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THE 29th ANNUAL GREAT SPORTS LEGENDS DINNER TO HONOR HAKEEM OLAJUWON, WARREN SAPP, PEDRO MARTINEZ, MARY LOU RETTON, BILL COWHER AND MORE

Tom Brokaw from NBC News to serve as Master of Ceremonies

 

Tom BrokawJuly 2014 - The Buoniconti Fund will present the 29th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria on Monday, September 29, 2014. The annual event, hosted by NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc, and chaired by Mark Dalton, raises funds to support the ground-breaking spinal cord injury research done by researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis – the world’s most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center which is based at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Tom Brokaw will serve as Master of Ceremonies of the dinner, which honors philanthropic heroes and sports legends that inspire and motivate those affected by spinal cord injuries.

The celebration assembles sports legends, celebrities, philanthropic icons and corporate leaders to support the efforts of The Buoniconti Fund Board of Directors and numerous longtime benefactors.

 

The 2014 Great Sports Legends include:


•    Hakeem Olajuwon - Basketball Hall of Famer

 

•    Warren Sapp - NFL Hall of Famer

 

•    Pedro Martinez - Eight-time MLB All-Star and three-time Cy Young Award winner

 

•    Joe Sakic - NHL Hall of Famer

 

•    Bill Cowher - Super Bowl winning coach

 

•    Mary Lou Retton - Olympic Athlete

 

•    Lauryn Williams - Olympic Athlete

 

Honorees for the evening include:

 

•    Bill Simon will receive The Buoniconti Fund’s Outstanding Business Leader Award.

 

•    Grant Hill will receive the 2014 Buoniconti Fund Award for his dedication to community service.

 

•    Calvin Hill will also receive the 2014 Buoniconti Fund Award for his charitable works.

 

•    Erik Compton will receive the 2014 Inspiration Award.


Tickets start at $850 per person and can be purchased by phone at (305)-243-4656.  Sponsorships and opportunities to sit with legends are also available. 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Cycle for a Cure

Baltimore Chapter

    Sea Gull Century 26th Annual Race

Salisbury, Maryland

 

 

Monday, September 29, 2014

29th Annual Great Sports
Legends Dinner

Waldorf Astoria

New York City, New York

 

 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

8th Annual Tailgate Party

Charleston Chapter

314 Congress Street

Charleston, South Carolina

 

 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

7th Annual Tampa Golf Classic

Tampa Chapter

Westchase Golf Club

Tampa, Florida

 

 

Friday, November 21, 2014
11th Annual Raise A Glass
For A Cure

Philadelphia Chapter

VIE
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

2014 Autumn Soiree

Boston Chapter

Strega Prime

Woburn, Massachusetts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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