Thursday July 13th, 2017 | Manhattan Beach Country Club

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Sports Academy Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity dedicated to creating social impact by empowering human potential. Through sports-based programs, we create an environment to expand the world of choices for all of our participants.

Sports Academy Foundation has partnered with Legends Sock Co. to create the theme for the evening – Sports Academy Foundation 50 for 50 Gala – in honor of Eric Barton. Eric had an exceptional 12-year career in the NFL as a player for the Raiders, Jets and Browns, always wearing #50. After a near-death experience, Eric has dedicated his life to impacting the lives of young people. Through his involvement with Empowerment Through Athletics, a Sports Academy Foundation initiative, Eric has emerged as a difference maker because of his passion to engage, motivate, and give back to today’s youth.

Click here to read more about Eric’s story.

Proceeds from the evening will provide funding for future sports-based programming and after-school educational support for at-risk youth, as well as refurbish sports fields and training facilities at various campuses and communities in the greater Los Angeles area. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Cedars-Sinai Liver Disease & Transplant Center, in conjunction with funds raised by the 50 for 50 campaign - as a personal thank you from Eric for saving his life!

More about the Legends Socks 50 for 50 Campaign

Legends Socks has teamed up with 50 NFL players and coaches to create custom socks to raise money for liver disease. Inspired by former NFL linebacker Eric Barton’s story of survival, the collection features original socks designed by Barton (#50) along with 50 of his fellow football legends. A portion of the proceeds from every pair of socks sold will go towards the Liver Disease & Transplant Center at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where Barton successfully underwent a liver transplant surgery last year.

Sports Academy Foundation 50 for 50 Gala Details

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Manhattan Beach Country Club
1330 Parkview Ave, Manhattan Beach, Ca 90266

Attire is California Cocktail

Evening Program
6:45pm Red Carpet with press coverage begins
7:00pm Hosted bar, heavy appetizer and Mediterranean salad service
8:00pm Sports Academy Foundation Program, honoring Eric Barton
8:30pm Silent auction ends
9:00pm After-party starts, including DJ and dance floor
9:00pm VIP attendees private lounge with hosted bar opens
11:45pm Last call

Interested in Being a Sports Academy Foundation 50 for 50 Gala Sponsor?

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Sports Academy Foundation 50 for 50 Gala Registration

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