Torrance Kiwanis Texas Hold ’em Charity Poker Tournament

These photos were taken Sunday at the Torrance Kiwanis annual Texas Hold ’Em Charity Poker Tournament; which was held at the Palos Verdes Bowl in Torrance, CA. This is one of the Torrance Kiwanis biggest fundraisers of the year, so it was good to see the large turnout. In addition to the poker, there was a silent auction that included such items as tickets to an Angel’s game, bowling, Patron tequila and Dom Perignon champagne. Truly something for everyone. The Kiwanis are a service club with about 8,000 chapters in 96 countries, with the mission: “To serve children of the …

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New Years Eve at the Redondo Beach Castle

In 2012, is planning on focusing more time promoting charity fundraisers and local events. To start this off, Tanya and I attended the Lady of Magic fundraiser at the Redondo Beach Castle, in Redondo Beach, CA. The fundraiser was for the Midnight Mission, which is a homeless shelter in downtown Los Angeles. The Redondo Beach Castle is is owned by world-class magician and “Entertainers to the Stars” Sisuepahn Phila and Brian Gillis. It was a very nice party with live music provided by the Kevin McCarthy Concept, food, a DJ and some amazing magic. I did my best to …

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Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Los Angeles 2011 photos

Today was the 2011 Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in Los Angeles. Since my daughter and one of her friends were participating, I decided to get up early and head out to downtown Los Angeles to take some photos. The Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon series is a fundraiser for various charities, including ASPCA, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, TASK, St. Jude Hospital and several others. They have marathons around the country. Today’s marathon had about 10,000 participants and there were live bands set up every mile along the course as well as cheerleaders from local high schools. There was a …

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Blind Childrens Easter Egg Hunt

Beeping Easter Egg Hunt [adrotate group=”6″] Blind Childrens Center, Los Angeles Every once in a while I like to show a kinder, gentler baddog. When that feeling comes over me, I like to direct this kindness to underprivileged children. One of my favorite charities is the Anita Boden Foundation. Today, as a regular donor for the past several years, I was invited to attend the Blind Childrens Center’s Beeping Easter Egg Hunt. As you can see from the smiling faces, blind or not, everyone loves an Easter Egg Hunt. [adrotate group=”1″]

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