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The 24th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner Raises More Than $6.3 Million for the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis
Date:10/6/2009

an All-Star roster of athletes who have been recognized for their outstanding athletic achievements and have helped raise millions of dollars for the spinal cord injury research programs at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. The dinner has become known for uniting individuals from the sports, business and entertainment industries and this year's event was again a sell out with the capacity crowd enjoying a moving and inspirational program.

Other notables in attendance included NFL NY Giants Hall of Famer Harry Carson, Sportscaster from CBS Lesley Visser, Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, New York Knicks player David Lee, 1968 Olympic Long Jump Medalist Bob Beamon, 10 x Olympic Medalist in Swimming Gary Hall, Jr., Crystal Hunt and Kristen Alderman from ABC's One Life to Live, Vincent Piazza from HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Boston Celtics Hall of Famer John Havlicek, Former Knicks player John Starks, MLB Great Rusty Staub, Captain of the 1980 Miracle on Ice Team Mike Eruzione, Former Miami Dolphin Earl Morrall, NY Giants Great Brian Kelley, Former Miami Dolphin Nat Moore, Former MLB Player with the Mets and Yankees Phil Linz, Former Miami Dolphin Tommy Vigorito, Former Miami Dolphin Dick Anderson, NYC Sports Commissioner Ken Podziba, NY Jets Linebacker Greg Buttle, Former Race Car Driver Brendan Gaughan, Former Bills player Leo Hart, Former Jets players Richard Caster and Greg Murphy, and many others.

The live auction was an exciting moment with six-figure bids for several dream packages, including golfing with Jack Nicklaus and a Dream Hawaiian Vacation.

Over the course of the past twenty-three years, the Great Sports Legends Dinner has honored 253 of the world's greatest athletes and individuals. They are recognized for their contributions to the worl
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