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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.

Poker Night Antes Up $10K

On Saturday, March 30, over 100 guests placed their bets at Seany’s Showdown Poker Tournament and Casino Night at Co-Merge in downtown San Diego to help fight childhood cancer. The fun-filled night raised $10,000 for The Seany Foundation’s patient care programs. Casino players got lucky at craps, blackjack, and roulette. Congratulations to poker tournament winner Delana Ricasa, who took home the grand prize: a two-night stay at the Wynn Hotel Las Vegas and two tickets to see Cirque De Soliel’s Le Reve!

Everyone enjoyed the festive beats of DJ PJ, refreshing cocktails by Bartini’s and St. Petersburg Vodka, and yummy appetizers courtesy of Titled Kilt.  Lucky drawing winners took home exciting prizes, including a St. Mark’s Golf Package, a Donovan’s Steak & Chop House Gift Certificate, Pamplemousse Chocolate Caramels, and more!

Photos of the event were taken courtesy of Milton Motion & Design and can be viewed on Facebook.

Countdown to Seany’s Showdown

In less than two weeks, The Seany Foundation will host Seany’s Showdown Poker Tournament and Casino Night at Co-Merge in downtown San Diego. There are still a few days left to register! No experience necessary. Come try your hand at craps, roulette, blackjack, and poker.

Admission includes music by DJ PJ, drinks by Bartini, and light appetizers by Tilted Kilt. Invite some friends and make a night of it! Group rates available. Register today. 21 and over, please.

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.

Live Auction and Opportunity Drawing Prizes Announced

If you need a little incentive to register for the 2nd Annual Swinging for Seany Golf Tournament, look no further! Check out these fantastic prizes that will be up for auction:

A Day as an Astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center
One-Week Getaway at Palm Springs Marriott Villa and $300 Dinner VISA gift card
Brand new set of Callaway Golf Clubs from Barona Resort & Casino
Yankees vs. Red Sox VIP Experience for Two

Or you could also win one of these fun prizes in the opportunity drawing:

Blue iPod Nano 8 GB
Danby Counter Top Wine Cooler
Wine Enthusiast Tumbler Set
2 Bottles of Wine
Vincent Jackson autographed jersey
Sailing excursion with Captain Keenan
Rollie Fingers signed jersey
Round of Golf for 3 and lunch at Fairbanks Country Club
Black iPad 3

So, what are you waiting for? Register online today!

Hairless Potter Raises Over $14K

Thank you, Seany supporters! Your magic helped us raise over $14,000 at this year’s Hairless Potter Night.

Over 300 people attended Seany Movie Night at UltraStar Poway. Guests followed the red carpet to Theater 10, where they were among the first in San Diego to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. KUSI and Fox News were there to cover all the excitement.

Seany’s Sponsor-a-Kid Program provided 100 complimentary tickets to young cancer patients and their families from local hospitals.

The costume contest boasted young participants dressed as the Weasley brothers, Tonks, Muggles, Dementors, creative versions of Harry Potter, and many more. Winners took home prizes ranging from an iPod to Harry Potter Legos to official HP7 posters to free smoothies at Jamba Juice.

The winner of the evening’s drawing was announced online after the event: #661895. The winner can claim the prize by calling 858-551-5885 or emailing [email protected]

The next Seany Movie Night is scheduled for November 17. For more photos from the event, check out 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

Cause to Celebrate!

Come celebrate with us!

Don’t miss the biggest event of the year!  Tomorrow, Sunday, October 11, from 5pm to 8pm, join The Seany Foundation and friends to party in style.  Inspired by the life of Sean Lewis Robins, the Everything Is Possible gala will celebrate Sean’s life and legacy to help raise money for pediatric cancer research and other vital patient projects.  Bring some friends! Come join us at the San Diego Hall of Champions for all the fun, and make a difference in the life of a child battling cancer.

The evening will feature gourmet food and desserts by local culinary celebrity Jeffrey Strauss, silent/live auctions, an opportunity drawing, live music, and an open bar.

Open to the public.  Tickets are $125, and dress is cocktail attire.  Show up!  And bring some friends!  We’d love to have you.

Don’t miss your chance to take home some of this cool stuff:

LIVE AUCTION

In-the-kitchen with Jeffrey Strauss at Pamplemousse Grille
Learn the chef’s secrets to gourmet cooking with a private tour and cooking lesson for 4 given by culinary expert Jeffrey Strauss.

