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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.

Hairless Potter Photos on Flickr

On the eve of the global premiere, over 240 Potter fans gathered at the Ultra Star Del Mar Highlands 8 to be one of the first in San Diego to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.  The Seany Foundation event raised over $8000.  Guests enjoyed complimentary concessions, and some lucky contestants walked away with some stellar prizes from our costume contest.

The three finalists for Best Overall Costume took home a Wii, an ipod, and Harry Potter Scene It!  The Hogwarts judges also awarded Most Creative, Most Spirited, Most Thrifty, and Most Authentic.

Check out the valiant fight against childhood cancer in these awesome photos!  (Compliments of Seany Foundation volunteer Robert Ricasa.)  Oh, and if you haven’t seen the footage yet, check out how The Seany Foundation is raising awareness for pediatric cancer here in San Diego.

Some of our Hairless Potter costume contestants

Some of our Hairless Potter costume contest winners

Hairless Potter Crowd Speaks Out

Here’s a wonderful note we received via email from one of last night’s attendees:

I wanted to thank you for such a wonderful event. I had such a great time.  Were you one of the ladies dressed in costume from the foundation?

Until the other day, I had never heard of Seany Foundation, and I must say it is very inspiring!  Any kind of foundation created in the name of another for such a cause as your is amazing and I am honored to have heard about your cause.  The event was a great success and I am sure Sean is very proud and smiling down on all of you.

My husband was “Harry” who won the costume contest.  I am sure he will want to thank you as well, so I will be forwarding your e-mail address to him.

I would love to be added to your newsletter and look forward to helping the cause in the future!

I just thought you would be pleased to know that this event has brought awareness to as least one new person, so you guys are absolutely doing the right thing.

Once again, thank you for such a great event. It was awesome, and the movie was great!

-Kelly

Seany on CW6!

Yup, that’s right.  We’re making headlines.  Check out all the fun and excitement we had at UltraStar Del Mar Highlands 8 last night for our Hairless Potter Night.  To watch the video and read more, just click here.  The photos should be posted later tonight, so you’ll be able to check out some of the amazing costumes and get pumped up for our next early screening, scheduled for this fall.

Hairless Potter on CW6 Tonight!

Just got the good news that we’re going to be smiling on CW6’s coverage of Hairless Potter Night tonight at 10pm.  We love our new PR team!  (Way to go Sandra and Jen.)  Be sure to tune in for the excitement!

Hairless Potter Night TONIGHT

Yes!  It’s finally here!  The most highly anticipated cinematic evening this summer has arrived!  The Seany Foundation and all of its muggle friends will gather at the UltraStar Del Mar Highlands 8 Hogwart’s branch late this afternoon to begin the festivities.  Doors will open for ticketholders at 6:30pm.  The costume contest will begin at 7pm, and a Wii will be awarded to Best Overall Costume.  And finally, Harry Potter will make his grand debut at 7:30pm sharp!  Guests will receive free Foundation tshirts, wallets, and chapsticks on their way home after all the excitement!  We’re just finishing up some final touches to our flyers and posters here at the office and then will be off to adorn our own Potter costumes!  See you there!

Summer Blockbuster SOLD OUT!

Our Hairless Potter Night has officially sold out!  If you are among the lucky ones who got tickets, then plan to be at the cinema at 6:30pm sharp to get your concessions and some good seats.  We’ll be doing the costume contest before the movie starts.  Prizes include a Wii and ipods.  Yes, we are that cool.  And for those of you who won’t be making it out this time, please stay tuned for more fun and exciting movie screenings.  Oh, and be sure to check out our poker tournament scheduled for July 18: www.theseanyfoundation.org/poker

Hairless Potter lives!

Did you know…?

Sean’s favorite books were the Harry Potter series?  He would even joke that he was “Hairless Potter”!  (He would cast spells on automatic sliding doors at the hospital to get them to open for him.)

Sean’s one and only job was working at the cinema Ultra Star Del Mar Highlands.  He would go there on his scooter to see movies all the time.  At one point, Jess, the manager, offered him a job.  The theater needed the help taking tickets, and Sean was there all the time anyway.  Free movies?!  Sean was in.  We have his first paycheck hanging on the wall at the office.  And thus began the beautiful friendship that has now blossomed into summertime fun with The Seany Foundation and UltraStar Del Mar.

We now have our Summer Blockbuster event tickets -compliments of our good friends at North Shore Printery.  So, if you’re interested in attending the party, just drop us a line at [email protected]