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.

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.

Michigan Celebration Silent Auction Wows the Crowd

Our June 13 Michigan Celebration is right around the corner!  Don’t miss out on these fantastic silent auction items.  Go ahead; take a look to see which incredible items you’ll be wanting to bid on:

One Year Free Flowers

Generously donated by ProFlowers

Roses are red, violets are blue, if you love fresh flowers, this prize is just right for you! Enjoy this blossoming prize of free flowers, delivered to your doorstep every month, for one whole year!

Valued at: $500

Starting Bid: $400

Nintendo Game Package

Generously donated by Best Buy and Amie Kuznicki

This entertaining package includes not only a Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit but also a couple of fabulous Nintendo games. Get lost in the excitement that is Wii as you engage in both fun and fitness, along with other wonderful, interactive games. You will not want to stop playing, as this prize is surely an exhilarating one.

Valued at: $300

Starting Bid: $200

Football autographed by Drew Brees

Generously donated by Jeffrey Strauss

If you are a fan of football, and more specifically of the New Orleans Saints, you will want to tackle the chance to win this touchdown of a prize! Signed by 2010 Super Bowl MVP, and starting quarterback for the Saints, this amazing piece of sports memorabilia is one to be snatched quickly.

Valued at: $500

Starting Bid: $300

Framed Jean-Francois Larrieu Canvas

Canvas graciously donated by Opera Gallery in Paris, France, 

and Frame given by Art Accents in Royal Oak

This beautiful work of art was created by European artist, Jean-Francois Larrieu. Larrieu’s intricate oil paintings envelop an extreme creativity conveying his true talents as an artist.  Explore new worlds in this visually stunning masterpiece.

Valued at: $1,250

Starting Bid: $400

Disney Home Entertainment Package

Magically donated by Disney and Best Buy

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah Zip-a-dee-ay; this prize is amazing in every single way! Enjoy this family-oriented treasure, which not only includes four large Disney stuffed animals but also a variety of children’s DVDs and a Samsung DVD player! This prize is perfect for a lazy Sunday or a night at home with the family. Get caught up in the magic that is Disney, and take home this package of prizes tonight!

Valued at: $450

Starting Bid: $200

Henrik Zetterberg autographed Jersey

Generously donated by the Detroit Red Wings

If you are a fan of the Detroit Red Wings, and more specifically, of Henrik Zetterberg, then this prized possession is right for you! Whether you choose to wear the jersey, or frame it on your wall, this coveted memorabilia will leave you feeling like a true hockey all-star!

Valued at: $682

Starting Bid: $300

Red Wings Exclusive Experience

Generously donated by the Detroit Red Wings

Enjoy an epic night of hockey as you and three of your friends attend a Detroit Red Wings game during the 2010-11 regular season. Be the coolest fan there as you wave to your friends during your very own Zamboni ride!  No matter the score- it’s sure to be a night to remember. 

Valued at: Priceless

Starting Bid: $300

One-Night Getaway Package

Graciously donated by Troy Marriott, Kona Grill, and Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle

Is the stress of everyday life getting to you? What better way to clear your mind than to experience a one-night getaway with a friend or significant other? Enjoy dinner for two at Kona Grill in Troy, and have a few laughs at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle in Royal Oak. Stay the night at the Troy Marriott, and take pleasure in a complimentary breakfast for two.  This one-night getaway will leave you feeling refreshed and blissful.

Value at: $230

Starting Bid: $150

Wine Tasting Party & Luxurious Bottle of Wine

Kindly donated by Classic Wine Cellars and

Invite your friends to experience a wonderful evening of wine tasting hosted by Winebuys! & Classic Wine Cellars are donating one premium bottle of wine along with the choice of the following: An 8-10 person wine tasting with cheeses and light fare at Winebuys’ Ferndale location OR a two-hour wine cellar consultation provided by Classic Wine Cellars.

Valued at: $500

Starting Bid: $200

Private Photo Session & Teeth Whitening

Graciously donated by Russell Photography and Dr. Jeffrey Faycurry

Guaranteed to make you smile, this package features a complimentary session of Dr. Jeffrey Faycurry’s in-office laser teeth whitening in Auburn Hills, MI.  Then, you can debut your new sparkly whites at a complimentary photo shoot by Russell Photography at their Lake Orion Studio or, for you UofM football fans, on the field at the Big House.  You’ll even receive a free 8″x10″ print enlargement to show off to all your friends.