Behind-the-scenes tour and admission for up to 15 at the world- famous San Diego Zoo
Treat your family and friends to an exotic, new adventure at one of San Diego’s most prized possessions.

18K yellow gold ring from the Diamond Boutique
Turn heads with this gorgeous 18k yellow gold ring, inlaid with mother-of-pearl, garnet, amethyst, blue topaz, and diamond.  Certified appraisal included.

32 GB iPod Touch
Get hip with the newest Apple gear.  With room for music, videos, and photos, plus access to the Internet and Mac applications, this highly sought-after product has enough fun-filled features to keep you entertained for hours on end.

Flip-kick it for a day with pro-skater Willy Santos
Earn bragging rights after you and 3 friends get a private skate lesson and lunch with professional skateboarder Willy Santos.  (On October 14, Willy Santos and friend Tony Hawk will be honored with their own display right here at SDHOC.)

Pamplemousse Private room dinner and wine-tasting for 8
Menu to be personally prepared by Jeffrey Strauss, owner and head chef of the award-winning Pamplemousse Grille.

On-the-set lunch with Danny DeVito
This VIP visit for 2 to the set of Fox’s new original comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia includes lunch with Hollywood icon Danny DeVito.

One-week getaway and golf for 2 in Palm Springs
Relax for an entire week in a private 2,635 sq. ft. 3 bedroom/3.5 bath luxury home with fairway and lake views in Rancho La Quinta, Palm Springs.  Complete with pool and spa. Includes a round of golf.


SILENT AUCTION

Adventure (5)

Exotic animal interaction

Take a special trip just 50 minutes from San Diego to Nutured by Nature and meet their unique animal friends, like Tortoise, Paca, and Kangaroo.  Then, beat the heat with a dip in the pool and swim with the otters!

Behind-the-scenes at Sea World with Clyde and Seamore

Take a VIP tour backstage at Sea Lion and Otter Stadium and meet the animal stars of the show!  Be sure to bring your camera.  This is one photo op you won’t want to miss.  Includes 6 free admissions to Sea World San Diego.

Two tickets for Hornblower Cruises and $150 at Morton’s Steakhouse

Take in the fresh ocean air on your choice of a 1-2 hour harbor cruise and Sea Lion Adventure OR a seasonal weekday Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure.  Then, satisfy your sailor’s appetite downtown at Morton’s steakhouse.

Disneyland Park Hopper tickets for 4 and 100 Disney Dollars

Spend the day with the family at “the happiest place on Earth!” and continue the fun at Disney’s California Adventure Park. Just don’t spend all your Disney dollars in one place.

Dinner for 4 and museum visits in La Jolla

Discover why La Jolla is called “the Jewel” of San Diego. Spend a day exploring the Museum of Contemporary Art and Birch Aquarium and then enjoy an unlimited dinner for 4 (wine included) at the charming Cafe Milano.

Travel  (4)

Deluxe Vegas vacation at Caesar’s Palace

Get away from it all with two roundtrip tickets to Las Vegas, a genuine leather travel case, a 2-night stay at a Caesar’s Palace suite, and two tickets to see Bette Midler in concert.  It’s sure to be a weekend to remember, or to forget…

Two-week beach house rental on Mission Beach

A two-bedroom, two-bath, full kitchen, plus queen sofa bed.  Accommodates up to 6 in comfort and style with a serene ocean view.

Imperial Palace Vegas getaway

Take a break from the rat race with a 2-night stay for two at Imperial Palace, including roundtrip airfare on Southwest Airlines and two tickets to be mesmerized by Matsuri, Japan’s famed “Muscle Musical”.

Couple’s weekend Gaslamp getaway

Spend 2 nights at the luxurious Bristol Hotel in downtown San Diego. Savour the “Cuddles and Bubbles” package that includes champagne, roses, and chocolate strawberries.  Then treat yourselves to a gondola ride for 2 in San Diego Bay, dinner at Candela’s, and a couple’s massage at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Celebrities & Entertainment (8)

Two Season Subscriptions to San Diego Repertory Theatre

2009-2010 Season’s Shows:

Long Story Short

Seafarer

Boom

Culture Clash in America

A Weekend with Pablo Picasso

30-minute phone reading with psychic medium Rebecca Rosen

As seen on Entertainment Tonight, The Megan Mullally Show, and The Rachael Ray Show, Rebecca is lauded for her accurate, quantitative, and detailed information given to those she reads and for the graceful, healing approach in which she delivers the messages.

