This premier fundraising event provides guests an opportunity to meet a variety of sports legends and celebrities.
Date:May 18, 2017
Location:The Viscardi Center
201 I.U. Willets Rd.
Albertson, NY 11507
Our 51st Celebrity Sports Night will take place on May 18, 2017. Celebrity Sports Night raises vital funds to educate and employ children and adults with disabilities. Last year’s record-breaking 50th anniversary event featured Eli Manning, Bryant Gumbel, Joe Namath, Clark Gillies, Mick Foley, Sarah Hughes and many others.
While the evening may seem typical, it’s one-of-a-kind. During the cocktail reception, guests are provided with an opportunity to collect autographs and speak with dozens of athletes and celebrities in attendance. Guests can also strike a pose with the athletes and celebrities, even take a few selfies!
Athlete and celebrity participants have also included: Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, Joe Theismann, Dwight “Doc” Gooden, Bud Harrelson, John Dockery, Bobby Nystrom, Johnny Weir, Harry Carson, Jim Brown, Joe Frazier, Keith Hernandez, Boomer Esiason, Willie Mays, Walt Frazier, Lou Pinella, Stephen Baker, Karl Nelson, Darryl Strawberry, J.R. Martinez, the season 13 Dancing with the Stars Champion, and Steve Schirripa, known for his role as “Bobby Bacala” on The Sopranos and Team USA paralympians.
A silent auction featuring sports memorabilia, show tickets and other items takes place during the cocktail reception. A formal sit-down dinner is followed by a live auction with several “priceless” experiences. One of the evening’s highlights is an original performance, produced by Olympic Figure Skater JoJo Starbuck, featuring students of the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center with appearances by some of the attending athletes and celebrities.
For more information about tickets and sponsorships, please contact Linda Tibbals at 516.465.1595 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded by Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr., who served as disability advisor to eight U.S. Presidents and became one of the world’s leading advocates, The Viscardi Center educates, employs and empowers children and adults with disabilities. It provides Kindergarten through High School education, school-to-work youth transition services, vocational training, career counseling and placement, assistive technology, adapted driver education and workforce diversification assistance to children, adolescents and adults with disabilities, and businesses.