Last night, a lot of Bruin greats showed up for a reception held for the Jim Mora Count On Me Family Foundation at the W Hotel in Westwood. The event was held the night before the Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic which is being played today at Riviera Country Club. The Golf Classic is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Foundation.
Troy Aikman came out to support the cause.
Bruins Nation got to speak to Coach Mora and his wife Shannon, who is the driving force of the organization. We also talked with such Bruin greats as Matt Stevens, Wayne Cook and Jonathan Ogden.
Shannon Mora spoke about the work the organization has been doing in Los Angeles.
Matt Stevens and Wayne Cook explained why they support the Foundation's fundraising efforts, who will win between them today and the addition of Bill Roth to the Bruin broadcasting team this Fall.
Meanwhile, Matt Stevens promised to "kick Wayne's butt" on the golf course.
UCLA and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jonathan Ogden described himself as an "ok" golfer, but he appreciated the opportunity to be back in Westwood and help out a worthy cause.
There was one noticeable person missing from last night's event: UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero. A source from the UCLA Athletic Department told BruinsNation that Guerrero couldn't attend the reception because he was at the UCLA Baseball end of the season banquet last evening.
Overall, it was a great event for a worthy cause. If the turnout last night is any indication, the Foundation should raise quite a bit of money today at Riviera Country Club to support all the work the Foundation does.