As the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund Ends, Former NBA Star, And Now Haitian Ambassador, Olden Polynice, Continues The Mission To Build A Sustainable Haiti.
A Private Inaugural Ceremony and Fundraiser will be held on the third anniversary of the 2010 Devastating Earthquake to Launch Polynice’s efforts to continue the work on behalf of his native Haiti.
Los Angeles, January 04, 2013 – The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF) began winding down their operations on December 31, 2012, after having committed the remaining $54 million in aid. The CBHF is taking a step back as the Haitian people continue the work the fund started. Leading the efforts is the Haitian native and former National Basketball Association (NBA) Player, Olden Polynice, recently named by the President of Haiti, Michell Martelly, as Ambassador to Haiti for sports and entertainment.
In a private ceremony to be held on January 12, 2013, exactly three years from the date of the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake, Polynice will discuss the progress made, plans, and the work still needed to help Haiti become self-reliant. The event will be held at the Galarie Lakaye, an art gallery in Los Angeles dedicated to representing Haitian and Caribbean artists. Galerie Lakaye, which operates out of a beautifully remodeled 1913 Hollywood Craftsman bungalow, has been featured in Vanity Fair, Bon Appetit, Los Angeles Times, and The Fine Living Network, owned by native Haitian Carine Fabius.
As the Ambassador for sports and entertainment, Polynice has invited his sports and entertainment colleagues to join him at this exclusive red carpet event and his U.S. inauguration of his role as Ambassador. Guest include Wyclef Jean, Pras Michel, Arsenio Hall, Shaunie O’Neal, Michael Strahan, Nicole Murphy, Billy Crystal, L.A. Clippers, Master P, Garcelle Beauvais, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Chris Spencer, Joe Torry, Guy Torry, Floyd Mayweather, Earvin Magic Johnson, Maxwell, Don Cheadle, Doug & Jackie Christie, Chris Tucker, Jamie Foxx, Holly Robinson Peete, Martin Lawrence, Michael Jai White, Matt Barnes, Regina King, George Lopez, Samuel L. Jackson, Jack Nicholson, Drew Carey, Taylor Lautner, Dr. Phil, Angelina Jolie, Sean Penn, Seal, Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, John Mayer, Ben Stiller, Common, Daniel Craig, Cedric Ceballos, Samaki Walker, Lamond Murray, Norman Nixon, Simin Hashemizadeh, Gerald Jay Sanders, Jesse Jackson, Howard Hewett, and many other supporters.
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