November 20th, 2012
Boston Bruin Shawn Thornton and NESN’s Jenny Dell will join Youk’s Kids at the Hotel Commonwealth today, Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 1:00pm to unveil nine celebrity-designed holiday wreaths. The wreaths will be auctioned off at the 3rd annual Not Your Average Idol event, a fundraiser for Youk’s Kids scheduled for Thursday, December 6, 2012.
In addition to Shawn and Jenny’s creations, also on display will be wreaths from Tom and Gisele Brady, Gavin DeGraw, Doug Flutie, Jason and Catherine Varitek, Jordan Knight and Mike O’Malley. The wreaths will be part of the silent auction at the event on December 6, 2012, along with wreaths decorated by former New England Patriot Kevin Faulk, Chelsea Handler, Kevin and Julie Youkilis, Liberty Bay Credit Union and Winston Flowers. Bids for all the wreaths will be accepted in advance on-line beginning at 5 pm tomorrow, the 20th.
A portrait of Kevin Youkilis by artist Brian Fox will also be unveiled at the December 6th event. This portrait, featuring Kevin at bat, will also be part of the live auction.
Presented by New Balance, the 3rd annual Youk’s Kids Not Your Average Idol event will feature musical performances from singer, songwriter Vanessa Carlton, Mike Burke, AHMIR, Faces on Film, Will Dailey with Audrey Ryan, and the Colonial Jazz Band. The event takes place at Royale in Boston’s Theater District. Tickets for the event begin at $100 and can be purchased online or by calling 617-964-9685 (YOUK).
About Youk’s Kids:
Youk’s Kids is a nonprofit organization founded by former Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis. The organization aims to create a community of support, increase awareness, and advocate for the health and well-being of children in need. The organization supports Josh Cares, a surrogacy program for critically-ill children in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, at-risk youth at the Italian Home for Children in Jamaica Plain, MA; and most recently a new program called Athletes for Heroes that provides grants to the minor children of fallen or severely disabled men and women of service so that they might participate in team and academic enrichment activities.