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2014 All-Star Evening at J. Gilbert’s

September 23, 2014

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On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014, J. Gilbert’s Wood Fire Steaks and Seafood restaurant in St. Louis hosted the first ever All Star Evening to benefit the Pujols Family Foundation. The goal of the All Star Evening was to create awareness and help support ongoing opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome and extensive humanitarian efforts to the impoverished people of the Dominican Republic. Guests spent the evening enjoying delicious food and wonderful company. The All Star Hosts for the evening included names like former Cardinals, Jim Edmonds, Kyle McClellan, Brad Thompson, Jason Simontacchi, and local community leaders such as Virginia McDowell, CEO of Isle of Capri, Mike Hogan, and Eric Heckman, Owner of Tani Sushi Bistro. The event also received great support from the local media which included Frank Cusumano, Martin Kilcoyne, and Andy Banker among others. Guests were invited to come and mingle with these local celebrities as they raised money for a great cause. However, the big stars of the night were the young adults with Down syndrome that also served as hosts. They greeted every table with a smile and made a lasting impression on all who attended.

The Pujols Family Foundation would like to thank all of the All Star Hosts and Media for helping make this such a wonderful and successful event: Jim Edmonds, World Series Champion, Brad Thompson, World Series Champion, Jason Simontacchi, Former St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher, Kyle McClellan, Former St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher, Andy Banker, FOX 2, Martin Kilcoyne, FOX 2, Frank Cusumano, KSDK 5, Kelly Jackson, KSDK 5, McGraw Milhaven, 550AM, Aisha Sultan, Post-Dispatch, Tom Ackerman, KMOX, Virginia McDowell, CEO Isle of Capri Casinos, Eric Heckman, Tani Sushi & Takaya, Asher Benrubi, Smash Band, Mike Hogan, David Suttle, and Self Advocates Kathleen Mertz, Miki Cunningham and David Kime.


September 23, 2014
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