In other news, now that Kevin is stable and his living area complete, our Dad is completing the renovations to the house he started planning well over three years ago. All of these renovations are independent of what has been done for Kevin but will have the added benefit of increasing his access to the rest of the house. Stop on by and dad will happily give you a tour!
Our thanks to all who supported the golf tournament on Monday—whether you played, volunteered. came for lunch, made a donation—-your support means the world to Kevin and to all of us.
Gorgeous weather, an important cause, and good friends made for a perfect day.
We are overwhelmed and uplifted by the support of family, friends, and community.
We look forward to seeing so many of Kevin’s friends and supporters on Monday, September 15, for our sold-out event.
Registration for golfers starts at Wyncote at 7:30 a.m.. Shotgun start is at 9 a.m.
Current forecast calls for perfect golf weather.
Those registered for lunch should plan to arrive by 2 p.m. Our formal program will kick off around 3 p.m.
Some amazing silent and live auction items are available—think now about things you’d like to snag, for yourself or for a friend!
Check out the draft program here: PDF-FOKN Golfn 9-15-14
Two weeks until our September 1 cut-off for sales, and 70 golf tournament tickets are sold!
We want to remind everyone interested to buy golf and lunch tickets, at:
We’d hate to have to say no to anyone who wants to attend. Please understand that we have to make final plans for golf and for lunch on September 1st ! If you’re not a golfer, consider joining us for lunch and the auction at around one o’clock on September 15. Lunch tickets, which must be purchased online by September 1st , are $30.
A beautiful day of golf isn’t the only thing in store on the 15th. We have some amazing auction items. Our live auction items will include:
- Four club seats to see the Philadelphia Eagles play the St Louis Rams at the Linc on Sunday, October 3 at 1 p.m, a parking pass, and an autographed Fletcher Cox (#91) jersey.
- Two fantastic (Section 242, row 2, seats 17 and 18) tickets to see the return of DeSean Jackson as the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, September 21 at 1 p.m.…..the Eagles’ first NFC East game of the year!
- Four tickets, and a parking pass, to the Army Navy game on Sunday, December 13 at 3 p.m.at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Two weekly badges to the Farmers Insurance Open, February 5 – 8, 2015 in La Jolla, California and a three night stay at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.
- (Does anyone have any airline miles they would like to donate? If we could get enough miles to sponsor a Philly-San Diego roundtrip, it would make this great trip even better. Keep in mind that the trust is not a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation—a gift to the trust is NOT tax deductible.)
- Two tickets to a 2014/15 (40th!) season Saturday Night Live show in New York city.
- Two clubhouse passes to the Quicken Loans National tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, July 27 – August 2, 2015 in Gainesville, Virginia.
Our silent auction items are equally great. We’ll post a full program PDF, listing all of the auction items, just prior to the event.
See you all in a few weeks!
Don’t Miss the Cut!
The second annual FOKN Golfin’ Tournament is only six weeks away, on September 15th, and interest is picking up quickly.
Our program emcee, The Fanatic’s Brian Startare, plans to talk about the tournament today on his afternoon radio show, which runs from noon to four.
We are so grateful for Brian’s support for this event, and his support for Kevin.
We have 45 golfers registered as of August 1st and commitments from approximately 50- 60 more folks who are interested in joining Kevin’s supporters for a day of fun, friendship, golf on a beautiful course, and getting to spend time with the guest of honor, Kevin.
We hope that you will join us but ask that you register as soon as possible to avoid getting closed out from the event as we can accommodate about 108 golfers.
Registration closes on September 1st; we hope that we will have sold out before that date.
Don’t miss a great event, register now, right here:
What are you doing on Monday, September 15, 2014?
Shockingly, that is only two months from today.
Kevin and fans will be at Wyncote Golf Club, kicking off our second annual
Kevin will arrive in the van that you helped him buy!
Joining Kevin and his friends to serve once again as Master of Ceremonies
for the luncheon will be 97.5 The FANATIC’s Brian Startare. “Kevin is an
inspiration to us all, and I’m delighted to be back,” Startare said. “And
with great auction items on hand already, we’ll have a tremendous
opportunity to raise significant funds.”
Live auction items include:
• Four club seats with a parking pass to a 2014 Philadelphia Eagles regular
season game and an autographed Fletcher Cox #91 jersey.
• Two tournament passes to the February 5 – 8, 2015 Farmers Insurance Open
at Torrey Pines Golf Course, San Diego, Calif., and three nights at the San
• Two tournament clubhouse passes to the July 27 – August 2, 2015 Tiger
Woods Quicken Loans Open at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course,
• Two passes to the December 13, 2014 Army-Navy game at Baltimore’s M&T
And many great silent auction items! Two autographed Rickie Fowler hats,
great restaurant and theatre tickets, golfing, and so much more!
Reliable rumors say that more good items are on their way!
But you have to be there to snap up these great items.
We are so grateful to the many, many people who have given so generously to
create what we think will be a spectacular auction to complement a great
day of golfing!
Register here for the event as a sponsor, golfer or to donate directly to
Please, help spread the news!
Live in Philly and worried about transportation to and from the event?
Contact Denise and Chris at email@example.com. If there is enough
interest, we’ll look into group transportation from downtown to the wilds
of beautiful Oxford, PA!
Ticket sales end this year on September 1.
Brief update from the Neary residence — a note of thanks and an invitation.
Our power has been out for about two and a half hours now, and thanks to everyone who has contributed to Kevin’s needs the generator has been running the entire time, powering the house. We did not have to move Kevin and he is here at the house resting comfortably. If all of you had not been so generous we would have had to find a place for Kevin until power was restored. Typically Kevin is worried for the neighbors and hopes power is restored shortly.
Thank you to all for your support.
In an unrelated note, Kevin is very much into the World Cup and is pulling for Germany to win the Cup. He of course has a jersey for Germany, #7 Schweinsteiger, and was thrilled with the outcome today. His mother’s family is mostly German so it is a natural fit for him. If you are interested Kevin is going to skip the Phillies this week to stay home and watch the match on Sunday at 3:00. Feel free to stop by to cheer on Germany.
Here’s a brief update from Joe Neary:
While not a great result for the Phils on Sunday, Kevin, his nurse, and I attended the Phils-Dodgers game when Josh Beckett no hit the Phils. It is the third no hitter that Kevin has witnessed in person as he saw Millwood no hit the Giants in 2003. Halladay no hit the Reds in 2010, and now Sunday’s no hitter. My brother Mike and his wife Judy and Bill and Mary Burland were all at the game as well and stopped by to see Kevin at our seats in 205. (We are in 205 for most Sundays if the weather is good; feel free to stop and say hello if you are in the park as Kevin loves to see everyone). Top that off with Kevin being with me for a Flyers game when Hextall scored a goal and you can see he’s got the typical great Kevin Neary timing. On a good note Kevin, his nurse, Kathy and I went to the Phils game on Monday when the Phils rocked (couldn’t resist) the Rockies. It was dollar dog night as well so Kevin had a few dogs to go with the game and his friends Jeff and Haley were able to join us. The weather was perfect, sunny, warm with little or no humidity, and breezy. A great day for all.