Ashley Fiolek to be Honored at Celebrity & Stuntwomen’s Luncheon

Published August 17th, 2011

Ashley Fiolek, a multi-time AMA Women’s Motocross Champion, a multi-time Gold Medal winner in Supercross at ESPN’s X Games, and current points leader in AMA MX, will be honored, together with Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd at the 2011 Diamond in the RAW Celebrity and Stuntwomen’s Awards.

This event also include special guest co-hosts, Brooke Anderson, and Kevin Frazier from “The Insider”.

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The Diamond in the RAW Foundation is excited to name executive producer Gale Anne Hurd and world-class motocross champion Ashley Fiolek as this year’s recipients of two of the most coveted distinctions at their annual Celebrity & Stuntwomen’s Awards Luncheon.  Every year, the awards program, now in its fourth running, honors the body of work contributed to the entertainment industry by the women behind the magic. Hurd will be recognized with the Special Achievement Award, while Fiolek will receive the Dare 2B Different Award.

Hurd, best known for her work on The Terminator and is currently the executive producer of AMC’s hit drama “The Walking Dead”, has built a reputation as one of the industry’s most respected and innovative film and television producers. Over the course of her career, Hurd has developed and produced films that routinely garner Academy Awards® nominations, and television programs that win Emmys® and shatter ratings records.

At the age of twenty, Fiolek succeeded in becoming the youngest Women’s MX champion in the history of AMA Motocross, a feat especially extraordinary given that in a sport dominated by sound, Ashley has been deaf since birth.

“Both of their work truly exudes the brilliance of a diamond and is more than worthy to be recognized at this year’s 2011 Diamond in the Raw Celebrity and Stuntwomen’s Awards luncheon. We are ecstatic to be honoring them,” says Co-founders and CEO of Diamonds in the RAW Foundation, Jadie David and La Faye Baker.

The Celebrity & Stuntwomen’s Awards will take place at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Sunday October 16, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A reception and silent auction will kick off the event at 11:00 a.m., followed by the luncheon and awards ceremony. Tickets for the event are available for purchase at www.stuntwomensawards.com

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The Diamond in the RAW Foundation, founded in 2005, is a non-profit 501 C3 organization that transforms and empowers the lives of at-risk teenage girls between the ages of 12 – 18. The Foundation is devoted to edifying and educating these young girls who are rarely exposed to careers in the entertainment industry. In addition, the organization focuses on athleticism, education, vocational, cognitive and social skills, by serving as a deterrent to gang violence, date rape, substance abuse, unwanted pregnancy and abuse that often lead to destructive cycles in at-risk communities. To learn more, please visit www.stuntwomensawards.com


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