SPORTSBALL 2021 HONORS FIVE MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY
SportsBall 2021, the 27th Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH) will be a virtual event held on Thursday, October 14, 2021.
SportsBall 2021 is a celebration with a purpose.
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.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
7:00 p.m. Awards Program
and Silent Auction
Colgate Palmolive Company
Anchor, NY1 Live at Ten; Host, In Focus with Cheryl Wills
Dr. Richard Lapchick
Human rights activist, pioneer for racial equality, author and columnist for ESPN
Dr. Oni Blackstock
Founder & Executive Director, Health Justice
Dr. Uche Blackstock
Founder & CEO, Advancing Health Equity
Mr. Noel Wallace
Chairman, President & CEO, Colgate Palmolive Company
Dr. Wayne Riley
17th President of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University