Michael Vick’s Fund-raiser at Tashan

The Eagles QB and wife Kijafa Frink host “7-themed” party to benefit Team Vick.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Vick (Kijafa Frink) enter Tashan restaurant at 777 South Broad Street last night. The address was all part of the theme of the Philadelphia Eagle’s jersey, which is numbered “7.” The event took place on the 7th of the month and the party started at 7 p.m. The cocktail fund-raiser was for the Vicks’ foundation “Team Vick,” which is committed to supporting people in need, especially the youth.

Below: Munish Narula, owner of Tashan, with executive chef Sylva Senat. Senat tells me Vick wanted many of Tashan’s signature dishes, but really loved the chicken and shrimp kabobs and wanted them on the menu.

Below: Kathryn Ott Lovell, executive director at Fairmount Park Conservancy, and Meg Holscher, director of development at Fairmount Park Conservancy, stopped by to show support. A portion of the proceeds from the evening’s event goes to renovate a football field in North Philadelphia’s Hunting Park. It’s now called Team Vick Field. Other athletes helping Hunting Park through the Fairmount Park Conservancy are Ryan Howard, funding the baseball field, and Billie Jean King, sponsoring the dual-use tennis courts. King will be honored by the Fairmount Park Conservancy at the annual gala Thursday, May 16, 2013.

Below: Everyone’s favorite Philadelphia Eagles magician, long snapper Jon Dorenbos (right) was on hand to entertain the crowd. James Boney (left) and Matt Nadu (center) were amazed by Dorenbos’ slight of hand. Dorenbos participates in lots of charity events in the off season. Next up for him: The Arc of Delaware County on February 23rd, where he will host and emcee a night of comedy for people with disabilities.

Below: Women of Media! Jenice Armstrong, Daily News, Sheinelle Jones, Fox 29, Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer, Kharisma McIlwaine, CW, and Rakia Reynolds, Skai Blue Media, all told me that 2012 was great, but 2013 is going to fabulous.

Below: Jermaine Washington and Stephanie Morrison came out to support their friends.

Below: Newlyweds Charlie Mack Alston and Tasha Alston with Michael Vick. The Alstons were married on December 20th, with Will Smith serving as Alston’s best man; the singer Tyrese was also in the wedding party. The duo stayed local for most of their honeymoon, first hitting Atlantic City, then going to the Poconos, which Tasha said was very relaxing and enjoyable. Alston then told me they topped it off with a quick trip to L.A. to visit friends.

Below: Kellie Meyer and Vince DeFruscio, CBS 3. Kellie just returned from London, where she took a job for a year and lived the British lifestyle (what a year! she was there for the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics). She returned to her hometown of Wilkes-Barre in time for a White Christmas.

Below: Carmena Ayo-Davies, 3BG Marketing Solutions, Kijafa Vick (wearing her Christmas earrings from Michael Vick), Kharisma McIlwaine and Chi-Chi Enrique wearing her PNK Elephant jewelry. Kijafa said that she and Michael really want to stay here in Philly next season. She’s a Philly girl, and her family and friends are here. Crossing my fingers.

Below: The media was out in full force waiting to interview Vick to get his opinions on Andy Reid, and Vick’s future. I ran into John Clark, from NBC 10 and Mike Jerrick, Fox 29.

Below: Shoe maven Beth Shak was there with her friend Nikki Donze. Beth will be resting her Manolo Blahnik shoes courtside at 76ers games this season, after she was the high bidder for a VIP night with limo service and tickets to catch a basketball game.

Below: Jorge Diaz, Genesis Cordova and radio hostess Christina Sanchez, director of communications at Queen Diva Radio.

DN fashion photographer Reuben Harley and his little brother, DJ Damage. The talent in that family is amazing. DJ Damage is already making a big name on the Philadelphia music scene.

Below: Eric Parker and Christine Krzyzanowski, senior partner at Philadelphia marketing firm Two Affix. Krzyzanowski spent the holidays in Palm Beach at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, and is looking forward to a busy year of great events. First up: a Thaddeus Young charity event in March. Details soon, she promises me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/NWDan Dan Hagen

    “As the Little Red Dog lay on the ground, fighting for air, Quanis Phillips grabbed its front legs and Michael Vick grabbed its back legs. They swung the dog over their head like a jump rope then slammed it to the ground. The first impact didn’t kill it. So, Phillips and Vick slammed it again. The two men kept at it, alternating back and forth, pounding the creature against the ground until, at last, the little red dog was dead.”
    – from The Lost Dogs, by Jim Gorant

    Bottom line: when dogs didn’t perform, he hung them, electrocuted them, held their head in a bucket of water until they drown, threw them into a pool and blocked their attempts to climb out until they grew exhausted and drowned, and literally beat them to death. Nearly every killing was slow and premeditated, AS IF HE ENJOYED IT!

    And we celebrate him. The world is upside down.

    • Carl Ventura

      I am a dog-lover myself but that doesn’t blind me from what Mike has accomplished like it blinds you. No matter what Vick does, people like you seem to obsess over the past instead of move forward. Even in an article about him helping people, you scathe him as if it were about his past.

