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Alex & Sierra, winners of The X Factor, will perform at the much anticipated Diamond Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel on Saturday, November 12, 2016.  The Diamond Ball takes place each year to support the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.

The evening will also honor veteran Jason Morgan, United States Air Force (Ret.), and his Service Dog, Napal, as well as Anne Roberts, recipient of the Geneva Davis Award, recognizing leadership in individuals who have been ambassadors of Canine Companions’ program and its goals to promote and inspire volunteers and volunteer activity. 

In addition to a four-course dinner, entertainment by Alex & Sierra, dancing, and the Diamond Drop, the gala features live and silent auctions with items including luxury hotel stays, dining packages, golf getaways, fine jewelry, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Diamond Ball tickets are $250 per person and sponsorships are available. For more information, to purchase tickets, or become a sponsor, visit

“The Diamond Ball is a vital charitable event that draws influential leaders and supporters across our community together to raise funds for the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence,” said Bruce Brainerd, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel and founder of The Diamond Ball.

“With existing and emerging conflicts around the globe, there are an increasing number of veterans returning home in need of these amazing assistance dogs.  We are honored to support Canine Companions so they may continue to change the lives of our veterans in need.” he added.

The Wounded Veteran Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence provides an opportunity for veterans to regain their independence through the support of a Canine Companions service animal. To date, Canine Companions has placed 154 assistance dogs nationally with veterans with 119 active teams that include 39 teams from the Southwest Region. There are also 22 current PTSD study placement teams. 


Dana Point, Southern California

Dana Point, Southern California