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ALS Association to honor Mariano Rivera

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 02, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is being honored at The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter’s 19th Annual Lou Gehrig Sports Awards Benefit on November 7. You can order tickets by following this link. Obviously a wonderful cause. Here are the details from the ALS Association.

Mariano RiveraThe ALS Association Greater New York Chapter will hold their 19th Annual Lou Gehrig Sports Awards Benefit on Thursday, November 7th at 6:30PM at the New York Marriott Marquis (Broadway at 45th Street). Cocktails and silent auction begin at 6:30PM, followed by dinner and an awards presentation.

Honorees include New York Yankees pitching great Mariano Rivera, former New York Mets pitcher and sports broadcaster Ron Darling and former New York Giants quarterback and CBS Sports broadcaster Phil Simms. The former New England Patriot Kevin Turner, who has ALS and is actively involved in ALS research, will also be honored. ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap will serve as the emcee.

As one of The ALS Association’s leading chapters, the Greater New York Chapter encompasses New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, the Hudson Valley, and Northern & Central New Jersey and plays a major role in promoting the mission to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS. The ALS Association is the only national non-profit health organization dedicated solely to fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. The Association leads the way in research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy – providing help and hope to those facing the disease. ALSA is a member of the National Health Council.

For more information, please visit http://www.als-ny.org/

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