Celebrities Donnie Wahlberg, Kevin Sorbo and others support Saturday Night Spectacular for Autism hosted by Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg

DALLAS — Hollywood celebrity Jenny McCarthy hosted the 1st annual Saturday Night Spectacular charity event to benefit Generation Rescue for Autism. The star-studded event held Oct. 18 featured a number of celebrities who attended the VIP party, and took part in the celebrity golf tournament.

Among the celebrities who were in attendance at the Saturday Night Spectacular was Twilight star Ashley Greene, New Kids on the Block member Donnie Wahlberg, Hercules actor Kevin Sorbo, Zookeeper actor Gary Valentine, Seinfeld actor John O’Hurley, and The Lost Boys actor Corey Feldman.

The celebrity golf tournament for the event was held at the Dallas Cowboys Golf Club, while the red carpet VIP party took place at the Sixty Five Hundred. Generation Rescue Executive Director Candace McDonald said of the event:

“We are so excited to bring this event to Dallas to raise awareness for autism and much needed funding to provide support services to families in need. We are very grateful to the many sponsors, celebrities and supporters who have made this event possible.”

Generation Rescue is an organization dedicated to the research of possible cures for autism as well as other neurological disorders. Jenny McCarthy is one of the board members of the research-based institution.