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Monday, August 23, 2010

Hannah and friends help kids

Morton’s The Steakhouse in Stamford will act as host for “Hannah Storm and Friends: Morton’s Celebrity Server Night,” a fundraising event that begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 21.

The event, for which Hannah Storm, of ESPN’s Daytime SportsCenter, also will act as host, according to a statement, will feature top professional athletes and media personalities including: ESPN baseball analyst and Stamford’s favorite son Bobby Valentine; Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and actress Brooklyn Decker; Dan Hicks of NBC Sports; ESPN football analyst and football legend Mike Ditka; Dan Jansen, Olympic gold medalist, speed skating; MC for the evening, Armen Keteyian, chief investigative correspondent, CBS News; Marcellus Wiley, Merril Hodge and Darren Woodson, ESPN NFL analysts; Stone Phillips, formerly of NBC’s Dateline and Kate Snow, NBC News, and ESPN SportsCenter anchors, Bob Ley, Josh Elliott, John Anderson and Michele Beadle of “Sports Nation.”

Read a story about ‘SportsCenter’ here

The mission of the Hannah Storm Foundation is to be an advocate for children’s issues through a variety of medical and educational platforms, the statement said. One of the key efforts of the foundation is providing medical support and education for children and families suffering from vascular birthmarks and their related medical conditions, the statement said.
In 2010, the foundation funded three surgeries with an additional three scheduled for this fall at the Vascular Birthmark Institute in New York City, the statement said. The foundation also will hold its second annual Advocacy Day this October in New York City to bring awareness to key issues surrounding Vascular Birthmarks.

Hannah and friends serve a lavish dinner featuring Morton’s signature cuisine and guests will be able to bid on a number of auction items including: A behind the scenes ESPN tour, including delicious dinner for 2 at Morton’s, a signed ESPN Banner, Morton’s cookbook and knife set; Two four-day passes to the US OPEN 2011 June 16 – 19 at Congressional Country Club in Washington D.C., the winner also will have the chance to watch “Dan and Johnny” call the shots in the booth; Golf for two at the famed Winged Foot Golf Club with NBC Golf Host Dan Hicks and CBS Golf Host Jim Nantz; New York Giants Experience, including two premium tickets to an upcoming Giants game with Once-In-A-Lifetime Pre-Game Field Passes, and an original Lynn Mara painting; and dinner from the legendary RAO’s prepared in your home by Executive Chef Dino Gatto, the statement said.

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