Eireann Dolan Bio – Eireann Dolan Wiki
Eireann Dolan is a writer, a graduate student in religion and a former broadcaster for CSN California. She is well known for her work around charities and social issues in collaboration with her husband, Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle. In 2015, she hosted the Comcast SportsNet show “Call to the Pen” about the Oakland Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics announced they would host their first-ever Pride Night in 2015 to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender fans. Dolan, who has two moms, wanted to be supportive of the team’s efforts to welcome LGBT fans to the Oakland Coliseum. Some season ticket holders had negative reactions to the announced Pride Night, and said they planned to not attend the game. She put out a call on her blog and Twitter feed that she would purchase any tickets at face value and donate them to local LGBT charities. She also started a GoFundMe to raise money for Bay Area LGBT groups Our Space, AIDS Project East Bay, and Frameline the campaign raised nearly $40,000 in donations. She and Doolittle also matched $3,000. Through the Pride Night campaign, she and Doolittle were able to donate 900 tickets to the game to LGBT charities. She received the Ally for Equality Award from the Bay Area Human Rights Campaign in 2015 for her work with Pride Night.
In November 2015, she was disturbed by anti-refugee statements made by governors in her residence of Arizona, her home state of Illinois, and Doolittle’s home state of New Jersey. Her grandfather had fled the civil war in Ireland to emigrate to the United States. She wanted to do something to honor the Syrian refugees now entering the United States, and since she was planning to be with family in Illinois for Thanksgiving decided to host Syrian refugee families for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, in collaboration with the Syrian Resettlement Network in Chicago. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel heard of the plan and wanted to attend while his schedule precluded her attendance she sent her father as her representative, and A’s fans provided desserts. Seventeen Syrian refugee families attended the event.
For Memorial Day 2017, she and Doolittle co-authored an article in Sports Illustrated advocating for mental health services for U.S. military veterans with “bad papers” — a classification for service members who receive a “less than honorable” discharge. Before writing it, they sought out briefings from 10 organizations working on the issue, including the Brookings Institution, Human Rights Campaign and Cato Institute. This wasn’t the first time the couple has supported veterans issues they also created a registry to furnish two Northern California houses through Operation Finally Home an organization that provides housing to wounded veterans and their families.
She studied theology and religious studies at L’Institut Catholique de Paris for three years, but graduated from the University of San Diego. She is a graduate student in pastoral studies at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education.
Eireann Dolan Husband
She met her husband Sean Doolittle in 2012. She had been working as a comedy writer with former Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who thought she and his fellow A’s pitcher Doolittle would click. McCarthy suggested they connect, and they did so through Twitter. The couple married on October 2, 2017. Her marriage to Doolittle is her second marriage.
Eireann Dolan Family
She was raised in Chicago. Her father was a bank VP and her mother was a stay at home mom. She also had an uncle who was in the Navy.
Eireann Dolan Wedding
She married her husband on October 2, 2017 at Constitution Gardens Park in Washington D.C. United States. Their engagement was in February 2017.
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