CHARACTER OF CHAMPIONS GALA BANQUET ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Please join us for the Character of Champions Gala Banquet presented by Navigators Insurance on Friday, June 9th and be an active partner in our continued efforts to educate and support local children who are actively achieving academic, athletic and social excellence through Next Gen USA and other community partners. Every dollar we receive from the proceeds of the Character of Champions Gala Banquet will be invested in the Next Gen USA Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to qualified student-athletes through grants and scholarships made possible by the Next Gen USA Leadership Foundation (EIN: 81-5224954).
HANK STEINBRECHER, KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Next Gen USA is honored and delighted to announce Hank Steinbrecher as keynote speaker for the Character of Champions Gala Banquet presented by Navigators Insurance. Known throughout the American soccer community as "Mr. Soccer", Steinbrecher is widely regarded as one of the principal architects of Major League Soccer and an undisputed leader of U.S. Soccer's ascension over the past 25 years.
CHARACTER OF CHAMPIONS IMPACT AWARD HONOREES
During the Gala, Next Gen USA will honor Richard Portogallo of Morgan Stanley and Vince Tizzio of Navigators Insurance as recipients of the Next Gen USA Character of Champions Impact Award. In addition, Next Gen USA will also present a series of Character of Champions awards to deserving youth participants in each of Next Gen USA's key market areas, which include Northern New Jersey & New York, Central New Jersey and Southern New Jersey.
LIVE & SILENT AUCTION
And finally, Next Gen USA will hold a live and silent auction during the Gala to raise funds for the Next Gen Scholarship Fund. The auction will consist of various sports memorabilia, gift baskets, vacation packages and other special prizes donated by our friends and partners around the world. The auction features autographed soccer jerseys some of the world's top soccer clubs, including FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United, among others.
If you are unable to join us at this year’s Gala, but would like to purchase a tribute e-Banquet Program ad, please CLICK HERE.
Individual Character of Champions Gala tickets are available for purchase in two categories:
- Adult, $150.00
- Youth, $25.00
All tickets include food and (1) complimentary beverage ticket during the Gala. Please note that youth tickets are for children ages, 8-17.
Attire for the event is business. NGLA students are requested to wear their school uniform.
There are four levels of sponsorship available to businesses and other groups interested in supporting Next Gen USA's Character of Champions Gala celebration.
- Presenting, $10,000
- Gold, $7,500
- Silver, $5,000
- Bronze, $2,500