Spartanburg host to Regis Philbin
April 8, 2013 by Sarah
The town of Spartanburg was host to TV star Regis Philbin last weekend as he came to tour the Spartanburg Regional Heart Center and act as the guest of honor at an annual event that the Spartanburg Regional Foundation holds for those who have donated more than $1,250 in the past calendar year.
The event was the ‘Society of 1921’ gala, and was designed to appreciate those who have made larger contributions. Held at the Spartanburg Marriott, guests had the opportunity to mingle and be treated to hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail prior to Philbin’s speech later in the evening.
As a charitable corporation, the Spartanburg Regional Foundation has its primary mission to directly support and provide funds for the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, as well as to support a variety of community services and programs that form part of the of the Healthcare System’s mission to provide care of a high quality to people in the community.
Philbin was born on August 25, 1931 and is an actor, singer, and media personality best known in America for hosting game and talk shows since the 1960s. He also holds a record in the Guinness Books for spending the most time in front of a television camera. His Bronx accent from New York, his excited manner, his somewhat impudent ad libs, and his great wit are his trademarks as a television personality.