Join UJA Westchester Families for a panel discussion with leading sports industry executives. They’ll discuss their passion for the business, their career paths, and their views on the responsibilities and opportunities of the industry to take action on social issues. 

You’ll also hear more about how UJA provides opportunities for sports programs, summer camp, and physical recreation for children with different interests and needs. 

Please bring gently used sports equipment to help us even the playing field for kids in need.  

Sports fans of all ages welcome. Show your sports spirit and wear your favorite team jersey. 


UJA policy requests that all event attendees be fully vaccinated against Covid-19

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Honoree Portrait

Gideon Cohen

Senior Vice President of Media Talent, Excel Sports Management

Gideon Cohen, Excel Sports Management’s SVP of Media Talent, leads Excel’s representation of sports broadcasters and content creators. In April 2021, Gideon joined Excel and helped launch Excel Media, a division within the agency that now represents more than 50 sports media personalities. In addition to representing traditional and non-traditional on-air talent, Cohen’s group is dedicated to helping Excel’s athletes become content creators and media personalities.

Gideon brings a wealth of experience to Excel after 20 years as a talent agent with The Montag Group/IF Management, where he led the company’s representation of sports media personalities and...

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Honoree Portrait

Lauren Cohen

Vice President of Partner Management and Operations, NBA

As vice president of partner management and operations, Lauren Cohen oversees the strategic management of partnerships globally for the NBA, WNBA, G League, NBA2K League, USA Basketball, and Basketball Africa League. Lauren works closely with internal teams in New York and the league’s regional offices as well as partners in developing integrated marketing programs that incorporate multiple league assets, including events, live programming and entertainment, content, and promotional platforms.

Lauren also manages the group’s operations across marketing partnerships, including coordination of partner communications and engagement as well as employee engagement and culture.


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Steve Gelbs

Field Reporter, New York Mets

Steve Gelbs enters his ninth full season as the Mets field reporter for all SNY-produced Mets telecasts. In addition, Steve serves as the host on SNY's Jets pre- and post-game shows. Steve joined SNY in 2013 as an anchor and sports reporter contributing to the network’s sports and entertainment news shows. 

Prior to joining SNY, Steve spent a year and a half at MSG Network where he served as a host of the “MSG 150” during Knicks and Rangers telecasts. Additionally, he served as a pre- and post-game radio host for Rangers games. 

Prior to MSG Network, he spent four years at MSG Varsity, where he was utilized in a number of different capacities including...

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Speaker Portrait
Evan Cohen
Radio Talk Show Host


Lee Anchin, Danielle Cohen, Brad Hanan, Adam Rosenberg, Lauren Wassner

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