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SOMBFAB Awards Guardian Angels

Yesterday, Amy Robins, Co-founder of The Seany Foundation, was pleasantly surprised to be presented with the “Guardian Angels Award” from the young cancer patient and siblings’ support group Some of My Best Friends Are Bald.

Amy Robins with Nurse Amy Crisman-Schneider

This past year, The Seany Foundation invited SOMBFAB members to walk the red carpet at Seany Movie Nights, free-of-charge. Several of its members also enjoy using The Seany Room in the oncology wing of Rady Children’s Hospital, a space dedicated to teens and young adults.

The Seany Foundation is honored to receive the Guardian Angels Award and would also like to wish SOMBFAB a very happy 21st anniversary! Kudos to fellow 2011 Guardian Angel Award recipients Aldo Sabino, Carmen Delgadillo from Friends of Scott, and Gary Schneider.

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!

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:





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.

Seany Sponsors GLEE and Art Exhibit

Ask any kid in treatment about the benefits of art therapy. Our own Seany could tell you that starring as Daddy Warbucks in a local production of Annie certainly had a positive impact on his self-esteem.  This year, we are pleased to announce that there are two crucial art programs at Rady Children’s Hospital that will be brought to you by The Seany Foundation:

“Art from the Heart” Exhibit

This exhibit showcases the artistic talents of children currently battling cancer at Rady Children’s Hospital. The event allows participants to submit original artwork and have it displayed throughout the facility. Art from the Heart lets the kids express themselves through art and receive recognition for their creativity. It also raises awareness about the power of art in healthcare. The exhibit and reception are open to the artists and their family and friends, as well as the judges and Rady staff. Costs include art supplies; certificates and ribbons; posters, flyers, and programs; refreshments; and a summer art intern.  (Amount needed: $2,500)

Glee Club for Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Patients and their Siblings

The SOMBFAB (Some Of My Best Friends Are Bald) Glee Club gives the music-minded children with cancer or blood disorders at Rady and their siblings a chance to shine! The club is a place where the kids can grow as people and music lovers, giving them a much-needed boost in self-esteem. Under the guidance of San Diego Junior Theatre Musical Director Richard Morrison and a Dance Teaching Artist, the children will meet approximately 20 times throughout the year to sing and rehearse. They will then show off their talents with performances. Costs include compensation for teaching artists. (Amount needed: $3,600)

Your generous donations make these programs possible.  Help us reach our 2011 fundraising goals by donating today.

Play with the Pros!

Word is getting out about what’s sure to be one of the most talked about tournaments in town.  Come out for Swinging for Seany this May at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, and check out Pro Golfer Maiya Tanaka‘s swing!  Yes, the lovely and talented pro golfer will be gracing the greens to help us fight childhood cancer.  Maybe she’ll even give you some pointers if you ask nicely… Visit Seany’s Golf page for more information and online registration.  Check back soon for more of Seany’s special guests.

Seany Seeks Sponsors for Golf Tourney

The Seany Foundation proudly presents our 1st Annual “Swinging for Seany” Charity Golf Tournament!

Monday, May 23 10:00am at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, San Diego, CA

The Seany Foundation invites you to tee off in the fight against pediatric cancer! All proceeds benefit childhood cancer research and patient care projects.

Bring your clubs and join us for a day on the green at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club on Monday, May 23. “Swinging for Seany” not only empowers you to make a significant impact in the lives of kids with cancer but also offers you invaluable client entertainment, marketing, and networking opportunities.

We are currently seeking sponsors! See below for more information:

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

10:00AM………………………….REGISTRATION AND WARM UP

11:00AM………………………….BBQ LUNCH

12:00PM………………………….SHOTGUN START, SCRAMBLE FORMAT

5:00PM……………………………APPETIZERS & COCKTAIL HOUR

6:00PM……………………………DINNER, AWARDS, LIVE AUCTION & OPPORTUNITY DRAWING

REGISTRATION:

SINGLE GOLFER……………..$250

FOURSOME…………………….$1,000

ADDITIONAL COCKTAIL HOUR AND DINNER GUEST……………$50

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES:

PRIVATE CLUB VENUE, USE OF PRACTICE FACILITIES, GREEN FEES, CART, GIFT BAG, BBQ LUNCH, COCKTAILS, DINNER, AND FANTASTIC PRIZES

SPECIAL EVENTS:

LONGEST DRIVE CONTEST, CLOSEST TO THE PIN CONTEST FOR MEN AND WOMEN

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION:

