The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health 2016 Sports Ball. This will be the 22nd Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala. The funds raised at Sports Ball support the Institute’s innovative community health education programs and research initiatives.
VIPS Confirmed to Attend:
Robin Roberts – Four time Emmy winning Co-Anchor, Good Morning America, and Author, Sports Ball Leadership Award honoree.
Howard Cross – Sports Analyst for NBC Sports, Senior Vice President of Cresa New York and NFL Super Bowl Champion.
Tamsen Fadal – Eight-time Emmy® winning journalist, author, co-anchor of PIX 11 News at 5:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m
Mike Woods – Meteorologist, Fox 5’s Good Day New York, and People Magazine’s “Sexiest Anchor Alive”
Steve Lacy – Anchor, Fox 5 News at 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Teresa Priolo, Reporter, Fox 5 News & Good Day New York.
Ines Rosales, Reporter, Fox 5 Good Day New York.
Loreen Arbus – Disability Rights Activist, Altruist, Producer and Author.
Cheryl Wills – Award-winning NY1 News Anchor and best-selling author. Returning co-host of the gala.
David Ushery – Award-winning NBC 4 New York Anchor, creator of The Debrief with David Ushery, and co-host of Moms and the City and a Dad named David. Co-host of the SportsBall.
Walter T. Mosley – New York State Assemblyman.
Dr. James E. Cottrell – Distinguished Service Professor and Chairman of Anesthesiology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Member of the Board of Regents at New York State Education Department.
Richard Levychin – CPA, CGMA, Managing Partner, KBL LLP.
Patrick J. McGovern – Senior Director, Government Affairs, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Dr. Marilyn A. Fraser – CEO of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.
Brett Wright – CEO of Uptown/Hype Hair/UCA, and Board Chair of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.
Ruth C. Browne – President and CEO, Ronald McDonald House® New York. Past CEO of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.
About the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
In 1992, Arthur Ashe established the Institute in partnership with SUNY Downstate intentionally, moved by the institution’s long history of serving immigrants and low-income Brooklyn residents as well as staff and faculty’s research. The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, located in multi-ethnic Brooklyn, collaborates with community members to design, incubate and replicate neighborhood-based interventions that address health conditions that disproportionately affect minorities. Recognizing the complexity of the economic and social determinants of health, we partner with a wide variety of grassroots and institutional organizations to provide after-school science enrichment, outreach initiatives in trusted venues, and research and advocacy. Community Health Empowerment guides and unifies all our work.
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