Randall's Island Park Alliance Fielding Dreams Gala 2019

RIPA to honor The Governors Ball Music Festival and U.S. women's soccer legend 
Carli Lloyd at its sold out 2019 Gala

Randall's Island Park Alliance

The Randall's Island Park Alliance (RIPA) will honor The Governors Ball Music Festival, one of the City’s premier music, arts and food festivals, as well as Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Carli Lloyd, at its Fielding Dreams Gala on March 13, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.

We are excited to honor both The Governors Ball Music Festival and Carli Lloyd at this year’s Gala,” said Aimee Boden, President of Randall's Island Park Alliance. “Governors Ball is a cornerstone event for us that energizes the Island as we head into the busy summer season, and Carli’s accomplishments on and off the soccer field are nothing short of awe-inspiring and motivating.”

Boden added, “For close to 27 years, RIPA, along with assistance from the City of New York, various local communities and our devoted, generous supporters, has helped to transform Randall's Island Park into an exciting destination for sports, recreation, environmental exploration, and cultural events. None of that is possible without the generous support of our trustees, business and community partners at events like our Annual Gala.”

The Governors Ball Music Festival is a multi-faceted event that brings together some of the biggest names in all music genres annually to one location - Randall’s Island Park. Founders Entertainment, the creator, promoter, and producer of the annual Governors Ball Music Festival, was launched with the sole mission of bringing New York City a major festival that celebrated the very best in live music. Governors Ball Music Festival is recognized as the Fielding Dreams Honoree due to the continued partnership with RIPA to provide scores of volunteers to help care for the Park.

Carli Lloyd, two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, and 2015 and 2016 FIFA Player of the Year is the 2019 recipient of RIPA’s Champion for Children Award. The Award recognizes outstanding athletes for their commitment to providing New York City’s children with opportunities to lead healthy, active lives.

The evening will kick-off with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner emceed by Doug Williams, host of SNY’s “Baseball Night in New York,” and co-host of the weekly podcast “Shea Anything.” Chief Strategy Officer of Live Nation Entertainment Jordan Zachary, will present the Fielding Dreams Award to The Governors Ball Music Festival. Sunil Gulati, former president of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), will both introduce and present Ms. Lloyd with the Award.

The RIPA Fielding Dreams Gala 2019 is Co-Chaired by Lucy Fato, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of AIG, and Justin G. Hamill, Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Vice Chairs include Rodney Cohen, Brenda DiLuigi, Mark I. Greene, Justin H. Green, Fred Harner, Leslie Myers, Carol Perry, and Sherri Williams. Dinner Committee Co-Chairs include Melissa Boxer, Jenny Slayton Green, and Jane Siegel Green, as well as Lori Hawkins, Jennifer Kroman, Tanya Neuwirth, and Danielle Taubman. Those attending the Gala will include New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver and Christina and Richard Mack.

To purchase tickets to the Fielding Dreams Gala 2019, please visit gala.randallsisland.org or contact the Gala Office by phone: 212.829.0002 ext.150 or via email: ripa@sharpthink.com.

About the Randall's Island Park Alliance:

The Randall's Island Park Alliance (RIPA), founded in 1992, is a public-private partnership with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation that seeks to realize the unique potential of 330 waterfront parkland acres anchoring Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens. RIPA works with the City and local communities to provide an innovative and exciting destination through a wide range of sports venues, cultural events, and environmental exploration. As the dedicated steward of Randall's Island Park, the Alliance sustains, maintains, develops and programs the Park to support the well-being of all New Yorkers. The Park offers miles of waterfront pathways, almost nine acres of wetlands, an urban farm, a track, and field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center, and over 60 new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site. For more information, please visit http://www.randallsisland.org.

Media Contacts for RIPA:

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Randall's Island Park Alliance



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Source: Randall's Island Park Alliance