In response to a report from WAVY-TV that Eagles quarterback Mike Vick failed to show up for the Southeastern Virginia Arts Association Gala, Vick’s spokesperson says that Vick at no point agreed to attend.
“Mike Vick invited months ago, and he declined,” Chris Shigas told PFT by phone on Sunday afternoon. “Organizers were clearly well aware that Mike would not be attending the event in Norfolk.”
Shigas said that he personally informed the organizers that Vick would not be attending.
The invitation came from the other honoree, attorney Carl C. La Mondue. Shigas said that Vick knows La Mondue, but that Vick had no prior dealings with the Southeastern Virginia Arts Association.
The invitation to the event, posted online, makes it clear that Vick will be present for the group’s 1st Black Tie Honors Gala.