20th Annual GOAL New York Ball

Released on: October 15, 2008, 10:02 am

Press Release Author: GOAL USA

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: It is safe to assume that many New Yorkers love a great
event, which is why the 20th Annual Goal New York Ball is not an event to be missed.
On November 7th attendees can join our host Mats Wilander and many more special
guests in celebration of GOAL Ball's 20th year in New York to benefit relief and
development efforts in the developing world.

Press Release Body: For Immediate Release

October 15, 2008 (New York City, NY)

The GOAL Ball: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of GOAL in the US
Cipriani, Wall Street, New York City
November 7, 2008

Join us as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of GOAL in the USA at our annual New
York Ball in Cipriani.

Last year's ball was a record-breaking night, celebrating 30 years of operation and
raising a phenomenal one million dollars for the poorest of the poor in 12 countries
across the developing world. The live auction alone raised $358,000 with dinner
guests bidding on items ranging from a South African Safari to a Wine Tasting
Holiday in Italy and an exclusive one-of-a-kind Marc Jacobs bag.

Afterwards, guests dug deep to fund a GOAL housing project in Uganda. The
auction-style round of bidding raised enough money to build 40 houses for HIV/AIDS
affected and vulnerable families. We are pleased to announce that to date over 270
houses have already been built. The effect on the community has been immediate: the
protection, support and improved living conditions is providing a lifeline to
children in Uganda, many of whom are being given the training and skills to plan for
a better future.

The evening begins with a champagne cocktail reception with passed hors d'oeuvres
followed by a 3-course meal with premium selected wine. Guests will enjoy an open
bar from 7:30 until late, live music, a live auction and a full casino. Don't miss
the opportunity to win great prizes in our raffle and bid on fabulous auction items
such as overseas vacation packages, designer accessories and celebrity items.

All proceeds from the ball will go towards GOAL's work in the Developing World. For
31 years GOAL has remained committed to alleviating the suffering of the poorest of
the poor. To do this, GOAL has kept administration costs exceptionally low, ensuring
donations reach those who need them most.

Hope to see you all there!

Interested in supporting the GOAL USA Ball?

- Diamond Table Sponsor: $20,000
- Platinum Table Sponsor: $10,000
- Gold Table Sponsor: $5,000
- Individual tickets: $300

GOAL is proud to announce that AIG is our main dinner sponsor this year. Our dinner
Chair is Leslie Buckley of Digicel with co-Chairs Ned Cloonan of AIG, Paul Galligan
of ICAP, Ian Hyland of Business and Finance Magazine, Heather James of Federal
Street Partners LLC. Our generous sponsors include Heather James, Commonwealth
Associates Merchant Bank, Sbarro, Setanta Sports, Douglas Kotch and Terry Michael.

GOAL is also proud to announce a special collaboration with the American Ireland
Fund Young Leaders at the 2008 GOAL New York Ball

To purchase tickets, a table of ten or journal advertisements visit www.goalusa.org,
click on the GOAL ball save the date icon on the home page, call 212.831.7420 or
email events@goalusa.org

About GOAL: Since 1977, GOAL has provided $795 million in aid to the most vulnerable
people worldwide on a minimal cost base. GOAL USA is registered in the US as a
501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and contributions are deductible to the
fullest extent allowed by the law.

Web Site: http://www.goalusa.org

Contact Details: Media Contact:

Alexandra Boardley
On behalf of GOAL USA
E-mail: fortheperfectday@gmail.com
Ph: 201-660-5116

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