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Huey Lewis Kicks Off Fund-Raiser

November 11, 2001

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Huey Lewis and the News kicked off a fund-raiser for disadvantaged youth with an a capella version of the national anthem.

The event Saturday raised money for Willie Mays’ Say Hey Foundation, which supports community groups that work with youth and funds college scholarships.

``It’s great hanging out with Willie Mays,″ Lewis said. ``We were talking about golf and the ’64 World Series.″

The evening included a cocktail reception, dinner, and performances by Lewis, Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville.

Other notable guests included Sean Penn, Rob Schneider, Reggie Jackson, Barry Bonds and former President Clinton.

Some of the proceeds from the event, called a ``Night of Heroes,″ will benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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