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Sports Luminaries Andre Agassi, Jerry Rice, Scottie Pippen, Helio Castrovenes, Richard 'Goose' Gossage Among Those Named 2008 'Great Sports Legends'
Date:7/17/2008

Bob Costas Joins as Master of Ceremonies for the 23rd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to Benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis - September

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NEW YORK, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sports luminaries and philanthropy icons will be recognized when they gather at the 23rd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner on Monday, September 22, at New York's Waldorf=Astoria Hotel. This year, Bob Costas has been named the Master of Ceremonies, for the event which benefits the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, a nonprofit organization that serves as the national fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the world's largest, most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center.

The 2008 Great Sports Legends are:

-- Andre Agassi -- former world-ranked #1 professional tennis star who won eight Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic gold medal in singles

-- Jerry Rice -- all-time leader in every major statistical category for wide receivers, was selected to the Pro Bowl 13 times (1986-1996, 1998, 2002) and named All-Pro 10 times in his 20 NFL seasons

-- Scottie Pippen -- seven-time NBA All Star and one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history who was integral in leading the Chicago Bulls, together with Michael Jordan, to six NBA championships

-- Joe Gibbs -- Hall of Fame NFL coach and NASCAR Championship team owner. Was the 20th and 26th head coach in the history of the Washington Redskins.

-- Helio Castroneves -- one of the top drivers in North American open- wheel racing. Winner of the Indianapolis 500 in both 2001 and 2002.

-- Richard "Goose" Gossage -- former New York Yankees pitcher who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in July 2008

-- Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini -- World Boxing Association lightweight champion for two years in the 1980s

-- Angelo Dundee -- boxing cornerman who has worked with 15 world boxing champions, including Muh
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SOURCE The Miami Project/The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis
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