Sunday evening’s very creative fundraising event held by Red Sox Slugger and 1st baseman Kevin Youkilis and his foundation had a wonderful turnout. It was a beautifully-organized adult mixer that featured (in random order) the large and lovely HARPOON BREWERY in all it’s glory – hosting tours & tastings on the Boston waterfront, entertainment by Boston’s DJ FELIX Q (Felix Quinones) and his tunes & Celtics game updates, the Boston Red Sox HARLEY DAVIDSON FATBOY presented by Jennifer Gohra & Philip Brault, a very festive live auction, followed by a great and unique silent auction (with great sports memorabilia). About 100 people filled the Seaport venue from 6-9pm Sunday night for delicious Beer and Wine along with a delicious variety of party foods.
It was a classy, fun event for grown-ups that flowed seamlessly from one event slice to the next. Some noteable guests at the event joining Kevin and his crew were: Patriots’ Tedy Bruschi, Larry Izzo, Wes Welker, Comedian/actor Mike O’Malley, Red Sox Outfielder Mike Cameron, and NESN’s Heidi Watney.
Silent auction items included: All Star Game merchandise, Vacation Getaways, Spa Days, Golf Outings, Game Tickets, Autographed Balls & Memorabilia, Collectable Guitar, Cleats, Patriots Jersey, Fishing Expedition, and more! Live auction items featured a party with Celtics player, Red Sox team signed jersey, a day on the set of Good Morning America, a Youkilis Meet & Greet with Sox Tickets, and a delicious Dinner Served At Home by Chef Brian Poe (Rattlesnake Restaurant).
Kevin is a gracious host and a caring individual, and it pleases me to give this event a top rating. A wonderful time was had by all attending, and I most certainly recommend this as an annual event.
The staff at Youk’s Hits For Kids (www.youkskids.org) along with their great volunteers, the informative and friendly staff at Harpoon Brewery made the night a pleasure.
– fenway fruitgirl “BEHIND THE NET” 2010