Philadelphia 76ers Diamond Anniversary and 60th season Party at Tiffany’s to benefit their Charities
The event included heavy hors d’ oeuvres (ie sliders, crab cakes, and desserts), an open bar, a jazz trio and a “Mystery Blue Box” fundraiser for Comcast Spectacor and Sixers Charities where an attendee won a Tiffany diamond and sapphire pendant. Each box was $100 and either contained a crystal clear box or the signatured Tiffany’s blue box which would declare you the winner.
Moses Malone Richard Castor, Mary Parent, Fred and Irene Schabel (Thanks Mary on your compliments about PCC)
Eric Nemeth and wife Sara enjoy the festivitites
Founded in 1996, Sixers Charities takes tremendous pride in serving the community and its children. By assisting organizations that focus on youth, recreation, health and education, our hope is to make a positive difference. We have helped create and assist in a wide variety of services, including educational and recreational programs, and provide tickets, autographed and promotional items, and publicity. Most importantly, the personal involvement and dedication of the 76ers family is what we hope will make Philadelphia a better place to live. Shang Skipper, GM of Del Frisco’s a block away. Check out the updates on the Del Frisco’s entry www.phillychitchat.com/2008/11/del–frisco-opening-night-vip-party-for.html
and Sixers Elton Brand
Felicia Shields and Daryl GaddyThe sixers were relax and enjoyed the evening, catching up, posing with fans, and enjoying the snacks
Posing with Dionicia Beck, asst, sales manager of Tiffany Atlantic City
The boxes were kept in a secure area as the party raged on. Who would get the big prize was on everybody’s mindMetro Publisher Eric Mayberry and Shang Skipper, GM of Del Frisco.
Jason Lewis with the Tiffany girls – Cate, Carly Walko and Ashley KulyChildren, however, are not the only beneficiaries of good will, as the 76ers are honored to reach Philadelphians in other ways as well. The team supports area hospitals by visiting patients of all ages, host annual outings at seniors’ centers, sponsors an adult wheelchair basketball team, and honors local citizens for outstanding community service at games. Since Comcast-Spectacor assumed management of the franchise, countless organizations have benefited from the 76ers’ commitment. Included in the lengthy list of beneficiaries are the White Williams Scholars, Magee Rehabilitation, Inner City Games, March of Dimes, Philadelphia Public Coaches League, Catholic Youth Organization, and The Ronald McDonald House.Melissa Brannon and her company is Uncommon Taste, the caterer for the night, and who I had just worked an event earlier in the week with her as well. Karen Coleman of Tiffany’s
Jason Lewis and Samuel Dalembert pick up a small package, May Taing, at Tiffany’sElton Brand, Andre Iguodala and Samuel DalembertAndre Iguodala crosses his fingers for good luck in having the lucky box
The Sixers cheerleaders each bought a box, as did Samuel Dalembert.
Ed Stefanski, Andre Miller, Kareem Rush, Lou Williams, Samuel Dalembert, Ray Raby (Tiffany & Co) Jason Smith and Roland Coy-burt (Tiffany & Co) (Where’s Mo Cheeks as this was Tuesday?)
Randy and Barbara Miller open their boxes. Earlier Barbara told me that I had to try the lollipop lambchops, they were delicious. She was right!The 76ers’ Andre Miller bought not one, but seven mystery gift boxes (at $100 a pop) at a reception Monday at Tiffany & Co., hoping to win the one containing a certificate good for a $3,600 diamond-and-sapphire pendant.
But it was Caroline Jones, a season ticket-holder next to him, who bought the one with the big prize. The signature blue Tiffany’s box, all the others contained a crystal clear box.
Caroline Jones also got a hug from Andre Miller. Who still brought home 7 nice crystal boxes from Tiffany’s.
The event raised $10,000 through donations to benefit Comcast-Spectacor and Sixers charities. Sixers legend Moses Malone and Miller teammates Elton Brand, Samuel Dalembert, Andre Iguodala, Kareem Rush, Jason Smith and Lou Williams were there, as were coaches and team execs. Here Caroline gets a congratulatory hug from Fred A. Shabel is Vice-Chairman of Comcast–Spectacor as wife Irene looks on.