All-stars from sports and business turn out for back-to-back CF fund-raisers

SYLVIA BADGER

July 02, 1993|By SYLVIA BADGER

The sweet smell of success is in the air at the offices of the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation. The reason -- two successful fund-raisers in one week.

Last Friday, CF was the beneficiary of an "All Star Celebration" lunch and fashion show that featured some of the Orioles wives as models. Guests arrived at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel to rub elbows with sports hoi polloi and to watch Jill Olson, Capri McLemore, Robin Sutcliffe, Mark and Lori Williamson, Jim and Kim Poole, Stan Stovall, Keith and Elizabeth Mills, Sandy Pagnotti, Vicki Biagini, Tanya Biagino and Dina Bosman model the latest fashions from Saks, Fila USA and Gap Kids.

Kudos to O's outfielder Mike Devereaux; O's president Larry Lucchino; Trahan, Burden & Charles Sandy Hillman; special chairs Margie and Jeffrey Pylant, WMAR's Scott Garceau; USAir's Richard Pascuito and Joe Ondrus; Sheraton's Mike and Rebecca Whipple, Richard Hayes and Dennis Castleman; Maryland National Bank's Todd Moning and Dan Finney; Louise Goodman and Bruce and Suzanne Hoffman, he's the Stadium Authority honcho; and Lisa Menowitz Hamburger and Jonathan Hamburger, from the Menowitz and Penn Family Foundation, all of whom played a major role in this successful event.

Then last week, more than 90 golfers teed off in CF's 1993 Blue Crab Invitational at Caves Valley Golf Club. Notables playing in the three-day tournament were host member Mort Creech, Charlie Fenwick Jr., Brian Kelly and Jim McKay, Adam Cockey, Jim Berens, Tom O'Neill, Carole Greenwald-Ryan, Steve Sarigianis, Jerry Miraglia, Glenn Campbell, David Seidl, John Kruchko, Suzanne Hoffman and Graham Kirk.

'Twas a fulfilling week for CF!

* There will be no more hooting with the owls at the Belvedere's year-old Owl Bar. Nope, on July 12, this Baltimore landmark will become the Taos Cafe, featuring new American Southwestern cuisine and, of course, a Southwestern art decor.

Also on tap in the Cafe that evening will be the debut of Power VTC Sports Talk, a national radio program, hosted by Tom George of Advantage International, who will be joined by an array of sports writers. The three-hour broadcast from the Cafe will be aired over American Sports Network.

*A press conference was held at the National Press Club this week, where former U.S. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm announced an expansion of the America's Black Colleges Program. Their goal is to increase funding for scholarships and teaching awards at more than 115 historically and predominantly black colleges.

What I found interesting is that the founder and executive director of the fund is Alvin J. Lee, who was raised in Baltimore. High school football fans may remember him as a member of the 1961 Poly team that played in the High School Orange Bowl in Florida. He was known as one of the "Touchdown Twins" during Poly's 1962-1963 undefeated seasons. He went on to graduate from the University of Maryland.

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