TITLE SPONSOR………………………………………………………………………………………….$10,000

TITLE SPONSOR WILL BE RECOGNIZED AS OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR AND WILL RECEIVE TWO (2) FOURSOMES FOR THE EVENT AND TEN (10) ADDITIONAL GUEST DINNERS.! TITLE SPONSORS ALSO ENJOY RECOGNITION AT REGISTRATION AREA, WITH THE OPTION OF MANNING A PROMOTIONAL TABLE; SIGNAGE ON CARTS; AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT IN TOURNAMENT PROGRAM, ON EVENT BANNER, IN ALL SEANY FOUNDATION ONLINE PROMOTIONS, AND IN SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL AD.

GOLD LEVEL SPONSOR……………………………………………………………………………….$5,000

GOLD LEVEL SPONSOR WILL RECEIVE A FOURSOME IN THE EVENT; FOUR (4) ADDITIONAL DINNER TICKETS; RECOGNITION AT A TEE BOX, WITH THE OPTION OF MANNING A PROMOTIONAL TABLE; SIGNAGE ON CARTS; AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT IN TOURNAMENT PROGRAM, ON EVENT BANNER, IN ALL SEANY FOUNDATION ONLINE PROMOTIONS, AND IN SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL AD.

SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR……………………………………………………………………………..$2,500

SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR WILL RECEIVE A FOURSOME IN THE EVENT AND ENJOY RECOGNITION AT A TEE BOX, WITH THE OPTION OF MANNING A PROMOTIONAL TABLE.

ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT TO INQUIRE

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

BY PHONE: (800) 794-8282

EMAIL: [email protected]

ONLINE: WWW.THESEANYFOUNDATION.ORG/GOLF

Summer Heats Up in the Midwest

Be sure to check your mailbox for your official invitation to our June 13 event in Southfield, MI.  The Seany Foundation’s Michigan Celebration goes back to Sean’s hometown to pay tribute to our loyal supporters and to raise monies to help combat pediatric cancer.  For more information, email Amie at [email protected]

MICelebration

Poker and Casino Night Leaves Big Winners

Ladies and gentlemen, the 2nd Annual Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Night brought in some spenders and sent home some big winners!  With over 70 guests in attendance, the night of fun’n’games raised well over $5000 for The Seany Foundation!

Our poker tournament’s lucky first place winner took home $500 cash.  Our 2nd-5th place players took home gift certificates to the excellent local restaurants BICE, Blanca, Bluefire Grill, and Hash House.  And our raffle prize winners took home a Toshiba LCD HDTV, a 16GB iPod, a Cuisinart 12 pc. cookware set, and a JetRhys Hollywood package valued at $150.  Guests enjoyed complimentary food and $5 bar drinks while they played the night away at roulette, craps, poker, and blackjack.

Thank you to Casino Knights for working with us again this year to deal the best cards possible, and a special thank you to Programs Director Abe Collier and the Pacific Athletic Club for graciously hosting the evening’s festivities.

To see photos of winners and guests at the 2nd Annual Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Night, check out Seany’s Flickr Photostream.

Date Announced for 2nd Annual Poker Tournament and Casino Night

What: The Seany Foundation, in partnership with the Pacific Athletic Club, proudly presents the 2nd Annual Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Night!

When: Saturday, April 17, 2010, 6pm-10pm

6pm: Check-in, Food and Drink Social, Casino Games open

7pm: Poker Tournament Begins

Where: Pacific Athletic Club, 12000 Carmel Country Road, San Diego, CA 92130-6101  Map

Why: to raise funds for The Seany Foundation’s patient care projects and pediatric cancer research at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and Moores UCSD Cancer Center

Who: All players 18+

No-host beer and wine bar.  Complimentary food provided.

Early registration online highly recommended (online registration coming soon!).  Space is limited for No-Limit Texas Hold-’em poker tournament.

Registration:

Poker Buy-In: $60

Casino Games Buy-In: $60

(General Buy Ins include $2000 in chips and 1 complimentary drink)

Poker AND Casino Games Buy-In Deal: $100

Executive Buy In: $90 (poker or casino games)
Includes general buy-in, plus 1 re-buy received at the start of the tournament, and 2 drink tickets

Prizes will be awarded to top 5 players.

Raffle tickets available in exchange for poker and casino chips and for purchase.  Proceeds from raffle and buy-ins benefit The Seany Foundation.

More details coming soon…