Past events to benefit NEWBEginning






Partners Rx Management,  an industry-leading pharmacy benefit management company located in Scottsdale AZ has pledged to help NEWBEginning! Every time a prescription claim is processed with Benefit Services Inc. (a division of Medical Mutual of Ohio) in Copley OH from a Partners Rx pharmacy, Partners Rx will give 3 cents to NEWBEginning. To date, Partners Rx has contributed over $6,300 for 2007-2008! Thanks to Bob Fields and the Partners Rx Management Team for getting involved in our mission!

RealtyOne - Kim Kapustik

Kim Kapustik Consulting Group LLC of Keller Williams Greater Cleveland has chosen NEWBEginning as one of her preferred charities. Upon the close of every real estate transaction, Kim donates $100 of her commission to the charity of her clients' choice. Through the end of 4th quarter 2008, Kim has donated nearly $5,000 of her commissions to NEWBEginning on behalf of her clients. We thank Kim for her thoughtfulness and philanthropic gesture.

If you are in need of a realtor to help you find a new home or sell your current home, contact Kim at (330) 425-2947 or (And then be sure to choose NEWBEginning as your charity of choice!) Thanks, Kim!

September 2008 - Local Girl Scout Chooses NEWBEginning for Charity Project

Allison Bloom, a South Russell resident, chose NEWBEginning as the charity to benefit from her Silver Award Project for Girl Scouts. Allison hosted a charity event at the Chagrin Valley Roller Rink in September, raising $200. Her efforts toward the Silver Award project demonstrates how she is giving back to her community. Allison is an 8th grader at Chagrin Falls Middle School.

Thank you, Allison, for choosing NEWBEginning!

June 7, 2008 - Center Valley Park Bike Path & Trails, Twinsburg Ohio

The 2nd Annual Run4Research was held on Saturday, June 7th at the Center Valley Park's Bike Path & Trails in Twinsburg. The event was once again hosted by Mandy Sekerak and raised over $1600 for NEWBEginning. This year, the event provided an additional challenge for the more seasoned runner with a 10k trail run, along with the 5k trail run/walk. Contrary to last year's event (which was held in 2 feet of snow in April!), we had a very humid and hot day for the run but the turn out was great. If you'd like to help out with this event in the future, either as a volunteer or as a corporate sponsor, please contact us through our volunteer page. Mandy would like to give a special thanks to the following sponsors of the event: Dick's Sporting Goods, Cleveland Browns, Assurant Employee Benefits, South Pointe Hospital, Kinetico, ABL Screen Printing, Giant Eagle-Twinsburg, S&K Painting, and Sekerak Remodeling. 

October 23, 2007 - 8th Annual Fall Classic, Cross Creek Golf Club, Beltsville MD

The 2007 Fall Classic, held annually in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area, chose NEWBEginning/Jeff's Ballpark Tour, as their benefiting recipient of this 8th annual charity golf outing this year. Mark and Patrice Flack, friends of the Newbauers, had an opportunity to participate in Jeffrey's Ballpark Tour in 2006 when he and his Dad were in the Baltimore/D.C. area. The Flacks hosted them on their travels there, and were touched by Jeffrey's spirit while fighting his battle with cancer.
The Fall Classic turned out to be a great golf event, full of golf, fun, and food - all things that Jeffrey enjoyed fully! The foursomes that attended had a great time and thanks to many amazing contributors, won some really great prizes. Everyone had a great time, supported the cause and NEWBEginning received nearly $10,000 in donations! Check out the great video (Waggle Fall Classic Video) produced by Bic Hauser at ViewAV.  And go to the Photo Gallery for some pix from the event.

NEWBEginning/Jeff's Ballpark Tour thanks and the Flacks for all of their hard work in putting together this amazing event! We look forward to doing it again in 2008! For more information about NEWBEginning being chosen for this charity benefit, visit About the Fall Classic at And if you would like to host a NEWBEginning charity golf tournament in your town, contact us at


What if NEWBEginning/Jeff’s Ballpark Tour earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Well, now we can! What a great way for us to continue Jeff’s mission to help other young patients with cancer! is a new search engine that donates half its revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. You use it just as you would any search engine, and it's powered by Yahoo!, so you get great results.

