Event Proceeds to Fuel Sports and Activity Programs for Westchester Kids with Special Needs and Typical Youths with Limited Access to Team Sports

 On Thursday, November 21, 2019, Backyard Sports Cares will host the organization’s 2nd biennial gala.  The event will take place at the Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison, NY, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Longtime board members, Michael Moser and David Shuster, will be honored at the event for their contributions and dedication to Backyard Sports Cares’ mission.

“For nearly 15 years, Backyard Sports Cares has been helping Westchester youth explore and celebrate their strength through sports,” said Danny Bernstein, fellow founder and Executive Director of Backyard Sports Cares.  “Mike and Dave have been outstanding role models and leaders for the organization. It is a privilege to honor them.”

Backyard Sports Cares (BYSC) is the nonprofit (501c3) division of Backyard Sports, the leading provider of community team sports programs for kids of all ages in Westchester County. Established in 2005, Backyard Sports is committed to replacing today’s “win at all costs” mentality of youth sports with an approach that promotes increased self-confidence and a lifetime love of sports while maximizing the athletic potential of each participant. BYSC was created to bring these ideals to children who have limited access to traditional youth sports programs, including children with special needs.  This fundraiser will help BYSC to continue to use the power of team sports to positively influence youth players and their communities.

About the Honorees

Michael Moser is a partner in the law firm of Winston & Strawn. Michael’s love of sports and working with children has led him to remain active and involved with sports programs throughout every stage of his life. Michael has served as a Board Member of Backyard Sports Cares since its inception and served as President from 2012 to 2018.

Dave Shuster is a principal at Friedman LLP, where he represents taxpayers in their controversies against the Internal Revenue Service and the various state taxing authorities.  Although Dave played soccer competitively throughout middle and high school, his fondest sports memories from his youth are of playing pickup street hockey and touch football for hours on end with his friends after school when soccer season ended each fall.  These experiences have inspired his participation in Backyard Sports Cares, where he has also been a board member since BYSC’s inception, as well as treasurer from 2011 to 2018.

Sponsorships and tickets are available at the Backyard Sports Cares website at You may also call Rose Cappa at The Event Department, 914-747-0519, for more information.

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