HughE Dillon: Brent Celek and the Eagles Raise Money for Charity

Plus the tenth anniversary of Valanni and why Philly is the place to be on November 13

On Monday night, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek joined his teammates and celebrity friends for a good cause. The team traded in their helmets to benefit the Brent Celek Foundation,  which benefits seriously ill and physically challenged children in our community. For $250 fans enjoyed a cocktail hour as well as a beautiful white Eagles football. Throughout the event, fans could get as many autographs and photos with their hometown heroes. Then they were served dinner, dessert, and coffee by some of their favorite players.

Celebrity Sightings

Chase Utley had brunch with his wife and a friend at Jones on Sunday. Perhaps in need of a little comfort food after the big loss to the Giants? Chase came in with a low hat and big sunglasses and was unrecognized (except by one of my loyal readers!). The trio dined on omelets and eggs Benedict while drinking soda, water, and a bloody Mary. Can you guess who had what?

Upcoming Events

Saturday is Mischief Night and Governor Rendell will participate in his last Gayborhood Pub Crawl. Want to attend? Meet in front of Q Lounge at 10 p.m.

Broadway Comes to Philly

On November 13, 2010, Mandy Patinkin will be in town for “An Evening of Hope,” an event benefiting the the Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The event will take place at the Baptist Temple on North Broad Street. Tickets range from $60 to $150. Click here for more information.

Also on November 13, Philadelphia celebrates the opening of the new National Museum of American Jewish History. Guests include Bette Midler and Jerry Seinfeld. This event is sold out, but I’ll be there to bring you all the action. The building will be dedicated the following day at noon by Vice President Joe Biden.

One Night Only
On Monday November 29th, the Four Season Hotel will partner with Lisa Gaudio, daughter of original Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio, and the cast of Jersey Boys for a concert and auction to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The cast will perform songs from Dick Clark‘s American Bandstand and guests can enjoy a live auction of Four Seasons memorabilia hosted by Jerry Blavat. For more information, click here.