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Today was a great day! Over 30k raised for Jerry's Kids!

By Joy A. Kennelly

Man, it really feels good when a charity you've been supporting does well and your event goes well too. The only bummer was my camera battery died an hour into the event, but I've been promised pix which I'll share as soon as I receive them ok?

    Today The Shore Restaurant and Lounge hosted the Annual Telethon Executive Lock Up with the South Bay Beaches.

    Local executives raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association while participating in a Lock-up held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The mayors of all three cities showed their support and participated in raising funds. Look for HB Mayor JR Reviczky's mug shot to appear in next weeks' The Easy Reader and The Beach Reporter - too fun.

Together, everyone raised almost 40k today! YEAH!!!!! I'll have the exact figure soon and will share then.

            Local volunteers arrested jailbirds from their place of work and whisked them away to be taken behind bars for one hour to raise bail for “Jerry’s Kids”. At the jail cell, jailbirds had their mug shot taken, enjoyed The Shore’s delicious version of bread and water courtesy of Executive Chef David Linville, Chef & food2 networked with other local friendly felons, and turned in their pre-raised bail or $2,400 (to send three kids to summer camp) and then were returned back to work by MDA's officers.

    Jailbirds who raised their bail, had the opportunity for their name and picture to appear on MDA's local Telethon. Local 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist for Volleyball, Eric Foinoimoana, raised over $4,000 today and won a beautiful men's long-sleeve shirt courtesy of Greycie Baran and her store, Luna G in one of the numerous raffles held all day long. Thank you Eric!

Those jailbirds who hadn’t pre-raised their bail were given cell phones provided by Sprint Wireless to make additional calls to bail themselves out of jail. Transportation to and from jail was provided by Land Rover of South Bay and Avalon Premium Transportation. Thank you everyone!

            The bail money raised today will go directly to MDA’s free Summer Camp for kids with neuromuscular diseases.  Summer Camp is an opportunity for our kids to spend time away from their families and participate in various activities with others kids that have similar disabilities.  Activities include swimming, talent shows, arts and crafts, and other things you would find at any other summer camp.

       Now do you see why I'm so happy? If you'd like to donate to this worthy cause, please click here:

Thank you!


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