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"Teddy" Dinner

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Cocktail Reception 6:00-7:30PM

Dinner 8:00-11:00PM

Hilton Garden Inn

1100 South Avenue

Staten Island, New York

Please RSVP by November 15, 2013 by filling out the enclosed card and return in the supplied envelope. Hope to see you then!

All Proceeds Go To Help Those In Need.


Iran Barkley (Former World Middleweight Champion) Jason Marquis (San Diego Padres Pitcher)
Marcus Browne (2012 U.S. Olympic Boxer/light heavyweight contender) Chris Matthews (Hardball with Chris Matthews)
Harry Carson (New York Giants Hall of Fame Linebacker) Holt McCallany (Actor)
Jonathan Coachman (ESPN Anchor) Dikembe Mutombo (Former Rockets Center and Four-Time NBA Defensive Player of the Year)
Gerry Cooney (Former Heavyweight World Championship Contender) Karl Nelson (Former New York Giants offensive tackle)
Ken Daneyko (Former New Jersey Devils defenseman) Chris Noth (Actor Sex in the city and currently The Good Wife)
Darryl Dawkin (Former Nets and 76ers Center) Charles Oakley (Former New York Knicks Forward)
Yuri Foreman (Former Junior Middleweight World Champion) Joe Pantoliano (Actor)
Nick Fotiu (Former NHL New York Ranger) Bob Papa (NFL, HBO, Giants Sportscaster)
Todd Grisham (ESPN Anchor) Jeff Pirrami (Comedian)
Bruce Harper (Former New York Jets Running Back) Spencer Ross (Radio Voice for NY Ranger and Knicks Television
Tom Hoover (Former New York Knicks Forward) Howie Schwab (Famed Sports Researcher and star of TV show Stump the Schwab)
Nabate Isles (Musician Trumpet) Tony Sirico (Actor - Sopranos)
Brian Kenny (Emmy Award winning MLB Network anchor) Mickey Ward (Former Junior Welterweight World Champion and Award winning movie “ The Fighter" was done on him staring Mark Wahlburg and Christian Bale)
Sean Landeta (Former New York Giants Punter) Chuck Wepner (Former Heavyweight World Championship Contender and Inspiration for the movie “Rocky”)
Costa Mandyloy (Actor)  


The Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation is not a not-for-profit community service organization that provides financial and emotional support to individuals and organizations in need and focuses particularly on the needs of children. It was founded in 1997 by boxing trainer, commentator and motivational speaker Teddy Atlas to honor the memory of his father, Dr. Theodore Atlas. Dr. Atlas was a physician who for 55 years provided medical services to his community. His spirit of giving is embodied in the Foundation that bears his name.

The Foundation comes to the aid of people in a variety of difficult situations, people who have no where else to turn for help, people who would otherwise fall between the crack. And it does so in a very direct and a very real way. Once the Foundation identifies a person or a family in need, it moves immediately to help and avoids any bureaucratic obstacles that might damage the recipient's pride.

In addition to helping literally thousands of individuals and families in their time of need, the Foundation has engaged in large endeavors, such as opening and operating youth boxing gyms in both Staten Island and Brooklyn, creating incentive programs in schools to encourageand motivate students and distributing turkeys on Thanksgiving and toys on Christmas to families who do not have the financial resources to properly celebrate the holidays.

There is much work to be done, and the Foundation remains committed to its mission of bringing help to people in their time of need no matter how great or small the call. Please show your support by attending the Teddy Dinner.

teddy's 17th annual dinner invitation

teddy's 17th annual dinner invitation

teddy's 17th annual dinner invitation

teddy's 17th annual dinner invitation

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The Atlas Foundation holds an annual dinner, which is the single largest source of the Foundation's donations. Over one thousand supporters attend the "Teddy" Dinner, along with numerous celebrity athletes and actors who show their support for the work of the Foundation. Notable sports celebrities such as Bill Parcells, Eric Mangini, Sterling Sharpe, Chad Pennington,Curtis Martin, Gary Sheffield, John Franco, John McEnroe, George Foreman, Michael Moorer, Sugar Ray Leonard, Pete Rose and Harry Carson, and entertainment celebrities such as Chris Noth, Chuck Zito, Danny Aiello, Tony Sirico, Max Kellerman, Bob Papa, Joe Tessitore, Mike Francesa and Steven Baldwin have attended the Dinner to help raise funds and support the Foundation.
Humanitarian Award winners:

  • 2012 Neil Morton, President and CEO of Everlast Worldwide, Inc.
  • 2011 Mark Herzlich, NY Giants Linebacker
  • 2010 Dick Ebersol, Chairman of NBC Universal Sports and Olympics
  • 2009 Graybeards, Non-Profit Dedicated to Enhancing the Lives of Others
  • 2008 Jim Oddo, NYC Council Member, Staten Island
  • 2007 Joseph Spinelli, Co-Founder / COO, Daylight Forensic & Advisory LLC
  • 2006 Bill Murphy, Former District Attorney, Staten Island
  • 2005 Brian Laline, Editor, Staten Island Advance
  • 2004 Jim Devine, President/CEO, Global container Terminals USA
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