For Pete’s Sake, Be Empowered!


Monday, January 15th, 2018


The Diamond Club, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA


For Pete's Sake Cancer Respite Foundation

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For Pete’s Sake, Be Empowered!

For Pete’s Sake, Be Empowered! is a complimentary half-day event hosted by For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation on Martin Luther King Day, January 15, 2018 in the Diamond Club at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

We hope you will join us on this day as we celebrate community and empower others to become advocates for the adult cancer patient and caregiver population by providing the tips and tools necessary to support our mission through volunteerism. The day will open with a motivational keynote speaker followed by various breakout sessions. Light breakfast and a buffet lunch will be served.

Event Schedule:
Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 am
Welcome: 8:50 am
Keynote: 9:00 am
Breakout Sessions: 10:00 am
Lunch and Closing Remarks: 12:00 pm

Keynote Speakers:

“Best Friend” of the Phillie

Tom has been performing as the Phillie Phanatic for twenty-nine years.  A St. Joseph’s Prep and Drexel University graduate, Tom first donned the Phanatic costume in 1989 after answering an anonymous want-ad in the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Tom, a certifiable sports nut, won over a panel of judges with his audition in the Phanatic costume and his collection of newspaper clippings of him on top of statues during Phillies and 76ers victory parades.

Tom’s new book, Pheel the Love – How the Most Powerful Force in the Universe Builds Great Companies, shows how leaders can use Phanatic-style loving principles to generate customer and employee loyalty.  Tom has co-authored two other books about Phillies baseball – More Than Beards, Bellies and Biceps – The Story of the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies (and the Phillie Phanatic, Too) and Movin’ On Up. He also has written fifteen children’s books, chronicling the adventures of the Phillie Phanatic and started a reading and literacy program in the Philadelphia area called “Be A Phanatic About Reading”.  In addition, Tom has written and directed four children’s videos, Channel Surfin’ Phanatic, The Phillie Phanatic Goes Hollywood, Time Travelin’ Phanatic and The Phillie Phanatic’s One-Man Band.

Tom has been a familiar face on the local and national interviewing circuit appearing frequently on TV and radio programs as the “Best Friend of the Phanatic”.  He has been a successful speaker in the Delaware Valley for over twenty years, entertaining audiences with stories about his “friend” the Phanatic, and motivating and encouraging his audiences to PHEEL THE LOVE and reach for the stars.

Leadership Guru & Culture
Evan has spent the last 25 years working hand-in-hand with leaders, helping them to clarify their strategy, build powerful teams and overcome barriers to success. A true teacher at heart, he coaches executives on an individual and group basis. As a sought-out keynote speaker, Evan is on a mission to transform the world through business. He is also Co-Founder of the Sounding Board, a prominent CEO group.

Formal invitation and registration details to follow. For questions or further information, please contact