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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.

Seany Week at Smashburger Del Mar

Craving a juicy burger? Want to help fight childhood cancer? Well, satisfy both cravings at Smashburger anytime during the week of Monday, May 16! From May 16- May 23, Smashburger will donate $1 of each San Diego burger sold to The Seany Foundation!  Just stop by the Del Mar Smashburger and order a SAN DIEGO BURGER for you and all your friends.

Del Mar Smashburger

Camino Del Mar & 15th
1555 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, California 92014
(858) 461-4105
10 AM – 10 PM Daily

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.

Hairless Potter Night Raises $14K

Hairless Potter Night cast its spell last night and raised over $14,000.  The 7pm and 7:30pm special early screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One welcomed over 300 guests to the UltraStar Del Mar Highlands.  Thanks to the generosity of its donors, The Seany Foundation distributed 140 complimentary tickets to young cancer patients and their families from Rady Children’s Hospital, Kaiser Hospital, and Ronald McDonald House.

Fans began lining up at 5:30pm and feasted on popcorn, soda, candy, and sliders as they eagerly awaited the screening.  Favorite dressed up characters included Professor McGonagall, numerous Harry Potters, representatives from Ravenclaw and Slytherin, Malfoy, Tonks, and a whole magical family.  Costume contest winners went home happy with a Dream Dinner, Harry Potter Clue, 20 Questions Quidditch-style, and a brand-new Kindle.  Opportunity drawing winners took home two VIP tickets to the next Seany Movie Night.

Special thanks to Jess Ochoa and his team at UltraStar for helping us host this exciting event!  And once again, thank you to our kind-hearted donors for coming out to support our cause.  Photos will be posted soon!

Hairless Potter Night Debuts Thursday

Run- don’t walk- to the theater this Thursday!  In two days, Hairless Potter Night takes over Ultra Star Del Mar Highlands.  We’re expecting over 100 special guests- young patients and their families from local hospitals.  There are still some tickets left, so be sure to purchase them online today to be part of the magic of Hairless Potter Night!  Even if you can’t make it out to Del Mar Highlands, consider doing good by sponsoring a ticket for a young cancer patient to join us for the fun.

Sex and the City 2 Benefits Pediatric Cancer Research

On Wednesday, May 26, over 200 fabulously-dressed ladies (and a few lucky gents) attended The Seany Foundation’s Ladies Night Out at the Movies at Ultra Star Del Mar Highlands.  Guests warmed up at the pre-show soiree with a complimentary glass of wine and a wonderful spread generously donated by Rype Catering.  The pre-show raffles sent home lucky winners with VIP tickets to our next movie night, $100 in La Jolla restaurant certificates, and an exclusive Jet-Rhys salon package.  Glamour Awards were also distributed to the most stylish ladies of the evening.  Thanks to our generous guests in attendance, Ladies’ Night Out raised over $8000 for The Seany Foundation’s pediatric cancer research funds and local patients care projects.

GOOD SPORTS: A special thanks to our Chairman of the Board, Bill “Charlotte” Siegel, and survivor Chris Ramirez, our very own “Mr. Big”.  Check out more photos of our lovely guests at Seany’s Flickr Photostream.

Buy Tickets Online for Ladies’ Night at the Movies

That’s right.  You can now buy tickets for you and your gal pals online!  Buy them online and pick them up at will call.  It’s that easy:

Ladies’ Night Out at the Movies

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Ladies’ Night Out Is Officially May 26

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Calling all ladies! Seany is hosting Ladies’ Movie Night Out on Wednesday, May 26 at the Ultra Star Del Mar Highlands.

See Carrie and her gal pals on the big screen before the film is released in theaters nationwide. Screenings begin at 7pm and 7:30pm.

Doors open an hour prior to each screening for the pre-sho soiree.  General tickets ($45) include admission to an early screening of this summer’s “sex”-iest sequel, wine and cheese at the pre-show soiree, soda, popcorn, and candy! VIP tickets ($65) include all of the above, plus a reserved seat and complimentary raffle tickets.

Seating is limited. For tickets, call 800-794-8282 or email [email protected] today!

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Seany Offers Amazing Prizes

If you still haven’t registered online for the 2nd Annual Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Night, we have some great prizes we’re offering that will be sure to entice you…

Poker Tournament Prizes:

* 1st place: $500 cash* 2nd place: Bluefire Grill Dinner for 2

* 3rd place: Blanca Restaurant $100 gift certificate

* 4th place: Bice Restaurant $100 gift certificate

* 5th place: Hash House A GoGo $100 gift certificate

Raffle prizes include:

* Toshiba 19 ” LCD HDTV with DVD player

* Cuisinart 12-pc. Cookware set

* La Jolla Dine Out package: Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza $50 and Roppongi $50 gift certificates

* Bohemian Package: Maddy Moon Designs $100 gift certificate and Crimson candle valued at $46

* Wine Lovers Excursion: Wine Country Trails horseback riding for 2 and Callaway Vineyards Tour/Tasting for 4

* Dance Party package: DJ Oso private party service and (2) 4-class cards to Culture Shock Dance Center

*Ipod nano: 16GB and red; one the most fun toys you’ll ever own

Sounds pretty good, huh?  Sign up today at Seany’s Poker/Casino Page.

*number of and specific raffle prizes subject to guest turnout.

Seany’s Poker Tournament Rules and Regulations

Tournament is limited to 66 players.  The tournament is a timed event from approximately 7pm-10pm.

Seat assignments: Each player will randomly draw a table/seat card from the Tournament Director prior to the tournament.

Each Player will start with $10,000 in chips (10, 6, 6).  (10 White =$1000), (6 Red =$3000), (6 Black =$6000).

The blinds increase every 20 minutes or as deemed by the Tournament Director.  This is a flexible blind and time table depending on the action and the time restraints of the tournament.

Re-buys are available for the first hour of the Tournament.  After that, Add-ons, which you do not need to be out of chips to purchase, will be available.  If a player does go out at the end of the hand with the last Re-buy, he/she will be able to do both options and have double the amount of chips at that time.

As players are eliminated, there will be a sit’n’go poker table available for play with the use of casino games chips; poker tournament chips will not accepted at this table. Any leftover poker chips may be redeemed for raffle tickets.

Best of luck to you all!

Questions/comments?  Write to us at [email protected]  Register online at http://www.theseanyfoundation.org/poker