Autographed Nine Miles Down Script

This original script is signed by the entire Nine Miles Down cast, which includes actor Adrian Paul, best known for his starring role as the immortal Duncan MacLeod in the TV series Highlander.

Two children’s books written and signed by Katie Couric

The Blue Ribbon Day and The Brand New Kid are Katie Couric’s first children’s books. Also included in this package is an autographed CBS Evening News hat from Katie herself.

Electric guitar set & lessons from Bertrand’s Music

Rock out on your very own Deltatone electric guitar!  Amp, picks, Tour Grade carrying case, digital tuner, and two private lessons at Bertrand’s included.

Autographed Edward Norton Movie Poster and DVD

For the true cinema fan: one signed official Hulk movie poster and one signed Death to Smoochy DVD, compliments of the beloved actor himself.  Plus, you’ll receive a personal thank-you letter in the mail, direct from Edward!

Ten tickets to The Comedy Store and $100 to Sammy’s

“Come join us for an evening of laughs at the world-famous Comedy Store… a 3-room ‘home away from home’ for some of the hottest comedians in the country and a ‘pit-stop’ for most of the well-known comedians of our time.”

Brothers and Sisters autographed script and cast photo

This full, original autographed script from Season 4 of ABC’s hit drama Brothers and Sisters, starring Sally Field and Calista Flockhart, comes with a hand-signed cast photograph.

Health & Beauty (6)

Fine Jewelry Collection

Glam it up like the stars with a Joan Rivers Collection necklace from Threads and a handmade silver necklace from the Carlton Gallery.

The Solace package at SK Sanctuary

Slip into the silky-soft robe and cushy slippers, and SK Sanctuary already has you on your way to one of the most relaxing experiences of your life. The professional staff customizes all treatments for your age, skin type, and desires. This package boasts a 60-minute massage, 60-minute facial, manicure, and pedicure.

Robert Cromeans’ and Alvarado hair and skin makeover

Get pampered at this downtown luxurious, ultra-modern salon. To complete your new “look”, allow your natural beauty to shine through with skin care products from Epicuren.  Your hair and skin will thank you.

Beauty gift package

Get into shape at the upscale Pacific Athletic Club with an initiation fee waiver for the whole family.  Then take advantage and relax at The Sanctuary Spa.  Since you’ll be all smiles after that, this package also includes a Zoom II Whitening System with La Jolla premier dentist, Dr. David Sabourin. It will be sure to brighten your smile, as well as your day.

Two one-year Memberships to 24 Hour Fitness

Gain access to all 400+ 24 Hour Fitness locations nationwide.  Includes Active, Sport, Super Sport, and Ultra Sport clubs.

A one-year membership to Fit Athletic Club

Enjoy working out at this hip, upscale, downtown social scene. Fit is packed with top-of-the-line fitness equipment and the creme de la creme of personal trainers, fitness instructors, and staff.

Sports & Fun (10)

Marvel collectible graphic novels

Geek out in time for the next Comic-Con!  Collect these mint issues of all-time favorites The Incredible Hulk, The Amazing Spider-man, and The Uncanny X-men.

All-sports collectible trading cards

For the ultimate sports fanatic: these mint-condition collectibles feature baseball star Mark McGwire; NBA all-stars Larry Bird, Julius Erving, and Magic Johnson; and NFL Hall-of-Famer, Joe Montana.

Madden 10 for xbox and John Madden autographed poster

Game day just got even more exciting with this signed poster from one of NFL’s living legends, John Madden.  Invite some buddies over and “fight for every yard” in Madden NFL 10, the newest release in the xbox 360 game series.

San Diego Padres gift basket

Take some friends out to the ballgame with four VIP tickets to a Padres home game of choice, plus David Eckstein and Kevin Kouzmanoff autographed baseballs, a Brian Giles autographed bat, an official Padres hat, AND two t-shirts!

LaDainian Tomlinson autographed football

An avid philanthropist himself, San Diego Chargers’ running back #21 set records during 2006 by scoring a league-leading 31 touchdowns and 186 points, making him one of the home crowd favorites.

