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Victorino dinner and golf event next week
November 30, 2012 - Robert Collias
This is most of a press release we received Thursday about Shane Victorino's annual golf tournament and celebrity dinbner that is set for next week at the Wailea Emerald Course. Both events are sold out — and way out of my price range — so this is more just an FYI for all the Victorino fans out there.
I took out some of the promotional stuff — left the list of sponsors because most of them are local and it's for really good causes — and the list of confirmed celebrity golfers at the bottom is cool (we will no doubt be able to generate several stories out of the event, so stay tuned right here or better yet, pick up the paper):
HAWAII TWO-TIME MLB ALL-STAR VICTORINO TO HOST FIFTH ANNUAL CHARITY CELEBRITY DINNER & GOLF EVENT IN MAUI
Title Sponsor Passman and Presenting Sponsor Tommy Bahama Team with Victorino to Help Children in Hawaii
Hawaii-native and two-time NL All-Star Shane Victorino announced today that Passman will team with the Shane Victorino Foundation as the title sponsor and Tommy Bahama will join as the presenting sponsor of the 5th Annual Celebrity Dinner & Golf Classic on Wednesday, December 5 and Thursday, December 6, 2012. All proceeds from the SOLD OUT event will benefit the Shane Victorino Foundation.
“I look forward to returning to Hawaii each offseason to give back to the community that is so supportive of me,” said Victorino. “I am honored to team with Passman and Tommy Bahama to be able to provide resources and support for underserved children throughout the state,” he added.
The event begins with a private golfer reception at Tommy Bahama Bar & Restaurant on Wednesday, December 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. On Thursday, December 6, the golf competition begins at 12:00 p.m. at the Wailea Golf Club’s Emerald Course and will be immediately followed at 5:45 p.m. with the reception, auction and dinner at the Four Seasons Resort Maui Ballroom. Due to limited space, the event is open only to participating corporate partners.
Sponsorships for the private event ranged from $3,000 to $25,000 for golf opportunities and $200 for tickets to the event reception, auction and dinner. Corporate teams of four will be joined by celebrity team captains to compete for the championship to win fabulous awards including authentic Shane Victorino commemorative autographed items and other golf-related prizes. Awards will be presented during the evening’s post-golf dinner festivities.
Hawaiian charities chosen by the Shane Victorino Foundation to benefit from the event will include A Keiki’s Dream (grants dreams of children in crisis), Adult Friends for Youth (promotes educational achievement and aims to reduce poverty and destructive behavior among high risk youth), After-School All-Stars Hawaii (provides free, comprehensive after school programs for middle school students) and the First Annual Shane Victorino Youth Baseball Clinic (to provide opportunities for Maui youth to learn baseball fundamentals from Shane Victorino, MLB players and Maui high school coaches). All funds raised from the event solely benefit organizations and programs in the state of Hawaii.
Presenting sponsor Tommy Bahama will treat golfers to an on-course grilled lunch, snacks and other beverages along the way. Golfers will also have the opportunity to compete in four hole-in-one contests with prizes that include the Passman Hope Floats Collection bracelet and ring, each featuring flawless Aquamarines (eight carats on the bracelet and five carats on the ring), diamonds and Black Coral set in 18kt white gold. Other prizes include a 2013 Fletcher Jones Maui Mercedes-Benz Black GLK350 SUV and two Harley Davidson motorcycles, courtesy of Cycle City Maui.
This year’s dinner and live auction will feature Passman’s Skyscape Collection: a pendant of blue Sapphires, diamonds and Black Coral set in 18kt white gold, suspended on a white gold chain and complimented by an extraordinary pair of diamond, blue Sapphire and Black Coral earrings, dripping in unmistakable style and elegance. Autographed items include jerseys from MLB Triple Crown and AL MVP Miguel Cabrera, NL MVP Buster Posey, and Rookies of the Year Mike Trout and Bryce Harper. Other items include trips New York that includes two VIP tickets to Rachael Ray and a meet/greet experience with Live! with Kelly & Michael, a trip to Los Angeles and two tickets to Dancing with the Stars, weekends away, as well as foursomes on the Hawaiian Islands’ finest courses.
Celebrity participants scheduled to join Victorino include actor/comedian Rob Riggle, ESPN Sports Center Anchor Neil Everett, Phillies Jimmy Rollins, Ty Cloyd and Laynce Nix, Rays Ben Francisco, Dodgers Josh Beckett and Brandon League, Mariners Jason Vargas, Red Sox Clay Bucholtz, Orioles Adam Jones, Tigers Quintin Berry, Padres Tim Stauffer, Pirates Kevin Correia, retired Dodgers star Steve Garvey, A’s Kila Ka’aihue, Reds Kanekoa Texeira, A’s Dayton Alexander, Yankees scout Pete Mackanin, Champion Surfer Rob Machado, Surfing Hall of Fame’s Pat O’Connell, renowned Honolulu Chef Alan Wong, KHON sports reporter Kanoa Leahey and others to be announced.
