On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Laureus USA hosted the second annual Laureus Fashion Show Gala at Mercedes-Benz Manhattan in partnership with Montblanc, featuring star athletes and Olympians walking the runway to support Laureus’ mission to improve the lives of youth and unite communities through the power of sport. Athletes who walked the runway escorted by local youth who will benefit from the evening’s fundraising included Olympic Champion Figure Skater Meryl Davis, Five-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Nadia Comaneci, Super Bowl Champion Malcolm Mitchell, Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, NFL Hall of Famer Marcus Allen, NY Red Bulls Goalkeeper Luis Robles, Olympic Fencer, Monica Aksamit, Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Edwin Moses, and professional lacrosse player Paul Rabil. Among the highlights were the exuberant eight-time All-American Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi, who did a cartwheel down the catwalk, and NHL Legend Ron Duguay who charmed the crowd with his dance moves along the runway. The gala, which was co-hosted by Nigel Barker and Summer Sanders and featured musical guests Doug E Fresh and DJ Dee Wiz, raised more than $400,000.
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