With more than 400 guests in attendance, we raised over $2 million for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Thank you to event chairman and founder Scott Stackman and his wife Emily along with our honorees Christine and Richard Mack. Thanks to their leadership and generosity of the community, we are able to give more grants, offer more camps and clinics, and give athletes like Lana Aronis and Mack Johnson more opportunities to build meaningful connections with others like themselves.
The moving performance of You Will Be Found with lead vocals from CAF athlete Breezy Bochenek brought a rush of emotions to the venue. The incredible River Town Band got people on their feet grooving to the music and DJ Danja closed out the night with a non-stop mix of beats that made everyone wave their hands in the air.
THANK YOU, New York Community, for being heroes and embracing the CAF mission and allowing us to fill your heart with joy in knowing that you have given new hope to athletes with physical disabilities around the globe.
Join us next summer for this incredible event.
Ludlow Farms – 269 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton
You will be inspired with stories of strength that exemplify the heart of our mission. Meet and mingle with challenged athletes while enjoying artfully crafted cocktails and culinary delights prepared by local chefs. Dance the night away to the sounds of The Rivertown Band and cap off the evening with music from DJ Danja and some late-night bites.
Richard and Christine Mack are excited to be this year’s honorees at the 2022 Celebration of Heroes, Heart, and Hope. The Mack’s have been dedicated supporters of the Challenged Athletes Foundation since 2012, with a particular focus on expanding CAF’s alpine skiing grants and programs.
They are passionate about skiing and cycling and, together with their three sons, live an active lifestyle. Richard and Christine have been inspired by watching CAF athletes courageously take on challenges and improve their everyday lives through dedication, focus, and extraordinary grit. They wholeheartedly believe in CAF’s mission and understand how transformative it is to empower people through sport.
The couple lives in New York, where Christine is active in the art world and is a respected board member of multiple charitable organizations and Richard is Co-founder and CEO of Mack Real Estate Group and a generous philanthropist. They are the proud parents of three sons, two play college lacrosse.
Founded in 2006 by Scott Stackman, the Heroes, Heart and Hope Gala has raised over $20 million to support Challenged Athletes Foundation.
These dollars have supported the NE region in funding thousands of grants, holding life-changing clinics and local events.
Together, Scott and the local CAF staff have built a community of mentors, athletes and supporter driven to improving the lives and outcomes for athletes with physical challenges.
Founder & Chairman
Advisory Board Members