January 31, 2013
(BANFF) -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., president of Waterkeeper Alliance, returns to Banff, Alberta this month to raise funds for the global Waterkeeper Alliance. Kennedy will be joined by Hollywood stars Amy Acker, Buzz Aldrin, Traci Bingham, Christie Brinkley, Dylan Bruno, Timothy Busfield, James Carpinello, David Chocachi, AJ Cook, Tim Daly, Fran Drescher, Minnie Driver, Trevor Donovan, Giancarlo Esposito, Melissa Gilbert, Matthew Gubler, Rachael Harris, Gillian Hearst, Cheryl Hines, Al Joyner, Kerry Kennedy, Max Kennedy, Lorenzo Lamas, Robin Leach, Lyle Lovett, Kevin and Karen Lowe, Camryn Manheim, Cheech Marin, Rob Morrow, Cary Mullen, Diane Neal, Edward James Olmos, Jimmy Rankin, Perrey Reeves, Melissa Rivers, Mimi Rogers, Susan Sarandon, Robert Shapiro, Alicia Silverstone, Alan Thicke, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, and Wendy Walsh.
“We are honored to be returning to the Fairmont Banff Springs and Sunshine Village. This is an important weekend for celebrating the world’s waterways and raising funds to ensure every community has access to swimmable, drinkable, fishable water,” says Marc Yaggi, Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance.
Members of the public can join host Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for an evening of glamour, charity and a musical performance by Lyle Lovett on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Tickets for the 2013 Fairmont Banff Springs Sports Invitational gala are available through the Fairmont website: http://www.fairmont.com/banffsprings.
Proceeds from the auction benefit Waterkeeper Alliance’s efforts to create a world where every person can safely swim, drink, and fish. This is the eleventh time that Waterkeeper Alliance has been the beneficiary of the Fairmont Sports Invitational, which has raised $10 million to protect the world’s waterways.
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Waterkeeper Alliance is a global environmental movement uniting nearly 200 Waterkeeper organizations around the world and focusing citizen advocacy on the issues that affect our waterways, from pollution to climate change: www.waterkeeper.org
A portion of the proceeds from the event support the made-in-Canada Waterkeeper Swim Guide, a smartphone app and website that connects people to clean beaches: www.theswimguide.org.
Contact: Marc Yaggi, Executive Director, Waterkeeper Alliance – 917.769.5942 or myaggi [AT] waterkeeper.org.