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Cliff Lee goes to bat for the Kids
Returning Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Cliff Lee has agreed to team up with the Holman Automotive Group, Inc., to sponsor “Cliff’s K’s for Kids.” For every strikeout Lee throws during the 2011 season and post-season games, Holman Automotive will donate $150 to CADEkids, an organization that helps kids make smart decisions. A running total of donations will be posted on the Holman Automotive Web site, www.holmanauto.com. “I am pleased to announce Cliff Lee is joining the Holman family to help us continue our tradition of giving back,” said Holman Automotive Group President and CEO Mindy Holman. “We are truly excited about how we will partner with Cliff to help make a positive impact on kids in our community.”
Last Monday Phillies stars Cole Hamels and Shane Victorino highlighted the second annual JCC Sports Award Dinner on Monday, Apr. 4 at the Katz JCC. The event, presented by Sun National Bank and open to the community, featured Hamels and Victorino as this year’s keynote speakers. The event also honored three local sports figures and community leaders who serve as role models to children, teens and adults in the community. There was a live auction of sports memorabilia and after the last live auction item, Shane Victorino took it upon himself to run up on stage and offer up Diamond Club tickets and a meet and greet with players. He started the bid at $2,000 and it went up to $8,000.On April 16 you can get another chance to meet Victorino and Hamels at a Philadelphia Baseball Signing event at King of Prussia Mall. Carlos “Chooch” Ruiz, will also be there as well as Pete Rose and Steve Carlton, but it’s gonna cost you.
Then there’s the Collectors’ Showcase of America (CSA) Show in Oaks, Pa. Look for Eagles quarterback Michael Vick to be among the celebrity athletes appearing to sign autographs as well as former Eagles quarterback and current ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski, former N.L. Rookie of the Year and A.L. MVP Dick Allen, 1983 NLCS MVP Gary Matthews, 1969 NFL MVP Roman Gabriel, former Phillies pitcher and 16-time Gold Glove winner Jim Kaat, 1952 AL MVP Bobby Shantz, former Phillies shortstop Bobby Wine, former Eagle Vince Papale, Globetrotter legends Meadowlark Lemon and Curley Neal, former Phillies pitcher Dick Ruthven and Eagles Hall of Famers Bob Brown and Tommy McDonald.The show, which runs from April 15th through April 17th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, will feature 400 tables of baseball cards, sports memorabilia and collectibles. Dealers will be set up to buy and sell sports-related merchandise.For a complete list of guests, dealers, and autograph fees and admission prices or to purchase advance tickets, visit CSAshows.com.Super hot Susie Celek and Julie Dorenbos are just about ready to launch their new biz Skin Palatte in the Rittenhouse Square area. 126 South 19th Street. Followed by a kick ass launch party at Bar 879, otherwise know as Susie’s husbands place, Brent Celek and Todd Herremon’s hangout. The other day the Susie, Julie and Jon Dorenbos and G-N Kang taped a piece for Philly.com’s Marnie Hall’s “One Great Idea” for the City at Sigma sound studios. Check out Susie spray tanning the WMMR interns here.
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Dana Delany’s new show “Body of Proof,” is allegedly based in Philly, except for the skyline which includes the beautiful Philadelphia County Medical building and a few palm trees.Deflowering a Co-ed
A new website that hopes to replace the “casual encounters” section of Craigslist for college students may soon offer its services to Penn. EduHookups.com opened in March. It started at the University of Chicago and has since expanded to 10 other schools, including Brown, Columbia and Yale universities. According to a spokesman from the anonymously run site — who went only by “Daniel” — Penn is among eduHookups’ next targets. The site’s most recent goal is to bring the Chicago project to all Ivy League schools. (Source)