"Which Philadelphian most represents our town as a living, breathing monument to all that is "fabulous?" I really am so honored to even be mentioned, and now mortified I will be last. I know someone has to, but I'd rather it not be me - LOL.
Monday night the Claddagh Fund held it's inaugural Celebrity Rock-n-Bowl tournament at North Bowl in Northern Liberties
created by Ken Casey, of the Dropkick Murphys, to raise money for the most underfunded non-profit organizations that support vulnerable populations in our communities.
Initially started in Boston, Ma, Casey is branching out to other cities, the first being Philadelphia. Monies raised here, will stay in the local community and support great charities like Stand Up For Kids and the Limen House.The event was well attended, with sponsorships of the lanes selling for $1,000 allowing 5 players to play, joining a celebrity. And there were actual celebrities here like Hell’s Kitchen contestant Jason Santos, and Kevin Chapman, star of CBS’s Person of Interest, one of the greatest boxers Micky Hart
and Philebrities like Flyers players Ian Laperriere, Zac Rinaldo, Matt Read and Harry Zolnierczyk, Comcast Sports Michael Barkann, Big Daddy Graham, WIP, Marshall Harris, Comcast Sportsnet, and
Miss Pennsylvania, Amber-Joi Watkins, who gives up her crown December 3. She wore it well.
Ian Scott, Ken Casey, of the Dropkick Murphys, Barry Hanrahan, Assistant General Manager of the Flyers.
Micky Ward, retired American junior welterweight professional boxer, Samantha Trasatti, Mixologist at Rouge, and a former WBU champion, Ken Casey, of the Dropkick Murphys. Folks not bowling only had to pay $5 to get into the place, and if the timing was right you could get a photo with one of the celebs. The low price was really about getting awareness to the organization, and it worked as about 50 people turned out to watch the action.
John Gonzalez, CSN Philly, and fiance, Colleen Wolfe, Update Anchor at Sports Radio 94WIP
Arthur Kade, Kate Beaver, Courtney Grant, Billy Riddle, of Ela and no dummy - Nicole Segal who is a Research Assistant Center for Electric Power Engineering Laboratory at Drexel University
Where's Shelton Mercer been lately? When he's not reconnecting with childhood friends, he's being his entrepreneur self, or doing charitable good deeds. Look for the blow up of TwitChange. Shelton is now the Chief Business Development Officer at TwitChange. He's with the lovely Timyka "Tiki" Artist, a reporter working at Pittsburgh's NBC affiliate WPXI. Timyka grew up in Philly, and is a graduate of Temple University. 6ABC's Kenneth Moton, Kevin Brown, Nicole Segal and Melony Shonfield,
Kendra Kirk, Bd Member of Claddagh Fund (CF), Christine McMahon, ED CF, Boston, Kate Diehl ED CF Philly
Eric Fox (2nd from right) was a sponsor of a lane. On his team was Ryan McDevitt, guest, Taylor Morganti, and Al Moganti, National Hockey League Analyst,
Celebrity Boston chef from Hell’s Kitchen Jason Santos with his signature blue hair and Samantha Trasatti.
Arthur Kade, who's been out and about interviewing some of the biggies in the celebrity world of late (Check out his Kevin Hart from last weekend.) What's fun about watching these interviews in Kade is coming from a complete fan angle, he's a fan of these folks and his admiration comes through. He's asking questions that you or I would ask, not a seasoned pro. I wish him luck, it's certainly a new day for him. In the center is Hacina Saadi, and restauranteur JD.