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COACH-ART GALA OF CHAMPIONS

Host Justin Willman, Emcee Thyonne Gordon, Exec Director CoachArt

Molly Ringwald, CoachArt participant

Brett Bouttier Chairman of Board CoachArt; Honoree Robert Kync Vice President, Global Head of Content Google/YouTube; Thyonne Gordon Executive Director CoachArt; Leah Bernthal Co-Founder CoachArt; Zander Luri Co-Founder CoachArt

CoachArt a Los Angeles based nonprofit offers arts and recreational activity to children or adolescents with chronic and life-threatening illnesses, honored Google/ YouTube Global Head of Content Partnerships Robert Kyncl with the Champion Award at its 8th annual Gala of Champions to recognize his cultural contributions and philanthropic efforts, plus contributions of volunteers Nestor Serrano, 2012 Courage, and supporters. Thyonne Honoree Dean Norris, Presenter Gordon, Executive Director of CoachArt said, "Thanks to Robert audiences around the globe have access to a world of entertainment media at their finger tips. His dedication to these causes also shows the importance he places Jeffrey Katzenberg presents on the art of improving lives. We are thrilled to honor Robert for his the award to Robert Kyncl outstanding community contributions." Kyncl leads a global media platform where online creators push boundaries of traditional entertainment and audiences take charge of their own programming. Stated Robert, "I am honored and humbled by CoachArt's recognition. I take great pride in being able to help others, there are very few things as gratifying as smiles of appreciation received in return." Over a decade CoachArt has brought chronically ill children free weekly lessons in arts and athletics, giving families ‘permission to play’. CoachArt has helped 2,500 children, manages 800 volunteers and partners annually throughout the Los Angeles area. Last year 600 guests attended raising over $750,000 and this year support continued. Robert Kyncl’s focus is to build Google's presence in the entertainment world and oversee content partnerships across the movie studios, record labels, sports leagues, broadcasters, cable networks, talent agencies and new media companies. Robert and his family support the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, St. Vincent's Meals on Wheels program, The Door-a New York-based youth organization, and he serves on the Media Council for the Paley Center. CoachArt managed more than 15,000 donated volunteer hours by 665 volunteers and 78 program partners. For information on volunteering with the CoachArt mentor program to help children and their families or take part in the various year around activities call 213-736-2850 or visit: www.CoachArt.org l Photos: Matt Sayles

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