31st Annual Buoniconti Great Sports Legends Dinner, NYC


Affair: 31st Annual Buoniconti Great Sports Legends Dinner

When: Monday, September 12, 2016

Hot Spot: Waldorf Astoria, NYC

Deets: Sports legends, celebrities, philanthropic heroes and corporate leaders again came out in force in support of Nick and Marc Buoniconti for the 31st Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner. The annual benefit, hosted by NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc, will honor New York Yankees great and World Series Champion Mariano Rivera, seven-time tennis Major winner and fashion designer Venus Williams, NFL Hall of Fame running back from the New York Jets Curtis Martin, New York Knicks legend and NBA Hall of Famer Willis Reed, four-time IndyCar Series Champion Dario Franchitti, Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, 2-time NCAA basketball champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Cheryl Miller, and record-setting long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad.

Receiving special tribute that night will be Golden Globe winner Christian Slater, who will receive The Buoniconti Fund Award; Mr. Las Vegas Wayne Newton, who will receive The Humanitarian Award; James L. Nederlander, President of The Nederlander Organization, who will receive The Buoniconti Fund’s Outstanding Philanthropist Award, which will be presented by Gloria and Emilio Estefan; legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who will receive The Great American Icon Award; and Sports Legends event chairman Mark Dalton, who will receive the Christine E. Lynn Champion for a Cure Award.

This celebration, held each year at the New York City’s famed Waldorf Astoria, benefits The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis and raises funds to support the ground-breaking spinal cord injury research being done by researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

Who You May Spot: Cast of On Your Feet!, Mariano Rivera, Venus Williams, Curtis Martin, Willis Reed, Dario Franchitti, Tara Lipinski, Cheryl Miller, Diana Nyad, Wayne Newton, Christian Slater, James L. Nederlander, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Buzz Aldrin, Mark Dalton

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets and tables are available for purchase.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard at 305-243-4656 or saagaard@miami.edu

Bid for 2 tickets to the dinner! (Ends August 9, 2016)

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