Celebrity Fight Night XXIV

| June 21, 2018 | Parties

Honoring heroics and philanthropy, Celebrity Fight Night XXIV marked an evening of cuisine, luxury auctions and celeb sightings.

THE PARTY As Julia Cecere kicked off the evening with a rendition of the national anthem, a bald eagle took flight through the ballroom of the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, packed to the rafters with a coterie of black-tie-clad guests. The likes of returning emcee Reba McEntire and Candace Cameron Bure enjoyed the cocktail reception before sitting down to an elegant dinner. A live auction put up luxe items like dinner with Steve Martin, Billy Crystal and Martin Short. THE GUESTS Bo Derek and Randy Jackson rubbed elbows with Gena Lee Nolin and Kristin Chenoweth at the glittering, high-energy event. The crowd enjoyed performances by Smokey Robinson, Brooks & Dunn and violinist Caroline Campbell, among others. Legendary rock star Steven Tyler closed the evening with his Nashville band, Loving Mary. THE HIGHLIGHTS Activist and Alzheimer’s research advocate Maria Shriver was honored, as was Dr. Stacie and Richard Stephenson. In an emotional tribute, Lonnie Ali presented officer Tom McGrath and civilian Jonathan Smit with the Muhammad Ali Unsung Hero Award for their bravery during the Las Vegas shooting. -Lauren Loudermilk

Photos 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night: Photos 4 and 7 by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night


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