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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.

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!

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!

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!

Celebration 2010 Kicks Off to Combat Cancer!

You’re invited!  Bring some friends and join us for a night of fun at the San Diego Hall of Champions on 10-10-10.  On Sunday, October 10, The Seany Foundation will host its 3rd Annual Everything Is Possible Celebration!  Seany Board Member Jeffrey Strauss from Pamplemousse Grille will be catering the night of festivities, which will raise awareness and funds to combat pediatric cancer.  Don’t miss the excitement.  Full auction list coming soon… RSVP online today!

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

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

Live Auction Items Announced!

Don’t miss your chance to bid on some of the year’s most-wanted items!  Reserve your tickets today; write to [email protected] or call 858-551-5885.

The following items will be available at our October 11 Live Auction at the Hall of Champions:

On-the-set lunch with Danny De Vito
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.  Official certificate included, with exact description.

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 two in Palm Springs
(Details to come…)

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.)

Willy Santos Skates with Seany

Willy Santos showing his skills.

Willy Santos showing his skills.

Just got the great news in from pro-skater and local celeb Willy Santos that he’ll be donating a ” skate and lunch with Willy” experience for our live auction!  Not only that- he’ll also be attending Celebration 09 on October 11 with his lovely wife.  What a good guy.  Nice to know there are folks like him still out there.  If you don’t know him already, check out his sites: Willy Santos and Willy’s Workshop.