Valued at: $600

Starting Bid: $150

Somerset Mall Package

Charitably donated by Somerset Inn, Somerset Mall, Ocean Prime Restaurant, and J Alexander’s

Treat yourself to a wonderful weekend getaway with a day of shopping and fine dining in Troy, Michigan.  This package includes a generous basket of goodies and a $150 gift card to the elite Somerset Mall.  Enjoy lunch at Ocean Prime Restaurant and wrap up the day’s excitement with a delicious dinner at J Alexander’s, where you can choose from excellent prime rib, fresh seafood, hand-crafted cocktails, and world-class wines.  Worried you’ll shop till you drop?  That’s okay; put your feet up as our guests at the nearby Somerset Inn, and wake up refreshed to a complimentary breakfast. 

Valued at: $925

Starting Bid: $350

Romantic Getaway

Graciously donated by Townsend Hotel, Tallulah, Cameron’s Steakhouse, and Margot’s Euro Day Spa

This romantic retreat will leave you feeling starry-eyed for the one you love. Delight in a lavish lunch at Tallulah restaurant, the newest addition to Birmingham, Michigan.  Next, enjoy a tranquil couple’s massage at Margot’s European Day Spa.  Top off the evening with a delightful dinner for two at Cameron’s Steakhouse, and spend some quality time together with a one-night stay in a luxury room at the Townsend Hotel.  Valet the car, retire for the night with Townsend Tuxedo strawberries and chilled champagne, and wake up in the morning to a continental breakfast for two.

Valued at: $800

Starting Bid: $400

Designer Jewelry

Generously donated by Tapper’s Jewelry

From diamonds to gems to silver, you’ll dazzle the crowd with this stunning piece of fine jewelry. This eye-catching prize features a “Circle of Life” diamond pendant necklace from Tapper’s Jewelry. Allow your neckline to shimmer and shine as you dazzle friends and family with this lovely diamond pendant.

Valued at: $350

Starting Bid: $150

Theatre Lover’s Package

Generously donated by Westin Southfield, Skyline Club, and Gem Theatre

Take the stage with this outstanding prize package!  Begin the night with dinner for two at the elite Skyline Club.  Then, head to the Historic Gem Theatre for a show of your choice. Savor the evening with a one-night stay at the Westin Southfield, and take pleasure in breakfast the following morning at Tango’s Restaurant.

Valued at: $245

Starting Bid: $150

Zoo Extravaganza

Generously donated by Detroit Zoo, Red Coat Tavern, and Mitch Robins

Let loose, and get wild at the Detroit Zoo.  Roam around the animal exhibits with your pack of three cubs and capture the great memories with your brand new video camera.  After you work up an appetite, stop by Red Coat Tavern for their world-famous burgers.

Valued at: $500

Starting Bid: $ 250

Starry Night on the Town for Two

Generously donated by Café Via in Birmingham, Book Cadillac Westin, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Entertainment Express

Dust off that gown and tux for an elegant evening of gourmet food at Café Via, followed by a wonderful performance brought to you by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.  You will be riding in style, in a limousine, of course.  After indulging in great sights and sounds of the city, relax your spirit with a night stay at the renowned Western Book Cadillac in Detroit.

Valued at: $ 330

Starting Bid: $250

Guys’ Night Out

Generously donated by Alfonsi Railroad

Get your game face on, and get out your Tiger gear!  You and three buddies are going to be hooting and hollering for your home team.  After sliding to home base with your pals, finish the day with dinner at the Greektown Casino.  If you’re feeling lucky, stay for some extra play at the tables or slots.

Valued at: $ 300

Starting Bid: $200

Date Night at its Finest

Generously donated by Detroit Princess Riverboat, Coach Insignia, and RenCen Marriott

Take your date and glide along the one and only Detroit Princess Riverboat Cruise Ship.  Take in the sights and sounds of nature on this elegant ride. Then, cruise over for some fine dining at Coach Insignia for a five-star meal and breath-taking views from atop the Renaissance Center.  End the evening with a one-night stay at the luxurious RenCen Marriott.

Valued at: $ 400

Starting Bid: $200

Three Celani Napa Valley Wines

Generously donated by Celani Wines in Napa Valley

Escape your day with some of Napa’s finest selection of Celani wines.  With a couple of light swooshes of your glass, you will enjoy the rich aroma of exquisite grapes picked at their prime and aged to perfection.

Valued at: $ 300

Starting Bid: $125

An Evening of Opera

Generously donated by the Detroit Opera House and Mitch Robins

Enjoy a lovely dinner for two at the Detroit Athletic Club, followed by a wonderful performance at the renowned Detroit Opera House.  After the show, enjoy a complimentary night at the DAC hotel for you and a guest.

Valued at: $ 400

Starting Bid: $300

Not one, not two, but three Champagnes

Generously donated by Grapes & Hops and Forte Belanger

It’s always a great time to celebrate, and what better way to do it than with champagne?  Enjoy the smooth taste of these delectable champagnes from France.

Valued at: $ 600.00

Starting Bid: $300.00

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.


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



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.


  • 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