Sponsors for the event to date include: Title Sponsor: Passman
Presenting Sponsor: Tommy Bahama
Resort Sponsor: Four Seasons Resort Maui
Home Run Sponsor: OfficeMax
Gift Bag Sponsors: Hurley and Tommy Bahama
Double Play Sponsor: Dorvin D. Leis, Inc., Marcraft Apparel
Base Hit Sponsors: A&B Foundation, Keith & Bonny Amemiya, Hardware Lumber Maui, OluKai, PR Partners, UFC, Windermere Realty, Zippy’s
Team Sponsors: Cycle City Maui, Del Gaudio Family, D&J Electronics, Fletcher Jones Mercedes-Benz Maui, Goodfellow Bros., IBEW Local 1186, CarlSmith Ball, LLP, Maui Soda & Ice Works, Miles & Farr Families, R&D Technologies, Rainsford Foundation Airline Sponsor: Hawaiian Airlines Rental Car Sponsor: Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ground Transportation Sponsor: Akina Tours & Transportation Excursion Sponsors: Ali’i Nui, Blue Hawaiian Helicopter, Maui Dive Shop, Old Lahaina Luau Host Course: Wailea Golf Club Beverage Sponsors: Langer’s Juices, Maui Brewing Co., Maui Soda & Ice Works, OCEAN Vodka, Red Bull
For more information on the event, please visit the Shane Victorino Foundation’s website at www.shanevictorinofoundation.org or by phone at 702.214.5581.
ABOUT THE SHANE VICTORINO FOUNDATION
Shane and Melissa Victorino founded the Shane Victorino Foundation (SVF) in 2010. The nonprofit is dedicated to promoting opportunities for underserved youth as it engages in projects which provide children with educational, recreational and wellness programs. In Shane’s native Hawaii, the Victorinos and the SVF have raised more than a half-of-a-million dollars for various charities that serve children in need. The organization’s major endeavor in Philadelphia was the renovation of the recently re-opened Shane Victorino Nicetown Boys & Girls Club, in which the nonprofit pledged nearly $1 million to renovate the 105-year building. Upon its re-naming, Shane become one of two MLB players with a Club named in his honor (other is Willie Mays). In the off-season, the Foundation hosts a number of events, including a holiday toy drive. For more information, contact the Foundation at ShaneVictorinoFoundation.org, on Twitter (@SVictorinoFdtn), Facebook (/ShaneVictorinoFoundation) and YouTube (ShaneVictorinoFdn).
ABOUT SHANE VICTORINO
Known as “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” for his intense style of play and lightning speed, Maui’s-own Shane Victorino recently finished his ninth MLB season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, after a late season trade from the Philadelphia Phillies. During the 2012 season, Victorino recorded his 1,000th hit and set a career record in stolen bases. In 2011, Shane enjoyed one of his finest seasons at the plate and in the outfield and was named the NLE Champion Phillies’ MVP by the Philadelphia Baseball Sportswriters. He was also chosen by the fans in the “Final Vote” for the National League All-Star Roster. In 2010, Shane was personally recognized with his third consecutive Gold Glove, after the team advanced to the NLCS for the third season in a row. In 2009, the team advanced to their second consecutive World Series during a phenomenal year for Victorino as he earned an All-Star appearance, set new career-highs in nearly every statistical category and was awarded his second Gold Glove. In 2008, Victorino was a catalyst leading the Phillies’ to the 2008 World Series victory. Immediately following the championship, Victorino was honored with his first Gold Glove.
Together with his wife Melissa, the civic-minded Victorino created the Shane Victorino Foundation in February 2010. Shane continues to receive numerous accolades and honors for his philanthropic work. Most recently, he was named the recipient of the 2011 Branch Rickey Award, presented annually to honor the MLB player with outstanding humanitarian achievements. In addition, he was named by the U.S. Jaycees as one of 2011’s Ten Outstanding Young Americans and was presented the Philadelphia Sportswriters Humanitarian Award. In 2010, he received the Phillies Roberto Clemente Award, 2010 Phillies Charities Community Service Award and was named the prestigious Union League’s Sportsman of the Year. In past years, he was presented with the 2009 Phi Delta Theta International Lou Gehrig Memorial Award given annually to the MLB player who best exemplifies the giving character of Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig. In addition, he is a member of the Philadelphia Action Team, a national young volunteer initiative by the MLB Trust and Volunteers of America and is featured in a national ad campaign promoting volunteerism.
Confirmed Celebrity Golfers: Dayton Alexander, Oakland A’s organization; Josh Beckett, Los Angeles Dodgers; Quintin Berry, Detroit Tigers; Clay Bucholtz, Boston Red Sox; Ty Cloyd, Philadelphia Phillies; Kevin Correia, Pittsburgh Pirates; Neil Everett, ESPN; Ben Francisco, Tampa Bay Rays; Steve Garvey, retired Dodgers star; Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles; Kila Ka’aihue, Oakland A’s organization; Kanoa Leahey, KHON2; Brandon League, Los Angeles Dodgers; Rob Machado, professional surfer; Pete Mackanin, New York Yankees Scout; Shayna Miyajima, professional golfer; Laynce Nix, Philadelphia Phillies; Pat O’Connell, Surfing Hall of Fame; Rob Riggle, actor, comedian, 2012 ESPYs host, NFL on FOX; Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies; Tim Stauffer, San Diego Padres; Kanekoa Texeira, Cincinnati Reds organization; Jason Vargas, Seattle Mariners; Shane Victorino, MLB star; Chef Alan Wong, Alan Wong’s Restaurants.
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