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Garibaldi Painting Raises $10K For Charity + Event Pics

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On Sunday, December 6th, I performed at Club Nokia for an event celebrating hockey player Luc Robitaille’s induction to the Hall of Fame.  A room full of celebrities, athletes, and fans turned out to support Luc and an organization close to him and his wife Stacia’s heart, Echoes of Hope.

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Echoes of Hope is a charity founded by Stacia and Luc Robitaille which strives to awaken the spirit of hope in the lives of deserving at-risk and emancipated foster youth by providing the resources, knowledge, skills, love, and support they need to reach their full potential.

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There were several special performances and appearances that evening which included musical act Sugar Ray, host Alan Thicke, actor Michael Rosenbaum, Andie Macdowell, Jesse Rae, dance group Contra Tiempo, and myself.

Immediately after I completed my painting of Luc it was auctioned off for $10,000 with the proceeds benefitting Echoes of Hope.  The coolest thing was the person who generously won the auction was star of the hit show 24, Kiefer Sutherland.  Is was even cooler to meet Mr. Sutherland afterwards who was very genuine in person.  I will try to find video of the performance because it was way more of an experience than just a final painting.

There were so many amazing moments that evening we could not capture on camera, but check out some of the other pics below.

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