About the Fund The Simon Sharp Eagle Fund was established to honor a remarkable life while raising money for worthy causes.
Created in 2008, the fund's inaugural event—Chefs and the City—benefits the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Boy Scouts of America—Andrew Jackson Council.
These two organizations based in Jackson, Mississippi played meaningful roles in the life of Simon Sharp, a 15-year-old Boy Scout whose courageous 15-month battle against leukemia ended the day after he became an Eagle Scout.
On this site you will learn of Simon's commitment and dedication to Scouting, the inspiration both patients and staff at the Batson Hospital drew from his fight against cancer and his campaign to build a veterans memorial in his hometown—Celebration, Florida.
You will also learn about the special events and fundraising efforts undertaken in his name to support these causes.
Your support of the Simon Sharp Eagle Fund will have a lasting impact on the lives of children and young adults throughout Mississippi.
Chefs and the City Presents 'A Taste of Hollywod' at the Historic Fairview Inn | Nov. 18
a Taste of Hollywood
Dinner, 5K Walk and Run and Celebrity Look-A-Like Contest
Finest Chefs come together, help raise
money for the Simon Sharp Eagle Fund
July 1, 2011
JACKSON--Several of Jackson's finest chefs join together to present "Chefs and the City: A Taste of Hollywood" weekend event at the
historic Fairview Inn in Jackson
on Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th.
The third annual event begins with the Chefs Dinner on
Friday, November 18 at 6 p.m. at the Fairview Inn, which features a five course
meal by local celebrity chefs to include: Gary Hawkins of Sophia's; Eric Bach of Strawberry Cafe; Dan Blumenthal of Bravo; Luis Bruno of Palette Restaurant at the MS Museum of Art; Takahiro Higuchi of Sakura Bana; and Jesse Houston of Parlor Market. The Dinner also includes Hollywood style entertainment of Jimmy Keys, silent and live auction and the 2011 Simon Sharp Eagle Award Presentations.
Saturday, November 19th at 9 a.m. at the Fairview Inn in Jackson is the setting
for Simon's Walk. The 5K Walk and Run
event honors Simon Sharp, a 15-year-old who courageously fought leukemia while
raising money to build a veterans' memorial, his Eagle Scout project. Simon's
Walk showcases local celebrity chefs, live entertainment and a Celebrity
Look-a-like contest with local celebrity judges. There is no cost for
registration for Simon's Walk, but individual donations over $25 will receive a
free tshirt. Registration begins August 1.
"Even if you cannot attend Simon's Walk, you can be a 'virtual walker' and make a contribution, and encourage others to donate in
your name," said Peter Sharp, owner and proprietor of The Fairview Inn. For details visit www.chefsandthecity.net.
Chefs and the City is a benefit for the Simon Sharp Eagle
Fund. Proceeds from the event go to the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children
and the Andrew Jackson Council of the Boy Scouts of America--two causes that
meant so much to Simon Sharp.
During this years Chefs and the City event weekend, the
Simon Sharp Eagle Fund will recognize four inspirational people in our
community who symbolize Simon's courage with the Simon Sharp Humanitarian
Award, Eagle Award, Youth Humanitarian Award and Youth Eagle Award.
Chefs and the City, the inaugural fundraiser for the Simon Sharp Eagle Fund, received the Maggie Award at the Mississippi Hospital Association's annual meeting. The event raises money for the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Boy Scouts of America, Andrew Jackson Chapter. The Maggie Awards recognize excellence in health care marketing and promotion.