Golf July 18 & Auction Preview

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Rock and Wrap It Up! Annual Golf Outing
Monday, July 18, 2016
THE SEAWANE CLUB
One Club Drive, Hewlett Harbor, New York

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Registration & Range Opens: 10:00 AM
Breakfast: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Shotgun Start: 12:00 PM
COCKTAILS AND HORS D’OEUVRES
5:30 pm – 6:30 PM
DINNER AND SPECIAL EVENING EVENTS
6:30 PM

Download the brochure:
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PREVIEW OF SILENT AUCTION ITEMS:

Ralph Kiner Autographed Baseball –     OPENING BID: $50
Boston Bruins Team Autographed Jersey – OPENING BID: $300
YA Tittle Autographed Photo – OPENING BID: $50
Red Hot Chili Peppers Autographed Certificate – OPENING BID: $100
Grateful Dead Autographed Certificate – OPENING BID: $300
Dave Matthews Autographed Certificate – OPENING BID: $100
Maroon 5 Autographed Photo – OPENING BID: $50
Maroon 5 Autographed CD – OPENING BID: $50
Autographed Sneakers by NY Liberty Star Candice Wiggins #2 – OPENING BID: $75
Autographed Jersey NY Giants Antoine Rolle – OPENING BID: $75
Autographed Jonathan Papellion Baseball –  OPENING BID: $50
Autographed Jesus Montero Baseball – OPENING BID: $50
Autographed Mike Souocia Baseball – OPENING BID: $50
Autographed Ike Davis Baseball – OPENING BID: $50
Autographed The Who “Who Are You” Album Cover and Vinyl LP – OPENING BID: $400
Autographed Blues Traveler Certificate – OPENING BID: $50
Autographed NY Liberty Becky Hammon Jersey – OPENING BID: $75
Cast Autographed Toe Shoes from STARZ Series Flesh and Bone –   OPENING BID: $50
Autographed John Starks Basketball – OPENING BID: $100
Autographed Adrian Peterson Photo – OPENING BID: $50
Autographed Travis Wood Photo – OPENING BID: $50
Four (4) tickets to any Jones Beach Show plus the VIP package – OPENING BID:  $150
NY Rangers Team Autographed Hockey Stick – OPENING BID: $400

 

 

Please contact Diane Mandelbaum 516-295-0670 to arrange for
sponsorship opportunities.

All sponsors will receive prominent recognition
with signage placed at appropriate locations.

• $15,000 – Diamond Golf Sponsor
Includes Golf for three (3) foursomes plus brunch,
cocktails and dinner. Names displayed prominently.

• $10,000 – Platinum Golf Sponsor
Includes Golf for two (2) foursomes plus brunch,
cocktails and dinner. Names displayed prominently.

• $5,000 – Brunch, Cocktail and Dinner Sponsor
Includes Golf for one (1) foursome. Names displayed
prominently.

• $2,500 – Putting Green Sponsor
Only one sponsorship available.

• $2,100 Gold Golf Sponsor
Includes Golf for one (1) foursome plus one
Tee and Green Sponsorship, cocktails and dinner.

• $525 – Individual Golf and Dinner Sponsor
Includes Golf, practice range, brunch, lunch,
cocktails and dinner.

• $400 – Flag Sponsor
Embroidered with your name, logo, course and date.
You will be given the flag to keep.

• $200 – Brunch or Dinner Sponsor
Includes signage only.

• $150 – Tee or Green Sponsor
Includes signage only.

DAY’S EVENTS WILL ALSO INCLUDE
• Silent Auction
• Cash Raffle
• Golf Prizes
• Closest to the Pin
• Putting Contest
• Hole‐in‐One Car Prize

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Golf & Tennis 2016

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Rock and Wrap It Up!
Annual Golf Outing and Ladies Day

Monday July 18, 2016

Join us for a day of fun on the court and on the course to help fight poverty.

The Seawane Country Club, Hewlett Harbor NY

Ladies Day Features:
Tennis
Mahjongg
Cards
Luncheon
Fashion Show

Golf Outing Features:
Lunch & Dinner
18 Holes of Golf
Live & Silent Auction
Celebrities
Prizes & Giveaways

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2016 Lena and Joseph Mandelbaum Humanitarian Award

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Join us in celebration as we honor Beth and Lenny Fliegel,
Recipients of the Rock and Wrap It Up! Lena and Joseph Mandelbaum Humanitarian Award

Monday May 2, 2016, 6:00 PM
Kombert Caterers at Temple Avodah
3050 Oceanside Rd, Oceanside NY 11572
Musical Guest: Jenna Rose

Tickets begin at $125. Please see the reply card for additional donation levels.

