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June 2011



The Jimmy Rollins Family Foundation held it’s annual Basebowl event at Lucky Strikes Monday.The Jimmy Rollins Family Foundation strives to help children and young adults living with arthritis by providing funds and awareness about the disease. We also support families who are struggling financially with extracurricular activities that promote healthy living through exercise and proper nutrition.There was food everywhere with pizza, onion rings and fries, yumJimmy Rollins thanked everyone for coming and for supporting his event. Here he is with Big Rube
there was a cool cake created over a weeks time by Matty Benigno and his staff Stephanie Russel and Angela Park at Potito’s Bakery in South Philly
Phillies outfielder Ben Francisco with outfielder Shane Victorino. Come out and Support Shane’s charity fashion show being held at the Union League August 25
NBC10 friends Lu Ann Cahn and Mina Sabet with Johari Rollins
Glowing future parents Stephenie and Kyle Kenderick. Stephenie tells me that their baby is due right before Kyle goes out on a long road trip in September. She’s hoping the baby comes before he goes or they might have to help mother nature a bit. Steph tells me she’s been eating a lot of meals at her restaurant Gigi’s and complained she gained a lot of weight. RIGHT, look at her she’s beautiful!
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.
Chase Utley poses with a fan. Yesterday his mother confirmed on B101, what I tweeted weeks ago, that Jen Utley was pregnant
Although there was a no autograph sign at the door, the players still signed graphs which was nice.
Mark Marsden came up to me and told me how much he loves watching my segment on The Scene on NBC Non-Stop, Ch 248. Then he told me about how great the Jimmy Rollins Foundation is and how it benefits his daughter Lacey Marsden. She really enjoys going to the camp that benefits from the funds raised from this event, especially since she meets other kids with arthritis. I think that’s pretty special.
Shaquille O’Neal’s shoe up for auction, next to my android phone.

Cole and Heidi Hamels, co-founders of The Hamels Foundation, are hosting the first annual Philly Financial Day on Friday, July 8th, 2011. Several of the leading financial service institutions in the Philadelphia area will donate a significant fixed percentage of their institutional trading commissions and transactional revenues to a pool of charitable foundations founded by Phillies’ stars Cole Hamels, Shane Victorino, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley. In addition, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will be a beneficiary of funds raised that day.

I guess I didn’t win this cause I didn’t get a call. Lately I’ve been bidding on auction items to pay it forward and auction off at my charity event to benefit Gilda’s Club. The event will be held in September at Flemings Steakhouse Marlton NJ in honor of my sister who you may know died of Ovarian Cancer 12/09


Parkinson Disease Council – Summer Solstice at Table 31 & a Meet & Greet with Earth Wind & Fire

The fun and fabulous of Philadelphia came out to honor Pat and Jack Parker on
an magnificent night al fresco at Table 31 at The Comcast Center to support the Parkinson Council. What a venue for a beautiful summer evening! Owner/Chef Chris Scarduzio and Event Manager Tyrone Blakely hit it out of the park with mini sliders, margarita pizzas and delicious light bites.

The event, attended by over 200, celebrated the summer solstice and served as
the annual kickoff to the 2011 Parkinson Golf Classic, which will commenced
Monday June 27, at Philadelphia Cricket Club (and was sold out!). The party was
chaired by Karen Jacobson and Barry Milberg and was attended by iconic Philadelphians such as Larry Magid, Pete + Jan Albert, Kerry Pacifico, Lisa DiBattista, (daughter of famed Jimmy’s Milan), Jon Felix, Bonnie Young, Babs Snyder and Dr Matt Stern.
The Parkinson Council, which is based in Bala Cynwyd, connected with Earth Wind
and Fire’s Maurice White through committee member Bob Cole of World Wide

