Dinner of Champions


Mar 22, 2017 – 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

5101 North 44th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85018 Map

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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 and other champions for Dinner of Champions on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 starting at 6:30pm at Steak 44 in Phoenix.

Sponsored by AT&T, Dinner of Champions benefits the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), a national leader in animal welfare. "People Rescuing Animals… Animals Rescuing People" isn't a charity tag line, it is the work performed each day, with a special emphasis on matching Veterans with PTS with emotional support dogs.

Best known for his tenures as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, and St. Louis Cardinals and now more recently as the Chief Baseball Analyst and Advisor for the Arizona Diamondbacks, La Russa is excited to kick the 2017 season off with this important fundraiser. “We are thrilled to team up with Jeff and Oliver to put on this remarkable event at one of the best restaurants in Phoenix,” said Tony La Russa. “They have given us 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. ARF has received Charity Navigator's highest 4-star rating for nine years, an assurance to donors of careful stewardship with 87 cents of every dollar going to programs. Only 1% of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive at least nine consecutive 4-star evaluations.

On March 22nd guests are invited to feast on five star cuisine and complimentary hosted bar at Steak 44, while enjoying a candid La Russa with top MLB celebrities and NFL friends and coaches. Rub elbows with early confirmed attendees include: Mark McGwire, Albert Pujols, Bruce Arians, Bob Melvin, Ann Meyers Drysdale, Luis Gonzalez, Robin Yount, Steve Keim and many more! *All attendees are subject to change

Tickets start at $300. For more information on tickets, tables or sponsorships email John Swidzinski at or call (925) 330-4009.

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