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Old 06-08-2014, 09:20 PM
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Default What Happened to the Sinelius Foundation?

I've noticed Hawk doesn't bring up the Sinelius Foundation after a Sox home run. Anybody know what happened?
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:35 PM
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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.
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:38 PM
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http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Ma...llar-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
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Old 06-08-2014, 11:01 PM
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I hadn't even noticed, surprisingly.,
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Old 06-08-2014, 11:12 PM
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I heard him say it last week.
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:31 AM
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How often do the White Sox hit home runs?
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:33 AM
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I've heard him mention it several times this year.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:53 AM
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http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Ma...llar-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 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/...l#.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.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:43 AM
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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 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/...l#.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.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:34 PM
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Hawk still cites the Snellius donation after every home run.
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:31 PM
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Yeah, I heard Hawk mention this a few times this season.

Very cool for Mr. Snelius to do that.
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:36 PM
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I, too, have heard Hawk mention it several times this year, including recently. All in loving memory of Ursula.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:06 PM
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I even heard Steve Stone say it when Hawk was sick.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:20 PM
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Heard it tonight. He missed a couple during the Anaheim series. Probably an oversight.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:31 PM
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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.
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