Just go to and be sure to enter Jeff’s NEWBEginning as the charity you want to support. Just 500 of us searching four times a day will raise about $7300 in a year without anyone spending a dime! And, be sure to spread the word!

And just so you don’t forget to use GoodSeach whenever you need to look something up on the Internet, MAKE GOODSEARCH YOUR HOMEPAGE!

And spread the word to your friends, coworkers, schools, etc. – Imagine if we got companies and other computer users to use GoodSearch and select Jeff’s NEWBEginning??!!!! WOW!!!

Here’s how you and everyone you spread the word to can do it:

After you’ve selected Jeff’s NEWBEginning as your charity to support at, set GoodSearch as your HOME PAGE. Then whenever you are searching the web, no matter where you are, you can always click your browser's home button and return to GoodSearch instantly.

Microsoft Internet Explorer users:

  1. Select Tools | Internet Options.
  2. Select the General tab.
  3. In the Address textbox, type
  4. Click OK.

Netscape Navigator users:

  1. Select Edit |Preferences.
  2. Select the Navigator category on the left side.
  3. In the Location textbox, type
  4. Click OK.

Firefox users:

  1. Select Tools | Options
  2. Select the General tab.
  3. In the Location textbox, type
  4. Click OK.

That's it! Now GoodSearch will be your browser's homepage. And you will be helping NEWBEginning/Jeff’s Ball Park Tour everytime you do an internet search!!

Now wasn’t that an easy way to give??? SPREAD THE WORD!!!

April 2, 2008 - Doc Hollidays, Las Vegas

Doc Hollidays in Las Vegas held a special NEWBEginning Day on April 2nd, raising over $1,600. All day, Doc's donated $10 for every 4-of-a-kind hit! While the folks at Doc's were trying their hand with Lady Luck, The Cleveland Indians were on the big screen getting lucky as they beat the White Sox, 7-2. Doc's hosted a buffet for the game (and what did Jeffrey love better than baseball and a good buffet?!!) and NEWBEginning merchandise was sold to our supporters out west.  A special thanks to the ownership and staff of Doc Hollidays and Jeffrey's aunts/uncles Cheryl & Ray and Kim & Mike, as well as all of our Vegas supporters.

May 26, 2007 - Assumption Church Family Center in Broadview Heights

Benefit Services, Inc. hosted an amazing event over Memorial Day weekend to benefit Jeff's Ballpark Tour / NEWBEginning. The Dinner, Dance & Reverse Raffle was held at the Assumption Church Family Center in Broadview Heights on May 26th and naturally, baseball was the theme! All 200 tickets sold out for the event which included food & drink, silent auction and the reverse raffle with 50/50 side boards and a main board with the top prize of $7,000! The winner of that prize graciously donated it to Jeff's Ballpark Tour which added to the overall net proceeds exceeding $34,000! Thanks to Benefit Services, those who attended, as well as those who did not attend but made generous donations to Jeff's Ballpark Tour / NEWBEginning! Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of this great event!

April 7, 2007 - Twinsburg Fitness Center, Twinsburg Ohio

The 1st Annual Run4Research was held Saturday, April 7 at the Twinsburg Fitness Center and raised $2,500 for Jeff's Ballpark Tour/NEWBEginning. The event was organized by Mandy Sekerak, a friend of Jeffrey's. Despite the spring snow, it was a great event with nearly 100 people turning out for the one-mile family fun walk and 5k run which followed. We look forward to this event becoming an annual fundraiser within the community so stay tuned for more information next spring for the 2nd Annual Run4Research! If you'd like to help out with this event in the future, either as a volunteer or as a corporate sponsor, please contact us through our volunteer page. Mandy would like to give a special thanks to the following sponsors of the event: Dick's Sporting Goods, Vertical Runner, Rush Hour Bar & Grill, and Sekerak Remodeling. Visit our Photo Gallery to see our dedicated supporters running/walking despite the April snow!