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How I Introduced a New Homerun Measurement to Baseball

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Syd reminisces about the early days of his relationship with Rock and Roll and technological innovations.

Diane and I worked in Candlestick Park during a Giants vs. Dodgers opening week baseball game. I  perfected it at Yankee Stadium in November 1990.

New applications are always exciting in any business. My video measuring system has so many areas that it can help advance current applications; each day is an exciting one for me. Late September, 1990 I was listening to a controversy on the radio of a homerun hit by Jesse Barfield. He said it traveled one distance, and someone else said it traveled another. Hearing this, it quickly occurred to me that if I had our video measuring system at the stadium, I would be able to settle the argument and tell exactly how far the ball traveled. This got me thinking that I could tell anyone who cared any distance in the stadium, regardless of it being a homerun, double, a throw to second base or third, even how far a outfielder ran for a ball.

I called the Mets to try this system out and they were busy in a pennant chase and told me they had no time. I called the Yankees and was able to get their stadium operations manager, Tim Hasset, to allow me to try my idea out at the stadium. I was just introducing it to different microscope dealers throughout the country and knew that it could work in looking at microchips under a video microscope. At the stadium I found that it did not work. I found out that I could not just point a camera at the field and do a measurement. Disappointed, but not disheartened, I left and went back to my office. I then realized that if I had an overhead view of the playing field, shot at 90 degrees, and then placed through my system onto a tv monitor, I would be able to work our system. My only caveat was how to calibrate. It then occurred to me that the standard in all stadiums was the distance from first to third base, 127 feet, and the distance from home to dead center field, 408 feet at Yankee stadium. I new in my heart that it would work.

I waited for three months and then wrote letters to all stadiums. None responded. I called up three, and George Costa, VP of stadium operations at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, expressed more than a passing interest. I also found that IBM was running a continuous promotion at 18 ballparks where they give $10,000 to the charity of choice to the player who hits the longest homerun in that stadium. The team must put on their scoreboard “IBM Tale of the Tape measured to {distance}”. What I also found out was that this was sometimes inaccurate and worked on a stadium survey done of the outfield areas, and transferred to a grid in the scorebox. It did not offer any field distance, just whatever went into the stands. I knew we could offer more, and hopefully enhance the game of baseball for its fans.

I knew that I would be going to San Francisco on school board business, the National School Board Association meeting. I called George Costa and told him that I would be there the week of April 16. He told me that opening game was the 16th, I told him that I had meetings I had to go to and could not make it. He then asked if I could come and show him the system after the conference and work a game. I quickly said yes. I called all over the West Coast and was able to get an aerial photograph of Candlestick. Thank g-d for fax machines. Bay Graphics faxed me the photos and I chose the one with the best view of the stadium. I also contacted my microscope dealer in SF; they would loan me a tv monitor. I seemed to be set.

My contact with the Grateful Dead goes back many years. Three years before visiting Candlestick Park I became friends with Dennis McNally, the publicist and backstage tsar of the band. He helped me to get to Mickey Hart, when I wanted Mickey to come back to his alma mater, Lawrence High School, which he graduated from in 1961, and Mickey did! Dennis had also helped me when I was at a concert and wanted to take my daughters to a clean bathroom, or go backstage to get a soda or meet members of the band; Dennis was always there. I helped him over time by getting Mickey great pr and getting a tv anchorman in Buffalo to do a complimentary piece on the Dead when then were in town. Dennis would always see me in colorful casual attire and in a relaxed concert mood. I would always see him wired and tight as a drum, the whole world on his shoulders backstage, working his ass off. In Buffalo, I noticed that Dennis wore an SF Giant tee shirt with a Dead logo on it. I stored that in my head. In Nassau Coliseum, in March, I saw Dennis and told him I would be out to the coast next month. He said to call him. At that point, things just clicked. I called George Costa back and asked him if I could get two tickets for the Giant homeopener for Dennis McNally. As luck would have it, they knew each other from some past experience. George said he would put them away for Dennis and would not accept money from me. I called Dennis and told him the good new; he was ecstatic. He would be taking his wife Suzan, an even bigger SF Giants fan than Dennis.

Opening day passed and it was cold and brutal, but Dennis went that Monday night April 16. That next day the school board meetings ended. I got to the stadium one pm to speak to George and he had bad news. He said that his people did not want to replace the Tale of the Tape at the stadium and they were afraid that they would loose $10,000 worth of charity.

