The 25th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner

Benefits The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis

Bob Costas

Monday, September 27, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.
301 Park Avenue, New York City
305-243-4656 (Stephanie Sayfie-Aagaard)

The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Great Sports Legends Dinner, presented by Stewart Rahr, at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City. NBC sportscaster and TV host Bob Costas will serve as the Master of Ceremonies as a great line-up of sports icons are honored. Sports Legends Willie Mays, Bill Russell, Michael Irvin, Brian Leetch, Annika Sorenstam, Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras, Laird Hamilton and Calvin Borel are this year’s honorees. Also receiving honors are Christine Lynn, Outstanding Philanthropist Award; Barbara and Jack Nicklaus, Inspiration Award; Tom Brokaw, American Icon Award; and Dan Marino, Buoniconti Fund Award. The evening begins with cocktails and a Buy It Now Store at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner, program, live auction and a performance by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons following at 7:30. Proceeds benefit The Buoniconti Fund, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project. Please visit for more information. For tickets and sponsorships, please contact Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard at 305-243-4656 or email

Dan Marino

About The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis

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.

Nick and Marc Buoniconti

Today, The Miami Project is the world’s most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center, housed in the Lois Pope LIFE Center, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The Miami Project’s international team of more than 200 scientists, researchers and clinicians take innovative approaches to the challenge of spinal cord 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. Visit the website at for more information about The Buoniconti Fund.

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