H & R Block Referral Form

H&R Block Supports NEWBEginning through their Non-Profit Referral Program!
H&R Block donated $25 to NEWBEginning, Inc. for every new client who brought a NEWBEginning referral form to them to have their 2007 taxes done! The program ran from January 1, 2008 through June 1, 2008 and NEWBEginning received $550! So when you think about who will be doing your taxes this upcoming year, plan to use H&R Block - if you end up having to give to the federal government, at least you know you are also giving in a good way - to NEWBEginning! Thanks to H&R Block for supporting NEWBEginning! For future tax years, The required referral form to be taken to H&R Block can be downloaded here!

March 2007 -  Twinsburg Ohio & Independence Ohio

Mavis Winkle's Irish Pubs of Twinsburg and Independence supported Jeff’s Ballpark Tour during their prime GREEN season in March 2007 by donating 100% of the profits from sales of their St. Patricks Day tshirts, beads, as well as several other great fundraising efforts - shamrocks with well-wishes from customers were sold and became the green decor throughout the restaurants. In addition, several prime bar stools were auctioned off for  "rental" of various time slots during the busy hours on St. Patricks Day. Fundraising efforts continued throughout March and Jeff's Ballpark Tour was awarded with a check for $4,077! Many heartfelt thanks go out to the amazing efforts of Marisa & Kim, the kind owners, and the whole incredible staff at both Mavis Winkle's Irish Pubs! Thank you SO MUCH for all of your amazing work! Check out the amazing support given by Mavis Winkle's in our Photo Gallery .

March 3, 2007 - Kent State University, Kent Ohio

SongFest, an annual event held by the InterGreek Programming Board at Kent State University, where Jeffrey attended college, chose Jeffrey’s NEWBEginning/Jeff’s Ballpark Tour charity as the recipient of their fundraising efforts. The SongFest performance culminates the fundraising events surrounding Greek Week and was held March 3, 2007 on campus. The Council presented the charity with a check for $10,011.36!! They expected to raise around $5,000 and ended up doubling their estimate for Jeffrey’s cause!! How awesome is that!! Thanks to the InterGreek Programming Board and all of the Greek organizations at Kent State!! Jeffrey is beaming down with thanks, wrapped in a big ol' toga! Check out the greeks doing their thing in our Photo Gallery , all in the name of support for NEWBEginning!

Girl Scouts w/RossChagrin Falls' Girl Scout Troop #674 chose Jeff’s Ballpark Tour as one of the recipients of proceeds collected from sales at the concession stand at the soccer fields of Gurney Elementary School in Chagrin Falls, where Jeffrey’s younger siblings attend school. The girls presented the charity with a check for $225 to be used toward furthering Jeffrey’s efforts for cancer awareness. Thanks to all of the girl scouts who worked at the concession stand! Jeff's Ballpark Tour is honored to have been chosen by you! 

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Art Jewelry Online was founded by a friend of the Newbauer family, Velina Glass. Velina has graciously pledged to give back 10% of sales made online to NEWBEginning - simply type in the promo code NEWBE when placing your order at

Pass this amazing website along to friends and family - what a great place to do your holiday shopping, all while giving back to a wonderful cause! (don't forget promo code: NEWBE)

January 12, 2007 - The Cleveland Agora, Cleveland Ohio

JeffStock '07, a benefit concert organized and produced by several high school students from Twinsburg High School, Jeffrey's alma mater (2002), was held on January 12, 2007 at the Cleveland Agora. The concert featured several local bands and kicked off the 2007 fundraising season! Net proceeds of $1,000 were presented as a result of their efforts. We thank Jimmy Davis and T.A.R.S. Internet Radio crew for taking on this venture and for choosing Jeff's Ballpark Tour as their cause! Come see everyone rockin' out for NEWBEginning in our Photo Gallery .

Gallagher Benefits of Charlotte, NC has chosen Jeff’s Ballpark Tour / NEWBEginning as their charity of choice – employees have adopted “Friday is Jeans Day” where employees can make a charitable contribution of $5 for the privilege of wearing jeans each Friday! Thanks to Betsy Campany, Gallagher’s Area Vice President at their Charlotte NC office, for thinking of Jeffrey and his charity in this way!

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Follow Jeffrey's adventure... Visiting 26 out of 30 Major League Ball Parks! Please enjoy your visit as you follow Jeffrey's baseball odyssey where he met the players and spread the word on the tremendous need for cancer research.