Jim Brown autographed football

Hall of Famer Jim Brown was Cleveland’s No. 1 draft pick in 1957, a unanimous first-team All-NFL pick eight times, NFL’s MVP four times, and a nine-time Pro Bowler. This makes for one pigskin you might not want to toss around.

Hole-in-one golf package

Look sharp with this Brooks Brothers golf gift basket, and tee up for a round of golf for 2 at the stunning, tree-lined fairways and beautiful, rolling slopes of the new 18-hole championship golf course at Steele Canyon Golf Club.

Drew Brees autographed football

Although he is now #9 for the New Orleans Saints, ProBowl QB Drew Brees remains a SoCal favorite and his philanthropic efforts still benefit San Diego today.

Philip Rivers autographed football

A San Diego Charger since 2004, “Wild” Rivers can boast one of the highest QB ratings in NFL history- making him a hot commodity in any pro football passing game.

Del Mar day at the races

Be seen where the surf meets the turf with two tickets to the exclusive Del Mar Turf Club, a $100 gift certificate to Milton’s Restaurant, and a Del Mar Racetrack mesh, portable cooler.

Home (6)

Silver Oak 3L Cabernet Sauvignon

With aromas of black plum, soy sauce, chocolate, rose petals, cedar and black olive, the 2004 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a complex and elegant wine that balances the expression of fruity and savory elements with finesse.

Anichini wool throw from Everett Stunz

Family owned and operated since 1963, Everett Stunz is San Diego’s Premier linen and bath store. Snuggle up with this luxury 100% merino wool throw and let your cares melt away.

Hand-blown Kathleen Mitchell cornucopia

My cornucopia, as a symbol of abundance, is a visual metaphor for The Seany Foundation. The abundance of love, compassion, inspiration, and hope that embodies The Seany Foundation unites us to make a difference. – Kathleen Mitchell

12 months of fresh flowers from ProFlowers

For one year, Proflowers will deliver a bouquet to your door every month.  The bouquets are handcrafted by Proflowers experts to create a mood that will change with the seasons. This item is a perfect addition to brighten any home!

Great News! Cooking School lessons and Rachael Ray cookware

Spice up your meals with a pair of expert lessons at this state-of-the-art cooking school.  Then, show off your personal style with a colorful Rachael Ray 10-piece nonstick, hard-anodized pots and pans set.

Family portrait from Bradford Renaissance Portraits

Bradford Rowley’s portraits of distinction can be seen in many of the most luxurious homes throughout North America and abroad. This package includes a family or individual sitting, plus one 16 x 20 embellished canvas wall portrait.


OPPORTUNITY DRAWING ITEMS

  • Four single-day admission passes to the Del Mar Racetrack (valid Wednesdays and Thursdays) and a table in the Private Turf Club, plus valet parking for 2
  • Tommy Bahama goodies gift basket
  • Four tickets to a performance at the La Jolla Playhouse AND Milton’s (Del Mar) Restaurant gift certificates
  • Cohn Family Restaurant Group $50 gift certificate AND a night at the Marriott Old Town, with breakfast and parking included
  • $30 in gift certificates to PB Bar & Grill AND a one-night stay at the Doubletree Mission Valley
  • A one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted surfboard bag AND $50 in gift certificates to the “Title Nine” women’s active wear shop in La Jolla
  • Gangsta-rapper “Mack 10” signed CD Gold Collection AND a book signed by Joey Kramer, drummer of Aerosmith
  • Double Kayak Tour from La Jolla Kayak AND a $50 gift certificate to Khan’s Cave Tavern & Grill
  • 16 Comedy Palace VIP tickets (valid Thursday-Saturday) with $10 off each person’s buffet dinner
  • Four adult admissions to the USS Midway: San Diego’s Maritime Museum AND Sunday brunch for 2 at the Westgate Hotel
  • The New Children’s Museum: Child of the Day Package
  • Escondido Children’s Museum: A one-year family membership, five guest passes, and a 10% discount in the museum store and birthday parties
  • Mrs. Burton’s Teahouse “Tea for Two” package AND a Perfect Time coffee maker
  • $20 gift certificate to Collins Family Jewelers AND a $25 gift certificate to Costco, PLUS a $25 gift certificate to Se Spa
  • Healthy Aging DVD by health guru, Andrew Weil MD, AND a “Walking Fit Kit” PLUS a Back to Basics blender
  • Two adult admissions to Six Flags Magic Mountain (valid through January 3, 2010) AND “Blowpop” and “Tootsie Roll” metal lunch boxes
  • A round of golf for 4 at Woods Valley Golf Club AND a customized “Golf Training Kit”
  • Bellydance/hoopdance classes (2) by Valentina Martin AND three In-n-Out Burger meal coupons, PLUS two In-n-Out t-shirts and an antennae souvenir

