Join Us for Celebration 2011!

Invitations are in the mail! If you aren’t on our mailing list, be sure to email [email protected] to receive a personal invitation to The Seany Foundation’s 4th Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration:

4th Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration – September 17, 2011
The Seany Foundation event to benefit Ewing sarcoma research at UCSD and Rady Children’s Hospital

An evening of cocktails, gourmet cuisine by Jeffrey Strauss, live entertainment, and a
live/silent auction and opportunity drawing—all in the name of pediatric cancer research.

Location: Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Time: 7-10pm
Tickets: $150 per person; $1400 per table of 10
RSVP: 800-794-8282

The Seany Foundation
The Seany Foundation funds research to help find cures for pediatric cancers, especially sarcomas, and works to improve the quality of life for children, teens, and young adults battling cancer. For more information, please visit http://www.theseanyfoundation.org.

Thank You, Sponsors!

The Seany Foundation would like to send a big thanks to everyone who sponsored a kid and/or family to attend this year’s Hairless Potter Night! Click the image below to see how you made a difference in the lives of kids and teens with cancer:

Hairless Potter Raises Over $14K

Thank you, Seany supporters! Your magic helped us raise over $14,000 at this year’s Hairless Potter Night.

Over 300 people attended Seany Movie Night at UltraStar Poway. Guests followed the red carpet to Theater 10, where they were among the first in San Diego to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. KUSI and Fox News were there to cover all the excitement.

Seany’s Sponsor-a-Kid Program provided 100 complimentary tickets to young cancer patients and their families from local hospitals.

The costume contest boasted young participants dressed as the Weasley brothers, Tonks, Muggles, Dementors, creative versions of Harry Potter, and many more. Winners took home prizes ranging from an iPod to Harry Potter Legos to official HP7 posters to free smoothies at Jamba Juice.

The winner of the evening’s drawing was announced online after the event: #661895. The winner can claim the prize by calling 858-551-5885 or emailing [email protected]

The next Seany Movie Night is scheduled for November 17. For more photos from the event, check out Seany’s Flickr Photostream.

Seany Featured in Rancho Santa Fe Review

The Seany Foundation gets kudos in the Rancho Santa Fe Review. Check out our spread on page B11!

Kudos to Seany Supporter Willy Santos

Loyal Seany Supporter Willy Santos is also making a difference in the lives of local teens, and we think that’s awesome. So, check out what he’s been up to, to help raise money for a local, public skatepark:

For more info, visit http://www.miramesaskatepark.org/

Thanks to Temple Solel Early Childhood Center

A very special thanks goes out Noah Baird and The Kadima Bet class of 2011 from Temple Solel Early Childhood Center. They spent some time thinking about what they wanted to do with the Tzedakah they earned this year.

After several suggestions, they agreed that giving their class Tzedakah to The Seany Foundation would make everyone happy and proud. In addition, Kadima Alef and Kadima Bet joined Noah and his Mom, Becky, to host a lemonade stand to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Thank you to Becky Cherlin Baird, Sharon Segal, and the teachers and kids of Temple Solel’s ECC Kadima, Class of 2011, for making a difference! You’re off to a bright start!

Seany Golf Raises Over $55K

On Monday, May 23, The Seany Foundation hosted the 1st Annual Swinging for Seany Golf Tournament. The partly cloudy weather did not deter our supporters from teeing off against childhood cancer in a big way! The event raised over $55,000, which will be put toward ongoing programs and research to improve the quality of life for kids and teens battling cancer.

Professional Golfer Maiya Tanaka swang her best in our Par 3 Challenge against 23 teams. “Winners” received raffle tickets, and “losers” got to use her shot in their game. Pro Skateboarder Willy Santos practiced his form out on the green alongside SD Chargers Steve Gregory and Vincent Jackson. Congrats to Vincent Jackson for placing 2nd in the Longest Drive contest. Special thanks go to Steve Gregory for auctioning off a personalized autographed football at dinner. Boxer Richard Power and NFL Player Rick Mirer also attended to show their support.

(Left to right: Steve Gregory, Lito Ricasa, Vincent Jackson, Willy Santos)

Winning bidders in the live auction took home Hawaiian Getaway vacation packages, a private dinner for 8 at Pamplemousse Grille, and a Peter Max print of Michael Jordan, autographed by Jordan. Contest winners took home golf gift certificates, a vacation package to Las Vegas, and more.

