Young Professionals Expect Miracles

2nd Annual NYC Expect Miracles Kan Jam Classic

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 6:00PM-10:00PM
Chelsea Piers
62 Chelsea Piers, New York NY, 10011

On Friday, April 6, 200 young professionals came together at Chelsea Piers Field House for NYC’s 2nd Annual Expect Miracles Foundation Kan Jam Classic. A stellar twenty-four teams committed to this year's fundraising goal for cancer research and the Expect Miracles Foundation college scholarship, awarded annually to a student who has been affected by cancer. Thanks to the efforts of all our teams, sponsors, volunteers, and spectators, this year’s Kan Jam tournament raised over $33,000 and set a new fundraising record! Special thank you to our Premier Sponsor: PIMCO Foundation, our Tournament Sponsor: Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, and our Grand Prize sponsor: Caesars Entertainment.

Teams of 2-4 battled for the trophies in the Kan Jam competition while spectators relaxed and enjoyed additional activities provided by our sponsors. Guests could kick back in the Tommy Bahama spectator lounge, compete in a fitness challenge from Chelsea Piers Fitness, or play lawn games provided by Chelsea Piers.

Throughout the night players and spectators had a variety of drink choices to cool down with, such as Boxed Water, Vita Coco, Honest Tea, and a selection of alcoholic options provided by Yuengling’s, Owl’s Brew, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. No one went hungry thanks to 2 Dough Boyz, Alidoro, Ample Hills Creamery, Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, Dos Toros, Filaga, Insomnia Cookies, Live Love Pop, Ribalata, RX Bars, The Meatball Shop, and Yumami.

Guests tried their luck in the chance table to win some great prizes such as tickets to the Yankees and Mets, a snack package from Nuts.com, and the grand prizes for the night – amazing trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City thanks to Caesars Entertainment. Congratulations to all the winners!

Expect Miracles Foundation took some time out of the night to thank two of our supporters. The first award of the night went to the event’s top fundraiser, Emily Roberts from BlackRock, who raised a total of $5,620 in honor of her father. Congratulations Emily and thank you! Next, Matt Collins of Morgan Stanley was presented the YPEM Award. The YPEM Award is given in recognition of a young professional whose exceptional contribution of time, resources, and energy rallies the next generation of financial executives to support the life-saving mission of Expect Miracles Foundation. Congratulations Matt!

Congratulations to the top Kan Jam teams who walked away from the night with something better than food and free swag – bragging rights and trophies! This year the honor of Kan Jam Classic Champion went to team Disc Jockies (from Goldman Sachs). This was after a close match with The New Yorkies (from PwC), who came in second. In third place was team Tiger is Really Back (from Morgan Stanley).

As always, special thank you to our amazing volunteers who donated their night to help support Expect Miracles Foundation and the fight against cancer. We couldn’t do it without you!  This year has been off to a great start with amazing events and fundraising efforts hosted by YPEM. Expect Miracles Foundation is so grateful to all of the generous companies and individuals who support us. If you did not get a chance to donate, but still wish to do so, you can donate here.

To like, share, and view more photos, visit our Young Professionals Expect Miracles Facebook page. Contact Cassidy Billings at cbillings@expectmiraclesfoundation.org if you have any questions regarding events, volunteer opportunities, or getting more involved in Expect Miracles Foundation through our young professionals group.





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