By Darlene Donloe
George Lopez is known for talking the talk as one the entertainment industry’s funniest comedians. For the last 12 years, he’s been known for walking the walk as the host of a celebrity golf tournament that raises funds annually for his George Lopez Foundation, which raises awareness for kidney disease and organ donation.
The 12th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic was held recently at one of Toluca Lake’s most prestigious golf clubs and was attended by an impressive number of Lopez’s celebrity friends.
After teeing-off for the sold-out good cause, the celebrity golfers were showered with luxurious gifts at Doris Bergman’s 3rd Annual ‘Gratitude Lounge,’ co-hosted by Dr. Sanda Moldovan, Precious Vodka and BUYWINE.com, which gave away a complimentary weekend getaway.
|George Lopez wearing Wrap-Up by VP|
|Anthony Anderson of Black-ish|
|Don Cheadle (Avengers: End Game) with Alma M. Callan, BUYWINE.com sponsor.|
The celebrity guests who donated their time for a great cause included Lopez, Don Cheadle (The Avengers: End Game), Eva Longoria, Caitlyn Jenner (Olympian), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains band member), Andy Garcia, Anthony Anderson (Blackish), David Arquette, ScHoolboy Q, Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Michael Pena (The Mule), Tim Allen, Richard Schiff (The Good Doctor), Oscar De La Hoya, Joe Regalbuto (Murphy Brown), Joe Pesci, Billy Dawson (country singer), Sugar Ray Leonard, Jeffrey Osborne, Bryan Kellen (comedian), Chris Spencer (Real Husbands of Hollywood).
|Norm Nixon Jr.|
|John Brotherton with Youth Glow Skin Care|
|Emmy-winner Patriko Darbo and Anthony Anderson|
|Ron Perlman with Youth Glow Skin Care|
|Steven Michael Quezada (Flexx)|
|Gary Valentine (Kevin Can Wait)|
Also participating in the tournament were D.L. Hughley, Wilmer Valderrama (NCIS), Debbe Dunning, Emilio Rivera (On My Block), Dr. Jason Diamond (reality personality), Ron Perlman (The Great War), Edward James Olmos, John Brotherton (Fuller House), Kyle Lowder (Ladies of The Lake), Matt Cedeno (Power), Lizzy Small (actress/recording artist), Mark Rolston (Gang Land), Norman Nixon (former NBA player), Patrika Darbo (Emmy winner), Paula Trickey (actress), Andy Vargas (Carlos Santana band member), Roland Martin (TV host), Steven Michael Quezada (Flexx), Gary Valentine (Kevin Can Wait), Kelly Sheehan (PGA), Aimee Garcia (Lucifer).
Bergman’s exclusive luxury lounge gifts included exclusive Napa Valley wines, fashion-forward footwear, jewelry collections, teeth whitening services, natural health & wellness products, Italian leather goods & accessories, a Parisian fragrance for men & women, Napa Valley weekend stays at the legendary Italian Villa of renowned winemaker, Pat Vinatieri, including an intimate winemaker dinner (courtesy of Buywine.com), gentleman’s California casual attire, skin, hair and body care, cannabis topical and edible products, soy candles, and hearty spirits.
|Guests enjoyed Napa Valley wines from co-sponsor BUYWINE.com|
|BUYWINE.com featured Napa Valley wine|
Cheers all around at Precious Vodka
|Edward James Olmos with representatives of |
Beverly Hills Dental Health & Wellness
|Norm Nixon with BUYWINE.com sponsor Alma M. Callan|
|Adam Wannon and Anais Bertet represented the hand-made, |
family-owned Wrap-Up robes
|Wrap-Up by VP|
Gifts and services were provided by Beverly Hills Dental Health & Wellness; Buywine.com; Precious Vodka, ne.com, Napa Valley wines provided by Buywine.com; Wrap-Up By VP, La Cristallerie Des Parfums; S&G TheSign; Popcornopolis; Downey’s Desserts; True Gold Honey, Inc. and Milena’s Boutique.
|Enya Flack of S&G TheSign with George Lopez|
|Representatives of Milena's Boutique with Joe Mantenga (Criminal Minds)|
|Milena's Boutique candles were a big hit!|
|Heather Marianna’s Beauty Kitchen|
|Green Goddess Collective|
|Jeff Ferruccio repping Popcornopolis, known for using only natural ingredients|
|La Cristallerie Des Parfums|
|La Cristallerie Des Parfums|
|Some of the items from the swag bag|
|Andy Garcia stops by to check out Deborah Mitchell's Twisted Silver|
|D.L. Hughley also stopped by to say hello to |
Deborah Mitchell of Twisted Silver
|The stylish and always popular Twisted Silver|
One of the event favorites, Twisted Silver, also participated, as did Heather Marianna’s Beauty Kitchen; Hint, Telic Footwear and Youth Glow Skincare, who have all contributed to several of Bergman’s gifting lounges.
|Youth Glow Skin Care|
|Youth Glow Skin Care|
|Charise Noel and her mother Teresa Erickson|
|Alexis with Hint|
|Wilmer Valderrama (NCIS) (center) with Tyler Sample (r) of |
True Gold Honey
|George Lopez and Charise Noel of Charise Noel jewelry|
|Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) is flanked by representatives of Young LA|
The company is owned by two brothers, Robby, and Garry (not shown)
They specialize in unisex quality apparel at affordable prices
|George Lopez with Pura D'or|
|Anthony Anderson and Pura D'or|
|Joe Mantenga (Criminal Minds)|
|Norm Nixon with Charise Noel's jewelry|
Also providing gifts and services were Charise Noel jewelry; Pura D’or; Green Goddess Collective; Orasana Health & Wellness; Young LA; Dog TV; Red Duck Foods; Green Goo Skin Care Products; Kam Shield; Rock Your Hair; Sara Happ Lip Balm; Lifeway Kefir; Harvest Snaps; Fusion Essentials; Junkless Granola Bars; Sea Snax; KT Foot Tape; “The Resistors,” by Dwight L. Wilson; and “Mickey The Giveaway Boy” by Robert M. Shafer. VIP Gift Bags were provided by Popcornopolis.
The mission of The George Lopez Foundation is to create positive, permanent change for underprivileged children, adults and military families confronting challenges in education and health, as well as increasing community awareness about kidney disease and organ donation. georgelopezfoundation.org