“Marty” Gras Dinner Dance

Marty Lyons played for the New York Jets from 1979-89. (Photo courtesy of the New York Jets)
Marty Lyons played for the New York Jets from 1979-89.
(Photo courtesy of the New York Jets)

The Marty Lyon’s Foundation – Long Island Chapter will host its 3rd Annual “Marty” Gras Dinner Dance on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Captain Bill’s Restaurant in Bay Shore. Proceeds will benefit The Marty Lyons Foundation’s mission to grant wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening or terminal illnesses.

The dinner dance at Captain Bill’s, with entertainment by Tradewinds, will foster new friendships, engender financial support and spread awareness of the mission. The foundation is dedicated to fulfilling wishes all year round, but as wishes get more costly, efforts are focused on raising substantial funds to sustain the programs.

“It is so rewarding to see the joy on the face of a child when he or she is told their wish will be granted,” a spokesperson for the foundation said. “Whether it’s a trip to Disney, a bedroom makeover or a computer, by granting wishes the foundation creates extraordinary memories for every wish child and their loved ones. We never want to disappoint any of the children nor the hurting families so this fund raising event is vital to the continued success of our mission.”

The "Marty" Gras Dinner Dance takes place at Captain Bills in Bay Shore.
The “Marty” Gras Dinner Dance takes place at Captain Bills in Bay Shore.

Marty Lyons, a former NFL star for the New York Jets and a member of the legendary New York Sack Exchange, experienced three life-changing events that led him to establish a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to granting the wishes of seriously ill children. In 1982, with the encouragement of his family and friends, the Marty Lyons Foundation became a reality.

The Marty Lyons Foundation is unique among wish-granting organizations in that it provides a first wish and will consider a second wish to deserving children who fall out of remission and are facing more battles with their illnesses.

“Marty” Gras Dinner Dance tickets are $100 per person, including a complimentary door prize op for a 2-night Fire Island mini vacation if purchased by Jan. 29. After, the tickets are $120 per person.

To R.S.V.P. please contact: Eileen at 631-834-7035. For more information about the Marty Lyons Foundation, visit www.martylyonsfoundation.org.

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