Racing fever has taken over here in San Diego and The Seany Foundation is learning the ropes at the race track. Members of Team Seany met today with Dyan Abrams to watch Flashover pull ahead in the final stretch to take first place!
After race 3, we headed to the barn to pay a visit to one of our favorite horses: Seany’s Story. He is young, healthy, and beautiful. While enjoying all of the attention, he repeatedly attempted to stick his nose down Tara’s blouse! Yes, we can all agree that Sean would be proud. Come see Seany’s Story race in a couple more weeks at the Del Mar Racetrack!
Story cozies up to Mitch
Owner Dyan Abrams, Seany's Story, and Mitch Robins
So, if you haven’t heard the story behind Seany Records yet, well, here is an abbreviated version: When Sean was still in high school, Sean went up to LA with his girlfriend (who was a pop singer at the time) to meet with EMI music exec Harlan Lansky. They hit it off. Impressed with Sean’s knowledge of and enthusiasm for music, Harlan offered Sean a summer internship. Unfortunately, Sean relapsed and was never well enough to make the extended trip up to LA. After his passing, Harlan called Mitch to explain that he wanted to start a record label in Sean’s honor and have it benefit The Seany Foundation. And thus, Seany Records was born. Seany Records’ current artist Or, the Whale is now touring across the country.
Be sure to check them out on MySpace when you get a chance! A portion of profits from Seany Records is donated directly to The Seany Foundation.
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Team Seany is dressing up for opening day at the races today at the Del Mar Racetrack. We’re trying to learn the ropes of horse racing now that The Seany Foundation has some horses of its own that will soon be running. We’ll also be sure to see one of our directors and top-givers, Jeffrey Strauss (a big race aficionado), at the track.
At last year’s Celebration gala at Moores UCSD Cancer Center, Dyan and Barry Abrams announced a surprise donation to The Seany Foundation. Mr. Abrams originally met Mitch Robins at the cementery on one of the many afternoons that Mitch spends visiting a small, personal garden alongside the stone etched with Sean’s name. After having visited the website and having been touched by Sean’s story and Sean’s own words on his CarePages, Mr. Abrams decided to make a contribution that would continue to give back over the years.
The Abrams bought two new thoroughbred horses, named them “Seany’s Story” and “Seany’s Courage”, and promised 25% of all winnings to The Seany Foundation. Their generosity moved the crowd and was certainly a wonderful and welcome surprise for the Foundation.
Thank you, Dyan and Barry! We hope you enjoy this racing season! We’ll look forward to seeing you at the track.
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Team Seany at our International Sarcoma Awareness Event
Well, The Seany Foundation was pleasantly surprised to see over 100 new bright and happy faces walk through the doors of the Solstice Ballroom at Hotel Solamar on Saturday night for the First Annual Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament, which raised over $6000.
The pros take their seats for the poker tournament.
Our generous first-place winner makes his moves at the final table.
After a win-or-bust two first rounds and a nail-biting semi, the final table competitors kept everyone on the edge of their seats. The final five poker players received a complimentary Seany Foundation t-shirt and one of five fabulous prizes, including luxury hotels stays and gourmet restaurant gift certificates. Our first place winner even donated $250 back to The Foundation- talk about good sportsmanship!
A very happy raffle winner
The real party animals stayed for the raffle at the end of the night. We gave away bottle service for up to 10 at Stingaree, tickets for the Padres, tickets for the Turf Club at the Del Mar Racetrack, travel packages, and a digital camera to name a few.
Yes, it seemed that everyone truly enjoyed the evening. The casino games definitely entertained, too. We’re looking forward to doing it again. Thanks to all who came! We hope to see you again soon for some more fun and games.
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All right, all you card sharks (and general casino game lovers)- come have a night of fun at Hotel Solamar for The Seany Lew Charirty Poker Tournament. If you haven’t already registered, be sure to sign up online to save your seat in the tournament. You can also try your luck at craps, roulette, and blackjack. We’re having a raffle, too, so be sure to check out the cool prizes. Can’t wait to see everyone there!
We’ve teamed up with Team Sarcoma and officially signed up our poker tournament as an International Sarcoma Awareness Week Event.
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On the eve of the global premiere, over 240 Potter fans gathered at the Ultra Star Del Mar Highlands 8 to be one of the first in San Diego to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The Seany Foundation event raised over $8000. Guests enjoyed complimentary concessions, and some lucky contestants walked away with some stellar prizes from our costume contest.
The three finalists for Best Overall Costume took home a Wii, an ipod, and Harry Potter Scene It! The Hogwarts judges also awarded Most Creative, Most Spirited, Most Thrifty, and Most Authentic.
Check out the valiant fight against childhood cancer in these awesome photos! (Compliments of Seany Foundation volunteer Robert Ricasa.) Oh, and if you haven’t seen the footage yet, check out how The Seany Foundation is raising awareness for pediatric cancer here in San Diego.
Some of our Hairless Potter costume contest winners
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Here’s a wonderful note we received via email from one of last night’s attendees:
I wanted to thank you for such a wonderful event. I had such a great time. Were you one of the ladies dressed in costume from the foundation?
Until the other day, I had never heard of Seany Foundation, and I must say it is very inspiring! Any kind of foundation created in the name of another for such a cause as your is amazing and I am honored to have heard about your cause. The event was a great success and I am sure Sean is very proud and smiling down on all of you.
My husband was “Harry” who won the costume contest. I am sure he will want to thank you as well, so I will be forwarding your e-mail address to him.
I would love to be added to your newsletter and look forward to helping the cause in the future!
I just thought you would be pleased to know that this event has brought awareness to as least one new person, so you guys are absolutely doing the right thing.
Once again, thank you for such a great event. It was awesome, and the movie was great!
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Yup, that’s right. We’re making headlines. Check out all the fun and excitement we had at UltraStar Del Mar Highlands 8 last night for our Hairless Potter Night. To watch the video and read more, just click here. The photos should be posted later tonight, so you’ll be able to check out some of the amazing costumes and get pumped up for our next early screening, scheduled for this fall.
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