The East L.A. Classic Theatre announced in a press release last week that Edward James Olmos will be amongst other "celebrities, golfers and comedy lovers" for the second annual "Language in Play" Celebrity Golf Tournament and Comedy Concert, which benefits the theatre.
The day-long event, schedule for Thursday, November 10, at the Pacific Palms Resort in the City of Industry will benefit the theatre's "highly acclaimed language arts programs in Southern California schools."
Tee time is 9 a.m., followed by a 5:30 p.m. comedy concert and dinner. Tickets are available for the all activities or for the comedy concert, which includes dinner.
A red-carpet VIP welcome will get things started, which will be followed by the golfing event. The comedy night will feature the comedy of Carlos Mencia and see "participation by celebrities and special guests from the worlds of entertainment, education, business and government."
Celebrities confirmed attendees also include Oscar de la Hoya, Maria Conchita Alonso, Elizabeth Pena, Erik Estrada, Jenny Gago, Antonio Sabato, Jr., Esai Morales, Raymond Cruz, Yancey Arias, Emilio Rivera, Yvonne Delarosa, Valente Rodriguez, Joey Medina, Carrie Reichenbach, Paul Gonzalez, Cindy Vela, and Dennis Leoni.
"Arts in education not only transforms the lives of young people, it transforms education itself. By teaching kinesthetically through the arts at the most vulnerable time in their lives, we are able to educate the whole child, exploring self-awareness, developing a capacity for imagination, and connecting children with their true talents," Tony Plana, Executive Artistic Director of the organization, said in the press release.
The East L.A. Classic Theatre is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Department of Cultural Affairs for the City of Los Angeles, Citigroup Foundation, Lynwood Unified School District, Bank of America, AT&T, White Memorial Medical Center, The Department of Education, and Center Theatre Group along with individual contributors.
The Pacific Palms Resort is located at 1 Industry Hills Pkwy, City Of Industry, 91744. Golf packages being at $250, and the comedy concert and dinner tickets are $50. For more information, tickets, registration and sponsorships visit the official event website or contact ECT at (213) 572-0121 ext. 102.