourage them to stick around awhile to get themselves on a better path for good."
Since 1988, Covenant House California (CHC) has opened its doors to more than 150,000 homeless youth. Their mission is to "protect and safeguard all children of the street" with "absolute respect and unconditional love."
WHO: Among those expected to attend include honorees Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe) and Scott-Vincent Borba, Kat Von D, Cristian de la Fuente ("DWTS"), Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe), Colin Callender (President of HBO Films), Angelica Castro, Cheryl Burke (Cristian's dancing partner on "DWTS"), John Cassese (LA's "Dance Doctor") and more!
WHEN: FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2008
5:30 to 7:00 PM Red Carpet/Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM Dinner, Awards & Entertainment
WHERE: BEVERLY HILTON, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90210