UCLA Alums, Sports Stars Join to Benefit Wooden Fund

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DeShaun Foster, Barry Saywitz and Jason Bell.
UCLA football player Eric Kendricks , Taylor Browman and UCLA football player Aramide Olaniyan.
Andre McCarter and Kiki Vandeweghe.

More than 300 UCLA alums and friends from all over Southern California attended the 2012 UCLA Orange County Bruin Bash at the beautiful Belcourt estate of alumnus Barry Saywitz. The VIP event raised more than $54,000 for the Wooden Athletic Fund, which provides financial support to more than 700 student athletes.

Special guests included an impressive lineup of UCLA leadership, including men’s basketball Coach Ben Howland, women’s basketball Coach Cori Close, women’s golf Coach Carrie Forsythe, and football defensive coordinator Lou Spanos. Also in attendance were UCLA legends Toby Bailey, Tyus Edney, Keith Erickson, DeShaun Foster, Lisa and Phillip Hadfield, Rafer Johnson, Andre McCarter, Tasha Schwikert, Sinjin Smith, Nellie Spicer, Mike Roll, Kiki Vandeweghe and Jamaal Wilkes.

Event sponsors included The Saywitz Company, Beach Pit BBQ, Miguel’s Jr., Fletcher Jones, Capital Grille, Blue Ice Vodka, Tatratea Liquor, Anheuser-Busch, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Farmers Insurance.

The Wooden Athletic Fund is dedicated to honoring the lasting educational and athletic legacy of Nell and John Wooden. Together, members of the Wooden Athletic Fund team provide support for all 700 UCLA student athletes, and every gift improves their ability to succeed in the classroom, in competition and in the community.

For more information, visit woodenathleticfund.com.

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