      Vick has done so much for his community. He has helped so much more than he has hurt. We don’t celebrate him because he killed so many innocent dogs. We celebrate him because of the character he showed when he completely re-invented himself. It shows the amazing redeeming quality of humanity that people like you love to ignore. The world isn’t upside down, you are.

      • David Vick


    • http://www.facebook.com/julia.taylor.984 Julia Taylor

      I wish we could publish everything that has happen in your family tree and be a fly on the wall of your house . You so called dog lovers are obsessed and sick just as sick as the women who was having sex with dogs while her husband watched. Yeah that’s what you sickos do. That’s why you kill a human over one . Especially a black person. You don’t fool anyone with your sick hate especially considering your history of what you did and still would be doing to humans if they had not passed a law so get off your fake facade. You just full of hate and justify it by hiding behind some dogs you don’t give a rat ass about. Now lets see how worked up you get about the sick b$&ch having sex with dogs. Oh she one of you no biggie. SMH you sickos!

      • sybil

        Sweetie I am sooooo not a redneck black as can be and not an animal abuser and will not tolerate this fool – you are too funny for words

        • David Vick

          Your not black your an Oreo. BLACK PPL SHOULD HEPL EACH OTHER YOU IDIOT.

          • sybil

            david vick is just that a dick little onbe so for the oreo comment you are still an ass jock strap loving ass. sybil ward
            “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.”
            Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals
            We are always the same age inside.”
            Gertrude Stein
            its not how hard you hit but rather how hard you can take the hit and keep moving forward ” … . Stallone
            “You can’t fix stupid”

            Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. Demosthenes

            Mark Twain
            “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” “I have this real moron thing I do. It’s called thinking.” George Carlin
            “The more I know about people, the better I like my dog.” – Mark Twain. “I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” Eleanor Roosevelt

    • David Vick


  • marquis-desade

    Dan Hagen Two words that you would benefit from looking up: redemption & atonement.

    Although the described behavior is not to be taken lightly, no one would argue that Vick hasn’t done everything possible to atone for his actions.

    • http://www.facebook.com/NWDan Dan Hagen

      Actually, he hasn’t done “everything possible”–not even close. He was NEVER charged with any type of animal cruelty, only racketeering (interstate gambling). Further he has never apologized for what he did to the dogs,and never tried to directly help those dogs who remained alive. Yes, he has occasionally done rambling and sedated anti-dog fighting “meetings” with high school groups etc (have you ever seen one? He is always lethargic/robotic, as if just going through the motions). I believe it is also self-serving, part of the Michael Vick Image Rehabilitation Show.

      • http://www.facebook.com/julia.taylor.984 Julia Taylor

        Maybe you can do something for the community since you seem to have so much time to critique his life. Oh no one would show up because you are a nobody. “Those who can do those who can’t sit back and criticize “. We don’t have to guess which one you are!

        • http://www.facebook.com/liz.stewart.758 Liz Stewart

          Yeah, Julia, we can have a torture an animal day to help raise money for schools, you stupid cunt.

      • David Vick

        Hay Dan gettin a true dumba$$, what’s about dog pounds that KILLS PIT BULLS EVERY OTHER DAY, do they say sorry? Everytime you talk you sound more and more like a idiot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DTRave420 Dave Rave

    FCK that sadistic dog killin’ sociopath…Anything that “man” has done for animals was forced by the courts…His charity events are PR schemes for his “image” but it’s not gonna matter because he’s a washed up,going on 33 years of age,injury prone,fumbler and bumbler who hasn’t finished a full season since 2006…His career is in it’s last death gasp and anyone who can’t see that is either delusional or blind…As far as him getting another dog,he shouldn’t be allowed to own a pet rock…

    • http://www.facebook.com/julia.taylor.984 Julia Taylor

      How does that make you relevant?

      • sybil

        what is YOUR problem you are the one people should be worried about

        • David Vick

          And you sure be worrying about your family, if u even have one. I bet your married to a dog. A real one.

    • David Vick

      First thing you fat f-cker can you play pro football? And second VICK HAS BEEN OWNED A DOG U DUMBA$$ and there’s nothing YOU CAN DO ANOUT IT.

  • sybil

    he will never be able to convince me he has changed. he was once or twice taken to task about abuse towards his now wife. Women and some stupid people will always fall for bullshit .. He is like the man behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz not real and full of shit

    • http://www.facebook.com/julia.taylor.984 Julia Taylor

      And you will never be able to convince us that you are not a hateful redneck what’s in your closet?

      • sybil

        hahahaha not white stupid person hahaha you are sooo dead wrong on that take on who I am

        • David Vick

          How bout you go jump off a cliff and make the world happy.

  • sybil

    Julia has a hard on for Vick! hmm she is into him that is the problem sad mindless little person =-wow

    • http://www.facebook.com/Blipe27 Michele G Rogers

      Seriously. People who abuse & kill animals are sociopaths who would just as soon do the same to you. He hasn’t “changed” he simply got caught & if he was anybody else, would have actually paid the price. His celebrity exonerated him because people are blind. Btw, Julia is a troll. Pay those ass-backwards comments no mind.

      • David Vick

        Hay Michele I but your life isn’t so perfect either do just shut the f-ck up. Stop pointing fingers you hypocrite.

    • David Vick

      Your the one following Vick every move. You groupie