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Still Got Game Foundation Bestows
$10,000 Grant to the Shane Victorino Foundation
New York, NY - Tuesday, December 14, 2021...A $10,000 grant to the Shane Victorino Foundation follows last week’s Still Got Game Foundation fundraising golf and poker events in Las Vegas. The timing of the grant announcement was chosen to help shine some additional light on the 14th Annual Victorino Foundation holiday toy drive held this evening at Dave and Buster’s in Summerlin, Nevada.
“Shane Victorino exemplifies the values and spirit behind the Still Got Game Foundation – professional athletes committed to supporting the communities they have called home before, during and after their careers,” stated SGGF Executive Director, Melissa Persaud. “For more than a decade, Shane and his wife, Melissa, have served as philanthropic leaders in Hawaii, Philadelphia, Boston and Las Vegas. It’s an honor for the Still Got Game Foundation to support a former professional athlete who continues to care deeply for others in need, long after his own professional career has ended.”
“My wife, Melissa, and I are grateful to the Still Got Game Foundation for its generous donation to help the Shane Victorino Foundation’s commitment to support the causes we care so deeply about,” said Shane Victorino. “These funds will be put to good use as we continue our mission to provide opportunities for underserved youth.”
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The Still Got Game Foundation visited Napa, CA, November 14-15, 2019, to host a culinary “boot camp” at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America at Copia. We led off the festivities on Thursday evening with an intimate dinner at Napa gem, Maxville Winery, where we also celebrated former Major League Baseball player and manager, Dusty Baker's longtime commitment to helping others. Following breakfast on Friday, our guests joined former big leaguers such as SGFF board members LaTroy Hawkins, Torii Hunter and Kenny Lofton, as well as Barry Bonds, Chris Dickerson, Ray Durham, Jacque Jones, Mike Lincoln, Reggie Sanders and Steve Trachsel in learning the fine art of cooking at the apron strings of the Culinary Institute’s expert chefs. Guests then devoured their creations during a fun-filled lunch paired with exquisite wines. We wrapped things up with a Friday evening dinner party at Celadon that featured more great Napa wine, baseball stories and the confessions of a wine maker!
WE THANK OUR EVENT SUPPORTERS
POKER TOURNEY RAISES FUNDS FOR CLEVELAND SCHOOLS
On Sunday, July 7, 2019, Still Got Game hosted the first fund-raising event in its young existence, when more than 135 people showed up at JACK Cleveland Casino to play poker with SGGF board member and event host Kenny Lofton. Kenny was joined by fellow former Major Leaguers and SGGF board members LaTroy Hawkins and Torii Hunter as well as other former pro athletes and celebrities, including Sandy Alomar, Jr., Bobby Bonilla, Andre Dawson, Bernie Kosar and Cliff Floyd, to name a few.
Members of the public joined the fun and set their sites on the combined $20,000 prize pool and poker-playing bragging rights. The star-studded, fun-filled evening also included a silent auction of autographed baseball memorabilia, unique experiential packages and the sale of Still Got Game commemorative T-shirts.
In all, more than $50,000 was raised by the Foundation and a portion of the proceeds were donated to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to support STEM programs at Collinwood New Tech High School.
The Foundation thanks its board members and all those who helped deal the event a winning hand!