Big stars shine at 21st annual Celebrity Fight Night fundraiser

Country singer and television star Reba McEntire will celebrate her birthday with performances by Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Ronnie Dunn, Josh Groban and more at this year’s Celebrity Fight Night fundraiser planned for 5 p.m. March 28 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa.

Reba McIntire

Reba McEntire

Recognized as one of the nation’s elite charity events, Celebrity Fight Night is a star-studded evening presented in honor of featured guest, Muhammad Ali.

Celebrating its 21st year, the Celebrity Fight Night Gala will be emcee’ d by Grammy Award-winning leading lady of country music Reba McEntire, who will return as the evening’s emcee for the 10th year. Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, David Foster, will serve as musical director for his 16th year.

Celebrities and professional athletes from all over the country will unite for an evening filled with live auction items and musical performances.
Special honorees for the evening include Josh Groban and philanthropists Mindy and Glenn Stearns.

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton

Celebrity Fight Night 2015 will benefit the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, as well as numerous other charities including St. Vincent De Paul, America’s Fund, Andrea Bocelli Foundation, David Foster Foundation, Texoma Health Foundation, and Waterkeeper Alliance.

“This power-packed night of excitement not only leaves our audience with unforgettable memories each year, but throughout Celebrity Fight Night’s 20-year history we have raised more than $100 million for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute and other charities thanks to the tremendous generosity of our supporters,” said Jimmy Walker, founder of Celebrity Fight Night. “Once again we promise Celebrity Fight Night XXI will win the fight for charities.”

Recent entertainers and celebrities have included Jennifer Lopez, Jon Bon Jovi, Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, Donald Trump, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, Randy Jackson, Sharon Stone, Rod Stewart, Michael Bublé, Diana Ross, John Mellencamp, Lionel Richie, Chris Tucker, Forest Whitaker, Larry King, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jack Nicklaus to name a few.

Individual tickets for Celebrity Fight Night start at $2,000-$5,000. To purchase tickets or get more information, visit www.celebrityfightnight.org or call 602-956-1121.

Celebrity Fight Night Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1994 by long-time Arizona resident and businessman Jimmy Walker to support the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, as well as numerous other charities.

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