A Night of Unity

The inaugural “A Night of Unity” was a celebration of impact, hosted at The Players’ Tribune headquarters in Manhattan’s Canoe Studios on Thursday, September 20th, 2018.

Guests enjoyed an evening of networking with high profile individuals from sports, media, and business, participated in fun and unique activations, and heard powerful stories from those whose lives have been changed through mentoring and the power of sport.


Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Location: 601 W 26th Street, New York, NY 10001



Bill Russell

Jay Wright


“A Night of Unity” honored Ron Shapiro, long-time champion of both PeacePlayers and MENTOR. As Chairman Emeritus of PeacePlayers’ Board of Directors and a strategic partner and investor in MENTOR, Ron has helped shape and propel both organizations’ visions and unlocked tremendous support and investment to drive relationships and unity through sport and beyond. He is also a respected leader in the world of sports and entertainment as a former agent, consultant to franchises, negotiations expert, and master mentor to many. Because of Ron’s lifelong servant leadership and commitment to expanding opportunities for youth, we are thrilled to honor him with the inaugural Unity Award.


MENTOR and PeacePlayers would like to thank all of the supporters of our inaugural Night of Unity:


John Vaske and Farnaz Vossoughian

Silver Sponsors

S. Katzman Produce
The Kriftcher Family
Joe Samberg Family Foundation
Shapiro Advisors, LLC

Bronze Sponsors

Cornell Capital LLC
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Creative Arts Agency
David and Allison Blitzer
DICK’S Sporting Goods
The Fontenelli Family
Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment and Harris Family Charitable Foundation
Heritage Properties, Inc.
Keith and Lynn Horn
Pete Lyon
The McAllister Family
Omar and Rula Asali Foundation
Brian and Mary Jo Rogers
Rick and Kristin Selvala
Sean Casey
Judy and Fred Wilpon Foundation

Friends of Unity

42 Analytics
Jacqueline Alemany
Baltimore Ravens
The Boisi Family
Jim and Fran Brady
Matthew Feldman
Sean Hudson
Patricia and Mark Joseph, The Shelter Foundation
Major League Baseball
Matt Minoff
George Mister, Mark Burton & Lauren Messina​
Michael Nirenberg
Rex and Sherry Rust
Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler, P.A.
Taconic Capital Advisors
Nicole Washington

Special Thanks 


Contact Mandy Murphy at mmurphy@peaceplayersintl.org if you are interested in learning more about the event.

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