PACIFIC PALISADES (CBSLA.com) — Dozens of Los Angeles-area military moms-to-be were given a group baby shower Tuesday.
Actress and first-time mom Beverley Mitchell hosted the Operation Shower event from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Riviera Country Club clubhouse in Pacific Palisades.
“I am honored to host the Operation Shower event during the Northern Trust Open and have the opportunity to express my appreciation for all these amazing women do on behalf of our country,” Mitchell said in a statement.
During the vintage “Play Date”-themed event, 40 moms were served lunch provided by Whole Foods Market and received Operation Shower’s signature “Shower In A Box”, which includes high-quality products for mothers and babies that have been donated by companies including Carousel Designs.
The women are spouses of deployed members of Camp Pendleton, Edwards Air Force Base and other California military installations.
The event was sponsored by baby-bedding company Carousel Designs and The Mahan Foundation, with support from The Riviera Country Club, Northern Trust, the Northern Trust Open and Summer Infant.
“We are thrilled to join with Operation Shower and Birdies for the Brave to show our gratitude to these courageous military moms-to-be, who make innumerable sacrifices at home so their spouses can proudly serve abroad,” said Allan Sicat, president of presenting sponsor Carousel Designs and a former U.S. Army officer.
The shower is one of the military outreach activities taking place during the Northern Trust Open, Feb.12-16. Following the baby shower, Birdies for the Brave and the Northern Trust Open hosted a veterans’ appreciation reception at the Heroes Golf Course on the grounds of the VA Greater Los Angeles.
Operation Shower, which is supported by the military outreach initiative Birdies for the Brave, is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and honoring military families by providing joyful baby showers for military moms-to-be to ease the stress of deployment, or in cases where spouses are seriously injured.