Each year the Lenny Wilkens foundation hosts several exciting fundraisers to benefit the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and other organizations committed to helping youth in need. These events may include private dinners, exclusive launch parties and top-tier fashion shows, with the Celebrity Classic Weekend as the yearly highlight. Contact us to learn more about our events and how you can join in the fun.
The Celebrity Weekend
The Lenny Wilkens Celebrity Weekend 2016 was a huge success! Kicking off the two-day event at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency Ballroom, our annual auction raised well over $550,000– a new record. A guitar signed by Pearl Jam, dinners with Coach Wilkens and a meet and greet with Jamal Crawford were among the most valued auction items. We also took the opportunity to honor the passing of basketball great Meadowlark Lemon, dear friend of Lenny and one of the sport’s most beloved figures. He will be deeply missed. It was a beautiful evening filled with emotion.
On Sunday we took to the Newcastle Golf Club links, where beautiful weather and a little friendly competition provided a fun and memorable experience for all.
Fundraising events such as this are among the most important sources of funding for the Lenny Wilkens Foundation, and the help they provide for kids in need is truly profound. Big thanks to our board of directors and everyone who attended and donated.
We love you! See you all next year.
Please visit the album on Flickr for the complete photo set from the evening!
An Evening at Jimmy Choo 2016
Hosting special events is a major source of the funds the Lenny Wilkens Foundation raises to help kids in need get the quality health care they deserve. In June of 2016, Michael and Lexie Rowell hosted a Jimmy Choo in-home sales event where guests had the opportunity to meet Coach Wilkens and purchase exclusive Jimmy Choo inventory. The event was a huge success, with lots of fun, great shoes and a percentage of the proceeds going straight to the Lenny Wilkens Foundation! Big thanks to our guests, Jimmy Choo and our gracious hosts.