Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Linda Hamilton, Lisa Leslie Receive High Honors From Diamond in the Raw Foundation

This past Sunday, October 19th, I was again in the presence of greatness. At LA's Mountain Gate Country Club, unsung heroines behind the camera, the stuntwomen, paid tribute to their "sisters in stunt business" through it's inaugural Diamond in the Raw Foundation luncheon. From movie sets to basketball courts, great women were recognized for their excellence in athleticism, trailblazing, and other accomplishments in the entertainment industry.

Founded just three years ago, Diamond in the Raw, was created to introduce at-risk young girls to various jobs in the entertainment industry that they may have never thought of before. So not only were stuntwomen given honors at the event, but also women and young girls in the program that embodied their courageous spirit. Among the 2008 honorees were award-winning actress, Linda Hamilton, and Olympic gold medalist and LA Sparks champion, Lisa Leslie. Watch the video to see red carpet arrivals, interviews, and to hear more about the foundation from co-founder, LaFaye Baker.

The website again is www.diamondintheraw.com. There, you'll find not only info on how to volunteer but also the different programs Diamond in the Raw uses to help young girls see beyond their circumstances and reach their fullest potential.

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