Former New York Giants Running Back Tiki Barber served as guest speaker at UJA-Federation of New York’s Eleventh Annual Sports Talk on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester. The event raised funds for UJA, which supports a network of nearly 100 nonprofit organizations that serve every population from early childhood to old age, and that offer critical assistance in almost every life circumstance.
Event Chair Ken Fuirst of Chappaqua spoke about the organization’s accomplishments as it celebrates its milestone 100th anniversary. “Now, at the start of our second century, we’re more nimble, more inclusive, and more innovative than ever,” he told the crowd.
Barber is one of three NFL players in football history with at least 10,000 yards rushing and 5,000 yards receiving in career. He holds almost every New York Giants rushing record including total yards, rushing yards, rushing attempts, and is second in rushing touchdowns. He is also the co-founder and co-chairman of Thuzio, which empowers brands and businesses to grow by leveraging influential people, content, and experiences.
Event chairs were Barbara Bel of Scarsdale, Carl Finger of Scarsdale, Ken Fuirst of Chappaqua, Jeff Kapelus of New Rochelle, David Perlmutter of Chappaqua, David Kleinhandler of Rye Brook, and Scott Zemachson of Scarsdale. Richard Leroy of Briarcliff Manor served as auction chair.