MDA's 2015 Muscle Team®
January 6, 2015 | 6pm-10pm
Pier 60, Chelsea Piers
Photos from Muscle Team Gala 2014 can be found here.
Now celebrating its 18th year,
MDA’s Muscle Team is a high-profile sports dinner where professional athletes join together to put their muscle behind the search to find treatments and cures for muscle diseases. Each athlete is paired with an MDA Buddy, a local child living with a muscle disease. YOU can ensure the MDA Muscle Team’s success by lending your support! The season kicks off on November 10, 2014, at the Muscle Team Kick Off at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers and culminates January 6, 2015, at the Muscle Team Gala that consists of a cocktail hour, dinner as well as a chance to bid on unique auction items and to mingle with athletes, celebrities and top business executives from the New York metropolitan area.
We are pleased to announce that Muscle Team 2015 will be led by Co-Coaches Richard Haray of Interpublic Group and Ron LoRusso of Cushman & Wakefield.
The Champion of Spirit Award is bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated passion, drive and commitment to making a difference in the lives of people living with muscle disease. Jason Dove of Palladium Window Solutions is an integral part of the history and the future of the NY Muscle Team and we are thrilled to honor him as the 2015 Champion of Spirit.
This year's Russ Salzberg Champion of Hope Award recipients are Robert and Christina Russo. The award, named after FOX5/My 9 News Sports Anchor and tireless advocate for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is presented to an individual who has inspired Russ’ indefatigable commitment to MDA.
Philip Bottega, A.I.A., Societe Generale
Anthony Cammarata Jr., Goldman Sachs & Co.
James C. Halpin, Platinum Maintenance
John McGinley, JPMorgan Chase
Ted Moudis, A.I.A., Ted Moudis Associates
Michael Neary, Structure Tone Inc.
Russ Salzberg, Fox5/My9
Antonio Biondi, Avison Young
Valerie Burd, ABM
Vincent DeLazzero, Port Morris Tile & Marble
Robert Gavin, Citco
Paul Gordon, Equity Office
Joseph Harbert, Colliers International
Fran LoMonaco, WPP Group
Dennis Meehan, The Meehan Consulting Group
Edward Piccinich, SL Green Realty Corp.
Ray Quartararo, Jones Lang LaSalle
Michael Randazzo, Ocean Pacific Interiors
Scott Salmirs, ABM
Christopher Savoglou, Ted Moudis Associates
Joseph Tranchina, Unity International
2014 Lineup Included:
New York Football Giants: Prince Amukamara, Kevin Boothe, Michael Cox, Zak DeOssie, Jerrel Jernigan, Mathias Kiwanuka, Justin Pugh, Antrel Rolle, Chris Snee, Cooper Taylor, Terrell Thomas, Steve Weatherford
New York Jets: Willie Colon, Quinton Coples, Jaiquawn Jarrett, Ryan Quigley
WWE: Mick "Mankind" Foley, Sgt. Slaughter
New York Red Bulls: Eric Alexander, Dax McCarty, Luis Robles
New York Racing Association: Mike Luzzi, Maylan Studart