New York Giants Michael Strahan and Dreier LLP to Host Charity Golf Tournament at Century Country Club on July 9

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NEW YORK, July 2 // -- New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan and the law firm Dreier LLP are teaming up to host their second annual celebrity golf tournament at Century Country Club in Purchase, New York on July 9. This year's tournament raises funds benefiting SCAN, a child welfare pathfinder in the establishment of a school-based presence.

    They will launch the Michael Strahan/Dreier LLP Charity Golf Tournament festivities by holding a special concert for a private pairings dinner party at New York hotspot Tao restaurant. Last year Bon Jovi performed at the event, and this year another top-tier entertainer will highlight the evening.

    "Hosting this tournament is a great way for us to give back to children in the New York community," stated Mr. Strahan. "Helping kids is the most important thing about this event. Marc Dreier and I are especially proud to join forces with SCAN to improve the lives of children in Harlem and the Bronx."

    "We established the Michael Strahan/Dreier LLP Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the children of New York," stated Marc S. Dreier, Managing Partner of Dreier LLP. "Our tournament's mission is to provide funds for organizations that are dedicated to closing the gaps in education and creating opportunities for children to become successful adults."

    The tournament brings together top names in the world of sports and entertainment, along with corporate leaders. Athletes scheduled to participate include Marcus Allen, Tiki Barber, Ahmad Rashad, Eric Dickerson, Vencie Glenn, Tony Siragusa, Harry Carson, Bruce Smith, Clyde Drexler, Tim Brown, Greg Anthony, Marshall Faulk, Luis Castillo, Deacon Jones, Jamal Anderson, Phillipi Sparks, Ki-Jana Carter, Alphoso Ribiero and Richard Dent, among others.

    Background on Dreier LLP

    Dreier LLP was founded in 1996 by Marc Dreier as a more responsive and innovative alternative to traditional "large-firm" lawyering. Dreier LLP represents a wide range of institutional, entrepreneurial and individual clients in diverse sectors of financial, industrial and service-oriented markets. The firm's principal practices are commercial litigation, real estate, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, class action litigation, matrimonial law, employment law, corporate and securities, entertainment and intellectual property. Dreier LLP's Los Angeles affiliate, Dreier Stein & Kahan LLP, has its principal practice in entertainment and commercial litigation and corporate transactions. The firm's affiliate Schlesinger Gannon & Lazetera LLP has an extensive practice in the area of trusts and estates law. Pitta & Dreier LLP is an affiliate which specializes in labor law, and Pitta, Bishop, Del Giorno & Dreier LLP specializes in government relations. In the 10 years since its founding, Dreier LLP, with its affiliate members, has grown to nearly 200 attorneys, with its principal office at 499 Park Avenue in Manhattan, and additional offices in Los Angeles; Santa Monica, California; Albany, New York; and Stamford, Connecticut.

    Background on SCAN

    SCAN has several different initiatives aimed at helping improve children's welfare, including Settlement Houses, Reach for the Stars, Education, After School Programs, Summer Programs Family and Healing Our Programs and Services. While public schools deteriorate at an alarming rate, SCAN has established educational programming as a priority at seven East Harlem and South Bronx public schools. Its innovative, strength-based approach offers traditional three R's interspersed with creative non-traditional learning activities. Some of the exciting programs are: whole language family literacy, parent mentor literacy workshops, adult basic education from pre-GED to ESL classes, computer workshops, the Pete Pascale Learning Center and Goodman Children's Library at LaGuardia Memorial House, creative writing and poetry classes, summer day camp infused with whole language literacy experiences, SAT classes and weekly diaries required of our budding NBA stars and members of SCAN's El Barrio Children's Dance Ensemble. With these programs, SCAN has become a child welfare pathfinder in the establishment of a definitive school-based presence.
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