BY: Art Campomanes Staff Writer for World Liberty TV
The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, will host its signature event, the 32nd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner, on Monday, September 25 at the New York Hilton Midtown.
The premier event, hosted by NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc, will honor legendary designated hitter and first baseman for the Boston Red Sox David “Big Papi” Ortiz, four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles, NBA Hall of Famer and former Miami Heat forward Alonzo Mourning, Hall of Fame defensive end and linebacker for the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets Jason Taylor, four-time IndyCar Racing Champion Scott Dixon, six-time tennis Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters, and FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Abby Wambach. NBC Nightly News anchor Bob Costas is MC.
Each year, more than 1,500 notables from the worlds of entertainment, sports, media and more are treated to an evening that is both entertaining and inspirational. Over the past 30 years, millions have been raised at the Sports Legends Dinners, making it the cornerstone of The Miami Project’s annual budget.
The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, through the research efforts of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, is committed to finding a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury.
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis was founded in 1985 with the help of Barth A. Green, M.D. and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti after Nick’s son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game. The Miami Project is a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. It is considered the premier investigative research program conducting cutting edge discovery, transnational, and clinical investigations targeting spinal cord and brain injuries. Since its inception, research at The Miami Project has changed the landscape of knowledge and therapeutic strategies for spinal cord and traumatic brain injury.