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Swinging for Seany Raises Over $60K

On Monday, May 20, approximately 100 guests attended the 3rd Annual Swinging for Seany Charity Golf Tournament at the Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. KUSI got the exclusive from Co-Founder Mitch Robins in the early morning as the clouds parted and made way for a beautifully, sunny day out on some of the best greens in San Diego. Special guests included sports celebrities Kris Dielman, Chris McAlister, Tre McLeod, Jim Trotter, Jermaine Dye, and Scott Shields.

Golfers competed in fun contests for exciting prizes such as a stay at Wynn Las Vegas, and enjoyed a relaxing cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, awards dinner, and opportunity drawing. Congratulations to our Lowest Team Score winners, pictured below:

Perhaps the most touching moments of the day included speeches from Sean’s sister, Emily, and Camp Reach for the Sky camper and cancer survivor, Oscar. The Seany Foundation also proudly announced that, in 2014, the American Cancer Society will pass the torch to The Seany Foundation as the funding organization for Camp Reach for the Sky, a free summer camp for kids with cancer and their siblings. Proceeds raised at this year’s golf tournament will help send patients and their siblings to camp next year.

Special thanks to our sponsors: University Compounding Pharmacy, Eddy Pump, Alfonsi Railroad, Porsche of San Diego, Pure Flo, MLA Foundation, Terri Yurek Insurance, Barona Resort & Casino, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

For more photos from the event, check out The Seany Foundation on Facebook.

Celebration 2012 Raises Over $100K

On Saturday, October 13, over 100 guests gathered at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, for The Seany Foundation’s 5th Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration. The landmark event was our best yet, raising over $100,000 for childhood cancer research and patient care programs. During the event, donors helped TSF achieve its millionth dollar raised since fundraising efforts began in 2007!

Guests enjoyed delicious cocktails, live music by Palter Ego, a silent/live auction with exciting prizes, and a gourmet meal. In recognition of her ongoing dedication to the fight against childhood cancer, Ms. Lori Iaquinta received the Seany Community Service Award.

The evening’s highlights included a special ballroom dance demo by Kurt Popp and a special announcement by co-founder Mitch Robins that TSF had raised its millionth dollar to-date. Many guests left the clubhouse that evening with their arms full of goodies. The champagne drawing winner took home a new iPad, opportunity drawing winners took home gift certificates, and winning bidders took home hot items ranging from a Hawaiian vacation to his and hers snowboards.

The Seany Foundation would like to thank the following sponsors for making the event possible: Alfonsi Railroad; Barona Resort & Casino; CustomerCentricSelling; Dr. John Smoot; Eddy Pump; Kleinfelder; Lockton Insurance; Medical Center Pharmacy; Nikolai and Maria Tankovich; Terry and Janice Tervort; Variety, the Children’s Charity of Southern California; and WJ Bradley. For sponsorship and advertising opportunities at future events, please contact Amie Forte Kuznicki at [email protected].

Check out more event photos on Facebook. Photos can also be purchased at Baird Photography. Special thanks also go to our photographer extraordinaire, Daniel Baird.

Did you attend Celebration 2012? Let us know what you think! Write us a review; we’d love to hear from you.

Over $63K Raised at Swinging for Seany

Thanks to over 100 generous golfers and dinner guests, The Seany Foundation successfully raised over $63,000 at the 2nd Annual Swinging for Seany Golf Tournament at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club on Monday, June 11. Special guests in attendance included LPGA golfer Meghan Hardin, Long Drive Champ Vinny Ciurluini, and NFL pros Chris McAlister, Kassim Osgood, Tre McLeod, and Andre Reed.

Golfers began the day warming up, competing in the putting contest for their chance to win a cruise, and enjoying BBQ lunch. Then, it was an afternoon full of fun on the gorgeous 18-hole course.

Highlights included hole-side massages, Karma Tequila tastings, and exciting competitions such as Break the Glass and Hole-in-Two.

Congratulations to our award winners!

Closest to the Pin:

Ocean #5 : Jerry Pikolysky
Ocean #8: Trey McLeod
Valley #6: Bill Siegel
Valley #8: Alan Fishman

Putting Contest: Mike Strack

Lowest Team Score:

Chris Jackson
Clinton Mains
Michael Jackson
Mark Armstrong

Second Lowest Team Score:

Jeff Sealy
Ardee Oberiano
Michael Strack
Howard Sealy

Numerous lucky winners also took home fantastic raffle prizes that ranged from a brand new iPad3 to an autographed Vincent Jackson jersey to a private sailing excursion on San Diego Bay.

The live auction entertained all when NFL legend Andre Reed grabbed the mic and stepped up to auction an official football signed by Osgood, McLeod, McAlister, and himself. The thrills climaxed when an additional ball with Tim Teebow’s autograph was offered and won.

Other packages with winning bids included a week-long vacation in Palm Springs and state-of-the-art Callaway golf clubs.

