Events & Nightlife

28th Annual Sports Legends Dinner

New York Smash Magazine  

Last year’s event: 27th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to Benefit Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at The Waldorf Astoria on September 24, 2012 in New York City.

The event, which happens each year, attracts top professional athletes, sports legends, celebrities as well as philanthropic and corporate leaders in support of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, which raises funds to support the ground-breaking spinal cord injury research done by scientists at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Since its inception in 1985, the Great Sports Legends Dinner has honored more than 283 sports legends and honorees and has raised nearly $93 million for The Miami Project.

The Buoniconti Fund was established by NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti, his son, Marc Buoniconti, and their family.

To purchase tickets and for information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard at 305-243-4656 or

 Event Details
When:Monday, Sept. 30
Where: Waldorf Astoria
Red Carpet Arrival Time: 5:30 p.m.

Who: Founders – Nick Buoniconti and Marc Buoniconti

Master of Ceremonies – Brian Williams

Legends – Terry Bradshaw, James Worthy,Dave Winfield, Nick Faldo, Shawn Johnson, Gary Stevens, Antron Brown, Teresa Edwards

Honorees – Jim Kelly, Kenny Smith

VIPs – Emilio Estefan, Colin Egglesfield, Sasha Cohen, Harry Carson, Gary Hall, Jr., Carlos Ortiz, Dick Anderson, Mark Rypien, Scott Erickson and many more

Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” will perform at the event