Join us for the 2022 Heroes, Heart and Hope Gala in the Hamptons


Experience an unforgettable evening under the stars celebrating the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). You will not want to miss this end-of-summer event honoring the incredible achievements and resilience of athletes with physical challenges.

Gala Founder and Chairman Scott and Emily Stackman and our honorees Richard and Christine Mack are excited to host the first annual Heroes, Heart and Hope Gala in the Hamptons.

Not able to attend but want to support Challenged Athletes Foundation DONATE HERE.



Saturday, August 13th

7:00 pm
Nova’s Ark Project – 60 Millstone Red, Bridgehampton, NY 11976

Cocktail Attire




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.

Roderick Sewell Scott Stackman and Rudy Tolson Garcia standing next to big CAF sign


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.

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Founded in 2006 by Scott Stackman, the Heroes, Heart and Hope Gala has raised over $20 million to support to 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.


Much Gratitude to our dedicated Founder & Chairman and Advisory Board Members

Founder & Chairman
Scott Stackman

Advisory Board Members
Justin Model
Sari Schorr