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Fourth Annual Lady Ducks Fashion Show Set for March 14

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks will raise funds for Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s) this Monday, March 14 at the 2011 Lady Ducks Fashion Show. Wives and significant others of Ducks players, coaches, executive management and broadcasters have banded together to assist CHOC Children’s for the fourth consecutive year. Anaheim Ducks players and CHOC Ambassadors (current and former CHOC patients) will take to the catwalk and model the latest fashions at the luncheon, which is being held at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach (11 a.m.). The sold-out fashion show will benefit the Anaheim Ducks Foundation with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward CHOC Children’s.

“We are looking forward to another great event to support CHOC Children’s,” said Event Chair Caroline Marchant, wife of Ducks center Todd Marchant. “This year we are focusing our efforts on the GetWell TV entertainment system, an interactive program that will help keep patients entertained, educated and empowered while at CHOC Children’s.”

KTLA 5 Morning News meteorologist Henry DiCarlo and Ducks television personality Kent French will share hosting duties. Eight Ducks players will take to the runway: veteran models Ryan Getzlaf, George Parros, Teemu Selanne, Jonas Hiller, Saku Koivu and Corey Perry will be joined by newcomers Cam Fowler and Bobby Ryan. Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza has outfitted the players for the occasion. Each player will be paired with a CHOC Ambassador and the duo will walk the catwalk together. In addition, Saks Fifth Avenue and South Coast Plaza are presenting a fashion show where professional models will feature looks of the upcoming season (clothes and accessories provided by Saks Fifth Avenue).

Following a reception complete with tray-passed appetizers, guests will enjoy a sliced tomato and buffalo mozzarella napoleon salad to start, followed by a golden seared chicken breast with tomato basic buerre blanc, mushroom risotto and vegetable medley for lunch. Finally, guests will finish with a sorbet and pistachio biscotti duet with chocolate-dipped strawberries. Décor for the luncheon will be “military chic” as army green and dusty rose accents will highlight the ballroom.

Tables for the sold-out event were purchased for $2,500 and up, based on level of sponsorship package. Guests in attendance can also 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 will also be available for purchase (one for $25 or five for $100). Each box will contain an autographed puck from a Ducks player and six random boxes of the 400 for sale will contain lucky prizes. An opportunity drawing will be 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.
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