Arthur ashe institute for urban health Sports ball Gala -2022

By: Gloria Smith, Associate Editor for World Liberty TV

Sportsball 2022,The 28th Annual Black Tie and Sneakers Gala Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.

30 Years ago the AAIUH Named after Tennis Great Arthur Ashe

Sportsball 2022, the 28th Annual Black Tie and Sneakers Gala benefiting the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH), took place on Thursday, October 20th , at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. Renowned guests representing.

Sports, philanthropy, business, entertainment, and medicine gathered to celebrate the legacy of tennis champion, activist, and humanitarian Arthur Ashe and celebrated the 30th anniversary of the organization.

Dr Abbey with Lori Stokes Mike Woods & Ines Rosales

This year’s gala was co-hosted for the first time by Emmy-winning FOX 5 Good Day New York meteorologist Mike Woods, a 2018 Sportsball honoree, and Good Day New York Traffic Anchor Ines Rosales.

Dr Abbey with Kimberly Borza Donaldson of USTA Foundation

Sportsball 2022 honored Lori Stokes, nine-time Emmy-winning journalist; Kitaw Demissie, MD,PhD, Dean and Professor, School of Public Health, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University; and Anthony Welters, Founder and CEO, CINQCARE.

Anthony Welters Founder Chairman of CINQ CARE making an acceptance speech after getting his award

Dr. Marilyn A. Fraser, CEO of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, presided over the gala. The event benefited the ongoing community health education programs and research initiatives of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.

Dr Abbey with Marilyn Fraser CEO AAIUH

Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH) board members attending the event included Brett Wright, Board Chair; Dr. Edgar Mandeville, Chairperson Emeritus; Robin Rosenblum, Dr. JoAnn Bradley, Harold Iselin, Errol Pierre, Tiffany McGhee, Olaseni Alabede, Ariel Knight, Michael Mann, Anubhav Singh, Dr. Hassan Tetteh, and Heidi Leeds.

Howard Cross, NFL Super Bowl Champion and past Sportsball honoree, served as one of the auctioneers for the evening. Other VIPs in attendance included: Yvonna Kopacz Wright, Actress, The Village, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Guiding Light; Clifford W. Knights II and Steve Vixamar, Co-founders of IMG Helps; LeeAnn Hicks, Executive Producer, Sportsball 2022, and Nikki Stokes-Thompson, Chief of Staff, Ariel Alternatives.

Dr Abbey with 9 Time Emmy Award Winning News Anchor Lori Stokes

The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH) was founded in 1992 by tennis champion, activist, and humanitarian, Arthur Ashe, to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for underserved communities. As an organization, the Arthur Ashe Institute is focused on promoting health equity through a social justice lens.

Dr Abbey with Ruth Browne President & CEO Ronald McDonald House

The Institute utilizes a model of community health empowerment to develop and implement innovative community-based health promotion and research programs to encourage individuals to be advocates for their own health and the health of their communities.

AAIUH Health Academy Science Students

Another key aspect of the Institute’s work is its focus on increasing the representation of people of color in the health professions by training the next generation of healthcare professionals, which is achieved through its pipeline STEM education programs.

30 Years ago the AAIUH Named after Tennis Great Arthur Ashe

The Institute’s vision is the development of an equitable healthcare system that reduces health disparities, improves outcomes for underserved communities of color, and better prepares a more diverse and inclusive healthcare workforce.

Dr Abbey with Howard Cross 2 time Superbowl Champion & Announcer

AAIUH partners with leaders, activists, legislators, providers, academic institutions, small businesses, and community members on a range of programs and initiatives that address health inequities, including the social determinants of health.

Silent Auction items

Through these efforts, AAIUH works to research and develop innovative community health empowerment programs, provide evidence- based behavioral health interventions in community settings (e.g. barbershops, beauty salons).

L-R Clifford W Knights CEO & Co-Founder IMG Health Clinic with staff members

That help participants address chronic health conditions and advocate for their health, prepare underrepresented minority urban youth to succeed in college and become healthcare providers, and improve healthcare providers’ capacity to address racial health disparities through conferences, trainings, and workshops.

Guests playing games at the Gala.

We at World Liberty TV, have covered Arthur ashe institute for urban health Sports ball Gala, for the last 10 years, we are very proud, thirty years later Arthur ashe gala and his legacy is still going strong, and we are honored and humbled to showcase the gala annually in our World Liberty TV.

Officers of AAIUH Being Recognized

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