Live and Silent Auction Items Pack a Pleasant Surprise

Here is the most up-to-date list of the goodies you can get at Celebration ’09.  New items added daily.  Be sure to check back before the big event on Sunday, October 11!

If you haven’t bought your ticket yet for this year’s Celebration, email [email protected] or call 800-794-8282.

LIVE AUCTION

On-the-set lunch with Danny DeVito
This VIP visit for 2 to the set of Fox’s new original comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia includes lunch with Hollywood icon Danny De Vito.

18K yellow gold ring from the Diamond Boutique
Turn heads with this gorgeous 18k yellow gold ring, inlaid with mother-of-pearl, garnet, amethyst, blue topaz, and diamond.  Certified appraisal included.

In-the-kitchen with Jeffrey Strauss at Pamplemousse Grille
Learn the chef’s secrets to gourmet cooking with a private tour and cooking lesson for 4 given by culinary expert Jeffrey Strauss.

32 GB iPod Touch
Get hip with the newest Apple gear.  With room for music, videos, and photos, plus access to the Internet and Mac applications, this highly sought after product has enough fun-filled features to keep you entertained for hours on end.

One-week getaway and golf for 2 in Palm Springs
Relax for an entire week in a private 2,635 sq. ft. 3 bedroom/3.5 bath luxury home with fairway and lake views in Rancho La Quinta, Palm Springs.  Complete with pool and spa. Includes a round of golf.

Pamplemousse Private room dinner and wine-tasting for 8
Menu to be personally prepared by Jeffrey Strauss, owner and head chef of the award-winning Pamplemousse Grille

Behind-the-scenes tour and admission for up to 15 at the world- famous San Diego Zoo

Treat your family and friends to an exotic, new adventure at one of San Diego’s most prized possessions.

Flip-kick it for a day with pro-skater Willy Santos
Earn bragging rights after you and 3 friends get a private skate lesson and lunch with professional skateboarder Willy Santos.  (On October 14, Willy Santos and friend Tony Hawk will be honored with their own display right here at SDHOC.)


SILENT AUCTION- partial list

Two one-year Memberships to 24 Hour Fitness

Gain access to all 400+ 24 Hour Fitness locations nationwide.  Includes Active, Sport, Super Sport, and Ultra Sport clubs.

Beauty gift package

Get into shape at the upscale Pacific Athletic Club with an initiation fee waiver for the whole family.  Then take advantage and relax at The Sanctuary Spa.  Since we know you’ll be all smiles after that, this package also includes a Zoom teeth-whitening treatment to brighten up your day in just 45 minutes.

Brothers and Sisters autographed script and cast photo

This full, original autographed script from Season 4 of ABC’s hit drama Brothers and Sisters, starring Sally Field and Calista Flockhart, comes with a hand-signed cast photograph.

Ten tickets to The Comedy Store and $100 to Sammy’s

“Come join us for an evening of laughs at the world-famous Comedy Store… a 3-room ‘home away from home’ for some of the hottest comedians in the country and a ‘pit-stop’ for most of the well-known comedians of our time.”

Del Mar day at the races

Be seen where the surf meets the turf with two tickets to the exclusive Del Mar Turf Club, a $100 gift certificate to Milton’s Restaurant, and a Del Mar Racetrack mesh, portable cooler.

Disneyland Park Hopper tickets for 4 and 100 Disney Dollars

Spend the day with the family at “the happiest place on Earth!” and continue the fun at Disney’s California Adventure Park. Just don’t spend all your Disney dollars in one place.

Drew Brees autographed football

Although he is now #9 for the New Orleans Saints, ProBowl QB Drew Brees remains a SoCal favorite and his philanthropic efforts still benefit San Diego today.

