LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - September 15, 2016) - Grammy Award-Winning Performer Jason Mraz will host the 12th annual "Night By The Ocean," to benefit the Life Rolls On Foundation on Saturday, September 24 beginning at 5pm at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica. Special guests Pepper will perform a concert at sunset, along with a Brazilian barbeque, silent and live auctions.
Additional guests slated to attend include Kevin McHale ("Glee") and David Chokachi.
Founded by world champion quadriplegic surfer Jesse Billauer, Life Rolls On was created and dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury. Believing that adaptive surfing and skating could inspire infinite possibilities beyond paralysis, Life Rolls On began as a splash into the unknown on September 11, 2001; achieved 501c3 nonprofit status in 2002; and now touches the lives of hundreds of thousands.
"I'm so excited to have Jason Mraz serve as this year's host as he has been such a big supporter of Life Rolls On," said Jesse Billauer, founder and executive director/CEO Life Rolls On. "We hope that in our 12th year of this event we are able to raise a record amount of money and truly make an impact."
After a paralyzing surfing accident, Jesse pioneered a way back into sports -- for himself and thousands of others. Jesse was one of the top 100 junior surfers in the world, a month away from turning professional, when a wave threw him headfirst into a sandbar. The impact broke his sixth vertebrae, instantly rendering him a quadriplegic. But Jesse decided his story would not end that day in the ocean. With the help of the surf community, he pioneered adaptive equipment, rallied loyal volunteers, and now leads thousands of wheelchair athletes into the freedom of surfing and skating. And in 2015, Jesse won the gold medal in the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship... proof that everything in life is possible.
The Night By The Ocean Fundraiser has become a premier event for over a decade. Guests have included Paris Hilton, Nicki Hilton, Brooke Burns, Amy Smart, Minnie Driver, Jeffrey Donovan, Morgan Spurlock, Scott Caan, Jane Seymour, Simon Baker, Brody Jenner, Linda Thompson, Chad Lowe, Jason Lewis, Jackson Browne, Kelly Slater, Jenna Fischer and Andrew Keegan.
For more information please visit www.liferollson.org.