I partnered with The Hamels Foundation in creating the masterwork for the Cole Hamels 2012 Diamonds and Denim extravaganza charity event on August 27, 2012 at The famed Crystal Tea Room in the Wannamaker House in Center City, Philly. Many professional athletes, including the entire Philadelphia Phillies team, and other stars were in attendance, including 9 time Grammy Award winner John legend, whom preformed a set at night’s end. Comcast Sports Net anchor Michael Barkann MC’d the night and introduced my art for live auction while Cole Hamels, Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Kyle Kendrick and Cliff Lee signed the original oil painting. In a biding frenzy, CEO of Benari Jewelers, Jacob Benari hit it out of the park offering $24,000.00 to charity which was 100% donated to the Hamels foundation.
THE CAUSE : COLE HAMELS 2012 DIAMONDS AND DENIM
the HAMELS foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the power of education and supplies. the Hamels foundation has a dual purpose to provide support for quality education in the United States and establish a school in Malawi, Africa for over 2,000 students. The goal of the Hamels foundation is to support low-income inner-city school systems in the United States through their grant programs, which provide for:
- Building Construction
- Educational supplies and provisions
- Scholarship opportunities for continuing education
I presented a fabulous masterwork painting of 2008 WORLD SERIES MVP , Philadelphia Phillies pitcher on the evening of the Cole Hamels Diamonds and Denim gala. The Action Painting, done in the style of Leroy Neiman, was signed by the whole team! The bidding frenzy for the huge, 7X4, extremely collectable oil painting definitely added a fun element to the exciting evening!
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