I told them that IBM knew of us and we were not a threat to them. We also did not need to be mentioned: we were there to enhance the game, not change it. George called his boss and they said they wanted to now see the system in operation and that I should come by that evening and work the game. They gave me a luxury box with 10 tickets and told me it was mine for the night. I quickly called my microscope dealer and told him to bring a sales rep, and I would leave them tickets at my hotel. I then called Dennis and asked him how the game was the night before. He said they were the best seats he had ever had but it was freezing. I then told him I had 6 extra luxury seats, in an enclosed box, and he was welcomed to them. He almost died at that moment. He said he would take them and bring people from the Dead organization. I told him I would drop them off. I got to the ballpark at 6 and was set up by 6:30 pm. I knew from the moment I was there that it would work. The test came in the fourth inning when George Costa just happened to be in the booth, as serendipitous a situation as ever had occurred. The moment I finished the demonstration, Will Clark hits a blast into the stands. I quickly identified where the ball landed and measure the distance to 383 feet. I told Terence Lundy, my dealer in SF, to tell ESPN to announce that the distance was optech measured. No sooner had he left the room then I see flashed on the scoreboard “IBM Tale of the Tape measured to 379 feet”. George looks at me and says, “Syd, I believe your numbers.” Dennis McNally who has witnessed this event smiles and says, “Syd it’s real nice seeing you working and in suit and me sitting here, not worrying about anything, nice role reversal.” I laughed and said it was the first time I had ever seen him sitting still for more than five minutes. We both laughed. George said he was definitely interested. I knew it had a place in baseball.

Waste Not, Want Not

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A blizzard leads to a canceled business meeting. A call to RWU results in 540 pounds of food served at a homeless shelter. The Whole Earth Calculator estimates that 415 meals were served and 410 pounds of CO2 emissions were saved. Read more in Michelle Russell’s article Waste Not, Want Not in the April 10, 2016 issue of Convene Magazine, a publication of the Professional Convention Management Association.

MardiBra Petition: Stop Taxing My Periods!

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A petition has been circulating to support a bill, NYS A-7651,  introduced in the New York State Assembly by Assemblymember David I. Weprin, to remove sales tax from feminine hygiene products. “Stop taxing my periods!” proclaim the women.

MardiBra is a new initiative launched by Rock and Wrap It Up! to collect and distribute feminine hygiene products to the needy.

The national launch of Rock and Wrap It Up!‘s (RWU) Mardi Bra initiative will be held in Anaheim, Irvine, Pasadena, Chicago (multiple locations), Boston, New York City (multiple locations) Boca Raton, Kansas City, Topeka, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City. Collections have started last week and will continue from now on. Colleges across the United States have also organized Mardi Bra collections including USC, The Cooper Union, Pace University, The New School, Brooklyn College and Harvard University.

The Mardi Bra pilot was successfully launched in February 2015 on Mardi Gras night at the Sofitel Beverly Hills, with the help of Sharon Osbourne, who tweeted about the night and made substantial financial donations. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were 2002 recipients of Rock and Wrap It Up!’s Lena and Joseph Mandelbaum Humanitarian Award. The NYC launch took place at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, NY. Former WNBA Superstar Susan Wicks co-chaired that event, with performances by American Idol Finalist Robbie Rosen.

RWU research has shown that other than food, feminine hygiene products are the most requested items by shelters and pantries in helping at-risk teens and women. RWU asks that each woman purchase a second box when they buy for themselves each month and donate it to help the Mardi Bra program. Additional collection sites have been organized in High Schools and Middle Schools, where the program is named Hannah’s Project. Girls Scouts of Suffolk County NY is the first Scout organization to adopt this project. North Shore Hebrew Academy, Lake Success, NY is the first school in Nassau County to adopt Hannah’s Project. Financial donations will also be accepted in lieu of product.

Dear Friends, You are role models

Rock and Wrap It Up! had an amazing 2015, adding new professional sport teams, film and television productions, colleges, schools (including Kingsport, TN and Guilford County Schools, NC), hospitals, and hotels.  The White House recognized the importance of the Whole Earth Calculator and we are working with the White House Science Adviser to get new lesson plans to American Schools using the Whole Earth Calculator.  We continue to work closely with the USDA and the EPA and continue to recognize partners for their participation in the effort to reduce food waste in our nation.  Our efforts bring healthy food to those in need while keeping this healthy food out of landfill.

Jessie Plotkin joined us as National Asset Manager working out of Boulder, CO and Jocelyn Schreier joined us as Research Analyst working out of NYC.

Mardi Bra and Hannah’s Project were launched in NY at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, Brooklyn collecting and distributing feminine hygiene products to thousands of women in need.  American Idol Finalist, Season 10, Robbie Rosen performed at the event.  This project will launch nationally on February 9, 2016.

Rock and Wrap It Up! Volunteers made this a wonderful holiday season for many families in need at St. John Baptist Church in Arverne, NY.  At the Rock and Wrap It Up! Thanksgiving Feast, your served over 500 plates of food to people in our community. Some of our guests needed more than the food served…they needed companionship on a holiday when most people in our country spend the day with family.  You made the day less lonely for them.  Some of our guests wanted to share their holiday meal with family members later in the day…you enabled them to do that also.  Pantry bags were prepared so that guests would have more food later in the week as well.  Some guests were unable to carry all of their packages home alone…you helped there as well by driving them to their homes.

