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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: St. Clair Health’s Summer Swing

St. Clair Health’s 23rd Summer Swing Beach Bash drew nearly 600 guests to St. Clair Country Club on Friday night.

The event — returning after a two-year pandemic hiatus — was about reconnecting and having a good time. There was no formal program or long speeches. Instead, a video played throughout the event featuring St. Clair Health representatives talking about how the funds raised benefit the community though health education and learning advancement for healthcare professionals.

“Summer Swing is not just a fundraiser. It also offers an opportunity to raise awareness of what’s new and exciting at St. Clair Health,” said Melissa Marion, director of development and government relations.

A VIP reception before the main event had committee and board members mingling while checking out the silent auction and wine and spirit pull. Beth Evron and Tricia Hammel chaired the party.

“Everyone works together to make Summer Swing a success, said Evron. “The event would not be possible without the hard work of the foundation staff and board of directors, the event committee members, our many generous donors and sponsors, and my co-chair, Tricia Hammel.”

John McDonald and the Mango Men entertained in the main ballroom and Randy Eugene aka Rand D’Manatee provided the music on the outdoor patio. Food stations featuring treats from famous American beach resorts were set up throughout and kept the flow going like the tides from one area to the next.

“Our Beach Bash party was the perfect way to bring everyone back together in person for the first time since 2019,” Hammel noted.  “We created a boardwalk space complete with an old-fashioned photo booth and interactive 3D chalk art from Pittsburgh’s very own The Chalking Dad.”

Among those feeling the sand between their toes were Dr. Jason Biggs with his wife, Katherine, Dr. Maxim Hammer, Dr. Andy Kiser, Dr. Brett Perricelli with his wife, Julie, Frank Arcuri and his wife, Sheila, Dr. G. Alan Yeasted and his wife, JoEllen, Lynn and Mark Zacur, Laura Freedman, Lynn and Joseph Smith, Amy and Michael Kuntz, Vicki and Mark McKenna and Dena Haritos Tsamitis.

First Published July 20, 2022, 6:00am