Quincy Jones & Others Honored At Star-Studded Celebrity Fight Night XXV

Quincy Jones speaks onstage

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For the 25th Anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night, some of the biggest names in Hollywood and the most famous athletes from across the country came together at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, to pay tribute to the list of honorees, which included the legendary Quincy Jones. Hosted by country music superstar and Grammy Award-winner Reba McEntire for the 15th year, stars like David Foster, Chris Tucker, John Corbett, Bo Derek, Buzz Aldrin, Rita Wilson, Pia Toscano, Brian McKnight, Barry Manilow and many more made appearances, some of whom also took to the stage to speak or to perform.
(L-R) Chris Tucker and Buzz Aldrin

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Barry Manilow performs onstage

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Lonnie Ali introduced all of the honorees, which included:
  • Quincy Jones: Grammy Award-winning producer, musician, composer and film producer—Muhammad Ali Entertainer Award
  • Dr. Michael Crow: President of Arizona State—recognized for work as an educator, higher education leader and technology policy scholar
  • Dr. Abe Lieberman: Muhammad Ali’s neurologist— recognized for his work as a neurologist, treating over 40,000 patients over the course of his 50 year career
  • Renee Parsons: Philanthropist—recognized for life-changing help she provided to individuals in underserved communities across the country
David Foster and Chris Tucker

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As part of the evening, a live auction included money-can’t-buy experiences, such as dinner with Quincy Jones and David Foster; dinner in Las Vegas with Reba McEntire; a round of golf with Jack Nicklaus on his home course in Jupiter, Florida; dinner with Martin Short; dinner with Billy Crystal; dinner with Jimmy Kimmel; dinner with Andrea Bocelli and his family; and dinner with Buzz Aldrin.
David Foster and Pia Toscano

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(L-R) John Corbett and Bo Derek

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(L-R) Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, Inc Founder and Chairman Jimmy Walker and Chris Tucker

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Quincy Jones and Reba McEntire

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Rita Wilson performs onstage

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Caroline Campbell performs onstage

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Brian McKnight speaks onstage

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