13th March, 2009

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Philadelphia Young Leaders members and friends gathered at St. Stephen’s Green for a lively St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Friday, March 13.  Taking over the main bar of the pub, attendees shared good food, drink and lively conversation. 

Philadelphia Sports Hall of Famer Ray Didinger shared stories of growing up in Philadelphia sports and his career as a journalist. 

Young Leaders’ Brian Kent headed an active committee who helped to plan and fundraise for the event.  Special thanks to Tom Young, chair of the Celebrity Guest Committee, Patrick Linaugh, chair of the Attendance Committee and Jennifer Baxter, chair of the sponsorship committee, and our sponsors:  CB Richard Ellis, Diageo, Laffey Bucci Kent, Conrad O’Brien and Brian and Beth Fogarty.

Special guest performer Patricia Treacy added to the festive atmosphere.  Patricia is an accomplished violinist from Ireland who was in the US for a performance at Carnegie Hall and joined us to provide some of the best “fiddling” Ireland can boast.