PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia Eagles’ tight end Brent Celek welcomed 230 guests to Ocean Prime Philadelphia Thursday evening for his Fifth Annual Celebrity Waiter Night presented by ACME Markets, the official supermarket of the Philadelphia Eagles, raising over $135,000 to benefit Brent Celek’s Take Flight Foundation.
For just one evening, several Philadelphia Eagles, including linebacker Connor Barwin, fellow tight end James Casey, wide receiver Riley Cooper, guard Todd Herremans, quarterback Mark Sanchez and wide receiver Brad Smith, joined Celek to swap grass-stained uniforms for fresh-pressed aprons to benefit Brent Celek’s Take Flight Foundation.
In addition to celebrity service from Celek and his Eagles teammates, guests enjoyed a cocktail reception sponsored by M&T Bank and four courses of Ocean Prime world-class cuisine.
SportsRadio 94WIP’s Michael Barkann and Ike Reese emceed the evening, and Bill MacCauly, John Rock, Inc. Auctioneer, helped raise funds through thrilling live and silent auctions.
“Ultimately, our goal here is to put as many smiles on kids’ faces, and to just give back to the kids,” said Celek. “I’d say, by the looks of this packed room, we’re off to a great start here tonight.”
Proceeds from the evening will benefit Brent Celek’s Take Flight Foundation whose mission is to provide opportunities, support and resources along with daily support and life-changing experiences to seriously ill and physically challenged children and families in need throughout Greater Philadelphia. Since its inception in 2010, Brent Celek’s Take Flight Foundation has impacted over 100,000 lives through programs like Brent Celek’s Take Flight Zones and Operation Thanksgiving.
For more information about Brent Celek’s Take Flight Foundation, please visit brentcelek.org.
About Brent Celek’s Take Flight Foundation
Founded in 2010, Brent Celek’s Take Flight Foundation is on a mission to provide opportunities, support and resources along with daily support and life-changing experiences to seriously ill and physically challenged children and families in need throughout Greater Philadelphia. For more information, please visit brentcelek.org.
About Ocean Prime
Ocean Prime is a modern American supper club that serves prime fish, prime steaks, award-winning wines and handcrafted cocktails in a captivating atmosphere with timeless elegance and genuine hospitality. Guests enjoy live music in the Blu Lounge piano bar along with al fresco dining on the outdoor terrace. Inspired by Mitchell’s Ocean Club, which Cameron Mitchell Restaurants opened in 2006 in Columbus, Ohio, Ocean Prime first opened in 2008 in Troy, Mich. The restaurant has since expanded to 10 locations nationwide in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Orlando and Tampa, Fla. Future locations are planned to open in Beverly Hills, Calif. in fall 2014 and New York City in spring 2015. For more information, please visit www.ocean-prime.com.
About ACME Markets
ACME Markets Inc. began in 1891 when two friends, Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford, opened a small neighborhood grocery store in South Philadelphia, emphasizing quality products, low prices, and friendly service. Over 123 years later, ACME remains dedicated to providing a high-quality grocery experience that our customers have come to expect. Today, ACME operates 110 stores, including Sav-On Pharmacies at select locations, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, employing more than 10,000 associates. The company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve. For more information visit www.acmemarkets.com.
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