Monday, June 22, 2009

Friday Night Pasta Feed

Hi all-

There is a super fun event coming up this Friday the 26th hosted by Spencer Hawes (former UW basketball player and current Sacramento Kings player). Please come out and support Andrew- it will be a really great time with live music, food and of course Nate Robinson and Brandon Roy serving up the pizza and pasta! Andrew will be making the journey out from St Louis to join in on the event! A HUGE thank you to Spencer Hawes for making this event happen! Read below for more information:


Former UW basketball player Spencer Hawes isn't a distance runner, but the 7-foot Sacramento Kings center is holding a pasta feed for a good cause prior to next Saturday's Rock 'n Roll Seattle Marathon.

Hawes is hosting the charity fundraiser for Andrew Moritz, another ex-Husky hoopster who is battling a rare form of cancer. Moritz, a Franklin High grad, played at Washington from 1996-2000.

Andrew Moritz

Two dinners will be offered at 4 and 6 p.m. on Friday at the Conibear Shellhouse on the UW campus near Husky Stadium.

Table sponsorships for the pre-race dinner are $200 for a 10-person table. Runners registered for the Saturday marathon or half-marathon can sign up dinner for $10. Non-runners are also welcome for a $20 charge.

"I'm not a marathoner, but I have several friends who are running for a cause and a person who is in a similar situation as Drew," said Hawes. "The camaraderie among marathoners is the same as critically-ill patients. We are all in this together."

Moritz, 30, is battling desmoplastic small round cell tumor, a rare type of cancer that has affected less than 100 people worldwide. Here's a great column on Moritz by's Jim Moore from March.

The event will be sponsored by Spiro's Pizza & Pasta and the Big W Club and will include music and the chance to mingle with past and present Husky athletes like Lorenzo Romar, Jon Brockman, Nate Robinson and Brandon Roy.

Tables and individual tickets for the dinner can be arranged by logging onto or via e-mail at Seats will be available at the door as well and donations can also be made to the Andrew Moritz Medical Fund at Bank of America and US Bank branches.

Posted by Greg Johns at June 14, 2009 10:39 a.m.
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1 comment:

Lucille Abbott said...

This is really great plus it also for a good cause.