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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.

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!

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!

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!

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

Poker and Casino Night Leaves Big Winners

Ladies and gentlemen, the 2nd Annual Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Night brought in some spenders and sent home some big winners!  With over 70 guests in attendance, the night of fun’n’games raised well over $5000 for The Seany Foundation!

Our poker tournament’s lucky first place winner took home $500 cash.  Our 2nd-5th place players took home gift certificates to the excellent local restaurants BICE, Blanca, Bluefire Grill, and Hash House.  And our raffle prize winners took home a Toshiba LCD HDTV, a 16GB iPod, a Cuisinart 12 pc. cookware set, and a JetRhys Hollywood package valued at $150.  Guests enjoyed complimentary food and $5 bar drinks while they played the night away at roulette, craps, poker, and blackjack.

Thank you to Casino Knights for working with us again this year to deal the best cards possible, and a special thank you to Programs Director Abe Collier and the Pacific Athletic Club for graciously hosting the evening’s festivities.

To see photos of winners and guests at the 2nd Annual Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Night, check out Seany’s Flickr Photostream.

Seany Offers Amazing Prizes

If you still haven’t registered online for the 2nd Annual Seany Lew Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Night, we have some great prizes we’re offering that will be sure to entice you…

Poker Tournament Prizes:

* 1st place: $500 cash* 2nd place: Bluefire Grill Dinner for 2

* 3rd place: Blanca Restaurant $100 gift certificate

* 4th place: Bice Restaurant $100 gift certificate

* 5th place: Hash House A GoGo $100 gift certificate

Raffle prizes include:

* Toshiba 19 ” LCD HDTV with DVD player

* Cuisinart 12-pc. Cookware set

* La Jolla Dine Out package: Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza $50 and Roppongi $50 gift certificates

* Bohemian Package: Maddy Moon Designs $100 gift certificate and Crimson candle valued at $46

* Wine Lovers Excursion: Wine Country Trails horseback riding for 2 and Callaway Vineyards Tour/Tasting for 4

* Dance Party package: DJ Oso private party service and (2) 4-class cards to Culture Shock Dance Center

*Ipod nano: 16GB and red; one the most fun toys you’ll ever own

Sounds pretty good, huh?  Sign up today at Seany’s Poker/Casino Page.

*number of and specific raffle prizes subject to guest turnout.

New Date for March Movie Madness

Don’t miss this very important date change: The Seany Movie Night showing of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland in 3D will now take place on Friday, March 5!  Mark your calendars and get those costumes ready!

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