On 3rd December, 2015 GEORGE hosted the fifth annual British Bash honoring five-time Olympic Gold Medalist Sir Steve Redgrave. It was a record-breaking year raising over $110,000 for St. George’s Society’s charitable programs.
The GEORGE British Bash was hosted by NBC Sports’ Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe and lead sponsorship was provided by No7, TransferWise and Virgin Atlantic. During the evening guests enjoyed live music, dancing and a silent auction supported by a number of iconic British brands including Asprey, Burberry, Links of London, LK Bennett, Reiss and Ted Baker.
C. Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby’s conducted the live auction which included Virgin Atlantic flights to London, a rowing suit signed by Sir Steve Redgrave, dinner for ten in the Good Housekeeping Dining Room at the Hearst Tower and several luxury vacations.
After dinner (and before the dancing!) the Anglo-American Cultural Award was presented to Sir Steve Redgrave in recognition of his outstanding Olympic achievements. Sir Steve is the most titled rower in history winning gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000. He has also won three Commonwealth Games gold medals and nine World Rowing Championships golds. Guests enjoyed listening to Sir Steve talk about his sporting career and the London 2012 experience.
“I am honored to be receiving the award and supporting the fantastic work that St. George’s Society does in New York” said, Sir Steve Redgrave, “it’s very special coming back to America where I had two of my Olympic Gold Medals”.
Click here to see video highlights from the event.
In addition to the GEORGE British Bash, we hosted a variety of fall/winter events including regular pub quizzes in partnership with the British Consulate General and the UK Universities Alumni Group, Network GEORGE, the Fall Kick-Off Reception, a screening of England v Wales in the Rugby World Cup, a Family Sports Day, GEORGE Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day Observance & Luncheon, a reading of In Fields Where They Lay, a Carol Concert & Tree Lighting and a traditional Christmas Luncheon.
We look forward to a variety of events in 2016, including the Society’s annual fundraiser the English Ball on 27 April at the Mandarin Oriental where we will be honoring Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive of WPP, Danny Lopez, Her Majesty’s Consul General in New York and Dr. Amanda Foreman, Award-Winning Historian and 2016 Man Booker Prize Chair. For further information about the event please contact Anna Titley.
Click here to view the 2016 event calendar.