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Celebrate with TSF on October 19

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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.

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.

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.

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:





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!

Midwest Embraces Seany Celebration and Raises Over $30K

On Sunday, June 13, there was a lot to celebrate at the Skyline Club in Southfield, MI.  Over 100 guests, new and old Seany friends, attended the Everything Is Possible Michigan Celebration.

Guests enjoyed a delicious strolling dinner and the jazzy tunes of the Jesse Palter Band.  Many happy auction bidders and opportunity drawing winners went home with prizes ranging from exclusive travel packages to home entertainment systems.

Thanks to our generous donors, the Michigan Celebration gala successfully raised over $30,000.  Proceeds will be put toward vital pediatric cancer research projects currently underway at UCSD Moores Cancer Center and Rady Children’s Hospital.

To view photos from the evening’s festivities, visit Seany’s Flickr Photostream.

Live Auction Items and Drawing Announced

Be sure to join us Sunday, June 13 for Michigan Celebration 2010!

Live Auction Items:

San Diego Escape Package

Explore the beauty of San Diego in this exclusive getaway package.  Enjoy a three-night stay at a private condo in Mission Beach where you will be steps from the ocean.  Wake up at your leisure and have brunch at the most popular breakfast spot in Pacific Beach, the Broken Yolk Café.  Then stroll to the beach and enjoy a Segway ride for two. Freshen up and take a limousine ride to Bentley’s Steak and Chophouse where you will feast on a delicious meal.  The limo ride lasts up to 5 hours, so explore the San Diego coast before heading back to the condo.  We recommend Moonlight beach at twilight.  Get a good nights rest and then savor the moments with a private sail on the San Diego Bay Harbor chartered by Captain Keenan Smith on his 27-foot hunter sailboat. This package also includes two Southwest Airline tickets.

Catered Dinner for 8 from Forte Belanger

The winner will receive a fabulous catered dinner for eight.  The menu will include an exquisite three-course meal, planned around the winning bidder’s discerning palate and served in the comfort of their own home.  Also included will be full china, flatware and glassware service with designer linen napkin appointments.  A uniformed chef and professionally attired server will be preparing and serving your gourmet meal.

Hole In One Experience

Four is the magic number for this amazing golf package! Experience four amazing rounds of golf at four different courses, for a group of four plus a golf cart at each! Enjoy the beautiful golf courses, while spending a wonderful day with three of your closest friends! In addition, enjoy an entertaining and educational wine tasting class at Oakhurst Golf & Country Club after your round of 18 holes.  All classes include 5-6 wine selections paired with small plates.

Signed and Numbered Peter Max Print

One of America’s most famous artists and pop culture icons, Peter Max, draws inspiration from comic books, radio broadcasts, movies and other aspects of American Culture. This print, which is also signed by Michael Jordan, will be sure to enhance the walls of your home.

Featured Opportunity Drawing Items:

40″ television
Dinner at Ruth’s Chris
One-night stay and breakfast at the Ritz-Carlton
Haircut, color, and highlights from 6 Salon
Golf course membership at Heathers Club