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April 27, 1999|HEATHER STEWART JORDEN

The film "Mighty Joe Young" and TV's "Spin City," "The Practice," "Sports Night," "Dateline NBC," "Montel Williams" and "Rugrats" were among 21 winners of the 13th annual Genesis Awards held March 27 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The awards, presented by Ark Trust Inc., honor those in the media and artistic community who spotlight animal welfare issues.

More than 1,000 people attended the gala and helped raise $258,000 for Ark Trust, whose mission is to increase public awareness of animal rights. The event was hosted by actress Catherine Bell and Montel Williams. Celebrity presenters included Dyan Cannon, Robert Guillaume, Tia Carrere, Joan Van Ark, Frances Fisher, Kevin Nealon, Linda Blair, Tippi Hedren, Sheryl Lee and Gordon Clapp. Designer Oleg Cassini was the guest of honor for his creation of Evolutionary Fur, which has the same look and feel as real fur. Actress Susan Sullivan and former Miss USA Ali Landry modeled some of his "furs." The awards will air on the Animal Planet cable channel next month.

* Big Sisters of Los Angeles and Catholic Big Brothers' 18th annual Bowl for Kids' Sake on March 27 raised about $30,000 for the mentoring groups. About 300 people attended the bowlathon, held at the Sports Center Bowl in Studio City. Lunch was provided by In-N-Out Burger.

Arrow 93 (KCBS-FM) on-air personalities Krickett Davis and Chase Flood helped give out raffle prizes. Corporate sponsors included the Los Angeles Times, American Express, Prudential, Gillette Co., Compusource, Mattel and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Has your group held a charity fund-raiser recently? Let us know about it. We will report on selected local benefit projects and events. Please tell us about your organization and the charity you support, how much you raised, how the charity uses your gift and the details of your event--what, when and where. Send a letter or news release to Charity Scorecard, Southern California Living, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053, or fax to (213) 237-4888. Submissions must reach us no more than two weeks after the benefit.

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