NBA legend Magic Johnson will speak at Desert Christian Academy's annual gala on March 29, the school announced Monday.
The gala at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort in Indian Wells, which includes an auction, is the primary fundraiser for the school, according to school spokeswoman Tara Bravo.
"It has been a dream of mine, as a Laker fan and a Magic fan, to have Mr. Johnson come and be our keynote speaker," said Dave Fulton, the school's founder.
Johnson, the Los Angeles Lakers' No. 1 draft pick in 1979, won five championships with the team before retiring in 1991. He returned in 1996 and played 36 games. In 2012, he was part of a group of investors that bought the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tickets for the gala start at $150 and are available by calling (760) 345-2848 or going to www.desertchristianacademy.org.
—City News Service.