Brandon Steiner Opens Doors of His Sports Empire to Benefit Family Services of Westchester

11/14/12

 “Dream Big!” Event To Draw Sports Enthusiasts and Friends for a Good Cause

New Rochelle, NY – Family Services of Westchester (FSW) today announced that sports marketing maven and Scarsdale resident Brandon Steiner will host “Dream Big! An Evening at Steiner Sports” on November 28 from 7:00-9:00 pm at Steiner Sports at 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY. Sponsored by FSW’s Junior Board, the event will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, special guests, event-only discounts on sports memorabilia, a silent auction, and a tour of Steiner Collectibles, which has never previously been opened to the public.

Brandon Steiner was raised on the streets of Brooklyn and faced many challenges on the way to becoming the founder of a multimillion dollar sports and marketing empire.  As a child who benefitted from programs like those of FSW, Brandon is passionate about giving  to children in need. He serves on the Board of Directors of FSW and is an active philanthropist in the community. He recently published his second book, You Gotta Have Balls, which chronicles his long career, and the life and business lessons he learned along the way .

Aptly named “Dream Big!,” this fundraising event will generate proceeds for the Junior Board of FSW’s Youth Enrichment Fund. Founded in January 2011, the Junior Board is comprised of community minded and philanthropic young professionals.. To date, the Junior Board has raised more than $27,000 to benefit the children and youth in FSW programs and has distributed about $8,000 in grants to FSW’s programs.  From sponsoring a field trip to Washington DC to enabling a child to see the ocean for the first time, the Junior Board has given these grants to provide underprivileged Westchester youth the opportunities to enlighten their lives, expand their world, and feel a part of society.

“It’s my distinct pleasure to open the doors of Steiner Sports for an evening that benefits an organization that does so much in our local community,” said Brandon Steiner, CEO and Founder of Steiner Sports.   “Like many of the youth in FSW’s programs, I had big dreams.  Enrichment opportunities like those funded by the Junior Board’s Youth Enrichment Fund have the potential to inspire a child for a lifetime.”

“The Junior Board is thrilled to sponsor “Dream Big!” at the exclusive headquarters of our gracious host, Brandon Steiner and Steiner Sports,” noted Leslie Chang, Scarsdale resident and Chairperson of the Junior Board of FSW.  “With a chance to see Steiner’s stadium seats from the old Yankee stadium, lockers of VIP athletes from Giants Stadium, and memorabilia signed by some of the most famous athletes in the world, our guests will enjoy mingling at a unique venue that is truly a museum in itself.”

Catering for the evening will be provided by Posto 22 in New Rochelle.  StilltheOne Distillery in Port Chester is donating its honey-based liquor, COMB spirits, for the evening.

Tickets are $75 each. RSVP is required by November 21 as space is limited. For more information or to purchase tickets for “Dream Big!,” please call Deborah Wilson at (914) 305-6876, email dwilson@fsw.org, or purchase tichets here.  Note: RSVP deadline as been extended.

 

About Brandon Steiner and Steiner Sports Marketing, Inc.

Established in 1987 by founder and CEO Brandon Steiner, Steiner Sports has been a leader in sports memorabilia and sports marketing for more than two decades. Originally focused on procuring athletes for endorsements and speaking engagements, the company has evolved into the world’s foremost provider of authenticated, hand-signed and game-used sports collectibles.  In addition to writing two books, Brandon Steiner also appears as an expert commentator on sports and marketing on national news networks including CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, and ESPN, and in newspapers including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has become  well-known recently for purchasing the rights to the Old Yankee Stadium.  Brandon and his wife Mara have been prolific volunteers and have raised more than $500,000 in support of two of FSW’s youth residences for teenaged boys and teenaged girls.