The Mimi Fishman Foundation is a charitable organization started by and named for Phish drummer Jon Fishman‘s late mother, Mimi Fishman. The non-profit raises money for causes close to Fishman’s heart, including charities that seek to improve the lives of children and their families. The organization raises money by auctioning off concert paraphernalia from some of our favorite music makers, such as Phish, String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, moe., and Yonder Mountain String Band.The Mimi Fishman Foundation has just kicked off their second online auction of 2017, which features exclusively Jon Fishman’s used and signed drumsticks various Phish shows throughout 2016 and early 2017. Some of the pairs of drumsticks come from particularly notable shows, including their 2016 New Years Eve performance, Halloween, and their performance with Bob Weir on October 18th in Nashville, as well as runs that are near and dear to fans like their annual Colorado summer tour closing run at Dick’s Sporting Good Park and January’s destination getaway in Mexico.If you’re feeling philanthropic in the next month, you can check out the auction for yourself here and bid on some of Fishman’s drumsticks, which are currently ranging in price from $110 to $570, with drumsticks from the Bob Weir show in Tennessee holding the highest bidding price after seventeen bids.
Great American Ball Park on Monday (Image: Reds/ Twitter)CINCINNATI — For the second year in a row, the Cincinnati Reds are offering the opportunity for a lucky fan to host a Reds Caravan stop in their town.With the “Reds Caravan Takeover” promotion, fans can submit an essay of 200 words or less on why a stop at their home, school or business would make a great addition to the Reds Caravan tour that travels though Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee on Jan. 22-24, 2015.The winner and 20 guests will have the chance to participate in an exclusive meet and greet and autograph session with Reds players, broadcasters and front office staff.Last year’s winner of the Reds Caravan Takeover was Sherry Gregor of Bridgetown, Ohio.Essays will be accepted through Dec. 15, 2014 and the winner will be announced in mid-January.Official entry form, details of the promotion and contest rules can be found at reds.com/caravan.
Batesville, In. — The public is invited to the donor plaque presentation and dedication of the new Batesville Area Resource Center building Friday at 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments, as well as tours of the new facility, will be offered. The official ribbon cutting will be at 3 p.m.
Image: Reuters ‘Double-double’ by Serge Ibaka with 12 points and 10 reboundsRicky Rubio could only contribute 5 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists The memory in all the fields of the late Kobe Bryant has marked the saddest day of the season in the NBA, in which Toronto Raptors have imposed on San Antonio Spurs (106-110) and Phoenix Suns have fallen against Memphis Grizzlies ( 114-109).Just a few hours after knowing the death of one of the best players in history, the NBA resumed its activity in several cities with a common denominator, the memory of Bryant with many visibly excited players and various gestures of remembrance. One of them was that in all those fields the first two 24-second possessions were not played in memory of precisely the ’24’, one of the two numbers that the former Los Angeles Lakers player wore throughout his successful career. Players, coaches and fans standing applauded together to dismiss the great star of Philadelphia.With the ball already in play, the Raptors reaffirmed their great moment of form and added their seventh consecutive victory with good performances by Marc Gasol (8 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists) and Serge Ibaka (12 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 thefts).A triple by Fred VanVleet and a theft of Kyle Lowry’s ball at the last minute sealed the tight victory of the Canadian team in San Antonio, where Pascal Siakam (35), brand new starter in the next ‘All Star’, left another great performance against to a DeMar DeRozan (14) who could not shine before his former teammates.On the other hand, Ricky Rubio added 5 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in the FedExForum, where the Suns fell in another very close final. Between ‘rookie’ Ja Morant (23), Dillon Brooks (20) and Jaren Jackson (20) allied to win the battle against Devin Booker (36) and Kelly Oubre (27).– STATISTICS OF SPANISH PLAYERS.MARC GASOL: 8 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists.SERGE IBAKA: 12 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.RICKY BLOND: 5 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.