The jury's still out on whether Logan Morrison can be the Miami Marlins' knight in shining armor, but he sure was one at Jupiter's cancer gala (Click on the Mike Jachles photo for the gallery)
Miami Marlins beefcake Logan Morrison was a surprise guest at the yearly Celestial Gala of the American Cancer Society in Jupiter.
His voice cracking as he recalled his father’s passing after a battle with cancer in December 2010, Morrison stood before the guests and humbly asked that they be generous in the auction.
— Click here for Mike Jachles’ photo gallery of the gala
“What you do means a lot,” Morrison said Saturday night at the Admiral’s Cove event as he teared up. “I experienced the disease first hand with my dad.”
Morrison did help inflate the prices of auction items. The Marlins package — batting practice passes for four, four regular season game tickets, photos on the field with Morrison and third-base coach Joey Espada and a special tour of the new stadium — stalled at $4,000. So, Morrison threw in a signed bat. And another one signed by Marlins newbie Jose Reyes. And another by Marlins Special Assistant Andre Dawson.
— Click here for all the photos of the wingding
And just like that, folks were out-bidding one another the package went for a total $20,000!
Hey Morrison, isn’t there some spring training work to be done?
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“This, too, is important,” he said.
Also seen at the fundraiser: Waterfront Properties boss Rob Thomson and his wife Lorea; former WPBF-Channel 25 news director Joe Coscia and ex-reporter Corey Saban; and current Channel 25 anchor Felicia Rodriguez.
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