A few years ago, I was introduced to an organization called Sports Spectacular—and the work it does is as fantastic as the name says. Sports Spectacular is a nonprofit dedicated to building a community of donors inspired by and in conjunction with athletes and the healthy lifestyles they live to support the work Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is doing to eradicate diabetes and obesity. Since 1986, Sports Spectacular has worked with L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai by raising more than $25 million to support the groundbreaking research at its Medical Genetics Institute, as well as the top-notch doctors in the Sports Spectacular’s fellowship program, and the new Sports Spectacular Diabetes & Obesity Wellness & Research Center.
The annual event has always been one of my favorite nights out on the town (and not just because I’ve been honored in the past)—but this year’s Sports Spectacular Gala, which was held on July 15, in Inglewood, California, was really special because my friend and business partner, Constance Schwartz-Morini, was presented with The Visionary Award in recognition of her pioneering professional career. From her start at the NFL, to her time working with Snoop Dogg and helping to launch his Snoop Youth Football League, to her ongoing success at our media company, SMAC Entertainment, Con has become an inspiration for dreamers and doers everywhere … and I couldn’t be prouder. Here are a few shots from the 2018 event, which was a great night to support a great cause.