Wheelchair Sports Federation Takes Part in BGC Partners 7th Annual Charity Day Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

Wall Street Fundraiser Commemorating 9/11

NEW YORK, NY, Sep 10, 2011 - As part of BGC's seventh annual Charity Day taking place on Monday, September 12, 2011, Wheelchair Sports Federation (WSF), along with numerous other charities, will receive donations from BGC Partners and recognition from a host of celebrities.

The celebrity guest list includes Danny Aiello and Richard Thomas, both are are devoted supporters of Wheelchair Sports Federation and Adaptive Sports throughout the United States. Paralympic Gold Medalist, Nick Springer, will also be in attendance.  

BGC Partners, Inc. was created by Cantor Fitzgerald in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks as Cantor Fitzgerald sought to re-build its business after losing 658 of its employees, which represented two thirds of its workforce in New York. To commemorate those who were lost, BGC Partners donates 100% of its revenues from Charity Day to selected charities around the world. Last year's event raised over $10 million in a single day for worthy causes.

Guests will conduct real trades with BGC's clients, which include major banks and investment banks, over the phone from the trading floor alongside a licensed broker. All of the revenue raised that day will be donated to charities. 

The event is taking place in the financial district of Manhattan at One Seaport Plaza, 199 Water Street, on the 19th Floor. Guests will begin arriving at 8am, with events running through to 4pm.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 September 2011 17:54