Photo: Rita Turfe
Mike Luzzi and Maylan Studart will represent The New York Racing
Association, Inc. (NYRA) on this year's Muscle Team for the Muscular
Dystrophy Association's 2014 Muscle Team Gala & Benefit Auction,
with doors opening to the public at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7 at Pier
60 at Chelsea Piers.
duo will join a collection of professional athletes from across the
Metro-New York area on the 2014 Muscle Team. Antrel Rolle of the New
York Giants and Quinton Coples of the New York Jets are among those that
will be alongside Luzzi and Studart in putting their muscle behind
finding a cure for neuromuscular diseases.
The annual event, now in its 17th
year, is a high-profile sports dinner that pairs outstanding athletes
with an MDA Buddy - a local child living with a muscle disease. The gala
consists of a cocktail hour and dinner, as well as a chance to bid on
unique auction items and to mingle with athletes, celebrities, and top
business executives from the New York metropolitan area.
who won a race earlier this week at Aqueduct Ractrack with her MDA
Buddy in attendance, will be participating in the event for the sixth
time. More than $1 million is expected to be raised this year.
tickets to the 2014 Muscle Team Gala & Benefit Auction or
information about MDA's services, please call Caity Connolly at:
212-682-5272, or visit www.nymuscleteam.org.