Habitat For Humanity Honors Magic Johnson at Annual Builders Ball

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson (C) and Cookie Johnson at Habitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Builders Ball
Earvin “Magic” Johnson (C) and Cookie Johnson at Habitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Builders Ball

Photo Credit: Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Los Angeles honored philanthropist and NBA legend Magic Johnson at its annual Builders Ball on Wednesday evening.

Celebrities and notables including Johnson and wife Cookie, Jeffrey Osborne and wife Sheri, Tommy Davidson and wife Amanda, Tina Knowles Lawson and husband Richard Lawson, Shaun Robinson, Taylor Armstrong, Glynn Turman, Kiki Shepard, Art Evans, Byron Scott, Gary Vitti, A.C. Green, Dawnn LewisTracy Hutson, Alex McLoed, Khleo Thomas and Christina Wren attended the gala, which was held at the Beverly Wilshire.

Johnson, who accepted the Dream Build Award at the event, whipped the crowd into a philanthropic frenzy as he auctioned off a lot that included LA Lakers tickets and dinner with himself, prompting two guests to buy for $50,000 apiece, which the great himself doubled.

Other award recipients included Bernards with the Builder of the Year Award and Bank of America with the Foundation Builder Award.

A bit more about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles: (Habitat LA) strives to eliminate substandard housing through advocacy, education and partnership with families and individuals in need to build decent, sustainable and affordable housing. Since 1990, Habitat LA has built, rehabilitated and repaired more than 1,000 homes locally and worldwide, transforming the lives of thousands of individuals.

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