Autographed Edward Norton Movie Poster and DVD

For the true cinema fan: one signed official Hulk movie poster and one signed Death to Smoochy DVD, compliments of the beloved actor himself.  Plus, you’ll receive a personal thank-you letter in the mail, direct from Edward!

Couple’s Weekend Gaslamp Getaway

Spend 2 nights at the luxurious Bristol Hotel in downtown San Diego. Savour the “Cuddles and Bubbles” package that includes champagne, roses, and chocolate strawberries.  Then treat yourselves to a gondola ride for 2 in San Diego Bay and indulge in a couple’s massage at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Hole-in-one golf package

Look sharp with this Brooks Brothers golf gift basket, and tee up for a round of golf for 2 at the stunning, tree-lined fairways and beautiful, rolling slopes of the new 18-hole championship golf course at Steele Canyon Golf Club.

Electric guitar set and lessons from Bertrand’s Music

Rock out on your very own Deltatone electric guitar!  Amp, picks, Tour Grade carrying case, digital tuner, and two private lessons at Bertrand’s included.

Two tickets for Hornblower Cruises and $50 to Lou and Mickey’s

Take in the fresh ocean air on your choice of a 1-2 hour harbor cruise and Sea Lion Adventure OR a seasonal weekday Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure.  Then, satify your sailor’s appetite downtown at Lou and Mickey’s.

Imperial Palace Vegas Getaway

Take a break from the rat race with a 2-night stay for two at Imperial Palace, including roundtrip airfare on Southwest Airlines and two tickets to be mesmerized by Matsuri, Japan’s famed “Muscle Musical”.

Jim Brown autographed football

Hall of Famer Jim Brown was Cleveland’s No. 1 draft pick in 1957, a unanimous first-team All-NFL pick eight times, NFL’s MVP four times, and a nine-time Pro Bowler. This makes for one pigskin you might not want to toss around.

Two children’s books written and signed by Katie Couric

The Blue Ribbon Day and The Brand New Kid are Katie Couric’s first children’s books. Also included in this package is an autographed CBS Evening News hat from Katie herself.

Dinner for 4 and museum visits in La Jolla

Discover why La Jolla is called “the Jewel” of San Diego. Spend a day exploring the Museum of Contemporary Art and Birch Aquarium and then enjoy an unlimited dinner for 4 (wine included) at the charming Cafe Milano.

LaDainian Tomlinson autographed football

An avid philanthropist himself, San Diego Chargers’ running back #21 set records during 2006 by scoring a league-leading 31 touchdowns and 186 points, making him one of the home crowd favorites.

One-week beach house rental on Mission Beach

A two-bedroom, two-bath, full kitchen, plus queen sofa bed.  Accommodates up to 6 in comfort and style with a serene ocean view.

Fine Jewelry Collection

Glam it up like the stars with a Joan Rivers Collection necklace from Threads and a handmade silver necklace from the Carlton Gallery.

Autographed Nine Miles Down Script

This original script is signed by the entire Nine Miles Down cast, which includes actor Adrian Paul, best known for his starring role as the immortal Duncan MacLeod in the TV series Highlander.

San Diego Padres gift basket

Take some friends out to the ballgame with four VIP tickets to a Padres home game of choice, plus a David Eckstein autographed baseball, a Brian Giles autographed bat, an official Padres hat, AND two t-shirts!

12 months of fresh flowers from ProFlowers

For one year, Proflowers will deliver a bouquet to your door every month.  The bouquets are handcrafted by Proflowers experts to create a mood that will change with the seasons. This item is a perfect addition to brighten any home!

Great News! Cooking School lessons and Rachael Ray cookware

Spice up your meals with a pair of expert lessons at this state-of-the-art cooking school.  Then, show off your personal style with a colorful Rachael Ray 10-piece nonstick, hard-anodized pots and pans set.

30-minute phone reading with psychic medium Rebecca Rosen

As seen on Entertainment Tonight, The Megan Mullally Show, and The Rachael Ray Show, Rebecca is lauded for her accurate, quantitative, and detailed information given to those she reads and for the graceful, healing approach in which she delivers the messages.

