Celebrities attend Adelphoi Spirit of Hope reception
By Dawn Law
Published: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Adelphoi Spirit of Hope reception and auction attendees were treated to a parade of celebrities May 19 at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in Hempfield.
Among those mingling were actors Verne Troyer, Lou Ferrigno, Kyle Massey and Chris Massey; comedian Norm Crosby; and sports legends Arnold Palmer, Steve Blass, Kent Tekulve and Rocky Bleier.
Also there: PGA distinguished service award recipient Dennis Walters, who appears on the “Dennis Walters Golf Show” with his talented “co-host” and service dog, Bucky; PGA Hall of Famer Bob Ford, head pro at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla., and Oakmont Country Club; and Steelers and Pitt announcer Bill Hillgrove.
Program emcee was comedian and musician Gary Mule Deer and co-chairpersons were Paul and Kathy Plucker.
Palmer presented this year's Spirit of Hope award to Bill and Tani Austin, founders of Starkey Hearing Foundation, which each year fits and gives 100,000 individuals in need hearing aids. The foundation promotes hearing health and education, and has pledged to fit 1 million hearing aids by the end of the decade.
The reception, held in conjunction with the Adelphoi Golf Classic, benefited the Nellie Briles Fund, which assists current and former Adelphoi children in developing competencies and life skills.
Seen: Adelphoi CEO Blair Kucinski and Joan, Adelphoi founder Father Paschal Morlino, Kit Palmer, Joanie Crosby, Ginger Briles, Doc and Bunny Giffin, Rosette Hillgrove, Angel Massey, Ralph and Donna Liberatore, Nancy Rusbosin, Phil Dymond, John Rusbosin, Theresa Rusbosin, Diana Kreiling, Dan and Elaine Barrett, Marc Robertshaw, Wendy Anton, Pirates alumni affairs director Joe Billetdeaux, Dennis and Kathy Rafferty, Richard and Joanna Stillwagon, Jim and Kathy Bendel, Carol Palcic and Karyn Pratt.
— Dawn Law
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