Joe Mullen. Hockey legend.
Hockey Hall of Fame 2000.
The first American to score 500 goals and also to score 1000 points in hockey (which happened at the Civic Arena as a Pittsburgh Penguin)
When I was with Steve at his conference in Philadelphia, there was a very excited young man on the elevator who had just gotten an autographed puck from Joe Mullen, former Pittsburgh Penguin (now assistant coach for the Philadelphia Flyers.
After I got to the hotel room I thought I’m going down to the bar and ask Mr. Mullen for an autographed puck for Bobbijo’s friend Julie Ann who is running marathons and raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis research. Team Kaelyn’s Kure has an invitation for the Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser April 18th and there will be an auction.
Mr. Mullen was gracious and signed the puck you see in the photograph below. I’m getting it to Kaelyn’s mom, Julie Ann so they can add it to the Hockey items at the fundraiser.
Thank you for your generosity, Mr. Mullen.
By the way. Steve and his Dr. friend, shook your hand at the old Pittsburgh airport, before security measures. You got off the bus and the fans met the team, cheering your Stanley Cup 1991 win!!!
http://kck.st/189WnyE click the KICKSTARTER link to get the latest update.
Upped my pledge and watched the numbers change! Great idea Jen S.
11:06 update Sunday night
p.s. 10:51 update Sunday night- I have to go to bed to get up for school Looks like it is going to be “a go” for sure. Very exciting.
7:05 PM update Sunday night
Thanks to my former colleague Jane McK – the one who initially shared a link about this project.
The 1000 donor mark was reached this afternoon.
The clock is ticking down but pledges have increased as of today. People want to be a part of something positive. Although my pledge was modest, I thought that blogging about the incredible effort being made would be another way to contribute.
I received a message from the KICKSTARTER update about using whatever networks you have to get the word out. I’d posted the request on FB a couple of times. Then I thought, BLOG IT!
I know even blog readers in South Africa, Australia, the UK and Croatia will cheer Chef Sousa on in spirit and hope his goal is reached by midnight tomorrow night. No bank will lend the money necessary due to the location!
Trying to reach the $250,000 goal for the
and getting close. There’s a deadline! 11:59 PM Monday January 6th
It will mean a lot to the Braddock community to have Chef Kevin Sousa’s restaurant supported and launched.
What Kevin posted earlier this afternoon
“We are humbled and proud to announce the support of Rob Stephany of The Heinz Endowments who has graciously committed $40,000 towards the job training facet of Superior Motors if we are able to reach our fundraising goal of $250,000. Therefore, if successful, we would have nearly $300,000 to put towards the project with an extra $40,000 committed expressly to training young people to work in the culinary arts.
“Rob is a living, working legend in economic development. To have his support is beyond humbling. Kevin and I are incredibly honored and grateful.” – Mayor John Fetterman
Here’s the KICKSTARTER link
And a sample from the KICKSTARTER site- pledge amount with what you will receive in return for your pledge
Pledge $100 or more 89 backers (Long-Distance Supporter)
Limited edition Braddock T-shirt “Build it Back up” on the front “Rebuilding 15104″ on the back, designed by Braddock Youth Project + Exclusive access to an online gallery of Mathew Hodgman high resolution Braddock photographs which will be available to do with as you wish + Our gratitude displayed on the Superior Motors website + A huge thank you on our Facebook page + A personalized tweet commemorating your pledge
FLY in for this one
“Pledge $3,000 or more 1 backer
Dinner at home with Kevin Sousa. Chef Sousa will prepare a custom designed tasting menu for you and up to three guests in the convenience of your own home (only available in greater Pittsburgh area). We take care of everything including clean up + Signed and numbered 11×14 fine art print of your choice from Matthew Hodgman’s Braddock Gallery delivered to you+ Exclusive access to an online gallery of Matthew Hodgman high resolution Braddock photographs which will be available to do with as you wish + Our gratitude displayed on the Superior Motors website + A huge thank you on our Facebook page + A personalized tweet commemorating your pledge + Your name on our dedication wall for all of those in support of this project.
When Ann’s son, Aaron Myers had an art show at the UnSmoke Systems Artspace across the parking lot, I took this photograph. You can see the words MOTOR CO. on the brick building on the left. That’s the location of the Superior Motors Community Restaurant.
Comedy night fundraiser(there ‘s another show Saturday March 24th 8PM) – No. 3 Fire Hall, Penn Hills Volunteer Fire Department.
I was invited by Matt of Steel City Shows.(the man behind the soundboard, in a suit and tie)
It was a fun evening.
After the comedy show ended, Firefighter Vinnie gave me a tour of the trucks, Jaws of Life, and the uniforms hanging ready.
Comedians Mike Wysocki and Joey O’Connell are listed on the site but there were two others who warmed up the crowd, Sean Collier and Mike Travers.