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Railsplitter
06-08-2014, 09:20 PM
I've noticed Hawk doesn't bring up the Sinelius Foundation after a Sox home run. Anybody know what happened?

Noneck
06-08-2014, 09:35 PM
Id guess that he died, ran out of money or needs the money for something else. I know he was a lottery winner and is no spring chicken.

HomeFish
06-08-2014, 09:38 PM
http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/April-2007/Money-in-Chicago-2007/The-18-million-Dollar-Headache/

That article from 2007 suggests things were going downhill for Alex Snelius (in loving memory of Ursula). Google doesn't suggest any new news since.

EDIT: This 2010 article says he spent much of his money buying houses for his kids and was "scraping by"

http://www.lotterypost.com/news/219484

MISoxfan
06-08-2014, 11:01 PM
I hadn't even noticed, surprisingly.,

chicagowhitesox1
06-08-2014, 11:12 PM
I heard him say it last week.

jamokes
06-09-2014, 07:31 AM
How often do the White Sox hit home runs?

Procol Harum
06-09-2014, 08:33 AM
I've heard him mention it several times this year.

Hitmen77
06-09-2014, 08:53 AM
http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/April-2007/Money-in-Chicago-2007/The-18-million-Dollar-Headache/

That article from 2007 suggests things were going downhill for Alex Snelius (in loving memory of Ursula). Google doesn't suggest any new news since.

EDIT: This 2010 article says he spent much of his money buying houses for his kids and was "scraping by"

http://www.lotterypost.com/news/219484

Sounds like his heart is in the right place with all the money he has given to charity. A very generous man who worked hard all his life. But :o: to all money he spent building McMansions for his kids - including his 3 loser sons with criminal records. Wow.

A more recent mention of him (2012) in this Roeper article. Says Snelius isn't broke - but he's not happy either.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/roeper/11672593-452/be-glad-you-didnt-win-the-mega-millions-jackpot.html#.U5W3-igYHjI

Seriously, I have always wondered by so many people go totally gaga over huge lottery jackpots. Lots of stories out there about lottery winners ending up miserable. Like Roeper says in this article, I guess we all think we'll be different if it's us.

Harry Chappas
06-09-2014, 09:43 AM
Sounds like his heart is in the right place with all the money he has given to charity. A very generous man who worked hard all his life. But :o: to all money he spent building McMansions for his kids - including his 3 loser sons with criminal records. Wow.

A more recent mention of him (2012) in this Roeper article. Says Snelius isn't broke - but he's not happy either.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/roeper/11672593-452/be-glad-you-didnt-win-the-mega-millions-jackpot.html#.U5W3-igYHjI

Seriously, I have always wondered by so many people go totally gaga over huge lottery jackpots. Lots of stories out there about lottery winners ending up miserable. Like Roeper says in this article, I guess we all think we'll be different if it's us.

Let's be honest here - I would guess that the majority of those that win lotteries are people that could ill afford to spend their paychecks on the tickets. They're usually not very sophisticated when it comes to financial matters. Is it any wonder that they fall victim to scams and piss away their fortunes in short order?

Since most states are legally required to divulge the identity of lottery winners, it does put them in the cross hairs of unscrupulous 'financial planners,' charlatans, and deadbeat family members.

hawkjt
06-09-2014, 01:34 PM
Hawk still cites the Snellius donation after every home run.

russ99
06-09-2014, 03:31 PM
Yeah, I heard Hawk mention this a few times this season.

Very cool for Mr. Snelius to do that.

tstrike2000
06-09-2014, 03:36 PM
I, too, have heard Hawk mention it several times this year, including recently. All in loving memory of Ursula.

chicagowhitesox1
06-09-2014, 09:06 PM
I even heard Steve Stone say it when Hawk was sick.

Railsplitter
06-09-2014, 09:20 PM
Heard it tonight. He missed a couple during the Anaheim series. Probably an oversight.

tstrike2000
06-09-2014, 09:31 PM
Heard it tonight. He missed a couple during the Anaheim series. Probably an oversight.

It seems like he generally says it more at home, which was the last time I heard it before tonight.

chicagowhitesox1
06-09-2014, 09:43 PM
Hawk seems like the type of guy who would continue to say it even if Alex Snellius ran out of money.

Steelrod
06-10-2014, 08:48 AM
Surprised he hasn't given him a nickname by now!