Atlanta Falcons Don Aprons to Raise $84,000 for Sean Weatherspoon’s SPOONful of Hope Foundation
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
ATLANTA, GA (Nov. 6, 2013) - Atlanta Falcons' Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon and 20 of his teammates were busy serving dinner to 150 guests at Ocean Prime on Monday night at Weatherspoon's First Annual Celebrity Waiter Night.
Guests mingled with Spoon and teammates Matt Ryan, Drew Davis, Thomas DeCoud, Jacquizz Rodgers, Steven Jackson, Jason Snelling, Joplu Bartu, Paul Worrilow, Thomas Howard, Stephen Nicholas, Justin Blalock, Sam Baker, Harry Douglas, , Corey Peters, Tony Gonzalez, Matt Bosher, Lamar Holmes, Jonathon Massaquoi, Chase Coffman and Travian Roberston as they rallied behind Spoon to support his Spoonful of Hope Foundation.
Falcons got behind the bar, topped off water glasses, brought out salad plates and cracked the pepper, laughing all the way. Wes Durham, Voice of the Falcons, came out to MC the evening.
"We have a great group of guys," said Weatherspoon. "I asked if they could come out to help raise money for kids and they came out in full force. It really is something special."
Through the ticket sales, donations and a live and silent auction, Spoon's First Annual Celebrity Waiter Night raised $84,000 for the foundation.
Some of the money will be used at Spoon's upcoming program SPOONfeed a Family. On November 25th Sean and his girlfriend, Christine Weston, will invite 15 low-income Atlanta families to a fun day at the aquarium and send them home with all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner.
About the SPOONful of Hope Foundation
Sean Weatherspoon founded the SPOONful of Hope Foundation in 2011 to provide low-income youth with opportunities and resources to reach their full potential. The goal of Sean Weatherspoon's SPOONful of Hope Foundation is to impact the lives of more than 150,000 at-risk Atlanta-area children and youths by the end of 2015. For more information please visit seanweatherspoon.org.
About Ocean Prime
Ocean Prime is a modern American supper club that serves prime fish, prime steaks, award-winning wines and handcrafted cocktails in a captivating atmosphere with timeless elegance and genuine hospitality. Guests enjoy live music in the Blu Lounge piano bar along with al fresco dining on the outdoor terrace. Inspired by Mitchell's Ocean Club, which Cameron Mitchell Restaurants opened in 2006 in Columbus, Ohio, Ocean Prime first opened in 2008 in Troy, Mich. The restaurant has since expanded to 10 locations nationwide in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Orlando and Tampa, Fla. A future location is planned to open in Beverly Hills, Calif., in spring 2014. For more information, please visit www.ocean-prime.com.