For the first time during New York Fashion Week, Laureus Foundation USA, a nonprofit that uses the power of sport to better children’s lives, is bringing together fashion and sport for a great cause.
On Wednesday, September 12th some of the nation’s top athletes will join forces to walk the runway to raise awareness and crucial funds for disadvantaged youth across the U.S. during a fundraising event held at Mercedes-Benz Manhattan in New York City.
Super Bowl Champion, Pro Football Hall of Famer, co-host of GMA/GMA DAY, NFL on Fox analyst, and fashion designer, Michael Strahan and supermodel, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Karolína Kurková will kick off the fashion show festivities.
There are a bevy of superstar athletes set to participate: Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, Super Bowl MVP, Marcus Allen, Skateboarding legend, Tony Hawk, New York Knicks forward, Lance Thomas, beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings, five-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming, Missy Franklin, ten-time NFL All-Pro, Ray Lewis, most decorated track, and field athlete in swimming, Missy Franklin, ten-time NFL All-Pro, Ray Lewis, track and field athlete Allyson Felix, nine-time Olympic gold medalist in track and field Carl Lewis, two-time Olympic gold medalist in Trak and field, Edwin Moses, five-time Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics, Nadia Comaneci, Olympic Medalist and Activist, Ibtihaj Muhammad, two-time NBA Champion David Robinson, Olympic foil fencer, Miles Chamley-Watson, two-time Olympic Medalists and National Champions in Figure Skating, Maia and Alex Shibutani, and yogis, The Chin Twins, Cristen and Kimberly Chin.
The fashion show will be styled by Courtney Mays, Khalilah Beavers, and Calyann Barnett from WWB Lifestyle Agency.
Additionally, an exclusive photo collection of participating athletes will be curated by world-renowned photographer, Nigel Barker, and auctioned off at the event to raise additional funds in support of Sport for Good. Proceeds from the Sport for Good Fashion Show will support Laureus’ mission to improve the lives of youth and unite communities through the power of sport.
The day before the Fashion Show, participating athletes will have the opportunity to join Laureus’ Day of Action, and experience this impactful work firsthand. Athletes will visit Laureus-supported programs who use sport to empower underserved youth across New York City.
Tickets are available online at https://www.laureususa.com/fashion-show/
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