Champion’s Dinner

The Brimley Family hosts dinner benefiting children battling cancer

The Baller Dream Foundation‘s inaugural Champion’s Dinner was hosted by Bret and Shelly Brimley at their private residence in Scottsdale on May 1. The sold-out event counted 250 guests in attendance.

The Baller Dream Foundation was founded in 2013 by Frank DeBlasi after he beat testicular cancer. The nonprofit’s mission is to lift the spirits of children, young adults and their families battling cancer. Those they serve are not called patients or beneficiaries. They are referred to as “Ballers.” A modern-day term that suggests one is doing well, feeling well and in control. These “Ballers” are incredibly resilient, courageous and deserving of recognition.

The purpose of the evening was to bring awareness to The Baller Dream Foundation in its hometown and celebrate three Ballers into the Ballerhood. At dinner, Calvin Holthusen, Delilah Capellan and Maci Lee Grannis had the option to choose between two gifts presented by their Baller sponsors.

Champion’s Dinner, executed and managed by Personalized Solutions, showcased live music by Jonathan Levingston. Guests enjoyed a buffet catered by Benedict’s Catering & Events. Mark Candelaria showed off one of his acclaimed culinary specialties: a seafood paella.

PHOTOS BY JOANNA POLLING OF BUN AND BEANSTER

Frank DeBlasi and Maci Lee Grannis

Mark Candelaria; Bret and Shelly Brimley

Dr. Mohammad Naziri and Amber Aday

Kendal Macumber and Jane D’Amelio; Renee Thibault and Kevin Gorman

Entertainment by Jonathan Levingston

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