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
Get in on the action! The Viscardi Center will host its annual Celebrity Sports Night on May 18, 2017. Several players from the New York Mets are set to headline this year’s star-studded fundraiser, which raises vital funds for programs and services that educate and employ children and adults with disabilities. Last year’s record-breaking 50th anniversary event featured Eli Manning, Bryant Gumbel, Joe Namath, Mookie Wilson, Mick Foley, Sarah Hughes, and many more.
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—and even snap a few selfies!
Athlete and celebrity participants have also included: Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, Joe Theismann, Dwight “Doc” Gooden, Bud Harrelson, John Dockery, Clark Gillies, 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.
Chaired by Aileen and Alvin Murstein, the event honors former U.S. Senator Robert Dole, Microsoft Chief Accessibility Officer Jenny Lay-Flurrie, long-time supporters The Pascucci Family , and The Engel Burman Group President Jan Burman.
For more information about tickets and sponsorships, please contact Linda Tibbals at 516.465.1595 or email@example.com.
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.