Maryvale vs. Mount de Sales – “Both teams won”

January 12, 2009 | Drew Forrester has it right.  In our big charity fund-raiser last Friday night at Maryvale, both the Lions and the Mount de Sales Sailors won.

You can read the account of it all here at

We raised nearly $7,000 for the Erinn McCarthy Scholarship Fund (Maryvale) and the Pink Shoelaces campaign (Mount de Sales) to fight breast cancer.

It was a great, great night…really, one of the most memorable events I’ve ever been a part of, and we have so many people to thank that it’s almost unfair to do so for fear of leaving someone out of the mix.

So, I’ll just leave the details to the story, because I think it sums up everything nicely.

The only thing NOT in the story:  We’ll be back next year, bigger and better, raising even more money for local schools.  We plan on making the Maryvale game an annual event.

Mount de Sales’ guard Cara Facchina was our “Player of the Game” and we rewarded her by naming Cara the “SunTrust Athlete of the Morning” during Monday’s Comcast Morning Show.

A great night was had by all and we thank EVERYONE who was involved, including our friends at Conrad’s Crabs and Panera Bread – who donated the food for our VIP Party and assisted with our fund-raising efforts in a big way by helping to reduce the expense of the evening.

Both teams won.

I couldn’t have said it better myself.