The Sports Museum of Los Angeles was the setting for the Keck Hospital of USC Guild’s Oct. 13 fall benefit, “Celebrate an Afternoon Among the Superstars.” Thanks to the generosity of the private museum’s owner and collector Gary Cypress, guests toured more than 30 galleries devoted to sports memorabilia spanning the late 19th century to the present.
During the program, Evans updated the group on the most recent developments at the hospital, and USC star Anthony Davis shared his famous “Notre Dame killer” game. Pie and Burger of Pasadena provided “ball park tapas”— small burgers and other treats.
USC football great Shane Foley emceed the event, leading a spirited live auction. Auction items included a box at the Staples Center donated by Keck Hospital of USC, courtesy of Scott Evans, PharmD, MHA, CEO of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital; a tour of the McKay Center with J.K. McKay donated by USC Athletics and Kandi Wopschall; and press box passes, game tickets and Coliseum Drive parking for the Oct. 26 game against the University of Utah donated by Kandi and Ed Wopschall.
Proceeds from the event will help fund hospital equipment and nursing education at Keck Hospital of USC, and scholarships at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The event was co-chaired by Janie Fain and Kathy Lingle, under the leadership of guild President Thelma Orr.