The “Grimm” team has made a another big difference in Portland. The cast, crew, and fans of NBC’s hit TV drama “Grimm,” which is set and filmed in Portland, Oregon, raised $386,000 for the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital with the Grimmster Endowment, by making a donation or by participating in an exclusive online auction of memorabilia from the show.
On Saturday February 13th, 2016, during the evening, the cast of Grimm presented ítems up for bid. Chris Thile, Grammy award winining musician and husband of Grimm costar Claire Coffee, performed during the Grimm Gala. The entire cast of Grimm, which included David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie, Bree Turner, Claire Coffee, Jacqueline Toboni and Portland actor Danny Bruno, took the stage to help with the bids.
During the evening, Roiz and other “Grimm” stars helped present items up for bid, while auctioneer Kelly Russell encouraged guests to open their wallets. Among the packages auctioned off: the cabbie hat Renard wore as Jack the Ripper in “Grimm”; a “Top Chef” dinner party with “Grimm” cast members at Imperial, where “Top Chef” veteran Doug Adams is executive chef; a “Grimm” set tour; a one-of-a-kind leather-bound book of “Grimm” memorabilia and art; special “Grimm” Nike shoes, designed by Tinker Hatfield and signed by Michael Jordan, Hatfield and “Grimm” cast members; and a Blazers game/luxury suite package, presented by “massive Blazers fan” Tulloch.
Source: Oregon Live/The Oregonian
The “Grimm Gala”, presented by Comcast and NBCUniversal, is a fundraiser for the Grimmster Endowment, which supports uncompensated care, travel, lodging, and other services integral to the care and comfort of OHSU Doernbecher’s patients and families in need.
Grimm” actor Sasha Roiz, who plays Captain Sean Renard, inspired both the Grimmster Endowment and the “Grimm Gala”. “We’ve been shooting “Grimm” in Portland for a number of years now, and I speak for the whole cast and crew when I say we consider Portland our adopted hometown,” said Roiz. “Our involvement with OHSU Doernbecher is a meaningful way for us to give back to the community.”
This is the second year that Comcast and NBCUniversal have underwritten the “Grimm Gala”, ensuring that every penny raised at the event goes to the Grimmster Endowment. Last year, the event raised $300,000.