Up2Us Sports Gala Celebrates National Service Through Sports

For the 2018 Up2Us Sports gala we welcomed celebrities and pro athletes to the sixth annual gala at Guastavino’s last night in New York City.

The star-studded event raised more than $400,000, which will go towards training coaches in sports-based youth development and placing them in under-resourced communities.

The gala honored impactful players in coaching and the sports industry. Honorees included Kathy Carter, founding member of MLS and former president of Soccer United Marketing, and Ahmad Nassar, president of NFL Players Inc., who received the Legacy Awards.

Up2Us Sports also honored hometown hero, Tayquan Faulkner, Up2Us Sports coach at Curtis High School in Staten Island, with the Up2Us Sports 2018 Coach of the Year award.

The red carpet welcomed distinguished guests Sandra Bernhard, Famke Janssen, Michele Hicks, Sugar Rodgers, Dana Goldberg, Adam Rosante, Adam Glassman, Jill Demling, Amy Wesson, Collette Smith, Kim Vandenberg, Jojo Starbuck, Sharon Monplaisir and Michelob ULTRA influencers Adam Rosante and Dale Moss.