The 22nd Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH), will join together renowned guests representing sports, philanthropy, business, entertainment, and medicine to celebrate the legacy of tennis champion and humanitarian Arthur Ashe.
Sports Ball 2016 features interactive games, dinner buffet, dancing, entertainment, an awards ceremony, and a silent auction. Each guest will receive a complimentary pair of sneakers.
IT'S A CELEBRATION WITH A PURPOSE!!!
Each year the Institute honors individuals and organizations that are making significant contributions to urban communities in the areas of health, education, medical research, community service, and philanthropy. The funds raised at Sports Ball support the Institute’s innovative community health education programs and research initiatives.
Arthur Ashe founded the Institute in 1992, just two months before his death from AIDS, in response to the disproportionate amount of illness and death in urban communities from preventable diseases. Arthur knew that many of these diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, are the result of inadequate health care delivery, late detection, and insufficient health education.
DON'T MISS OUT!!!!!!
OUR 2016 LEADERSHIP AWARD HONOREES
Loreen Arbus | Disability Rights Activist, Altruist, Producer & Author
Dr. James E. Cottrell | Distinguished Service Professor and Chairman of Anesthesiology | SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Member of the Board of Regents | New York State Education Department
Howard Cross | Sports Analyst, NBC Sports | Senior Vice President, Cresa New York | NFL Super Bowl Champion
Richard Levychin CPA, CGMA | Managing Partner, KBL, LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Advisors
Patrick J. McGovern | Sr. Director, Government Affairs | Gilead Sciences
Robin Roberts | Author | Co-Anchor, ABC's Good Morning America
Cheryl Wills | Author | Anchor, NY1 News
David Ushery | Anchor, NBC 4 New York