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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.

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!

Spring into Action!

The Seany Foundation is calling all volunteers for this summer’s Swinging for Seany Golf Tournament. Held on Monday, June 11, at the elite Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, this outdoor/indoor event requires quite a few helpful hands throughout the day. Duties include registration check-in/out, ticket sales, prize patrol, ushers, greeters, runners, spotters, etc.

Shifts will be approximately 9am-1pm and 3pm-8pm. AM volunteers will mostly be out on the green. PM volunteers will be assisting with the cocktail and dinner portion of the event.

Volunteers will need to attend a brief orientation on Thursday, June 7 at 7pm.

If you’re interested in helping out, email Tara at [email protected] to join Team Seany!

Reserve Your Tee Time!

The Seany Foundation proudly invites you to the 2nd Annual Swinging for Seany Golf Tournament! Back by popular demand, this year’s tourney will be held once again at the exclusive Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Registration is now open. For more information and to register online, check out www.theseanyfoundation.org/golf. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are also available at www.theseanyfoundation.org/golf-sponsor. So, mark your calendars for Monday, June 11. We’ll see you on the fairway!

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!

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:





Chargers Tackle Pediatric Cancer

You heard right! Word on the street is that San Diego Chargers’ strong safety Steve Gregory and wide receiver Vincent Jackson will be showing off their swings at the 1st Annual Swinging for Seany Charity Golf Tournament. The Seany Foundation is happy to confirm that these local celebrities will be on the green at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club on Monday, May 23. Want to catch a glimpse of your favorite players teeing off against childhood cancer? Register online today to join us for the fun.