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Former Celtic Thunder’ star Paul Byrom launches the GOAL ball in New York's Gotham Hall Photo by: GOAL USA

Former Celtic Thunder’ star Paul Byrom launches GOAL ball

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Former Celtic Thunder’ star Paul Byrom launches the GOAL ball in New York's Gotham Hall Photo by: GOAL USA

This coming November sees the return of the annual GOAL Ball. One of New York’s most popular charity events, this year’s event will take place in Gotham Hall on the significant date of 11/11/11.

GOAL balls are held throughout the world every year with all proceeds going to worthy international humanitarian causes in the developing world. Unveiling the plans for this years event, former
Celtic Thunder star Paul Byrom encouraged everyone to get involved.

“The GOAL Balls are extremely enjoyable wherever they are held, but the New York event has always been that little bit special,” said Byrom, now a solo artist, who has travelled with GOAL to visit some of their projects in the developing world.

“I would urge everyone to make the effort to attend or support GOAL in some way on the night and help them raise as much money as possible for their overseas operations.”

The black tie event will include a champagne and hors d’oeuvre reception, followed by a sit-down dinner, dancing and live entertainment. Other highlights of the night will include a casino, a silent auction and of course the GOAL after party.
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Founded in Dublin in 1977, GOAL has responded to almost every major natural and man-made disaster and catastrophe in the past 34 years and is currently operational in 13 countries in the developing world. Since its inception, the organization has sent in excess of 2,300 volunteers (GOALies) to work alongside many thousands of local staff in more than 50 countries and has spent in excess of $1 billion on the delivery of aid to the poor.

Those wishing to support the Ball can purchase individual tickets priced at $250; book a table for 10 people; book corporate tables; donate prizes or auction items or simply make a financial contribution towards the cost of holding the Ball.

To purchase tickets or for more information on the event please contact info@goalusa.org or call 212-831-7420.

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