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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:31 pm 
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I was lucky to be able to enjoy this fantastic event held just outside of Chicago in Glen Ellyn, IL. Steve donated a beautiful autographed guitar to help raise money for the cause. Through all of the raffles and donations they were able to raise $10k for the school music program. What a great cause this is, and for sure it is something dear to Steve's heart. He has always supported children's music causes. I have to note here that if you are ever in the area, you MUST check out Steve's brother Michael and nephew Anthony's restaurant, Flour + Wine. What a wonderfully classy place this is. The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is to die for. Great staff, and just a really super nice place. oh, and they have a few pictures of our favorite guy, Steve, hanging in there too! Steve asked me that night what I thought about the restaurant and I just couldn't compliment it enough. I will be back there soon ;-)
The benefit itself was held at a local school and it was SO much fun to see Steve interact with the kids there. They actually have the School of Rock program (yeah its a real thing and not just a Jack Black movie) and the kids all seemed thrilled to get to meet a musical idol like Steve. I am so proud of Steve and his brother Michael for taking the initiative to help these kids out. Way to go guys! The following pics are just a small handful of the tons of shots we took that night, hope you enjoy them.
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this is Steve entering the school and all the little kids crowing around him.
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signing autographs for the School of Rock kids.
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he looks happy to be there!
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onstage for the presentation of the check and the guitar give away. Michael Vai, Steve and a teacher from the school
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The Brothers Vai
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Steve made up for the difference, to make it an even $10k donation, what a guy!
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presenting an award and an autographed picture to the student who sold the most raffle tickets.
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drawing the name of the winner!
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not sure what's going on with my eyes here, I swear I am not possessed! This is me and Steve at his brother's restaurant.
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Steve and my friend Michelle, she was so excited, it was her first time to meet him.
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Me and Pia Vai at the school during the benefit.
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Hope you liked the pics!!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:10 am 
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Very nice, thanks for the photos :)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:21 am 
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Wow what a great story, well documented by your pictures also.

Thanks so much for sharing that with us!!!!

All the best,
:mrgreen: Seraphim :mrgreen:


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