Emmy Award-winning actress Sarah Michelle Gellar hosted a baby shower yesterday (February 15) for 40 military moms-to-be yesterday during the PGA Tour’s 2012 Northern Trust open.
The moms, whose spouses are deployed members of Naval Base Ventura County, were honoured during the event in the Birdies for the Brave® Patriots’ Outpost presented by the Annenberg Foundation located on the 10th green at Riviera Country Club during the Northern Trust Open.
Operation Shower Founder and Chief Shower Officer LeAnn Morrisey spoke on how important it is for our country to support these families.
“For military wives who are expecting a baby and whose spouses are deployed or soon to be deployed, the impending arrival of a child can be both exciting and stressful. Operation Shower was created specifically because typically military moms are the ones who hold it all together at home. Without their spouses by their side, deployed to another part of the world, these moms deserve our support, our thanks, our love and an opportunity to celebrate together.”
The “Star Is Born”-themed event was presented by Carousel Designs where the guests were treated to lunch as well as Operation Shower’s signature “Shower In A Box” – a gift of high-quality products for mothers and babies that have been generously donated by companies including Carousel Designs, Carl’s Jr., Pottery Barn Kids and more.
Kudos to Sarah Michelle Gellar for hosting such a great event! I’m sure the moms-to-be will enjoy their treats. I had a chance to try out the entire Carousel Designs Designer Program earlier this year and designed my own crib bedding for my son. Gorgeous stuff!
Operation Shower 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 burden of deployment, or in cases where spouses are seriously injured. Since the organization’s inception in 2007, Operation Shower has showered more than 600 military moms from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National Guard on military bases, during PGA TOUR tournaments, and at other locations.
Photos: Spantman Photography