Jozy Altidore partnered with global fashion icon Kenneth Cole and world-renowned supermodel Adriana Lima to host a spectacular gala January 10 in New York that highlighted the work at St. Luke’s Hospital and Foundation in Haiti.
The event, which raised more than $180,000 for St. Luke’s hospital and foundation, marked the second consecutive year the trip hosted the event. The highlight of the night was the recognition of St. Luke staff member Wilflo Fontus. More than 300 people were in attendance for this year’s fundraiser at The Garage – a unique, breathtaking space owned by Cole that’s located in the Midtown West area of New York. Guests were able to mingle and take photos with the celebrity trio throughout the event.
For more information on the St. Luke Foundation, please log on at stlukehaiti.org for details.
NEW YORK – Jozy Altidore will join clothing designer Kenneth Cole and international supermodel Adriana Lima to host a special event Tuesday, January 10 in New York.
Altidore, a standout striker playing for the United States Men’s National Team and Toronto FC of Major League Soccer, is partnering with Cole and Lima on another important St. Luke Foundation for Haiti fundraiser, which will be held at The Garage in the Hell’s Kitchen section of New York City across from Cole’s clothing-design headquarters. The event will honor Wilflo Fontus, supervisor of Social Services of the St. Luke Foundation. The night begins with two VIP receptions, the first starting at 5:30 p.m. EST, followed by the main celebration commencing at 6:30 p.m. EST at the Garage.
The event will highlight Fontus’ accomplishments with the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti foundation, as well as generate awareness, funding and display continued support of the successful organization.
“I am thrilled to partner with Adriana and Kenneth again for this wonderful night of celebration,” Altidore said, a son of Haitian immigrants. “We had a fantastic event and fundraiser last year that raised a lof of money for St. Luke and its important initiatives. So, having a chance to bring more awareness to Haiti and generate even more funding for St. Luke with Kenneth and Adriana is a true honor.”
On the field, Altidore had one of his best campaigns as a footballer this past year. The talented striker led Toronto FC to a berth in MLS Cup in 2016, where he and the team suffered a penalty-kick shootout loss to Seattle. It was Toronto FC’s best season – one that included it winning the Eastern Conference postseason crown – in its history, which was highlighted by Altidore’s tremendous form during the latter part of the regular season and postseason.
Recently, Altidore was honored with two major awards for his efforts. He picked up the United States Soccer and Futbol de Primera awards for player of the year, both of which he earned for the second time in his illustrious career. He currently sits alone in third place on the all-time U.S. list for goals scored (37) in 99 career appearances with the national team, which he has twice represented at the FIFA World Cup.
Altidore, who signed with MLS club Toronto FC in 2015 before a stint with Sunderland of the Barclays Premier League in England, is the only American player to score 30 goals or more in a single European league season in soccer history, finishing with 31 goals in 40 matches across all competitions with AZ Alkmaar during the 2012-2013 campaign.
All media outlets interested in attending or covering the event should contact Wynn Walent at firstname.lastname@example.org or via cellular phone at 347.348.2587. Altidore will be available for all interview requests leading up to the fundraiser, as well as the night of the event.
WHAT: A Celebration For St. Luke’s Hospital
WHEN: Tuesday, January 10. VIP reception schedule commences at 5:30 p.m. EST; main event at 6:30 p.m. EST
WHERE: The Garage, 611 W. 50th Street, New York, NY 10019
ADMISSION: To purchase tickets, log on at stlukehaiti.ticketleap.com/
INFORMATION: For more details on the event, log on at celebrate.stlukehaiti.org/