MDA's 2015 Muscle Team®

January 6, 2015 | 6pm-10pm 

Pier 60, Chelsea Piers



New York Muscle Team Gala Raises More Than $1.2 Million For the Fight Against Muscle Disease 

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 RussoThe 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.

Dinner Chairs

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

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