Tick, tick, tick…..

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
event.

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
Diego Marriott.

• Two tournament clubhouse passes to the July 27 – August 2,  2015 Tiger
Woods Quicken Loans Open at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course,
Gainesville, Va.

• Two passes to the December 13, 2014 Army-Navy game at Baltimore’s M&T
Bank Stadium.

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
help Kevin.

Please, help spread the news!

Live in Philly and worried about transportation to and from the event?

Contact Denise and Chris at nearys51@comcast.net.   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.

Thanks to your help, the power’s on at the Nearys

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.

No-hit Neary

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.

Shrek!

It has been 2 months since our last post.  Don’t worry we will get to the Golf outing update in a minute.  We wanted to share a few photos of Kevin’s most recent trip  to see a production of Shrek, featuring a few of Kevin’s good friends. By all accounts it was a great time. 

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The weather is getting much nicer which means we will hopefully have more pictures of Kevin’s future outings. As always please feel free to stop by and visit.  The deck and the grill are all ready!   And if you stop by the house, ask Kevin to show you his new “glasses”!

Don’t forget about the upcoming golf outing!

Less than four months to go until the September 15 FOKN golf tournament!

It promises to be a great day. Great golf on a gorgeous course.
The Fanatic’s Brian Startare will emcee the event.
We have some great auction items….including gifts from the Eagles, the Flyers and the Phillies!   Restaurants, sports tickets, gift baskets, books……
 

But you have to be there to see it all!

Are you in?  
Keep up support for Kevin!

FOKN Golfin’ Again!

We hosted our first Friends of Kevin Neary tournament in 2013, at Wyncote Golf Club, and are planning for an even bigger and better event to benefit Kevin  at Wyncote on Monday September 15, 2014.

Last year’s event sold out—and with our first tickets going to the Fanatic’s Brian Startare, we predict another sell-out event, and another great day of golf.

Details about the day, and ticket sales, are here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fokn-golfin-again-tickets-10587243731

On the site, you can:

- Buy a ticket, or a foursome  (and see who else is coming), or a sponsor package
       –  Six months out and  we already have one bronze sponsor!

- Make a donation

- Sponsor a hole

Our auction items already include:

City Tap House in Philly:
http://www.citytaphouse.com/

Herr’s Snacks:
http://www.herrs.com/

Mile High Restaurant in Glen Mills:
http://www.milehighss.com/

The Philadelphia Eagles!!!

and

Some awesome gift baskets!

We are grateful to all, and we know there is so much more to come!

Note that SALES END September 1.

Questions about golf?  Contact Bill Burland, burlandbill@gmail.com

Want to donate an auction, raffle, or goodie bag item?   Contact Chris Kelly, kellyc51@comcast.net.

Looking forward to a great event!

FOKN March Madness

Update: After you have paid, Dan Dvorak will send you an email to invite you to join the league. Thanks for your patience!

As many of you know Kevin is a huge NCAA basketball fan, so welcome to the first FOKN NCAA March Madness Tourney. With the many NCAA March Madness pools, we want you to add one to raise a few dollars for the FOKN Trust. You can email our pool manager, Dan Dvorak, atFOKN_Dvorak@hotmail.com with any questions. Hopefully, we made it simple enough for signup and play. Below are details.

To participate in the pool you’ll need to register for a CBS Sports account if you do not have one already. Click on the following link or enter into your web browser http://foknncaa2014.mayhem.cbssports.com/

The brackets will open on Sunday night March 16th and Bracket selection will be closed Wednesday at midnight so remember to have your picks done by Wednesday night. For your bracket to be eligible you’ll need to support FOKN with a $25.00 entry donation payable through the below paypal account.

If you use your paypal account or transfer money via your bank account paypal will not charge a fee. You must use “transfer to a friend or family member” or paypal will charge a small fee. The web site is   https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/home

Click on “send” and follow the instructions to transfer funds to email address: FOKN_Dvorak@hotmail.com, or  you can pay with a credit card through the same paypal web site, paypal will take a fee of $ 1.03 from the donation amount.  You can donate for up to 10 brackets, $25 per bracket entered.

1st Place will receive 15% of the total amount and earn bragging rights to the first winner of the FOKN NCAA March Madness Tourney.

Please, please, please pass this on to family and friends to help make this a simple, fun and successful fundraiser for FOKN.

Mexican Vacation…

While we usually like to share updates on Kevin and his progress, this time we are taking a moment to share a little about our Dad.  Dad and his girlfriend Kathy, traded in the snow boots and ice scrapers for a week in warm and Sunny Riviera Maya, Mexico.  For all that Dad does to take care of Kevin and all Kathy does to take care of Dad, this was a well deserved break for both of them.  Here are a few pictures from the trip:

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In other news, Kevin is doing well.  He is hoping for some warmer temperatures to roll around soon so that he can get out a bit more easily.  The new van has helped with winter trips so this spring and summer should be a breeze!  Thanks to everyone who has been in to seen Kevin over the past few weeks.

Thank you all!

How you helped….

It has been a relatively quiet month at Neary home.  And that is great news. We did want to share a special post to again thank everyone for their generosity and show the impact that your support.

As you all know we were fortunate to have had help finding a van to get Kevin all the places he needs to go.  Having that van at the ready, and not having to rely on public transportation for every trip is integral to Kevin’s independence.   We had a few issues with the van and with your help, have been able to replace it with a brand new one. Below are a few photos of Kevin’s new ride.  We are so thankful for this upgrade.  It is a bit more reliable, has a brand new lift, better head room for Kevin, his chair and for his nurse. Some other features include a dvd player and TV for longer trips, head phones to keep out some of the noise, better ambient lighting and a much smoother ride.

Thank you so much for making this happen!

 

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Irish Network of Philadelphia Event – 12/8/13

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Please join the Irish network of Philadelphia for a fun evening to support Kevin! On Sunday, December 8th from 2 – 8 pm the Irish network of Philadelphia and the Tir Na Nog Irish bar and Grill will be hosting a benefit for Kevin. They will have live music, a buffet and the first drink is on the house!

You can register at http://www.irishnetwork-philly.com today.

We hope to see you there!

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