Young Variety Presents: 15th Annual Celebrity Bartenders’ Night

This annual fundraiser features Philadelphia’s favorite Local Celebrities and Philadelphia Athletes, stepping behind the bar to mix cocktails and sell raffle tickets for a good cause.Proceeds from this event will help to ensure that summer programs are still available for Variety-The Children’s Charity’s special children. All monies from door admission, raffle sales, and Miller Lite purchases go directly to the charity courtesy of Muller Beverage.

On hand again this year was Russel Ohneck, who is on the advisory board to his left is Joe Sweeney and former Phillies Art Mahaffey. (born June 4, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1960–65) and St. Louis Cardinals (1966). He batted and threw right-handed. In a seven-season career, Mahaffey posted a 59-64 record with 639 strikeouts and a 4.17 ERA in 999.0 innings pitched.
No doubt I caught Fran Dunphy – Temple Men’s Basketball Coach, off guard with this shot. He’s been bartending for the Variety Club almost since the begining of it’s inception.
One way to get a whole bunch of media attention is to invite some of our areas top media celebrities to stir and serve some cocktails. Fox 29’s Mike Jerrick makes a sweet concoction for Miss Pennsylvania USA – Amber-Joi Watkins.
We often see Marisa Magnatta – WMMR Preston & Steve Show Co-Host, on the otherside of the bar with her BFF Erin Como, but for charity she’s willing to get serve up a little brewsky to raise some dough for kids in need.
Variety – The Children’s Charity provides a safe environment for students with disabilities to engage in educational, recreational, therapeutic, cultural, and social activities during the after school hours.
Jenn Walsh, Shannon Sofield and Gary Cardi, co-owner of Field House. Congratulations to Gary and Clayre Brown, Kaleidoscope Solutions, who are getting hitch 7/15/11. Unfortunately I won’t be covering the big day as it’s taking place in Rhode Island, but it sounds wonderful.
Cheryl Fairweather, National Account Manager at @arctic Ease, but when she’s on the field she’s either coaching the Phila Phoenix Football cheerleaders or as a free safety/wide receiver & marketing director for the Phila Passions Lingerie Football team. Cheryl is trying to find out the real measurement of a mans value. Seems that for $20 you could get as many raffle tickets as the height of a person in the room, they’re my tickets and I found the tallest guy heads above the rest. He was a little baffled at first and thought they were for him and shelled out $20. Then I had her measure him again. Did you know the height of a person is the same as the width of the arms wide open, that’s what the guy said. I took his word for it.
Chris and Tracy DiFonzo. Chris is my new advertiser on We met at the Celebrity Bartender event and he told me a little bit about his business which I found to be fascinating. It’s called Open Desks Say you were self employed like me, or maybe you work in an office but you don’t have a board room and you’re going to have a meeting. You would go to Open Desks plug in some info and wallah several choices of offices and or board rooms would be at your fingertips to rent for that meeting or for you to instantly have an office. I sure would like to get out of my closet, er I mean home office (it’s an old closet) some day. If you have space you want to include in this business contact Chris at Chris @ (no spaces)
See that hockey stick, it was signed by Flyers Kimmo Timonen and I won it, yeah. You’ll see it at the Gilda’s Charity Event I will be having at Fleming’s Steak House in September. Kelly Fromuth, Liz Butterworth, Vince P and Jenn Butterworth I bet they’ve heard their share of Mrs Butterworth jokes
Mariela Metz, Nina Alves, Christine Ramos (The Hot Sexy Latina Realtor, her friends tell me.) and Mary Sedhom were enjoying their first Variety Club Bartenders evening. Especially Philadelphia Eagles Winston Justice who made an earlier appearance.
Where have you been Vittoria Woodill, why she’s been moved over to Tango Traffic (Which just conjures up a lot of dancing and pointing to me. Gotta check it out.) Hopefully soon we will see her on air giving us the 411 on rush hour traffic. Here to support her are her BFF’s Jessica O’Driscoll and Beth Cataline.Oh I was right about that Tango Traffic, I just got this screen shoot. Why yes it is 3AM. Traffic’s clear though.Jay Duncan, Villanova Men’s Basketball Assistant Coaches with Vittoria
Michelle Conron Skai Blue Media relaxing and enjoying a Miller where all the proceeds go to the Delaware Valley Variety Club.