“A Night of Unity” will be a celebration of impact, hosted at The Players’ Tribune headquarters in Manhattan’s Canoe Studios on Thursday, September 20.

Join us for an evening of networking with high profile individuals from sports, media, and business, where you will participate in fun and unique activations, and hear powerful stories from those whose lives have been changed through mentoring and sport.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018

Time: 8 – 11 pm

Location: 601 W 26th Street, New York, NY 10001


Honorary Co-Chairs

Bill Russell

Jay Wright

Unity Award Recipient

“A Night of Unity” will honor Ron Shapiro, long-time champion of both PeacePlayers and MENTOR. As Chairman Emeritus of PeacePlayers’ Board of Directors and a strategic partner and investor in MENTOR, Ron has helped shape and propel both organizations’ visions and unlocked tremendous support and investment to drive relationships and unity through sport and beyond. He is also a respected leader in the world of sports and entertainment as a former agent, consultant to franchises, negotiations expert, and master mentor to many. Because of Ron’s lifelong servant leadership and commitment to expanding opportunities for youth, we are thrilled to honor him with the inaugural Unity Award.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

MENTOR would like to thank all of the supporters of A Night of Unity

Gold Sponsors

John Vaske

Silver Sponsor

   S. Katzman Produce

The Kriftcher Family

Joe Samberg Family Foundation

Bronze Sponsors

Creative Arts Agency

The Fontenelli Family

Heritage Properties, Inc.

Brian and Mary Jo Rogers


Friends of Unity

Jacqueline Alemany

Patricia and Mark Joseph, The Shelter Foundation

Rick and Kristin Selvala

Taconic Capital Advisors

Special Thanks

Other Information

Click here to access sponsorship opportunities.

Contact Julie Babyatzky at jbabyatzky@mentoring.org if you are interested in sponsoring the event.