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August 2009

Two days later we were back in Florida and went to see my friend, Kenny Chesney perform. Over the years, Kenny and I have become friends and he kindly let us auction off at the Dick Vitale Gala in May a package which included 4 incredible tickets to his Tampa concert, the opportunity to meet him backstage before the show and to receive an autographed guitar. 

The auction winners were Ryan Carr and Neal Wilkinson with SPARTA Asset Management who bid $25,000 for the package. My wife and I joined them and their wives for the concert along with our good friends Joe and Mary Barbetta, John and Barb Moran, and John Stote from Anaconda Sports. John Stote had made custom basketballs with Kenny's picture and tour information on it. Kenny was so surprised! 

Kenny is truly a special entertainer. He puts on a show like no other, but most importantly he is a giving, caring person. 

DICK VITALE

Quote of the Week

"One more week and then the U. S. Open tennis tournament gets under way. I can't wait to attend it."

  -Dick Vitale