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Live Auction Items Announced!

The Seany Foundation is thrilled to announce the live auction items that will be available for bidding at this year’s Celebration! Check out the amazing packages below:

Sycuan Golf Stay ‘n Play Package

Take three of your friends to Sycuan Casino for a day of golf, bingo, and lunch or dinner! After your fun-filled day, you and your group will settle in for a relaxing one-night stay at the Sycuan Resort. To prepare you for your golf outing, you will receive a Brooks Brothers gift basket, filled with a handsome golf shirt and more, and an amazing golf and travel bag from The World to carry your clubs and attire in style.

Intimate Dining Experience

Consistently ranked one of the best restaurants among San Diegan fine diners, Pamplemouss Grille is where Owner and Executive Chef Jeffrey Strauss showcases his edible artistry. If you or a loved one has yet to experience Jeffrey’s unique approach to cuisine, now is your chance to purchase an intimate dining experience in a private room for four.

Luxurious Napa Retreat*

Spend two romantic nights and three relaxing days at the unparalleled Meritage Resort & Spa in California’s famed Napa Valley. This Tuscan-inspired oasis sits atop a private vineyard, affording you endless sips of fine wine and views of rolling hills. Also included in this magnificent package is airfare for you and your guest, as well as 2 for 1 wine tastings at 23 different wineries and courtesy shuttles to take you wherever you’d like to go in Napa.

*Must travel by March 31, 2012. Subject to availability.

Discover Vancouver*

The New York Times calls Vancouver “Manhattan with mountains” because of its world-class art, architecture, entertainment, and cuisine, as well as the 1,001 acres of pristine nature known as Stanley Park that shoulders up to the lively city. Should you choose to discover Vancouver, you and a guest will be flown nonstop to the gorgeous city, where you will stay for 3 nights/4 days at the luxurious Marriott Pinnacle Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

*Must travel by March 31, 2012. Subject to availability.

Maui or Bust*

Need a break from the daily grind? Grab a guest and board a nonstop flight to the beautiful island of Maui, where you’ll stay for 4 nights/5 days at the relaxing Fairmont Kea Lani Resort. With the sun on your skin and the sand in your toes, you’ll experience the healing power of paradise.

*Must travel by March 31, 2012. Subject to availability.

Ultimate Chargers Fan Package

If you love the San Diego Chargers, you must experience the Ultimate Chargers Fan Package. This unique package includes 2 autographed jerseys from Wide Receiver Vincent Jackson (#83), 2 tickets to a Chargers game, and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have lunch or dinner with Safety Steve Gregory (#28).

Don’t miss your chance to take home one of these exclusive packages! RSVP for Celebration 2011 today!

Thanks to Our 2011 Sponsors

We are less than a month away from our biggest party of the year! Visit www.theseanyfoundation.org/celebration for details.

The Seany Foundation would like to give a big thanks to our Celebration 2011 Gold Sponsors for making this year’s event possible:

Click on their logos to find out more about these companies that are helping in the fight against childhood cancer.

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.

Thank You, Sponsors!

The Seany Foundation would like to send a big thanks to everyone who sponsored a kid and/or family to attend this year’s Hairless Potter Night! Click the image below to see how you made a difference in the lives of kids and teens with cancer:

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.

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!

Thanks to Temple Solel Early Childhood Center

A very special thanks goes out Noah Baird and The Kadima Bet class of 2011 from Temple Solel Early Childhood Center. They spent some time thinking about what they wanted to do with the Tzedakah they earned this year.

After several suggestions, they agreed that giving their class Tzedakah to The Seany Foundation would make everyone happy and proud. In addition, Kadima Alef and Kadima Bet joined Noah and his Mom, Becky, to host a lemonade stand to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Thank you to Becky Cherlin Baird, Sharon Segal, and the teachers and kids of Temple Solel’s ECC Kadima, Class of 2011, for making a difference! You’re off to a bright start!

Seany Movie Night Tickets On Sale Now!

When: 7:00pm PDT Jul 14th, 2011
Where: Ultrastar Poway 10 Cinemas, 13475 Poway Road, Poway, CA 92064

Calling all wizards, witches, and Muggles, The Seany Foundation and its friends at UltraStar Poway Cinemas will be hosting a very special, early screening of this year’s most highly anticipated movie finale! Dress as your favorite character and you may win one of our famous costume contests!

General tickets include admission, complimentary popcorn, soda, candy, and sliders! And with VIP tickets, you also get reserved seating. Doors open at 6 PM, and screening begins at 7 PM.

General tickets may also be purchased and donated as part of Seany’s Sponsor-a-Kid Program. Tickets for the Sponsor-a-Kid program will be distributed at local hospitals to young patients with cancer and their families. Purchasing a sponsored ticket allows kids in treatment and their families to attend our fun-filled movie night for free!

Proceeds from Seany Movie Night benefit The Seany Foundation’s pediatric cancer research and patient care projects. www.theseanyfoundation.org

For more information or to purchase tickets by phone, call 858-551-5885.

Buy tickets for Seany Movie Night July 14

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:





Golf FORE Amazing Prizes

Think you have what it takes to win one of our incredible prizes? Register for the 1st Annual Swinging for Seany Golf Tournament, and you could take home one of these fantastic awards:

Hole-in-One
$15,000 CASH or a Two-Year Lease on a Ford Mustang!
~You’ll have two chances to win and the first one is free!~

Longest Drive (Men’s and Women’s)
First place: First-Class Wedge
Second place: 2 Tickets to a San Diego Padres Game
Third place: $25 Gift Certificate to The Cheesecake Factory

Closest to the Pin
First place: Trip for 2 to Las Vegas*
You and a lucky guest will fly Southwest airlines to Las Vegas, where you will stay
for 2 nights in the world-renowned Aria Resort & Casino

*The trip must be taken no later than November 1, 2011.

Lowest Team Score
First place: $125 Gift Certificate for Golf Mart
Second place: Massage Gift Certificate for The Spa Sanctuary

Par 3 Challenge with Maiya Tanaka
$40 per foursome; $20 per twosome: Beat Maiya’s shot and each player gets 3 raffle
tickets (a $20 value!). Lose, and your team gets to use Maiya’s shot!

Don’t delay. We’re less than a week away from all the fun! Register today!