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Dinner of Champions
Steak 44 - Phoenix
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Join three-time World Series-winning Manager and Baseball Hall of Famer Tony La Russa alongside Major League Baseball’s biggest stars for Dinner of Champions, returning to Steak 44 in Phoenix on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Dinner of Champions benefits the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), a national leader in animal welfare. "People Rescuing Animals… Animals Rescuing People®" isn't simply a slogan, but ARF’s everyday work, including a special emphasis on matching veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries and other service-related challenges with ARF-rescued and trained service dogs. 

Best known for his tenures as manager of the Chicago White SoxOakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals, former front office manager for the Arizona Diamondbacks and now as vice president, special assistant to the president of baseball operations for the Boston Red Sox, La Russa is excited to kick off the 2018 season off with this annual fundraiser.

“We appreciate Steak 44 and particularly Jeff and Mike Mastro’s support these past two years hosting this life-saving event at one of the best restaurant in Phoenix,” said La Russa. “They once again offer a remarkable opportunity to raise much-needed funds for ARF.”

The foundation saves dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters and brings people and animals together to enrich each other's lives. A careful steward of their support with 87 cents of every dollar going directly to programs, ARF recently earned Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating for ten consecutive years. Only one percent of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive this distinction.

Guests at the March 13 event will enjoy Steak 44’s five-star cuisine, including vegetarian options and complimentary bar, while visiting with La Russa, MLB celebrities, NFL players and coaches.

Past attendees of this event include Mark McGwire, Albert Pujols, Jerry Reinhart, Bruce Arians, Bob Melvin, Ann Meyers Drysdale, Luis Gonzalez, Robin Yount, Steve Keim, Mark Grace, Sal Bando, Reggie Sanders, Joe Carter, George Brett, Barry Larkin, Danny Nelson, Jason Dundee, Brock Osweiler, CJ Procise, Mike Berkovici, Justin Turner, Joc Peterson and many more!  Visit www.steak44.com to get more information or call 602.271.4400 to make a reservation.