Mac's Miracle Fund


September 09, 2001|By Sloane Brown

Reggae music filled the air at Bohager's in Fells Point.

Folks in Hawaiian shirts milled around the club's thatched-roof bar, or lined up for autographs and photos with several Baltimore Ravens players at Mac's Reggae Sunsplash 2001. Ravens player Michael McCrary played host at the party for his nonprofit organization, Mac's Miracle Fund.

And who knew purple was such a tropical color? Folks sported plenty of Ravens paraphernalia -- and then some. Fans Vicki Williams and Colleen Martin had even painted their toenails purple.

"My underwear is purple ... and my lips were purple, too," Vicki added, "But I kissed three [Ravens] players, and that's why [the lipstick's] gone!"

Others in the crowd of 600: Kristin Lee and Vanessa Milio, event co-chairs; Michael Gibson, Bill McNulty, Trish Samson and Alan Silver, event committee members; Sandy McCrary, Mac's Miracle Fund board chair; Shannon McNulty, Tom Schneidwind and Tom Waite, board members; Jonathan Ogden, Lionel Dalton, Patrick Johnson, Jamie Sharper and Ernest Byner, Ravens players; Marvin Lewis, Ravens defensive coordinator; Dr. Patricia Krebs, Special Olympics Maryland president / CEO; Dave Wells, Key Bank & Trust president; Ray Daue, HRH Insurance vice president; Paul Waite, Sweet P's Specialties owner; Jackie Barnum, Annapolis Medical Specialists administrator; John Mayo, Compro Systems Solutions owner; Andrea Vernot, Baltimore Office of Promotions project manager; Brent Burkhardt, Trahan Burden & Charles vice president; David Starnes, Outward Bound executive director; Sharon Harris, state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene rehabilitation services director; Evelyn McCarter, AFSCME Union Council 92 associate director; LeRoy Williams, Washington, D.C., metropolitan police officer; and Marty Maven, Ravens Nest 18 president.

The bash raised more than $36,000 for programs benefiting Maryland's urban youth.

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