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The Moyer Foundation’s 4th annual Champions for Children Celebration with Shane Victorino

Good Friday morning/afternoon: Busy, busy week and last night was no exception. I headed over to the AKA Washington Square for the Philadelphia Film Festival Opening Night Party where they honored M. Night Shyamalan (Photos will be on Philly Mag) and then I headed to the Crystal Tea Room, where former Phillies great Jamie Moyer’s foundation was honoring my friend Shane Victorino.  I arrived at the event a little late, but luck would have it as I was running in Shane was coming out for some air. It’s hot everywhere, we’re all looking for air this week. He immediately greeted me, gave me a big hug and asked me about myself. Sometimes I do think how the heck did this happen. Shane Victorino know’s who I am. We chatted for a bit and then Jon Dorenbos exited. Shane and I went over to greet Jon. Their conversation was so enjoyable, especially when Shane was engaging Jon about being on America’s Got Talent and impersonating his performance. (Both parties tonight were catered by Finley Catering.)

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The Moyer Foundation’s 4th annual Champions for Children Celebration  Funds raised will support The Moyer Foundation’s signature programs in Camp Erin®, Camp Mariposa® and its newest initiative, The Moyer Foundation Resource Center.

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Glen Bennet, Shane Victorino, Jon Dorenbos, Annalise Dale, Bryan Ehrlich and Jamie Wybar

Congrats to Jon and Annalise on their engagement.

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Emceed by Phillies announcer Tom McCarthy

Created by former Phillies pitcher and World Series Champion Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen, The Moyer Foundation honored former Governor Ed Rendell, as well as, Shane and Melissa Victorino. Philadelphia Phillies

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Guests were encouraged to wear their favorite Phillies jersey

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Or just be Legendary Phillies connected like Chairman David Montgomery and his wife Lyn are part of our honorary co-chairs and

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Phillies owners John and Leigh Middleton, as well as, Jim and Lin Buck are part of the honorary committee.

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The Kape Family: Greg, Rima and Jordan with Melissa Victorino. Melissa is wearing a vintage Modell’s Phillies jersey.
A few years back Modell’s did a limited custom made Phillies jersey for 5 Phillies, Ryan, Jimmy, Raul, Werth. Each player got to create a jersey that
represented them. They sold out.

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Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for children and teens ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Camp Mariposa is a national mentoring and addiction prevention program for children 9-12 affected by addiction in their families. Both camps have locations serving children and families in Philadelphia, serving more than 1,600 children since 2007.  Camp Erin and Camp Mariposa are offered at no costs to families and combine fun, traditional camp activities with expert counseling that helps children understand and express their feelings while learning to cope with what they are going through.   Since Jamie and his wife, Karen, started The Moyer Foundation in 2000, the organization has grown to host nearly 100 free camps in more than 50 locations nationwide serving more than 4,000 children and teens annually.

 

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Honorable Ed Rendell with Shane’s parents.

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Wil Block and Rebecca Rosenberg

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World Series Champion Jamie Moyer warm’s up before pitching to guests and Shane Victorino in the netted batting cage inside the Crystal Tea Room.

 

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a unique highlight will include Jamie Moyer pitching in an on-site batting cage to event guests.

Jamie Moyer pitching at the Jamie Moyer Gala last night. Yes they had a batting cage inside Crystal Tea Room

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After the event was over Shane Victorino was coaching his son Kingston, age 6, on how to hit a baseball. Seriously the cutest thing you’re going to see today.

 

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