Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Did I mention I love knucklers?

There was absolutely nothing at all funny about Joe Neikro dying of a brain aneurysm at the age of 61, but there is something very amusing -- and sweet -- about the name of the fundraising gala his daughter Natalie is holding in his honor:

Natalie decided to use her father's famed pitch to battle aneurysms. Her foundation, the Scottsdale-based Joe Niekro Foundation, will hold a fundraiser, the Knuckle Ball, in Houston in September for aneurysm research. Money raised will be donated to Houston's Methodist Neurological Institute.
I'm sorry, but I just had to smile.

It would be even better if the name of the Foundation's governing body was "The Emery Board."

1 comment:

Chris Heer said...

Is the official mascot of the charity a butterfly?