2 Season Subscriptions to San Diego Repertory Theatre

2009-2010 Season’s Shows:

Long Story Short

Seafarer

Boom

Culture Clash in America

A Weekend with Pablo Picasso

Behind-the-scenes at Sea World with Clyde and Seamore

Take a VIP tour backstage at Sea Lion and Otter Stadium and meet the animal stars of the show!  Be sure to bring your camera.  This is one photo op you won’t want to miss.  Includes 6 free admissions to Sea World San Diego.

Alvarado Institute of Skin Care gift basket

Allow your natural beauty to shine through with skin care products from Epicuren. Achieve and maintain healthy skin and decrease the signs of aging. Your skin will thank you.

The Solace package at SK Sanctuary

Slip into the silky-soft robe and cushy slippers, and SK Sanctuary already has you on your way to one of the most relaxing experiences of your life. The professional staff customizes all treatments for your age, skin type, and desires. This package boasts a 60-minute massage, 60-minute facial, manicure, and pedicure.

Hand-blown Kathleen Mitchell vase

This beautiful vase was made to perfection by La Jolla native Kathleen Mitchell, a glass artist and and glass blowing instructor at UCSD craft center. Your flowers will glow in this one-of-a- kind art piece created especially with The Seany Foundation in mind.

Deluxe Vegas vacation at Caesar’s Palace

Get away from it all with two roundtrip tickets to Las Vegas, a genuine leather travel case, a 2-night stay at a Caesar’s Palace suite, and two tickets to see Bette Midler in concert.  It’s sure to be a weekend to remember, or to forget…

Wool Throw from Everett Stunz

Family owned and operated since 1963, Everett Stunz is San Diego’s Premier linen and bath store. Snuggle up with this luxury throw and let your cares melt away.

Silver Oak 3L Cabernet Sauvignon

With aromas of black plum, soy sauce, chocolate, rose petals, cedar and black olive, the 2004 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a complex and elegant wine that balances the expression of fruity and savory elements with finesse.

Marvel collectible graphic novels

Geek out in time for the next Comic-Con!  Collect these mint issues of all-time favorites The Incredible Hulk, The Amazing Spider-man, and The Uncanny X-men.

Family portrait from Bradford Renaissance Portraits

Bradford Rowley’s portraits of distinction can be seen in many of the most luxurious homes throughout North America and abroad. This package includes a family or individual sitting, plus one 16 x 20 embellished canvas wall portrait.

All-sports collectible trading cards

For the ultimate sports fanatic: these mint-condition collectibles feature baseball star Mark McGwire; NBA all-stars Larry Bird, Julius Erving, and Magic Johnson; and NFL Hall-of-Famer, Joe Montana.


OPPORTUNITY DRAWING ITEMS- partial list

  • Gift certificates to PB Bar and Grill
  • The Comedy Palace- tickets for VIP, valid Thursday-Saturday and $10 off buffet (each person)
  • Gift certificate to Khan’s Cave Restaurant and Bar
  • Mack 10 signed CD Gold Collection
  • 4 single day admission passes and a table to the Private Turf club, valet parking for 2 for the 2010 season (Weds-Thurs only)
  • 3 meal coupons for In-n-out, plus two t-shirts and an antennae souvenir
  • Handcrafted surf board bag
  • Title Nine gift certificates
  • 4 tickets to USS Maritime museum
  • The New Children’s Museum-Child of the Day Package
  • Escondido Children’s Museum- One year Family membership, 5 guest passes, 10% discount in Museum store and birthday parties
  • 2 bellydance/hoopdance classes by Valentina Martin
  • Tea for 2 package from Mrs. Burton’s Tea House
  • Collins Family Jewelers gift certificate
  • CostCo gift card
  • Back to Basics Blender
  • Perfect Time Coffeemaker
  • DVD set-“Healthy Aging” by Andrew Weil, M.D.
  • Cohn Restaurant Group gift certificate
  • Tommy Bahama gift basket
  • Se Spa gift certificate
  • 4 tickets to a La Jolla Playhouse performance
  • “Blowpop” and “tootsie roll” metal lunch boxes
  • Milton’s Restaurant gift certificates
  • Adelaide’s Florist & decorators, fresh product in store, attached to a fresh lily bud vase
  • 2 Six Flags Magic Mountain Admission Passes valid thru January 3, 2010
  • Double Kayak Tour from La Jolla Kayak
  • Walking Fit Kit
  • Customized Golf Training Kit