As the evening winded down, guests finished dessert and picked up green backpacks filled with goodies for their next time out on the course.

The Seany Foundation would like to thank all its in-kind donors and sponsors for making this event possible. Special thanks to Medical Center Pharmacy, Eddy Pump, VALT, Barona Resort & Casino, and Mountain West Real Estate. And of course, a big thank you to all who attended and to our dedicated volunteers for their time and energy!

Check out the whole gallery of photos, compliments of our wonderful event photographer Tim Mantoani.

Live Auction and Opportunity Drawing Prizes Announced

If you need a little incentive to register for the 2nd Annual Swinging for Seany Golf Tournament, look no further! Check out these fantastic prizes that will be up for auction:

A Day as an Astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center
One-Week Getaway at Palm Springs Marriott Villa and $300 Dinner VISA gift card
Brand new set of Callaway Golf Clubs from Barona Resort & Casino
Yankees vs. Red Sox VIP Experience for Two

Or you could also win one of these fun prizes in the opportunity drawing:

Blue iPod Nano 8 GB
Danby Counter Top Wine Cooler
Wine Enthusiast Tumbler Set
2 Bottles of Wine
Vincent Jackson autographed jersey
Sailing excursion with Captain Keenan
Rollie Fingers signed jersey
Round of Golf for 3 and lunch at Fairbanks Country Club
Black iPad 3

So, what are you waiting for? Register online today!

Celebration 2011 Raises Over $80K for Childhood Cancer

On Saturday, September 17, over 100 guests attended The Seany Foundation’s 4th Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps in LaJolla, CA. Guests enjoyed cocktails, gourmet cuisine, live entertainment, live/silent auctions, and an opportunity drawing, all while helping raise over $80,000 for pediatric cancer research and patient-care projects!

The Robins Family

Guests were also treated to the unique and spectacular lighting of BlissLights, who graciously donated their time and professional lighting to illuminate the entranceway that guests passed through on their way to the Tide Pool Terrace, where they enjoyed cocktails and a front row view of the stunning orange and purple sunset against the gorgeous and vast Pacific Ocean.

Entrance by BlissLights

Cocktails on Tide Pool Terrace

Once the sun went down, sister pop duo Ruby Summer gave a spirited live performance, and guests browsed enticing silent auction items, which ranged from a magnum of fine wine to an autographed guitar from the famous rock band Heart.

At the end of the silent auction, guests headed inside to their tables, which were festively named after exotic fish and decorated with bright blue and green tablecloths and soft, flickering candlelight. Shortly thereafter, plates adorned with the gourmet creations of Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille were placed in front of each guest to experience.

Guests Enjoy the Festive Food

Next, The Seany Foundation Co-founders Mitch and Amy Robins took to the stage to officially welcome guests for their attendance and support. Afterward, hip-hop artist Urbalist gave a powerful performance, highlighting the struggles of teens and young adults battling cancer. The rapper and cancer survivor also took the opportunity to shine the spotlight on this year’s Seany Community Service award recipient Ben C. Weinrib and his charitable works.

2011 Seany Community Service Award Receipient: Ben C. Weinrib

Following his acceptance speech, Ben drew the winning ticket in the Champagne Promotion – the winner was to take home a 32″ LCD TV. In true Seany spirit, the lucky winner donated the TV he had just won to a young cancer patient in attendance.

Auctioneer Steve Hamann then began what turned out to be a very exciting live auction! As quickly as Steve could get out the words, guests were raising their bid numbers to snatch up exotic travel packages, a Chargers package that included lunch or dinner with Safety Steve Gregory, and an exclusive golf package. Supporters continued to show their unbridled support during Raise the Paddle, generously donating over $7,000 to support The Seany Foundation’s current research and patient programs.

Dr. Sabourin Gets the Bidding Started

Finally, dessert and coffee were served and the Co-founders wrapped up the evening by announcing the opportunity drawing winners. The lucky winner of the coveted iPad2 happened to be a young guest who was celebrating the 14th anniversary of her adoption!

There is no doubt that this year’s “Everything Is Possible” Celebration was a success and that folks showed their true colors and desire to make a difference in the lives of kids and teens with cancer. For this, we are endlessly thankful. Along with guests, The Seany Foundation would like to thank its Gold Level Sponsors: Barona Resort & Casino, Eddy Pump, Medical Center Pharmacy, and Kleinfelder, as well as its many in-kind donors.

Thank you all for helping make cures possible for children with cancer. Simply put, none of this would be possible without you!

To view more photos of the event, visit Baird Photography.

Live Auction Items Announced!

The Seany Foundation is thrilled to announce the live auction items that will be available for bidding at this year’s Celebration! Check out the amazing packages below:

Sycuan Golf Stay ‘n Play Package

Take three of your friends to Sycuan Casino for a day of golf, bingo, and lunch or dinner! After your fun-filled day, you and your group will settle in for a relaxing one-night stay at the Sycuan Resort. To prepare you for your golf outing, you will receive a Brooks Brothers gift basket, filled with a handsome golf shirt and more, and an amazing golf and travel bag from The World to carry your clubs and attire in style.

