‘Glee’ star expected at Down syndrome event

“Glee” star Lauren Potter is coming to Newport Beach Saturday night for a fundraiser supporting Down syndrome education and awareness.

Potter, who plays cheerleader Becky Jackson on the show, will be the guest speaker at the Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County’s 11th annual Vision of Hope Gala at the Hyatt Regency, 1107 Jamboree Road.

The foundation works to improve education and opportunities for Down syndrome children.

Proceeds will go to expanding the foundation’s education center, increasing services for local children, educational support for parents and professional development for teachers.


The organization is also developing a teen center.

Tickets are $150 a person. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to

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