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Sports Marketing Giant to be Honored at MS Dinner of Champions

September 8, 2011

GREENWICH, Conn. - The 2011 MS Dinner of Champions will be held Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich, and will honor Steiner Sports Marketing. Founder and chairman, Brandon Steiner, and executive vice president of purchasing and player relations, Chris Amoroso, will attend the ceremony on behalf of the company.

Steiner Sports Marketing, located in New Rochelle, N.Y., is the largest company of its kind in America, with an inventory of collectibles that includes more than 10,000 items. In 2004, Steiner Sports Marketing announced its partnership with the New York Yankees, Yankees-Steiner Collectibles, to provide fans with access to Yankees memorabilia and experiences at Yankee Stadium. This partnership proved to be hugely successful as Steiner has launched multiple partnerships since with the Dallas Cowboys, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and three college universities; Alabama, Notre Dame and Syracuse. Steiner Sports also has exclusive merchandising contracts with dozens of current athletes and sporting legends.

Steiner himself has become a permanent fixture in the media and is a regular on ESPN Radio 1050 on Sunday mornings, along with his co-hosting duties on Yankees-Steiner: Memories of the Game which is featured on the YES Network. He is commonly utilized as an expert commentator on all issues involving sports and is regularly featured on national news networks including CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN and in newspapers such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. In 2003, Steiner published his first book, The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports. Steiner's motivational speaking engagements have put him in front of Fortune 500 companies ranging from hotel chains to real estate companies and he is often the featured guest speaker at trade conventions.

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Brandon Steiner, founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing, will be honored at the 2011 MS Dinner of Champions, Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich along with his vice president of purchasing and player relations, Chris Amoroso. Steiner Sports Marketing has exclusive autographing contracts with many top athletes of today as well as legends of sporting past. For more information on the 2011 MS Dinner of Champions, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org

Steiner is a graduate of Syracuse University and played a major role in helping start the Sport Management program/major at Syracuse. He still sits on the board for not only the Sport Management program, but also for the entire athletics program at Syracuse University. Steiner devotes his time to several charities including Family Services of Westchester which helps to provide quality social and mental health services to strengthen families, children and individuals. He also sits on the board of Camp Sussex, a camp for underprivileged children, as well as PAL. Mo's Steakhouse, a restaurant in New Rochelle, is another project of Steiner's where he is a partner with Yankees future Hall of Fame closer Mariano Rivera. Steiner resides in Scarsdale, New York with his wife Mara and his two children.

Chris Amoroso serves as vice president of purchasing and player relations with Steiner Sports Marketing. He oversees the purchasing and autograph procurement for the memorabilia division at Steiner Sports. Amoroso has more than 18 years of experience in the industries of sports, management, procurement, and player and talent relationships.

The MS Dinner of Champions is a special evening to honor champions of business and the sports industry who make a difference in their organizations and communities.  The MS Dinner of Champions was established in 1978. Since the very first MS Dinner of Champions, which honored Howard Cosell, this event has continued to honor the most prominent “champions” of industry including Ernst & Young, IBM, Louis Dreyfus, Mutual of America, Pfizer and Xerox Corporation as well as both local and national sports figures such asSteve Young, Joe Namath, Frank Gifford, John Starks, Billie Jean King, Mary Lou Retton, and Bobby Valentine.

Since it was established, the MS Dinner of Champions has raised nearly $6 million in the fight against MS.

The 2011 MS Dinner of Champions will feature cocktails and a silent auction opening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., followed by a dinner with legends of the sports world, an extensive silent auction, and a unique live auction experience.

For more information on the 2011 MS Dinner of Champions, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org.

9/8/2011

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The Connecticut Chapter strives to provide knowledge and assistance to help people with MS and their families maintain the highest possible quality of life. These goals are achieved through vital national and local programs.

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Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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