Activism / LGBT Sports

The 15th Annual Harold & Carole Pump Foundation Gala Honors Bo Jackson, Oscar Robertson and Thomas Tull

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By: Svetlana Krapivina

Photo credit: Bob Delgadillo Events Photographer

(Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel- August 7th) Famous Yankees MLB player Derek Jeter (the New York Yankees), Sofia Vergara’s partner and actor Joe Mangianello, legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer, and many other celebrities and talent showed up on the red carpet at the 15th Annual Harold and Carole Pump Foundation Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel on Friday, August 7th.

Derek Jeter (the New York Yankees)
Derek Jeter (the New York Yankees)

The Pump brothers, who manage the foundation, introduced the talent on the red carpet that night. Attendees included Slash (musician for Guns N’ Roses), actor Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), actor Steven Bauer (Ray Donovan), former basketball point guard Gary Payton (Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers), NBA legend, NBA star Steve Nash and NBA veteran Rudy Tomjanovich, Basketball  Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson, linebacker Ray Lewis, Jr.; the Los Angeles Clippers star Paul Pierce, the Houston Rockets’ Trevor Ariza, former football quarterback Donovan McNabb, ring announcer Michael Buffer and Lana Svetlana, Producer with David Maestro Music Productions. The luckiest guests were given an opportunity to receive autographs from their favorite sportsmen during the red carpet ceremony. When the red carpet festivities concluded, the talent proceeded to the banquet hall where dinner was served. Special guest Derek Jeter (the New York Yankees), ring announcer Michael Buffer, Steve Nash, the Pump brothers and the LadyLike foundation President Mrs Leah Pump took the stage. During the gala, former baseball and football player Bo Jackson, NBA’s Oscar Robertson and producer Thomas Tull were honored and recognized for their achievements.

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About Harold and Carole Pump Foundation:

The Harold & Carole Pump Foundation (H&CPF) honors a beloved father who lost his battle to cancer in 2000 and a loving mother who passed away in 2012.

Using their unique relationship-building talents and skills, Dana and David Pump have raised more than $7 million for the Carole Pump Women’s Center, Harold and Carole Pump Department of Radiation Oncology, and the Leavey Cancer Center at Northridge Medical Center and other non-profit community charities.

The mission of the Foundation is to raise funds and create awareness for the treatment and cure of cancer. By engaging the community, sports leaders and those touched by this disease, financial support is given to the development of cancer treatments, programs and services, as well as the procurement of advanced medical technology (

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