The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is pleased to announce its first annual Sports Night of Champions to support scholarships at the JCC. The evening will feature a strolling dinner, live auction, an awards ceremony honoring community leaders, scholarship presentations to high school athletes and special guest appearances by Phil Simms, two-time NFL Super Bowl Champion and MVP in Super Bowl XXI, and Chris Simms, nationally celebrated NBC football commentator.
The evening will also celebrate the life and legacy of Joseph Taub, z”l, former co-owner of the New Jersey Nets and a founder of Automatic Data Processing (ADP), who will be acknowledged with the JCC Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of the tremendous impact he had on underserved youth in the area of athletics. Gordon A. Uehling, III, founder of CourtSense, will be honored with the JCC Emerging Leader Award in appreciation for his inspiration and guidance to thousands of aspiring young athletes in our community. Scholar Athlete Awards will then be awarded to Tobias Zypman of Cresskill High School and Alexandra George of Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan, as well as runner-up and honorable mentions for four additional seniors. The event will take place on Tuesday, February 13, at 6 p.m. Cost is $250 per person; $50 for students. For more information, visit jccotp.org/sportsnight or call Michal Kleiman at 201-408-1412.