The Ducks showed off their modeling skills on Monday at the fourth annual Lady Ducks Fashion Show at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach. The event, chaired by Todd Marchant's wife Caroline, benefited Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Wives and significant others of Ducks players, coaches, executive management and broadcasters have banded together for the event, to assist CHOC Children’s for the fourth consecutive year. Anaheim Ducks players and CHOC Ambassadors (current and former CHOC patients) took to the catwalk and modeled the latest fashions at the luncheon, with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward CHOC Children’s.
Eight Ducks players took to the runway, as veteran models Ryan Getzlaf
, George Parros
, Teemu Selanne
, Jonas Hiller
, Saku Koivu
and Corey Perry
were joined by newcomers Cam Fowler
, Luca Sbisa
and Bobby Ryan
. Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza outfitted the players for the occasion. Each player was paired with a CHOC Ambassador and the duo walked the catwalk together. In addition, Saks Fifth Avenue and South Coast Plaza presented a fashion show where professional models will feature looks of the upcoming season (clothes and accessories provided by Saks Fifth Avenue).
Tables for the sold-out event were purchased for $2,500 and up, based on level of sponsorship package. Guests in attendance were also able to help raise funds for CHOC by bidding on a variety of unique live and silent auctions. Highlighted live auction items include a private cocktail party at Bluewater Grill with Anaheim Ducks players and a Travel Alberta & Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Getaway. “Surprise Puck” boxes were available for purchase (one for $25 or five for $100). Each box contained an autographed puck from a Ducks player and six random boxes of the 400 for sale will contain lucky prizes. An opportunity drawing was held at the conclusion of the luncheon for diamond hoop earrings by Mardo Fine Jewelers, valued at $14,800.
About the Anaheim Ducks Foundation
The mission of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation is to facilitate and support programs that produce positive change for children and families throughout Southern California by providing educational opportunities, broadening access to the sport of hockey and addressing health and wellness needs of our community. About CHOC Children’s
CHOC Children's is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence - The CHOC Children’s Heart, Cancer, Neuroscience, and Orthopaedic Institutes.