– In celebration of some of the worlds most accomplished and inspirational physically challenged athletes, the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), is hosting a series of events in New York City from June 3-12 to raise awareness and funds. The weeks highlight, the fourth annual A Celebration of Heroes, Heart and Hope gala will take place on Wednesday, June 9 at the Waldorf Astoria. NBA legend Bill Walton and three-time Grammy winning recording artist Bruce Hornsby will attend the gala, along with more than 20 talented challenged athletes.
The Heroes, Heart and Hope gala begins at 6:00 pm with cocktails and a silent auction in the Astor Salon. The dinner and program begin at 7:30 pm in the Grand Ballroom. The Waldorf Astoria is located at 301 Park Ave in New York. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to: www.heroesheartandhope.com. Tickets to the event are $500
June 9: A Celebration of Heroes, Heart and Hope gala
The gala will include a live auction featuring unique travel adventures and once in a lifetime experiences at sporting events such as the World Series and Tour de France. In addition, the night will showcase the courage, perseverance and inspiration of numerous VIPs in attendance including:
Bill Walton; NBA Hall-of-Fame member, considered one of the 50 best basketball players of all-time, Mr. Walton is working with CAF to distribute more than 100 basketball wheelchairs through its 2010 Access for Athletes grant program. He will also participate this October in the CAF Million Dollar Challenge – a seven day, 620 mile bike ride from San Francisco to San Diego