MDA's 2014 Muscle Team®


January 7, 2014 | 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 17th 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 19, 2013, at the Muscle Team Kick Off at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers and culminates January 7, 2014, 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.

This year, we are pleased rename our Champion of Hope Award to the Russ Salzberg Champion of Hope Award.  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. The  2014 Award is presented to Roseann Michelli

The Champion of Spirit Award is bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated passion, drive and commitment toward making a difference in the lives of people living with muscle diseases. Christopher Savoglou is an integral part of the history and the future of the NY Muscle Team and we are thrilled to have him as the 2014 Champion of Spirit. 



Joe Harbert, President, Eastern Region, Colliers International

John McGinley, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase


Dinner Chairs

Philip Bottega, A.I.A., Societe Generale

Anthony Cammarata Jr., Goldman Sachs & Co.

James C. Halpin, Platinum Maintenance

Ted Moudis, A.I.A., Ted Moudis Associates

Michael Neary, Structure Tone Inc.

Russ Salzberg, Fox5/My9



Antonio Biondi, CBRE Global Corporate Services

Vincent DeLazzero, Port Morris Tile & Marble

Robert Gavin, Citco

Paul Gordon, Equity Office

Fran LoMonaco, WPP Group

Dennis Meehan, The Meehan Consulting Group

Edward Piccinich, SL Green Realty Corp.

Michael Randazzo, Ocean Pacific Interiors

Scott Salmirs, ABM

Joseph Tranchina, Deustche Bank AG


2014 Lineup

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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