ACT Today! Announces Control4 as Gold Sponsor of the 10th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars Autism Gala

Top Quote ACT Today!'s 10th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars on October 25, 2015 to Honor Activists Howie Mandel, Max Burkholder, Sydel Lisi and Shawn and Sharhonda Stockman. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) September 29, 2015 - ACT Today! (Autism Care & Treatment Today!), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide direct care and treatment to underserved children with autism, today announced Control4 as the Gold Sponsor of the 10th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars gala. The fundraiser, presented by Raiman Rocks, will be held on October 25, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Westlake Village, Calif.

    Control4's home-automation solutions can create a safe, comfortable, and efficient environment for families living with autism. As part of this partnership, Control4 is installing a home automation system for a Minnesota family living with an autistic child, sponsoring the upcoming event, and hosting an additional fundraising campaign benefiting ACT Today! starting later this month.

    "We are very grateful to have Control4 join our mission," says ACT Today!'s executive director Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson. "Control4's generosity and compassion makes it possible for more underserved children with autism to receive the necessary tools they need to reach their highest potential."

    The evening will include red carpet arrivals, cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, seated dinner program with surprise celebrity presenters and live entertainment by blind and autistic singer Christopher Duffley, actress/singer Breanna Yde, singer Heavenly Joy Jerkins, and singer/songwriter Sophie Rose. Special tribute will be given to the 2015 honorees TV host/comedian Howie Mandel ("America's Got Talent"), actor Max Burkholder ("Parenthood"), talent agent Sydel Lisi and multiple Grammy winner Shawn (Boyz II Men) and Sharhonda Stockman.

    More than 500 guests are expected to attend the red carpet fundraiser, including Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes, corporate leaders and the general community. Past red carpet attendees have included retired NBA champion Earvin "Magic" Johnson, actor Joe Mantegna ("Criminal Minds"), TV personality Tom Bergeron ("Dancing with the Stars"), actress Julie Bowen ("Modern Family"), actor Nolan Gould ("Modern Family"), actor Shemar Moore ("Criminal Minds"), actor David Boreanaz ("Bones"), TV personality Leeza Gibbons ("2015 Celebrity Apprentice Winner"), musician Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), musician George Clinton (Parliament-Funkadelic), actress Florence Henderson ("Brady Bunch"), journalist Nancy Grace, actress Holly Robinson Peete, and more.

    The Denim, Diamonds & Stars fundraiser makes it possible for ACT Today! to provide families of underserved children with autism direct access to care and treatment, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, medical care, autism service dogs, social skills programs, assistive technology, and safety equipment such as helmets for the self-injurious children and fencing for children who are prone to wandering.

    Tables to the Denim, Diamonds & Stars range from $3,000-$4,000, with individuals tickets beginning at $300. Tickets may be purchased at

    This year's sponsors (as of September 22, 2015) include: Raiman Rocks, Control4, Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services LLC, The Shape of Behavior, CARD, Inc., The Sonny Foundation, UBS, Nevers, Palazzo, Packard, Wildermuth & Wynner, PC; Vin Di Bona Productions, NBC Entertainment, City National Bank, Rage Models , Private Protective Services, Burbank Printing,

    About ACT Today!:
    ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and funding to families of children with autism who cannot afford or access the necessary tools their children need to reach their full potential. For more information about ACT Today!, visit:

    About Control4:
    Control4 [NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, temperature, security, communications and similar functionalities into a unified home automation solution that enhances the daily lives of its customers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and families more secure. More than 75% of Control4's consumers have integrated two or more functionalities with Control4's solution, which is available through more than 3,400 custom integrators, retail outlets, and distributors in over 90 countries. By delivering insightfully simple control solutions that enhance the lives of individuals and families, Control4 is the automation platform of choice for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.

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