NEW YORK — It won’t be a typical Saturday afternoon.
Amber Valletta, Kirsty Hume and Shalom Harlow are rounding up Sophie Dahl, Gisele Bündchen, Daria Werbowy, Karen Elson, Natalia Vodianova, Helena Christensen, Frankie Rayder, Donna Karan and other fashion-friendly types for an afternoon of bowling and arcade games at Leisure Time Bowl to benefit tsumani victims.
Organized by the nonprofit group Model Citizen, the event has already raised $35,000 through its sponsors Donna Karan, David Yurman, Bentley and JetBlue. Yurman models Valletta and Werbowy hit up the jewelry designer for help. It costs $25,000 to rebuild a village in the tsunami-stricken areas, said Amanda Clapp, a Model Citizen co-founder.
In addition to the $25 admission (not a requirement for bowlers under the age of 12), there will be a silent auction and the option of upgraded fees for designer-packed goody bags. Among other things, the 400 people expected will have the chance to win a private screening of “Hitch,” a new Will Smith movie that features Valletta.
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