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.
Tipp supporters can look forward to seeing a fresh, re-energised Tipperary team to face Westmeath tomorrow evening.The Leinster side travel to Semple stadium to face the Premier in the first round of the hurling qualifiers.Following in the wake of the disappointing 1-26 to 2-27 defeat suffered at the hands of Cork in a Munster quarter-final five weeks ago, Tipp have given championship debuts to goalkeeper Daragh Mooney and defenders Tomás Hamill and Joe O’Dwyer. Former Tipp hurling manager and Tipp FM analyst Ken Hogan says the starting 15 will be hoping to hold on to their jerseys for the rest of the championship.Throw-in is at 5 o’clock tomorrow evening at Semple and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Mulcahy Car Sales Ardcroney, Nenagh and Spar Express, Maxol Filling Station, Turtulla. Thurles.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP). Serena Williams opened defense of her Olympic singles gold medal with a patchy-at-times 6-4, 6-2 victory over Australia’s Daria Gavrilova.Sunday’s match at the Rio de Janeiro games was Williams’ first since she won her Open-era record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title at Wimbledon last month.The American, seeded No. 1, was hardly at her best in the 91-minute contest, compiling 37 unforced errors to 27 winners, and she got broken at love while serving for the first set at 5-3. But Williams broke right back in the next game.Williams is scheduled to play doubles with her older sister Venus later Sunday.The younger Williams owns four gold medals — in singles at London four years ago, and in doubles in 2000, 2008 and 2012. TweetPinShare0 Shares