Intimate Dining Experience

Consistently ranked one of the best restaurants among San Diegan fine diners, Pamplemouss Grille is where Owner and Executive Chef Jeffrey Strauss showcases his edible artistry. If you or a loved one has yet to experience Jeffrey’s unique approach to cuisine, now is your chance to purchase an intimate dining experience in a private room for four.

Luxurious Napa Retreat*

Spend two romantic nights and three relaxing days at the unparalleled Meritage Resort & Spa in California’s famed Napa Valley. This Tuscan-inspired oasis sits atop a private vineyard, affording you endless sips of fine wine and views of rolling hills. Also included in this magnificent package is airfare for you and your guest, as well as 2 for 1 wine tastings at 23 different wineries and courtesy shuttles to take you wherever you’d like to go in Napa.

*Must travel by March 31, 2012. Subject to availability.

Discover Vancouver*

The New York Times calls Vancouver “Manhattan with mountains” because of its world-class art, architecture, entertainment, and cuisine, as well as the 1,001 acres of pristine nature known as Stanley Park that shoulders up to the lively city. Should you choose to discover Vancouver, you and a guest will be flown nonstop to the gorgeous city, where you will stay for 3 nights/4 days at the luxurious Marriott Pinnacle Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

*Must travel by March 31, 2012. Subject to availability.

Maui or Bust*

Need a break from the daily grind? Grab a guest and board a nonstop flight to the beautiful island of Maui, where you’ll stay for 4 nights/5 days at the relaxing Fairmont Kea Lani Resort. With the sun on your skin and the sand in your toes, you’ll experience the healing power of paradise.

*Must travel by March 31, 2012. Subject to availability.

Ultimate Chargers Fan Package

If you love the San Diego Chargers, you must experience the Ultimate Chargers Fan Package. This unique package includes 2 autographed jerseys from Wide Receiver Vincent Jackson (#83), 2 tickets to a Chargers game, and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have lunch or dinner with Safety Steve Gregory (#28).

Don’t miss your chance to take home one of these exclusive packages! RSVP for Celebration 2011 today!

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.

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!

Celebration 2010 Kicks Off to Combat Cancer!

You’re invited!  Bring some friends and join us for a night of fun at the San Diego Hall of Champions on 10-10-10.  On Sunday, October 10, The Seany Foundation will host its 3rd Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration!  Seany Board Member Jeffrey Strauss from Pamplemousse Grille will be catering the night of festivities, which will raise awareness and funds to combat pediatric cancer.  Don’t miss the excitement.  Full auction list coming soon… RSVP online today!

Special Thanks to MI Supporters

The Seany Foundation would like to acknowledge the generous support of the following businesses and individuals who helped make the Michigan Celebration possible:

Celebration Auction Item Donors

6 Salon

Alfonsi Railroad

Amie Kuznicki

Andrea Vidmar

Art Accents in Royal Oak

Arti Limousine

Bellania Day Spa

Bentley’s Steak and Chophouse

Best Buy

Book Cadillac Westin

Broken Yolk Cafe

Café Via in Birmingham

Cakelicious Cakery

Cameron’s Steak House

Celani Wines in Napa Valley

Charlie Lidman

Classic Wine Cellars

Coach Insignia

Disney

Detroit Athletic Club

Detroit Opera House

Detroit Princess Cruises

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Detroit Zoo

Diamond Boutique

Dr. Jeffrey Faycurry

Entertainment Express

Forte Belanger

Gem Theatre

Grapes & Hops

Heathers Club

Hour Magazine

J Alexander’s

Jesse Palter Trio

Johnny Maalouf Salon

Keenan Smith

Kona Grill

Kristi Bowlby

Lifetime Fitness

Margot’s European Day Spa

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle

Mitchell Robins

Moosejaw

Oakhurst Golf and Country Club

Ocean Prime Restaurant

Opera Gallery in Paris, France

Paint Creek Country Club

Park West Gallery

Pine Knob Golf Course

Pine Trace Golf Club

ProFlowers

Pronto!

Red Coat Tavern

Red Wings/Kimberly Palter

RenCen Marriot

Revitalize Day Spa

Ritz-Carlton Dearborn

Robert Rothschild Farm

Russell Photography

Ruth’s Chris

San Diego Chargers

Segway PT

Shepherd’s Hollow Golf Club

Skyline Club

Somerset Inn

Somerset Mall

Somerset Plastic Surgery

Sunnyside Cleaning

Tallulah

Tapper’s

The Capital Grille

Thrifty Florist

Townsend Hotel

Troy Marriott

Westin Southfield

Winebuys.com

Whole Foods