Congrats to the winner of our golf contests:

Closest to the Pin:     Lakes #3, Doug Eisold, 10’5″

Longest Drive: 1st-Zack Hannan, 2nd-Vincent Jackson, 3rd-Steve Young

1st-Christine Freedman, 2nd-Nebby Frank, 3rd-Sharon Stein

Lowest Team Score: 1st-Alan Fishman, Tod Kilgore, Eric Lambiase, Joe Matranga (58)

2nd-Mike Conger, Jeff Diltz, Todd Hansen, Rick Mirer (60)

The Seany Foundation would like to thank Kelly Sargent and KUSI for joining us in the early morning to help get the word out about the event. And of course, thank you to Ira Cammeyer, Lori Iaquinta, and Fairbanks Ranch Country Club for making this event possible!

We would also like to thank Rochelle Porter, Leslie Carter, and Robert Ricasa for catching all the excitement on camera!

And of course, a huge thanks to our Supporters:





Golf FORE Amazing Prizes

Think you have what it takes to win one of our incredible prizes? Register for the 1st Annual Swinging for Seany Golf Tournament, and you could take home one of these fantastic awards:

Hole-in-One
$15,000 CASH or a Two-Year Lease on a Ford Mustang!
~You’ll have two chances to win and the first one is free!~

Longest Drive (Men’s and Women’s)
First place: First-Class Wedge
Second place: 2 Tickets to a San Diego Padres Game
Third place: $25 Gift Certificate to The Cheesecake Factory

Closest to the Pin
First place: Trip for 2 to Las Vegas*
You and a lucky guest will fly Southwest airlines to Las Vegas, where you will stay
for 2 nights in the world-renowned Aria Resort & Casino

*The trip must be taken no later than November 1, 2011.

Lowest Team Score
First place: $125 Gift Certificate for Golf Mart
Second place: Massage Gift Certificate for The Spa Sanctuary

Par 3 Challenge with Maiya Tanaka
$40 per foursome; $20 per twosome: Beat Maiya’s shot and each player gets 3 raffle
tickets (a $20 value!). Lose, and your team gets to use Maiya’s shot!

Don’t delay. We’re less than a week away from all the fun! Register today!

Take a Swing at Our Live Auction Items

Even if you’re not big on golf, we’ve got something you’ll find enticing at the 1st Annual Swinging for Seany Charity Golf Tournament. Here are the spectacular items we’ll be auctioning off:

Romantic Hawaiian Getaway

Say aloha to Hawaii with a trip for two to the beautiful island of Maui. If you have the winning bid, you and a loved one will fly to Hawaii (airfare included), where you’ll stay at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. The beautiful hotel is situated on Kaanapali Beach, the most romantic escape in all the Hawaiian Islands. Anchored by the legendary Black Rock of Kaanapali as it meets the sea, this spectacular Maui hotel beckons romantics.

Exclusive Pamplemousse Experience

According to the DiscoverSD.com, “Pamplemousse Grille is a paradise for the refined palate.” Owner and Executive Chef Jeffrey Strauss is undeniably unique in his approach to cuisine, so much so it has been said, “Jeffrey Strauss blends spices and flavors to create a cuisine category all his own…” Now you can purchase the exclusive experience of dinner for 8 with wine in a private room at Pamplemousse Grille.

Peter Max Print of Michael Jordan, autographed by Jordan

Peter Max, one of America’s most famous artists and pop culture icons, paints the king of basketball Michael “Air” Jordan. Jordan—an icon in his own right—has numerous honors, such as 5 MVP awards, 10 All-NBA First Team designations, 9 All-Defensive First Team honors, 3 All-Star Game MVP awards, 10 scoring titles, 3 steals titles, 6 NBA Finals MVP awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on September 11, 2009.

Register today for your chance to bid on these fantastic items!

Chargers Tackle Pediatric Cancer

You heard right! Word on the street is that San Diego Chargers’ strong safety Steve Gregory and wide receiver Vincent Jackson will be showing off their swings at the 1st Annual Swinging for Seany Charity Golf Tournament. The Seany Foundation is happy to confirm that these local celebrities will be on the green at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club on Monday, May 23. Want to catch a glimpse of your favorite players teeing off against childhood cancer? Register online today to join us for the fun.