Stereo. Also on hand, Vine Street Imports, Louis Latour Wines, Kiehls goodies and a sneak preview of the prelaunch of all time philly favorite…PEANUT CHEWS. McIntosh – the Rolls Royce of all audio systems was also a key sponsor – giving the crowd a reminder of the sweet sound of Philadelphia with tunes from Teddy Pendergrass, McFadden + Whitehead, The Spinners and of course Earth Wind and Fire – who will also be doing an in store appearance at World Wide Stereo’s Montgomeryville location on June 30th.Parkinson’s affects more people than Leukemia, MS, and ALS combined. According to the National Institutes of Health, about 50,000 new cases

are reports annually. Events such as the annual Golf Classic enable the Parkinson
Council to continually raise funds to provide financial grants to local hospitals
and universities dedicated to promoting research into the causes and cure for the
disease in addition to educating patients, caregivers, health professionals and the
general public about the chronic neurodegenerative illness
Howard Lipschutz CPA, Bob and Barbara Lewis
Teresa Katz, and Rusty Silverman. Rusty is a board certified family doctor and a local photographer. He has been photographing scenes of the Jersey shore and lifeguards for about 40 years.
Karen Cole and Susan Kleiman

Betsy Rubenstone, Claire Stuempfia, and Babs SnyderBonnie Young, Co-Founder of The Do Gooders, Dan Forman and Jen Albert
Susie Krupnick and Neesa Procaccino, is an Art Teacher/Artist at The Philadelphia School
Chair for tonight’s event Karen Jacobson with author Carol Saline and Paul Rathblott. I admired Carol’s jewelery and she told me the funny story how she had seen it on jewelers Caroline Wiseman neck and admired it so. At the end of that event Caroline sold it right off her neck and it went onto Carol’s. I think it was a great buy as it’s so much fun.
Pete Albert, Larry Magid and Frank Ventresca. It was cool to meet Larry Magid after reading about him for my entire life.
Table 31’s Chef Scarduzio takes a turn at the charity hole in one green

Dr Matthew B. Stern, MD. Parker Family Professor of Neurology with co-chairs Barry Milberg and Karen Jacobson
Pat and Jack Parker and Barry Milberg
Jim and Judy Veghte
Lynne Edwards and Barbara O’Neill. Lynne is with Korman Suites, which just took over the Ben Franklin House (which I had tweeted back in March). She tells me they are re-branding the building to be called The Franklin Residences.
Carolyn Curci and Diane Sarkisian. Diane is a Center City Real Estate Agent. Which A -List star does she look like. If you guest Cher you’d be right. They are cousins.

Jamie Joffee and Bob Cole of World Wide Stereo – who really stepped up the live auction, raising tens of thousands of dollars and awareness for the Parkinson Disease. TONIGHT: Earth Wind and Fire make a special appearance at his store in Montgomeryville at 6:30PM to kick off the holiday weekend!

Don’t forget you can catch a full concert by Earth Wind and Fire on July 4th at the Phila Art Museum followed by fireworks. Check out all of the July 4th Celebrations, especially events that are going on today through Monday HERE and on their FB here

This post was partially written by Jamie Joffee with the support of The Parkinson Council


“Picture Yourself in Philly” Photos of You at Iconic Locations July 4th Weekend

I just received this email and wanted to pop it up here as it seems a lot of fun:

  • Over the Fourth of July weekend we are doing a “Picture Yourself in Philly” promotion.
  • We are going to have a professional photographer at the following iconic Philly locations photographing tourists.
  • We will then upload the images to the VisitPhilly Facebook page so that visitors can see and tag their photos.
  • The next day, I will share these pictures on Wawa Welcome America’s FB page.
So here’s the schedule for Picture Yourself:

  • Friday, July 1, 11am-1pm, Betsy Ross House
  • Saturday, July 2, 11am-1pm, Penn’s Landing
  • Sunday, July 3, 11am-1pm, Franklin Square
It’s a great opportunity for a family, couple, group of friends to be immortalized by a really good photographer in front of a historic site!