2015 Annual Benefit Youth Honoree Gnim Bazim speaking to event guests
2015 Annual Benefit Youth Honoree Gnim Bazim speaking to event guests

South Bronx United is hosting their 6th annual benefit on November 10, 2016 at Manhattan’s Midtown Loft and Terrace on Fifth Avenue. Every year, the event aims to raise funds for the many youth programs and events provided  by South Bronx United. Throughout the year the South Bronx organization provides young people with programs on and off the field, serving as a way to keep at risk youths on the right path to success. College Prep, mentoring, immigration services, leadership development and soccer are all services provided by South Bronx United for nearly 1,000 boys and girls each year.

New York City FC rookie sensation Jack Harrison will be an honored guest. Harrison also attended a South Bronx United’s community program this past spring and took the field against a SBU boys team when they visited his alma mater, the Berkshire Academy in Massachusetts.  Jimmy Conrad, a former USA World Cup defender and current digital media star, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the second straight year. Guests will also be introduced to the youth honoree, Anayeli Bolaños, an SBU Academy Class of 2016 graduate.

Like every year, the goal of this year’s benefit is to raise enough funds to continue providing city youths with opportunities that will guide them academically through high school and straight into college. South Bronx United aims to teach the participants of their academies leadership values that will help them succeed throughout their careers. 94 percent of SBU’s diverse group of seniors have enrolled in college with 100 percent of their seniors having graduating high school. For more information about South Bronx United’s mission, visit www.southbronxunited.org.

Tickets for the annual benefit are on sale now starting at $125.  The ticket cost is partially tax-deductible.  Sponsorship and Program Ad Packages are also available. Sponsors include Two Sigma Investments, Barclays Capital, Medidata Solutions, Interfysio, PIMCO, Dos Toros Taqueria, the Bronx Brewery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Tanteo Tequila.

For more information visit the website sbusupporters.org/benefit, email  benefit@southbronxunited.org, or call (718) 404-9281.