South Bronx United to honor Claudio Reyna at its 3rd Annual Benefit


South Bronx United is holding it’s Third Annual Benefit on November 12 at The Lounge at WeWork (154 Grand Street in Manhattan).  Doors open at 7 pm.  The evening will include an open bar and hors d’oeuvres, courtesy of Lapostolle Wines, Bronx Brewery, and Lavazza, and a silent and live auction.  The New York Yankees are also among the event sponsors.  Radio personality and former ESPN 98.7 host Jared Max will serve as the evening’s MC.

South Bronx United will be honoring Claudio Reyna, a former captain of United States Men’s National Soccer Team and currently the Director of Football Operations for New York City FC.  Claudio’s 14-year career took him to top teams in Germany, Scotland, and England, including 4 years with Manchester City before returning home to finish his career with the New York Red Bulls.  He also appeared 111 times and in three World Cups for the United States.  In 2012, Claudio was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.  He is the founder of the Claudio Reyna Foundation, whose mission is to inspire underserved youth in urban communities with positive experiences through soccer, education and community involvement in hopes of growing healthy bodies, minds and spirits.

Every year, South Bronx United serves nearly 600 youth in the community through soccer, education, mentoring, and youth development programming.  Its mission is to help youth build character, teamwork, and leadership skills so that they can succeed in high school, college, careers, their community and beyond, and to united a diverse group of individuals and an incredibly diverse community toward common positive goals.  At the benefit, the organization will be celebrating and sharing the results and progress it has seen with youth participants over the past year. In the past three years, 100 percent of seniors in the program graduated high school and 93 percent have enrolled in college. In comparison, the graduation rate in the South Bronx overall is just 56 percent.

Tickets for the evening start at $85 and $100, with all proceeds going towards youth programming. Full details are available at  Businesses interested in sponsoring or advertising should inquire by emailing or calling (718) 404-9281.

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