Saturday, May 30, 2009

Best Buddies Challenge Hyannis Port

May 30--Starting point for the 100 mile course of the Best Buddies Challenge - Hyannis Port is the Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. A bit over cast and liquid sunshine......1500 people joined Tom Brady at the Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port, MA on May 30th to raise nearly four million dollars for Best Buddies Programs. 

At the start of the 20 mile course.  Blue skies and Sun......

Verne Troyer starts the Friendship Races Criterium at Craigsville Beach

Best Buddies Board member Carl Lewis and his buddy a the Friendship Races.

New England Quarterback and Best Buddies Founder Anthony Shriver passing out signed footballs.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hennessy Black

May 11, 2009--Washington, DC--The client called at 2:10, the photographer they hired was unable to photograph the event that night.  They found my name on a resource page.  Was I available to do the assignment?  After explanations and negotiations, the job was booked. 

The event was an introduction of Hennessy Black to Washington DC area restauranteurs. 

The Washington DC Hennessy Black models

Held at Washington's premier club, The Park at Fourteenth

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Food Safety

May 12, 2009--Washington, DC--The Grocery Manufacturer Association announced three private sector initiatives to enhance food safety in the United States. The press conference held at the National Press Club brought in media from both industry and national media, including CNN. 
GMA President Pamela G. Bailey emphasizes the three initiatives: product recall modernization, accredited third party food safety audit certification and modernized good manufacturing practices for food.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Walk for Friendship

May 9, 2009--Fairfax, VA--Over two hundred walkers raised a record setting amount of money to support the mission and goals of Best Buddies Virginia.  Raising awareness,  developing friendships and  providing job skills for people with intellectual disabilities, Best Buddies Virginia provides these opportunities for many students and young adults throughout Virginia.

Many of the 200 plus walkers and the Audi Q7 at the 2009 Best Buddies Virginia Walk

Saturday, May 09, 2009

The Unveiling

May 9, 2009--Washington, DC--For the first time in its history The National Portrait Gallery commissioned a portrait other than a President or First Lady.  Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics, was honored with being the first portraiture.  Artist David Lenz and Bobby Shriver unveil the painting at the Gallery's event.  

Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger, Timothy Shriver, Tommy Shriver, Mark Shriver and Mrs. Shriver
Artist and subjects, (l-r) Katie Meade, Airika Straka, David Lenz, Loretta Claiborne, Mrs. Shriver, Andy Leonard, Marty Sheetz

Posing with the portrait
Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger and Mrs. Shriver admiring the portrait located on the second floor atrium of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Jennifer Garner visits Capitol Hill

May 5, 2009--Washington DC--Actress and Save the Children Ambassador Jennifer Garner  went to Capitol Hill to ask support for Children Issues, especially early childhood education.  She met with key leaders to plead the case.  Garner with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.

Jennifer Garner with Senator Orrin Hatch

Jennifer Garner with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Program

May 5, 2009--Washington, DC--Major General Antonio M. Taguba, US Army retired, was the keynote speaker at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration at the US Department of Commerce. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke listens to Taguba explains about the many contributions Asian Pacific Americans made this the history and development to the United States.  
Sign interpreter Breeze 6's performance 

Breeze 6 performed several Chinese songs as well as contemporary songs.
The group with Major General Taguba.