SportsBall 2020 honors Dr. Anthony Fauci

Winners of our Sportsball Sneaker Giveaway announced today!

SportsBall 2020, the 26th Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH), was held as a virtual event on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, featuring a keynote speech by Dr. Anthony Fauci, introduced by former 3-term Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg. Dr. Fauci was one of three honorees in 2020, joining James A. Mahoney, M.D., and Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C.


SportsBall 2020 is a celebration with a purpose. (Download our PLEDGE SHEET here)


Each year, the Institute honors individuals and organizations that are making significant contributions to urban communities in the areas of health, education, medical research, community service, and philanthropy. The funds raised at SportsBall support the Institute’s innovative community health education programs and research initiatives.


Arthur Ashe founded the Institute in 1992, just two months before his death from AIDS, in response to the disproportionate amount of illness and death in urban communities from preventable diseases. Arthur knew that many of these diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, were the result of inadequate health care delivery, late detection, and insufficient health education.




Cheryl Wills, Anchor of NY1 Live at Ten and Host of In Focus with Cheryl Wills, will host Arthur Ashe Institute's Sportsball 200 virtual gala on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Special Presenter: Former Mayor of New York City

Michael R. Bloomberg


US Open:

French Open:

French Open:

Australian Open:

Australian Open:

Vladeck, Raskin

& Clark, PC

Harold Iselin

The Stocker Family

Special Fans:

Debra Raskin & Michael Young 

Anne C. Vladeck

Dr. Jenny Libien

Jeff & Robin Rosenblum


Dr. JoAnn Bradley

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