Celebs Join In Milestone Event at Anaheim White House
Mix together 1 Oscar winner, 2 star NHL players, a couple of local newscasters, a reality TV star and a man with a giant heart and what do you get? Tons of love and compassion for one of the neediest segments of our population -- 200 local area “motel kids” who will attend the Anaheim White House gala celebrating the 500,000th meal served through the nonprofit Caterina’s Club.
Before diving into the food, the children will have a ball -- literally -- as 30 massive beach balls and 2 bounce houses will help transform the lawn outside of the restaurant’s West Wing into a colorful playground. On hand to help serve dinner afterwards are Oscar winner Mira Sorvino, Anaheim Ducks players Bobby Ryan and Teemu Selanne, “OC Housewives’” star Vicki Gunvalson, newscaster Wendy Burch and 2 of the world’s biggest celebs whose identity will be revealed at the event to be held Tuesday, February 19 at 3 p.m. (887 South Anaheim Street, Anaheim).
In honor of his mother, Bruno Serato founded Caterina’s Club, an organization dedicated to making sure the region’s most vulnerable population – its children -- receive a hot meal before they are tucked into bed each evening. The milestone dinner served on Feb 19 will include stuffed ravioli, filet mignon with mushroom sauce & chocolate cake. Usually, they enjoy pasta dinner, which is served 7 nights a week. In addition to the nightly meals, Serato has begun placing some of these families into homes of their own.
Serato's extreme generosity has earned him worldwide status. He was named one of CNN's 10 Heroes of the Year and has been featured in magazines (People, Elle, Vogue), television ("CBS Evening News," "EXTRA,") and newspapers (New York Times, Los Angeles Times, OC Register) countless times. He is due to become knighted by the Italian government, was honored on the steps of the U.S. Capitol with a humanitarian award and has received any number of proclamations, Man of the Year awards and other forms of recognition.