On January 15th, 2020 the Community Organized Relief Effort, or CORE, held its annual gala in Los Angeles, CA. The event was in partnership with Generation Amazing, the 2022 World Cup’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Qatar’s chief organizing body for the global soccer event.
Generation Amazing is the human and social legacy program initiated during Qatar’s successful bid for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in 2010. Generation Amazing uses the power of sport to impact lives and create sustainable social development in communities.
The CORE gala attracted more than 400 guests, with tickets ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to raise money for disaster relief, community rebuilding, and humanitarian causes around the world.
Hollywood start Sean Penn founded CORE in the wake of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and has provided relief after disasters in Haiti, Puerto Rico, the U.S. gulf states, and across the Caribbean. CORE’s efforts have positively affected millions of people after natural disasters. Penn was humble about his role, but others see his contribution as much more.
“I’m forever grateful to Sean Penn for the work he’s done in Haiti.”
– Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian-American actress
Penn spoke of the importance of today’s climate crisis to many VIP’s including Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts, Jason Derulo, G-Eazy, Alyssa Milano, former California Sen. Barbara Boxer, Canadian financier Frank Giustra and Sheikh Meshal bin Hamad al Thani, Qatar’s ambassador to the United States.
Funds were raised in a high stakes auction that amassed $5 million. Among other things, two bidders won a trip to Qatar for the final match of the 2022 World Cup for $65,000 each.
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