Mariano Rivera, Reggie Jackson and Dave Winfield Help Raise Money For Renovation of Family Services of Westchester’s Girls’ Residence

May 9, 2011

Brandon Steiner Spearheads $275,000 Renovation of Evelyn Sachs Steiner Home for Girls

NEW ROCHELLE, NY – An enthusiastic crowd of 300 people packed the new Clubhouse Grill, formerly Mo’s Steakhouse, in New Rochelle recently to mix and mingle with 17 of the country’s most celebrated sports legends, including Yankee greats Mariano Rivera, Goose Gossage, Yogi Berra, Reggie Jackson, Brett Gardner, Joba Chamberlain, Dave Winfield, Bobby Richardson and Paul Blair; Knicks’ standouts Walt Frazier, Anthony Mason and John Starks; Rangers legends Brian Leetch, Mike Richter, and Adam Graves, and Mets luminaries Dwight Gooden and Eddie Kranepool.

An exciting Live Auction at the $500 a head event generated $52,000 and featured lunch with Reggie Jackson and Mariano Rivera, lunch with Dave Winfield and a five-night stay at his Ritz Carlton time share, and premium seats behind the dugout at a Yankee game. Proceeds from the charity dinner, which was sponsored by Brandon Steiner, Chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing, will go toward the $275,000 renovation of the Evelyn Sachs Steiner Home for the Girls, which is run by Family Services of Westchester. The residence is home to eight adolescent girls, aged 13 to 21, all of whom have experienced some type of emotional trauma or abuse. Steiner previously spearheaded a $250,000 renovation of FSW’s Boys’ Residence, which was renamed the Jerome Wagner Youth Residence in honor of Steiner’s wife Mara’s late father.

To make a donation to support the renovation of FSW’s Girls’ Residence, please contact Deborah Wilson at dwilson@fsw.org or (914) 937-2320, ext. 115. To learn more about FSW and its 50 social services and mental health programs, check out www.fsw.org.