Leetch, Breen, McDonald, Burke To Receive Irish American Good Guy Awards At Gallagher's Steak House Brian Leetch, Mike Breen, Jody McDonald and Patrick Burke will receive the Irish American Good Guy Awards at the third annual luncheon at Gallagher’s Steak House on March 14.
BigNews.Biz - Mar 06,2012 - Brian Leetch, All-Star defenseman on the New York Rangers fabled 1994 Stanley Cup champion and Hockey Hall of Famer who is now an analyst for MSG Network; Jody McDonald, 1050 ESPN Radio host; Mike Breen, the television “Voice of the New York Knicks” on MSG Network and the Voice of the NBA on ABC/ESPN; and Patrick T. Burke, Esq., partner at Burke, Miele & Golden, LLP, and a Fordham classmate of John Halligan, will be honored at the Third Annual John Halligan-Dick McGuire Irish American Good Guy Awards Luncheon on Wednesday afternoon, March 14, at 12:00 noon at Gallagher’s Steak House (228 West 52nd Street) in New York City. For tickets and reservations call 212-972-5337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fundraiser remembers two beloved New York and Madison Square Garden sports legends, former Knicks and St. John’s star and basketball Hall of Famer Dick McGuire and ex-Rangers and NHL publicist, hockey historian, and author John Halligan, and will benefit the John Halligan Memorial Scholarship at Fordham University.
Leetch is a 10-time All-Star, a two-time Norris Trophy recipient as the NHL’s top defenseman, the first American-born Conn Smythe Trophy winner for his brilliant play in the Rangers’ run to the ’94 Stanley Cup, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009. His number 2 was hoisted to the Garden rafters in 2008. Both Breen (FCRH ’83), Knicks play-by-play broadcaster for 18 seasons, and Burke (FCRH ’63 and Fordham Law ’67), a prominent attorney, are distinguished Fordham alumni. Mr. Burke was a classmate of Halligan at Rose Hill.
Tickets are priced at $85, and include a three course luncheon menu and a donation. Tables of 12 are priced at $1,020. Check-in for the luncheon is at 12:00 noon. For information and tickets call Cirillo World at 212-972-5337 or email email@example.com. Gallagher’s Steak House is located at 228 West 52nd Street (between Broadway and Eighth Avenue) in New York City (212-245-5336). Net proceeds will go to the Halligan Scholarship, which will be awarded to a worthy undergraduate student at Fordham.
Gallagher’s will serve such traditional Irish classics as “Halligan Corned Beef and Cabbage”; “McGuire Irish Lamb Stew”; “Breen Beef Tenderloin and Asparagus Salad” with Irish Pan Roasted Potatoes, Smoked Bacon and Mustard Vinaigrette; and “Leetch Grilled Salmon Filet” with Sautéed Baby Spinach and Roasted Potatoes.
The John Halligan Memorial Scholarship was established at Fordham in lasting memory of the revered Rangers and NHL public relations executive who graduated from Fordham in 1963. Halligan passed away in January, 2010. “Friends of John Halligan” will raise the funds annually for the scholarship which will be awarded each year to provide financial assistance to a junior or senior undergraduate enrolled at Fordham majoring in communication/media studies at Rose Hill in the Bronx. A committee has been established to select the recipient.
The inaugural honorees in 2010 were Teri McGuire, Dick’s loving wife of 54 years; John Flaherty, former Yankee and YES Network analyst; Janet Halligan, John’s loving wife of 41 years; and Dave Maloney,