The SVA Theatre is on its way to being a destination for sports fans. Following the successful presentation of the Shadow Box Film Festival last fall, SVA hosts “An Evening with Mariano Rivera and Friends” on Tuesday, January 22 from 7 – 9pm at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York City. Presented by Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure, the Yankees legend will discuss his remarkable career so far as he readies himself for a return to the mound following last season’s ACL injury. All proceeds from the evening will benefit nationwide prostate education programs.
“Not only does it give baseball fans a chance to hear and see one of the greats of the game up close, it benefits a worthy, underrepresented cause,” said SVA’s Executive Vice President Anthony P. Rhodes. “The more men that are made aware of the seriousness of prostate cancer—and of how to detect and treat it in its early stages—the closer we come to eliminating its threat to our collective health and well being.”
Mariano Rivera has spent all of his 18 seasons with the New York Yankees. The Panama native is a 12-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion, and is Major League Baseball’s all-time leader in saves (608) and games finished (892). An accomplished postseason performer, Mariano was named the 1999 World Series Most Valuable Player and the 2003 American League Championship Series MVP, and he holds several postseason records, including lowest earned run average (0.70) and most saves (42). Away from baseball, he is involved in numerous charitable endeavors including the Mariano Rivera Foundation.
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