Sunday, September 27, 2009

Shout out to Angelo Mazzocco, Jeff Wallace, and the team at Gladden House

Ben's note: I recently got the chance to see TBDBITL at a fundraiser for Gladden House. What a thrill. Thanks to the team at the Gladden House for letting me be part of your special night.

Gladden Community House Gala At Ohio Stadium Sept 17, 2009

On September 17, 2009 a fundraiser for Gladden Community House was held at "The Shoe", home of The Ohio State University Buckeyes and TBDBITL as the feature performers. The performance was conducted by Dr. Jon Woods, Band Director of The Ohio State University Marching Band.

Over 200 attendees were privileged to listen to the community service Gladden provides to the people of Franklinton, on the near West side of Columbus, Ohio including a video and slideshow of the work Gladden provides.

A special thanks To Our Generous Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor
Limited Brands Foundation

Underwriting Sponsors
Progressive Medical, Inc.
Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP
The Robert Weiler Company

Platinum Sponsor
American Electric Power

Gold Sponsors
Huntington Bank
Nationwide Insurance
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ciriaco
Bruce R. Henke
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Jeffrey
Angelo and Eileen Mazzocco
Kristen E. Blum and Grady W. Metoyer
Tim and Mary Neff

Silver Sponsors
Ernst & Young LLP
Bill and Laura Mackin
Carl and Connie Smallwood
Susan E. Brown

Band Sponsors
OhioHealth Foundation
Resource Interactive
Nancy Ordonez

A live auction was held for 2 attendees to sit with the band during a skull session then the Wisconsin game with the band! The bidding was active enough that 2 sets of seats were auctioned.

A silent auction was also conducted all evening with features such as dinner for 10 in your home prepared by a chef from the Cameron Mitchell restaurants, a tailgate pack that included a custom made corn hole game, coolers, cozy's and beverages, a signed Jim Tressel football, spa visits and much more. The frenzy continued until told to set down their pens for their bids.

The crowd then was ushered out to the stadium and the 50 yard line where the band performed across the field, script Ohio. Carmen Ohio, The Can-Can and many, many more for over 30 minutes. There is not a site to be seen anywhere than a personal performance by conductor Dr. Jon Woods and The Best Damn Band In The Land (TBDBITL), they never missed a beat and everyone joined in to yell OH-IO each time needed.

This inaugural gala will continue annually, hope to see you all next year!

Timothy M. Neff, Chairman
Joy Chivers, President/CEO
Gladden Community House


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