MDA's 2016 Muscle Team®
January 5, 2016 | 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 2015 can be found here.
Now celebrating its 19th 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, 2015, at the Muscle Team Kick Off at Current at Chelsea Piers and culminates January 5, 2016, 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 2016 will be led by Co-Coaches Marc Chiapperino of VVA, LLC and Ray Quartararo of JPMorgan Chase.
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. Peter Striano of Unity International Group is an integral part of the history and the future of the NY Muscle Team and we are thrilled to honor him as the 2016 Champion of Spirit.
This year's Russ Salzberg Champion of Hope Award Recipient is The Rosso Family. 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.