WISH BALL - AN EVENING OF WISHES      

DATE:                                          Friday, May 12, 2017

TIME:                                           6:00 pm: Cocktails and Silent Auction
                                                       7:00 pm: Dinner, Presentation, Live Auction, Dancing to 
                                                       the music of Tramps Like Us.

LOCATION:                                Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill Mansion
                                                       200 Gunpowder Lane
                                                       Tarrytown, NY 10591 

CELEBRITY CO-HOSTS:    
                                                       Darlene Rodriguez of NBC's Today in New York
                                                       Mike Bennett of WHUD's Mike & Kacey in the Morning

HONOREE: 


Robert D. Manfred, Jr. was elected as the 10th Commissioner in the history of Major League Baseball on August 14, 2014 by vote of the 30 Major League Clubs.  He officially became the sport’s leader on January 25, 2015.

In his first year as Commissioner, Manfred set goals for the industry that focused on the expansion of youth participation, international growth, improved pace of game, the infusion of technology into the game, increased marketing of the game’s young stars and furtherance of the game’s diversity goals.

Manfred became MLB’s Chief Operating Officer in 2013.  Prior to that, he had served as an MLB Executive Vice President since 1998, directing all collective bargaining issues, including successful renewals of the Basic Agreement in 2002, 2006 and 2011. 

Manfred is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Law School.  He and his wife, Colleen, have four adult children.

ABOUT US:

Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley is currently working on over 150 wishes with the average cost of a wish ranging from $7,500 to $10,000. Over the past 30 years, we have granted the wishes of more than 2,500 children throughout the Hudson Valley.