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NOTEBOOK: Fasano Hosting His Foundation's First Florida Event With Comedy Show; Other Notes

Posted Oct 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend just got a little more interesting in Miami Beach courtesy of Miami Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano.


In another example of how far Anthony Fasano has come with his Anthony Fasano Foundation, the sixth-year veteran who is in his fourth season with the Dolphins has booked “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan for a special show on Saturday night, November 26th. The comedy event will take place at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m., and tickets can be purchased through Live Nation and Ticketmaster from $73 to $88.25.

This one of many charity events Fasano puts on during the year and the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the non-profit organization Rebuilding Together: Veterans Housing. The organization was originally created to meet the growing needs of veterans from past and present wars and works to preserve affordable home ownership and revitalize communities. It also provides home repair services for retired and active service members by increasing the home’s accessibility, enabling veterans to live independently and safely in their own homes.

Fasano started his foundation in an effort to support families in need in his home state of New Jersey and in Florida. For the last four years, Fasano has run an Annual Golf Classic in New Jersey benefitting the REED Academy, a school serving children with Autism, as well as a Bocce Tournament that provides families in New Jersey and Florida with food during Thanksgiving and gifts during the Holidays.

“I have always wanted to do an event that benefits military families,” Fasano said. “I am so happy that I can accomplish this goal with the first of my Foundation’s events being held in Miami.”

In 2009, Morgan received his first Emmy Nomination for his role on “30 Rock” opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, in the Supporting Actor category. As a stand-up comic who has headlined across the country, Morgan was first introduced to television audiences in his role as Hustleman on the hit comedy series “Martin.” He went on to join “Saturday Night Live” in 1996 where he appeared for seven seasons. Morgan rounded out his list of comedic achievements with his first HBO Special, “Tracy Morgan: Black and Blue,” which aired in November 2010.

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