32nd Great Sports Legends Annual Dinner Presented by Tudor Group
Benefits The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis
Monday, September 25, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown Grand Ballroom
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York City
305-243-4656 (Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard)
Join NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc to celebrate the 32nd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner, taking place on Monday evening, September 25, 2017, at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. The event will benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. Over the last 31 years supporters, honorees and guests of the Great Sports Legends Dinner have raised funds and awareness for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis’s groundbreaking research. As the fundraising arm of The Miami Project, The Buoniconti Fund hosts one of the premier sports recognition events in the nation. The highlight of this terrific evening is paying tribute to “Great Sports Legends” from different sporting categories, who inspire and motivate others to stand up for those who can’t.
The Buoniconti Fund will recognize the 2017 Sports Legends and Honorees: David Ortiz, Simone Biles, Alonzo Mourning, Jason Taylor, Scott Dixon, Kim Clijsters and Abby Wambach. Former Dolphin Great Dick Anderson will be awarded the 2017 “Buoniconti Fund Award;” Amy and Brian France the “Outstanding Philanthropists Award;” Romero Britto the “Humanitarian Award;” and John Walsh the “Inspiration Award.”
The Dinner will be once again chaired by Mark Dalton, and NBC television sportscaster Bob Costas will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Guests will enjoy a live performance by Chicago.
This phenomenal benefit offers a sensational opportunity for supporters to mix and mingle with sports greats, television and film celebrities and generous philanthropists who will enjoy fine dining, spectacular entertainment and the chance to purchase amazing items in the event’s one-of-a-kind auction.
Individual tickets for the dinner are priced at $850 or $1,500, which includes preferred seating. Tables of ten are available, priced at $8,500 and $15,000, $25,000, $50,000 and $100,000, which includes seating with a Legend. For information and reservations, contact Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard at 305-243-4656 or by email at SAagaard@Miami.edu.
About The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is considered the premier investigative research program conducting cutting edge discovery, translational, and clinical investigations targeting spinal cord and brain injuries. The Miami Project’s international team includes more than 200 scientists, researchers, clinicians, and support staff who take innovative approaches to the challenges of spinal cord and brain injuries.
The Miami Project’s clinical trial program currently includes autologous Schwann cell transplantation, therapeutic hypothermia, Riluzole, deep brain stimulation, and brain machine interface. Our discovery program is investigating immune modulation, scar formation, and regeneration mechanisms after injury to better enable development of future interventions. In 1985, Barth A. Green, M.D. and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti helped found The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis after Nick’s son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game. Since then research at The Miami Project has changed the landscape of knowledge and therapeutic strategies for spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Committed to finding a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury and to seeing millions worldwide walk again, the Buoniconti family established The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis in 1992, a non-profit organization devoted to assisting The Miami Project achieve its national and international goals. For more information visit www.TheBuonicontiFund.com.