If you love animals enough to cough up $250 for an evening at the swank Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel save the date, November 9, 2013. That’s the night when the hotel hosts in annual Diamond Ball to raise money for animal-saving charities. According to an announcement emailed to this Examiner, the hotel stated that, “ The beneficiaries of the 2013 gala are Friends of Orange County’s Homeless Pets (FOCHP) and the Wounded Veteran Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).
One can't imagine a more beautiful setting for the occasion that the striking hotel that sits on a beautiful bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. If you can, book a room and spend the night. If not, drive in early to enjoy the view, it's definitely for a worthy cause.“The Diamond Ball is our first extension from our successful two seasons of Yappy Hour,” said General Manager Bruce Brainerd. “It takes our passion for supporting animal-related causes to the next level. Our responsibility extends beyond the day-to-day hotel operations and supports one of the many meaningful causes that our community and neighbors are passionate about,” he added.
Canine Companions for Independence helps veterans put their lives back together after being injured by providing assistance dogs that help them regain independence. FOCHP helps make homeless and unwanted pets more adoptable and provides them with a forever family.
The affair takes place during the Veteran’s Day weekend and includes a silent and live auction, and a four-course dinner presented by Executive Chef Pedro Contreras. The evening also includes The Diamond Drop Extravaganza, a chance to donate gems and jewelry in support of the cause. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.TheDiamondBall.org
To get you in the mood to save the animals we've attached a cool video, watch it and weep.