Jimmy and Johari Rollins Big Night with Chase Utley and Laynce Nix; Plus “Seth in the City” Fundraiser

Earlier this year in a chance meeting through Greta Russo, Lotus Events and Antoine Johnson, House of Talent at Yahitori Boy (211 N. 11th) the idea for a special charity idea was launched “Legends & Locals” Celebrity Inspired Sushi for A Local Cause”. The first sushi roll would be named after the Rollins’ and it would be called J-Roll.

Kei Kurimoto, Owner of Yakitori Boy & Japas Lounge welcomes the guests to the nights event.
Spicy Tuna, Tempura Shrimp, with a Lobster Salad on top and Jimmy Rollins favorite Eel Sauce. It’s delicious!!

Jimmy Rollins on WhoSay

Right before the J-Roll was dedicated Jimmy Rollins ran out as his wife Johari had gone into labor; Which I tweeted Sunday night at 7:30PM after it was announced that he had to leave. I was wondering why he ran by me so fast.

The next morning on Fox 29 Mike Jerrick and I discussed what had happened at Yakitori Boy with Jimmy Rollins rushing out, what I failed to say is what a great guy that Jimmy kept his commitment to attend the event, although friends of theirs tell me that Johari was not in labor when Jimmy left just a few hours before, in fact she wasn’t due for two more weeks.  (I probably should have written this on Monday, but it was epic Radnor Hunt Day. None the less follow me on twitter @iPhillyChitChat to hear breaking news first, then keep up with PCC, and/or when I appear on Fox 29’s Good Day Philly to hear the rest of the story. Thanks to the masses that retweeted my original tweet on Sunday and this guy…

It’s always interested to see social media jump on a hot story. It’s always hard for me to write about such a personal story like this too, but since it was announced from the stage I felt it was out there.  By the end of the night we had heard that the baby was born and it was a girl, which we reported on Fox 29 and tweeted Monday. Congratulations to Jimmy and Johari Rollins  on their new baby girl, the beautiful: Camryn Drew Rollins – Ck out video at the bottom of Jimmy Rollins interview with Arthur Kade. The moment he got done is when Jimmy got the texts saying Johari was on her way to the hospital.

The Party raged on to a packed house, with good music and lots of fun people.
Great entertainment too. Here Ginger Coyle belts out a tune. She included a CD in everyone’s gift bag.
There was another live performance, the beautiful GoGo Morrow belted out a song with equally beautiful back up dancers.
Jenea Robinson, Skai Blue Media, Keith Radford and Rakia Reynolds, Skia Blue Media
Ryan Barrie, Kei Kurimoto, Phillies outfielder Laynce Nix and wife Brooke. Earlier in the evening Chase and Jen Utley stopped by to support the J-Roll.

 Now where did I put that notebook, yes right I left it at Fox 29 dang? What’s your names? I know these peeps are from the

 Alba Gonzalez, DA Seth Williams and Lisette Williams. On June 6th, the Campaign for Set Williams will be holding their 3rd Annual “Seth in The City” event high above the streets at the 57th floor of Liberty Place. Tickets start at $50

Antonio Johnson looking fresh for his reality show now being filmed for the Bounce Network, with Fame Appeal’s Mohammed Irfan Shariff

Josh DeMarco, recently left Giovanni & Pileggi (which is moving to 11th & Locust at the end of May) and can now be found at Jason Matthew Salon (1735 Chestnut), which recently relocated from Walnut Street to 18th & Chestnut (got it?) (PS: Josh reminds me of Warren Beatty in the movie Shampoo, hot, straight,
but JD doesn’t sleep around. Watch it on Netfliks, it’s a classic.), his fiance Michelle Miller of The Nouveau Image, Mia Tinari, Esq and Dave Fisher.

Mike Jerrick, Greta Russo, Antoine Johnson and Shelton Mercer

The J-Roll is now available to the public on our menu. Each J-Roll that is purchased will give a donation of $3 to the Jimmy Rollins
Family Foundation that raises awareness and offers assistance in the
fight against arthritis (in young adults) and families who are
struggling financially with extracurricular activities for children. 

Check out and the interview Jimmy Rollins was giving right as he got the messages that said yo dude your wifes about to have a baby.