Last night was the first of several fundraising events to support my Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year campaign. We had a great turnout at the Sheffield Tavern in Philadelphia and the evening was a complete success. I owe many thanks to all who contributed to a great night.
My daughter Jennifer orchestrated most of the details, (and thank you again for that). Jen and her fiancé John also invited many friends out to support the cause. This event was her baby – and it rocked. I also owe a special thanks to Rich for donating his time and bartending prowess.
My other daughter Danielle was the princess of auction items and tickets and the auction proved to be almost as successful as admission tickets. Thanks also to Lisa Ballentine for her auction basket contribution. But the big ticket item of the evening was a Phillies fan package which included two tickets in right field home run alley at Citizen’s Bank Park. THANK YOU Linda Hagarty for donating the tickets and for all of your effort to support me and the cause.
The Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon was well represented by race co-owner Alan Morrison and his family. Liberty Sports Magazine was represented by Brian and Christine Soroka. TEAM IN TRAINING was out in full force with Linda Hagarty, Lisa Ebert, Sandy Horne, and Leigh Ann Parente all coming out to support.
As always, I owe a special thanks to my wife for making sure that I remember to cross all of my T’s in the planning process. (Or for crossing them for me). I have a tendency to think big picture and paint in broad strokes and expect the details to just sort of magically figure themselves out. MG reminds me that it isn’t pixie dust that makes the details fall into place.
I wish I could send a personal note of thanks to everyone who came out, but I can’t. Nor can I thank all of the people who continue to rally behind my craziness and many projects; although I do try. But I can say that I genuinely appreciate every kind thought, word, gesture, and dollar from everyone. We are all small pieces of a much larger puzzle. But without each piece, the puzzle is never complete.
Thanks again for everyone’s support. Don’t forget about the jewelry show next weekend. AND do not forget about the big gig on May 2nd featuring the music of “Chico’s Mini Vibe” and Dennis Selfridge. Details can be found HERE.