Rick Dees “hits it out of the park”

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Radio legend hosts Hollywood Yard Sale to benefit The Salvation Army.

by Dawn Wright –

Radio personality Rick Dees welcomes shoppers to the Hollywood Yard Sale at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. [Photo by Kathy Lovin]

Tim Allen’s toolbox, Michael Jordan’s jersey and Miley Cyrus’s concert T-shirts were among the items for sale on July 18, 2010, at the Rick Dees Hollywood Yard Sale at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif.

Partnering with the Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) Command and the Southern California Division, Dees accumulated household items and memorabilia from well-known celebrities. The items were then featured alongside top-notch merchandise from eight ARCs.

The sale was an inaugural event by Dees at the stadium’s monthly L.A. Flea Market.

More personal possessions from such stars as Jay Leno, Cindy Crawford, Jason Mraz and Oscar De La Hoya were on sale to the public, along with collectors’ items, furniture and clothing from various family stores. All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army.

“The Salvation Army is one of the most recognized and respected charitable organizations in the world and it operates homeless shelters, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, food pantries and programs for at-risk youth, right here in Southern California,” Dees said. “To help out an organization like this is a no-brainer.”

Adding to Dees’s sentiments, dozens of celebrities took center stage throughout the day to voice their own support for The Salvation Army.

In addition to the stars and thousands of shoppers, Majors Mike and Cindy Dickinson, Los Angeles Area Commanders, were there and helped emcee the event. Many volunteers contributed to the success of the day.

A special thanks goes to the Bakersfield, Canoga Park, Long Beach, Pasadena, Riverside, Santa Monica, San Bernardino and San Diego ARCs—representing 43 family stores—for their work and contributions.

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