Celebrities gathering Friday at Long Island Aquarium for benefit

03/13/2014 9:00 AM |
GARRET MEADE PHOTO Former major league pitcher Tommy John spoke to and joked with the North Fork Ospreys before Saturday night’s game.

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Former major league pitcher Tommy John with the North Fork Ospreys before a game in 2010. Mr. John is expected to participate in Friday night’s “Athletes & Actors — The Main Event” charity  fundraiser hosted by Contractors For Kids. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Several actors, athletes and celebrities will be at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead on Friday for the Contractors For Kids annual fundraiser.

In addition, nearly 1,000 real estate, finance, and architecture business leaders will be attending  the “Athletes & Actors – The Main Event” charity fundraiswer, in which 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Contractors For Kids, a building industry children’s charity.

The event includes a dinner and dance reception with appearances and photo and signature opportunities with the following actors:

• Vanessa Marcil (actress, General Hospital, Beverly Hills 90210, The Rock, Las Vegas)

• Tyler Christopher (actor, General Hospital)

• Scott Reeves (singer/songwriter, actor, General Hospital, The Young & the Restless)

• Carmine Cangialosi (actor and writer, The Beach House, Friends ‘Till The End, Rescue Me, Blue Bloods, Guiding Light)

• Brian Kilmeade (co-host of Fox & Friends and author of George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution)

Several athletes have also signed on for the event, including:

• Tommy John (New York Yankees pitcher, 4x MLB All-Star, 288 career wins)

• Sean Landeta (New York Giants punter, 1980s and 1990s NFL All-Decade Teams)

• Marty Lyons (New York Jets defensive tackle, College Football Hall of Fame)

• Bud Harrelson (New York Mets shortstop, MLB 2x All-Star, 2x World Series Championships)

• Anthony Sherman (Kansas City Chiefs fullback)

• Jace Angus (saddle bronc rodeo rider, winner of Texas Circuit, CNFR, and West Coast NIRA)

• Bret Saberhagen (Boston Red Sox pitcher, 3x MLB All-Star, 2x Cy Young Award)

• Jesse Barfield (New York Yankees right fielder, MLB All-Star, 2x Golden Glove Award)

• Dwight Gooden (New York Yankees, New York Mets pitcher, 4x MLB All-Star, Cy Young Award Winner, 3x World Series Championships)

AnaTracey Hawkins, international fashion model, host of Fashion TV, CFK volunteer, and Stalco Construction vice president of marketing is also expected to make an appearance.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with a BBQ and chili tailgate party in front of the Aquarium, followed by a private meet-and-greet session with celebrities from 6 to 7:00 p.m.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.contractorsforkids.org.

Contractors For Kids members and supporters during a recent Wild West-themed benefit in Riverhead.  The charity group is hosting a star-studded fundraiser at Atlantis Aquarium with dinner and dancing. Proceeds from the event will help support families of seriously and terminally ill children.  (Credit: Ola Wilk/Wilk Marketing Communications)

Contractors For Kids members and supporters during a recent Wild West-themed benefit in Riverhead. The charity group is hosting a star-studded fundraiser at the Long Island Aquarium with dinner and dancing. Proceeds from the event will help support families of seriously and terminally ill children. (Credit: Ola Wilk/Wilk Marketing Communications)

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