Kick’n it Dinner with the Pros

Carlsbad, California

John Carney Steve Weatherford photo ©desireeastorga
Host John Carney and Steve Weatherford photo ©desiree astorga

John Carney and Steve Weatherford kicked off the 8th Annual Kick’n it Dinner with the Pros at the renowned Omni La Costa Resort and Spa presented by Kim Blickenstaff.

photo ©desireeastorga
Nick Novak, Brain Stahovich, Roberto Wallace photo ©desiree astorga

The hosts share many ties, kickers, Giants, Super Bowl Champs, along with having the love and support of many peers along with the charity event of the evening.  Both, professional athletes and celebs clad in aprons’ serving guests a 3-course dinner Saturday.  Although many kickers were placing plates the wait staff was filled with an amazing array, Hall of Famers, current and former NFL players, free agents, radio personalities and even celebrities all in personalized jersey’s bustling like a game day all around the Casa del Sol Ballroom.

Scott Kaplan, Mike Goff & Billy Ray Smith photo ©desiree astorga
Scott Kaplan, Mike Goff & Billy Ray Smith photo ©desiree astorga

 Billy Ray Smith “I can’t even estimate how much fun we had”

Throughout the evening, all the boys celebrating Andre Reed’s Hall of Fame the “best after catch” receiver will be inducted August 2, 2014 in Canton, OH.

Andre Reed & daughter Auburn Reed ©desireeastorga  LA Costa
Andre Reed and daughter Auburn Reed ©desireeastorga

Autograph signing, silent auctions filled with priceless sports memorabilia, travel and wine packages, a personal encounter with players and even a phenomenal live auctioneer who also served as entertainment not to mention a live band.  All in attendance we’re there to support not one but five different beneficiaries, the event benefits All for God (Youth Ministries), Blessed Sacrament Parish School, Mary’s Mercy Center, Veronica’s Home of Mercy and the Rockne Heritage Fund.

One of the unique assets of this event is the outpour of admiration and support from friends all over the league to rally behind anything that John Carney is doing.  I asked Scott Kaplan of the Mighty 1090‘s Scott and BR why do you jump at anything John asks?

 “John Carney is the reason Billy Ray and I are together in the first place, so when John invites us, we are flattered to help!”

Congratulations on another successful event to all!



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