Recently, at the end of May, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center enjoyed its 25th Anniversary Sports Spectacular. This event, described by the L.A. Times as the premier sports award dinner in the country, raises money for important genetic research and for the training of five research Fellows each year.
In 2009, the Sports Spectacular honored Laila Ali, Ryan Sheckler and Dwyane Wade. Other attendees and participants included Warren Sapp, Snoop Dogg, Rick Reilly, Michael Irvin, Chad Ochocinco, Terence Newman, Tom Arnold, Tim Brown, Joel & Benji Madden, Baron Davis, Kevin Love, Hasheem Thabeet, Nastia Liukin, Chester Pitts, Tito Ortiz, LenDale White, Rich Eisen, and many more!
Many generous people have contributed to the Sports Spectacular over the years, and have served on the Executive Committee, the Steering Committee, and the Advisory Committee. Such contributors include Chuck Baren, Adam Roseman, John Bendheim, John Benun, Bernard Briskin, Jeff Cowan, Barbara Dreyfus and many others.