- About this event
Hosted by Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete at a posh private residence in the Pacific Palisades, this party was off the hook. Celebrities included Magic Johnson, Samuel L Jackson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Garcelle Beauvais, Joe, ChloeXHalle, Anthony Anderson, Ray Parker Jr, Tina Knowles, Boris Kodjoe, among countless others.
The event kicked off with a performance by NBC's The Voice very own Alisan Porter, who sang Linda Ronstadt's "Blue Bayou." After the tribute, the HollyRod Foundation awarded Linda Ronstadt the Matthew T Robinson award of courage. The crowd also sang her happy birthday. The event continued with a fashion show featuring designs by Rubin Singer and an intimate performance by Joe Thomas. The live auction featured two tickets to the 52nd Super Bowl with exclusive VIP party access. Anthony Anderson was so moved by the night that mid auction, he put another item up for bid… a full day of being on the set of Blackish hanging out with the cast. He joked, "If I'm in a good mood, I might throw you on camera!"
The HollyRod Foundation also partnered with Sesame Workshop. Sesame Street released a new Muppet named Julia to inform children about autism and decrease the stigma around it. Holly's father Matt Robinson was the original Gordon on the show in 1969. The HollyRod Foundation works tirelessly to provide support to those who have autism and Parkinson's.