Friday, June 22, 2007

Who Wouldn't Want Bill Cowher's Tie?


Here's a cool fundraiser that you should definitely check out.

Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato announced the auction of 30 celebrity ties that are available for your online bid. The ties, which have been "touring" Pittsburgh for the past month, will be auctioned online at the County's website.

All proceeds will benefit the Kane Foundation, which raises private funds to help enhance the quality of life of the residents of Allegheny County’s four Kane Regional Centers and their families. The Foundation helps to fund adult education classes, cultural and sporting events, and pet therapy, among other activities.

Want to know more about the Kane Centers and who they serve? Glad you asked.

The Kane Regional Centers offer residential skilled nursing care and rehabilitation for short-term and long-term needs in Glen Hazel, McKeesport, Ross Township and Scott Township. The Glen Hazel and Ross Centers also offer comprehensive living centers with a spectrum of short- and long-term residential and non-residential services.

In short, the assisted living centers help improve the quality of life to the residents of all the centers.

Bids will be taken online at this link. Those with the highest bid will receive the autographed tie, along with a caricature of the former tie-owner. PSaMP would go for the Dan Rooney one. It looks rather snazzy.

Here's a list of the big-timers who graciously donated ties to help this cool cause!

The Honorable Joe Biden, U.S. Senator, Delaware
The Honorable Robert P. Casey, Jr., U.S. Senator, Pennsylvania
Bill Cowher, Former Pittsburgh Steelers Coach
The Honorable Mike Doyle, U.S. Congressman, Pennsylvania
Dr. Freddie Fu, Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Expert
The Honorable Ted Kennedy, U.S. Senator, Massachusetts
Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Kimmel Live Host
Bobby Knight, Texas Tech Basketball Coach
The Honorable Catherine Baker Knoll, Pennsylvania Lt. Governor
Jimmy Krenn, WDVE Morning Show Host
Jay Leno, Tonight Show Host
Kevin McClatchy, Pittsburgh Pirates Chief Executive Officer
Robert Nutting, Pittsburgh Pirates Chairman
The Honorable Dan Onorato, Allegheny County Chief Executive
The Honorable Mark Pryor, U.S. Senator, Arkansas
The Honorable Luke Ravenstahl, Pittsburgh Mayor
The Honorable Jay Rockefeller, U.S. Senator, West Virginia
Jim Roddey, Former Allegheny County Chief Executive
Dan Rooney, Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman
Tim Russert, Meet the Press Host
Ray Shero, Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager
Max Starks, Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Lineman
George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees Owner
The Honorable Ted Stevens, U.S. Senator, Alaska
Rod Stewart, Singer
Andrew Stockey, WTAE-TV Anchor
Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers Coach
Dave Wannstedt, Pitt Football Coach
The Honorable Jack Wagner, Pennsylvania Auditor General
George Will, National Columnist

Tons of Pittsburgh sports icons on this list. This unique auction will help you get that much closer to the celebrities you know and love.

Not a Pittsburgh sports fan? Why not go for Rod Stewart's tie? Or how about Bobby Knight or Jay Leno?

Online bidding runs through June 30th, so act fast.

Many thanks to Sean for supplying the link to this worthy cause. PSaMP is all for raising money/helping the community, and the Kane Foundation totally fits the bill.

Now you do your part. Bid on some cool ties and help support the Kane Centers!


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