PARKVILLE, MD---December 7th was a true Purple Friday at Oak Crest as a Baltimore Ravens pioneer made a special visit.
The Erickson Living retirement community hosted David Modell, current consultant and former president & chief executive officer of the National Football League team.
Mr. Modell was a headliner on the community's 4th Annual Benevolent Care Fund Telethon, airing on Oak Crest's in-house TV station, WOCV.
The annual event raised $50,000 for the fund, according to Todd Sullivan, Director of Philanthropy and host of the telethon.
"My heartfelt thanks to David Modell for taking time to appear on our telethon," stated Mr. Sullivan. "It was fun to reflect on his favorite moments with the team and reminisce about the life of his father, Art, whose contributions to the National Football League and civic life in Baltimore are hall-of-fame worthy."
"I would also like to thank the contributors and sponsors who made this year's event not only entertaining, but also financially successful," described Mr. Sullivan. "Our residents, employees and friends scored a game-winning touchdown for the Benevolent Care Fund of Oak Crest."
The four-hour telethon included a steady stream of guests, including former Baltimore Orioles Bill Swaggerty, a pitcher on the 1983 World Series championship team, and Ross Grimsley, a popular hurler in the 1970's.
WOCV also paid special tribute to Myrtle Watson, a U.S. Army Nurse who served as a first-responder during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Always willing to share her experience to teach younger generations about that day of infamy, Ms. Watson passed away earlier in the year.
PNC Bank, Brooks Financial Group, Inc, Schimunek Funeral Home (Nottingham/Bel Air) and Miller Dippel Funeral Home were sponsors of the telethon.
PHOTO CAPTION: Todd Sullivan (left), Director of Philanthropy, interviews David Modell (right), consultant and former president and chief executive officer of the Baltimore Ravens, during the 4th Annual Benevolent Care Fund Telethon on December 7th. The event, aired on WOCV-TV, raised $50,000 for the Oak Crest fund.
About Oak Crest: Oak Crest, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment. Erickson Living's financial value and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind. Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into our continuum of care, lead to demonstrated resident benefits. A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average. For more information, please visit www.ericksonliving.com.