Mixing and mingling with everyone from Big Papi and Josh Beckett to Paul Pierce and Matt Cassel, to John Henry and Randy Moss was pretty amazing.
Pretty, pretty amazing.
The best part of the evening for me, was watching Jason Varitek - whom I had no idea was going to be there, might I add - bowl. And...having my picture taken with him!
Yes. It happened.
And what is sort of a dissapointment about that for me - is that I look like a deer in the headlights in the picture!
He of course, looks....sigh. Handsome.
I was so very nervous to even ask. And then the flash wasn't working, and I was afraid it was going to take too long, yada yada yada. So needless to say, I look pretty silly in it.
But that's okay. I'm still framing it.
I have to say, everyone who was there was unbelievably kind to everyone and consummate class acts. No one acted as if they were "celebrities", which really just added to the excitement of the night. When everyone is accessible, and you're all together in an area just mixing it up, it's so much fun.
I tried to bid on things in the silent auction, but my max limit was $600 for many items; things were going for thousands. But, at least I had fun trying to throw my hat in the ring.
Hats off to the Beckett Foundation for putting together such a fun event. And my old stomping grounds, "Rayn" which is the old "Town Line" did a really great job as well... It was definitely a fun night, and not such a bad way to celebrate my last weekend at my present age!
Pictures will be posted tomorrow...!