The Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation is once again presenting a night of sports talk to raise funds for the Dr. Steve and Evelyn Rosen Stars of Tomorrow Scholarship fund.
Detroit Lions General Manager Bob Quinn, fresh off his work helping the Lions make their choices in the NFL Draft, and agent Kevin Poston, who represents several NFL players, will be the feature attractions at the second annual “Beyond the Game: A Night of Sports Talk” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Birmingham Athletic Club.
The evening’s host is sports broadcaster Mike “Stoney” Stone.
Sari Cicurel, the foundation’s executive director, said the sports talk night will have a theme each year and it usually will be held in April.
“We needed to hold it in May this year to accommodate Bob Quinn’s schedule,” she said.
Tickets include dinner and the sports discussion. Prices are $45 for persons under age 21, $75 for persons ages 21-40 and $100 for everyone else. Sponsorships are $1,000.
Cicurel said one of her goals as the foundation’s new executive director is attracting younger audiences to foundation events, so she instituted the tiered pricing for the sports talk night.
“Perhaps this year’s night will be an educational experience for a young person who is interested in pursuing a career in sports management,” she said.
Stars of Tomorrow scholarships are awarded to Jewish high school seniors who have excelled in athletics and academics. Other criteria include financial need, community service and additional extra-curricular activities.
For information and to purchase tickets and sponsorships for the sports talk night, contact (248) 592-9323, visit the wesbite at michiganjewishsports.org or stop by at 6632 Telegraph Road, No. 304, Bloomfield Hills.
June 11 is the date for the invitational, which will be held again at Franklin Hills Country Club in Farmington Hills.
Former Detroit Tigers star Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, a 2017 inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame, will receive the Hank Greenberg Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Dick Schapp Memorial Award for Media Excellence will go to Jeremy Schapp, son of the award’s namesake and an eight-time Emmy Award-winning ESPN reporter. Schapp will once again serve as the invitational dinner program’s emcee.
Ian Burnstein, president of the board of directors of the Dr. Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic in Pontiac, will receive the Barry Bremen Memorial Inspiration Award.
The not-for-profit clinic provides free health and dental services for those in need.
Gary Burnstein, who died in 2003, was a cardiologist who cared for patients at a homeless shelter in Pontiac. Ian is Gary Burstein’s son.
Friends, family and community members have kept alive Gary Burnstein’s work at a state-of-the-art facility that relies on volunteers and is funded by grants and donations.
The invitational is a fundraiser for the Karmanos Cancer Institute at the Lawrence and Idell Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center, an award-winning outpatient facility in Farmington Hills.
For invitational tickets and sponsorships, see michiganjewishsports.org or call (248) 592-9323.
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