For the Rock and Wrap It Up! Holiday Gift Give Away you collected and gift wrapped new toys to brighten the holiday for many families at the Woodmere Fire House in Woodmere, NY.  Thousands of items were distributed to people in need at St. John Baptist Church.

You did all of this out of the kindness and generosity of your spirit and with respect for our fellow men, women, and children without asking why they were there and what caused them to be in a position of such need.

Thank you. You are role models for your community.

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Gina Jackson and friends

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The LA Times covers MardiBra’s success.

The success of MardiBra’15 has led to a dedicated website mardibra-rwu.org and a national reveal on February 9, 2016. Support  in our efforts to collect feminine hygiene products for the nationwide at-risk population has been overwhelming. Following only food, these products are the top request of shelters and pantries.

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Jocelyn Schreier and Terra Bailey of the New School have organized a parallel effort there and created a poster:

 

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The national launch of Rock and Wrap It Up!‘s (RWU) Mardi Bra initiative was held in Anaheim, Irvine, Pasadena, Chicago (multiple locations), Boston, New York City (multiple locations) Boca Raton, Kansas City, Topeka, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City. Colleges across the United States have also organized Mardi Bra collections including USC, The Cooper Union, Pace University, The New School, Brooklyn College and Harvard University.

The Mardi Bra pilot was successfully launched in February 2015 on Mardi Gras night at the Sofitel Beverly Hills, with the help of Sharon Osbourne, who tweeted about the night and made substantial financial donations. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were 2002 recipients of Rock and Wrap It Up!’s Lena and Joseph Mandelbaum Humanitarian Award. The NYC launch took place at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, NY. Former WNBA Superstar Susan Wicks co-chaired that event, with performances by American Idol Finalist Robbie Rosen.

RWU research has shown that other than food, feminine hygiene products are the most requested items by shelters and pantries in helping at-risk teens and women. RWU asks that each woman purchase a second box when they buy for themselves each month and donate it to help the Mardi Bra program. Additional collection sites have been organized in High Schools and Middle Schools, where the program is named Hannah’s Project. Girls Scouts of Suffolk County NY is the first Scout organization to adopt this project. North Shore Hebrew Academy, Lake Success, NY is the first school in Nassau County to adopt Hannah’s Project. Financial donations will also be accepted in lieu of product.

NYC Mardi Bra Launch Dec. 7

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The New York City launch of Rock and Wrap It Up!‘s Mardi Bra initiative will be held at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on December 7, 2015 at 6 pm. Admission will be a minimum donation of 2 boxes of feminine hygiene products. American Idol finalist Robbie Rosen will perform. Stars Gabriella Pulice and Julia Lambert will lend their support.

Mardi Bra was originally launched in February 2015 on Mardi Gras night with the help of Sharon Osbourne in Los Angeles, who tweeted about the night and made substantial financial donations. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were 2002 recipients of Rock and Wrap It Up!’s  Lena and Joseph Mandelbaum Humanitarian Award. Mardi Bra will launch nationally in 20 cities across North America on Mardi Gras night 2016.

Though optional, as with the LA event, women are encouraged to wear bra, bathing suit and athletic tops. Festive beads will be given to all participants. Former WNBA Superstar Susan Wicks will help chair the event.

RWU research has shown that other than food, feminine hygiene products are the most requested items by shelters and pantries assisting in helping indigent teens and women.  RWU asks that each woman purchase a second box when they buy for themselves each month and donate it to help the Mardi Bra program. Additional collection sites are needed, especially in High Schools and Middle Schools, where the program is named Hannah’s Project. Financial donations will also be accepted in lieu of product

Brooklyn Bowl is the ultimate night out, with its groundbreaking integration of premiere music, 16 lanes of bowling, a bar featuring locally crafted beers, and food by the acclaimed Blue Ribbon restaurant group. Located in the beautiful, 19th-century Hecla Iron Works building, the venue — aka “rock and roll heaven” (Village Voice) — boasts a sound system and amenities that “no other local rock club can offer” (The New York Times).

Wearing its homegrown values on its sleeve, Brooklyn Bowl is as committed to locally made products — serving award-winning beer from the adjacent Brooklyn Brewery — as it is to environmental sustainability — it’s the first L.E.E.D.-certified bowling alley in the world. And the food? “Epic,” says Eater. In other words, Brooklyn Bowl’s unprecedented combination of top-flight music, bowling, beer and food is “like nailing a spare on a four-ten split” (The New Yorker).