A weekend with sports legends benefits city's youth programs

November 02, 1997|By Sylvia Badger

SPORTS LEGENDS CAME TO Baltimore from all over the country and scored thousands of dollars for the city's recreation and parks youth programs. The Legends weekend began with a golf tournament at Pine Ridge, where area business people paid each to play golf with athletes like former Dallas Cowboy Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett and his former teammates Pete Johnson and Ron Springs; former Baltimore Colts Lenny Moore, John Mackey, Tom Matte, Bruce Laird, Bert Jones, Mike Curtis, Lydell Mitchell, Fred Miller and Artie Donovan; and former Orioles Brooks Robinson and Al Bumbry. The next day, the athletes devoted themselves to autograph signing at City College.

Chesterwye Foundation

A festive dinner, with three auctions, was held at Annie's Restaurant on Kent Island to benefit the Chesterwye Center. It's an annual event, sponsored by the Chesterwye Foundation. The center helps Queen Anne's County residents who are developmentally disabled with residential programs, day programs and transportation. This year's event, which had 175 guests, was chaired by Queen Anne's County businessman and foundation member Maurice Sanger.

Scholarship luncheon

For 13 years, members of the Associated Managers of Seagram Americas have held a scholarship luncheon to salute community movers and shakers. These events have contributed more than $700,000 for 400 scholarship recipients attending predominantly African-American colleges and universities.

This year WMAR-TV's Stan Stovall and WUSA-TV's Beverly Burke introduced the speakers. This year's honorees were Vivian Braxton of the Health Care Financing Administration; Joe Haskins Jr., president and CEO of Harbor Bank; Angela C. Gibson, assistant to Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke; Dr. Patricia Schmoke, ophthalmologist; Cathy Hughes, owner and CEO of Radio One Corp.; Anita T. Hunter, regional administrator for the Baltimore City Division of Parole and Probation; Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, 7th district; Ida G. Brandon, dean at Bowie State University; Oretha Bridgwaters, principal of Prince George's County's Glenarden Woods Elementary School; and Deborah Whittaker Stokes, principal of Perrywood Elementary School, also in Prince George's.

The Rev. William Gray, CEO/president of the United Negro College Fund, was given a check for $50,000 by Seagram Americas.

Italian matters

About 200 people were at the black-tie "Ricordi di Rosa" ball, given by the American Council on Italian Matters of Maryland, the women's arm of the Associated Italian Charities. Mary Mangione chaired the Rosa Ponselle centennial party, which featured a Rosa Ponselle exhibit and auction.

The evening raised $15,000, which goes to scholarship endowments for young women of Italian descent.

Around Town:

"Tomorrow Never Dies," the new James Bond movie, will have a charity premiere at the Senator Theatre Dec. 18. Tickets to the premiere come in two denominations: $1,000 a couple, which includes a 007 theme party at Pimlico Race Course and limo service, or $100 a person, which includes a champagne reception. All money will be donated to the Dana and Albert "Cubby" Broccoli Aortic Center at Hopkins, where Cubby was operated on in 1994. Cubby and Dana are the producers of the James Bond series . . .

Congratulations to BCI Contractors' Victor Frenkil, who was honored twice last month. Coppin State saluted him for supporting the school, and the American Cancer Society gave him the President's Award for his 40 years of making origami monograms for people and asking them to send a contribution to ACS in return . . .

The Catholic Review and the Advertising Association of Baltimore invited Archbishop John P. Foley, president of the Pontifical Council on Social Communication Vatican City, to talk about ethics in advertising and media. He'll be at the Belvedere Hotel Nov. 4 from 5: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. . . .

There was not a dry eye at Obrycki's crab house recently, where hundreds of Daffodil Days volunteers gathered. Rose Cernak, Obrycki owner and breast cancer survivor, is chair of Daffodil Days, which raises money for the American Cancer Society.

If it was inspiration they wanted, they got it when Valerie Hadge-Williams began to read poems from her book, "A Time for Healing," which chronicles cancer and its impact on her ...

Pub Date: 11/02/97

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