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i-ACT Hosting Second Annual Gala Benefit Event: ONE STRONG KICK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sara-Christine Dallain,, 805.637.6876

Tickets available for $35 donation at

LOS ANGELES, CA – April 23, 2013 – i-ACT, a Los Angeles-based grassroots organization, is hosting it’s second annual gala benefit event, ONE STRONG KICK, in support of Darfur United and its Soccer Academy, the first comprehensive sports program for Darfuri refugee girls and boys in the camps along the Chad-Sudan border.  ONE STRONG KICK is taking place Saturday, May 11th at 6pm, at a beautiful private home in Palos Verdes with a stunning view of the South Bay.

The evening includes food by Villegas Tacos, wine from Justin Vineyards and Winery, water provided by Fiji Water, and craft tequila by Mi Casa Tequila. Entertainment will include piano set by Miss Emily, a local Redondo Beach-based piano teacher, duet by David Veerman and Crystal Kakebeen, and evening sets by local rockibilly band Queen Maureen and the Power of the Hoodoo. There will also be live art by ShadowMonsterBear and the chance to bid on the unique piece before the evening is over. Silent auction and raffle items will be open all evening, consisting of items such as Darfur United gear, a Victoria Beckham dress, one-of-a-kind canvas prints donated by Erin Condren, jewelry from Stauring and Pomegranate and Eye, a unique piece by local artist Booleep, a Santa Barbara Getaway Package, Manhattan Beach Post  gift certificate and much more.

Guests will have the opportunity to view exclusive video footage from Darfur United’s journey to Viva World Cup, listen to a conversation about the Viva World Cup and the upcoming Soccer Academy with special guests DU and Director of Coaching at Manhattan Beach Sand and Surf