Celebrity VIP Lounge and Celebrities Do Good were invited to the Starkey Hearing Gala red carpet and gala 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 28th. This is the third year we have covered this very special charity event and every year I am amazed at the big name celebrities that come out to support Bill and Tani Austin and their charity. This year was like no other, as the charity raised a record breaking EIGHT million dollars in literally two hours.
So many famous faces showed up in support of the “So the World May Hear” gala including honorees Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, Ashton Kutcher and Barbara Bush. Past honoree Bill Clinton also attended the event for the fourth time!
Lionel Richie, Marc Anthony, Matisyahu, Sinbad, “American Idol” contestant Jessica Sanchez, Matisyahu, Nina Whitaker, Norm Crosby and ARIA were part of the entertainment line-up.
Additional celebrities who walked the red carpet include: Matt Blair, Shjon Podein, Flip Sauders, Tony Kubek, Tony Sanneh, Verne Troyer, Chuck Foreman, Shawn Stuckey, Josh Willingham, Dave Winfield, Ben Leber, David Backes, Nancy Lieberman, Kyle Rudolph, Mark Clayton, Robert Smith, Moe Williams, Jared Allen, Chad Greenway, Greg Jennings, Christian Ponder, Adrian Peterson, Harrison Smith, John Sullivan, Carl Eller, Chris Doleman, Ron Harper, Tony Hawk, Bret Hedican, Lennox Lewis, Kristi Yamaguchi, Brad Madson, Paul Molitor, Jack Brewer, Dikimbe Mutombo, Evander Holyfield, Ralph Sampson, Glen Taylor, Mallory Weggeman, Shannon Elizabeth, Kyle Massey, Chris Massey, Keith David, Lou Ferrigno, Kevin Sorbo and Lauren Potter, Sam Moore, Alan Kalter, Paige Hemmis, Dallas Austin, Mel B., Michael Johns, Paul Allen and Fatou N’Diaye.