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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.

Art from the Heart Helps Heal

On September 20, over 40 works of art created by young cancer patients and their siblings brightened the halls of the Acute Care Pavilion at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego as part of the 2011 Art from the Heart Exhibit, sponsored by The Seany Foundation.

Merit Award and Judges' Choice Recipients

Artists, ranging in ages from 1-20, wowed the crowd and judges with their creativity and talent. A public event that began in 2005, the Art from the Heart Exhibit gives patients being treated on the Hematology/Oncology unit at Rady Children’s Hospital and their siblings an opportunity to express themselves through art for both fun and recognition. As such, each participant walked away with a ribbon for their unique contribution. Ribbon categories included Judges’ Choice, Merit Award, or Honorable Mention. Many of the proud artists’ family and friends were also in attendance to show support for their loved ones.

Guests View the Artwork

The exhibition was followed by a celebratory reception that included refreshments and snacks and a saxophonist who helped set the mood for the evening’s festivities.

The Seany Foundation proudly salutes the talented young artists of Rady Children’s Hospital and thanks Dr. Deborah Schiff for organizing this wonderful event. The Seany Foundation would also like to thank its donors for making this and other programs that make a real difference in the lives of kids battling cancer possible.

To view more photos, visit The Seany Foundation’s Flickr Photostream.

Seany Named Finalist by San Diego Business Journal

The San Diego Business Journal‘s “Family-Owned and Closely-Held Business Awards” will be held today at 4pm at Paradise Point Resort & Spa.  The awards are presented by the SDBJ, SDSU College of Business Administration Entrepreneurial Management Center, and the UCSD Continuing Education Family Business Forum.  And The Seany Foundation has been named a Finalist!  Congratulations to our co-founders Mitch, Amy, and of course, Sean Robins!

Seany Rocks the HMMA’s

Always an avid music lover, Sean would be proud!  The annual Seany Robins Rock Award, named after our favorite inspiration, will be given this year to an up-and-coming artist at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards on November 18, 2010.

Adding to the excitement, Seany Records artists are also nominated in various categories.  (Just another way Sean continues to rock our world.)

StayClassy Award Nomination for Seany

Thanks for the nomination!  Someone has nominated The Seany Foundation for Most Creative Fundraiser as well as Best Small Charity.  We appreciate the support.  It’s nice to know that word is getting out about the local fight against childhood cancer.  Final nomination results come out in October, so we’ll keep you posted if we make the cut.  Thanks, StayClassy for recognizing the little guys, too!

Seany Fellowship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the 2010 Sean Lewis Robins Fellowship in Pediatric Oncology Recipients: Dr. Lisa Hartman and Dr. Courtney Lyle.

Dr. Lisa Hartman is our first year fellow.  She began her research in July 2009.  She completed undergraduate studies at Pomona College, attended medical school at the University of Texas at Galveston, and served her pediatric residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Children’s Hospital.  Having yet to choose her specific research for years two and three, Dr. Hartman expresses interest in solid tumors.

Dr. Courtney Lyle is our second year fellow.  She began her research in January 2009.  She graduated from the University of Rochester, attended medical school at Emory University, and completed her pediatric residency at University of Colorado Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Lyle is interested in studying risk factors for pediatric stroke.

The Seany Foundation is dedicated to funding research to help find cures for pediatric cancers and to improving the quality of life for children and teen battling cancer.  Congratulations to our new Fellows!

Help Us Win the 2009 Cancer Fighters Award!

We need your help!  GreatNonprofits, Planet Cancer, and Guidestar have teamed up to launch the 2009 Cancer Fighters Awards to recognize the top-rated nonprofits that are standing up to cancer.  In the month of July, the organizations with the most positive reviews will be featured on GreatNonprofits, Planet Cancer, and Guidestar (databases of nonprofits that help donors make informed decisions).

All you have to do to help The Seany Foundation grow is write a review today!  Just click on the link above to go to the site and write a few words about your experience with The Seany Foundation.  With your help, we can be number one!