TEMECULA—Led by reality television show personality Gillian Larson (“Survivor: Gabon”), throngs of volunteers are plotting the 5th annual Reality Rally, set for April 10-11, which is part “Amazing Race” style game, part fun and conducted completely to benefit Michelle’s Place, Breast Cancer Resource Center.
More than 120 reality television stars from more than 40 television shows will converge on Temecula for fundraising parties, to mingle with the public, compete in the race game and enjoy the first ever Reality Rally festival, which will include a Celebrity Chefs Showcase.
The two-day event kicks off with a Red Carpet Celebrity Parade of Stars and Feeling Lucky Casino Fundraiser at 5 p.m. on Friday night at Wilson Creek Winery where ticket holders can mingle with the celebrities, enjoy hor d’oevres and participate in the casino night fun.
At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday teams comprised of three members of the public and one reality star will converge on the steps of Temecula City Hall and then flood onto the streets in a race to complete a series of challenges at checkpoints. The public is invited to follow along with the game.
From 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday Temecula City Hall Square will be filled up for the Reality Rally Festival. The reality stars will be available for autographs at the meet and greet from 4 to 6 p.m. and autograph books are available for purchase. Also starting at 4 p.m. is the Kidz Challenge Checkpoint Games Zone where children will have the opportunity to play a mini “Amazing Race” game of their own. There will be festival fun and games, sponsor booths, photo stations, birds and animals on display, live stream interviews and food and drink for purchase.
Starting at 7 p.m., celebrity chefs (“Hell’s Kitchen,” “Chopped,” “Cutthroat Kitchen,” “MasterChef”) will compete in the 2nd annual Celebrity Chefs Showcase. Three chefs will pair up randomly to compete against the other teams of chefs until a winner is crowned.
After the festival shuts down, plans are in place for post event VIP parties at Old Town Temecula eateries, pubs and clubs where fans can experience the culinary and drink making exploits of local establishments while again mingling with the reality stars.
Reality Rally is an opportunity for fans of reality television shows to get up close and personal with their favorite personalities, but it is also an opportunity to support those who are fighting for their lives against breast cancer. For more information on Michelle’s Place, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide emotional and educational support to those touched by breast cancer and to facilitate breast health care services, visit Michelle’s Place website at Michellesplace.org.
For more information on Reality Rally, visit www.RealityRally.com.