Press Release Summary: It is safe to assume that many New Yorkers love a great event, which is why the 20th Annual Goal New York Ball is not an event to be missed. On November 7th attendees can join our host Mats Wilander and many more special guests in celebration of GOAL Ball's 20th year in New York to benefit relief and development efforts in the developing world.
Press Release Body: For Immediate Release
October 15, 2008 (New York City, NY)
The GOAL Ball: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of GOAL in the US Cipriani, Wall Street, New York City November 7, 2008
Join us as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of GOAL in the USA at our annual New York Ball in Cipriani.
Last year's ball was a record-breaking night, celebrating 30 years of operation and raising a phenomenal one million dollars for the poorest of the poor in 12 countries across the developing world. The live auction alone raised $358,000 with dinner guests bidding on items ranging from a South African Safari to a Wine Tasting Holiday in Italy and an exclusive one-of-a-kind Marc Jacobs bag.
Afterwards, guests dug deep to fund a GOAL housing project in Uganda. The auction-style round of bidding raised enough money to build 40 houses for HIV/AIDS affected and vulnerable families. We are pleased to announce that to date over 270 houses have already been built. The effect on the community has been immediate: the protection, support and improved living conditions is providing a lifeline to children in Uganda, many of whom are being given the training and skills to plan for a better future.
The evening begins with a champagne cocktail reception with passed hors d'oeuvres followed by a 3-course meal with premium selected wine. Guests will enjoy an open bar from 7:30 until late, live music, a live auction and a full casino. Don't miss the opportunity to win great prizes in our raffle and bid on fabulous auction items such as overseas vacation packages, designer accessories and celebrity items.
All proceeds from the ball will go towards GOAL's work in the Developing World. For 31 years GOAL has remained committed to alleviating the suffering of the poorest of the poor. To do this, GOAL has kept administration costs exceptionally low, ensuring donations reach those who need them most.
GOAL is proud to announce that AIG is our main dinner sponsor this year. Our dinner Chair is Leslie Buckley of Digicel with co-Chairs Ned Cloonan of AIG, Paul Galligan of ICAP, Ian Hyland of Business and Finance Magazine, Heather James of Federal Street Partners LLC. Our generous sponsors include Heather James, Commonwealth Associates Merchant Bank, Sbarro, Setanta Sports, Douglas Kotch and Terry Michael.
GOAL is also proud to announce a special collaboration with the American Ireland Fund Young Leaders at the 2008 GOAL New York Ball
To purchase tickets, a table of ten or journal advertisements visit www.goalusa.org, click on the GOAL ball save the date icon on the home page, call 212.831.7420 or email email@example.com
### About GOAL: Since 1977, GOAL has provided $795 million in aid to the most vulnerable people worldwide on a minimal cost base. GOAL USA is registered in the US as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and contributions are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.
Web Site: http://www.goalusa.org
Contact Details: Media Contact:
Alexandra Boardley On behalf of GOAL USA E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 201-660-5116