Date/Time
Date(s) - February 2, 2023
5:30 pm - 11:45 pm


The Board of Directors of the

IVY FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

cordially invites you to the

IVY FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION DINNER

at

THE NEW YORK MARRIOTT MARQUIS

Broadway Ballroom, 6th floor
1535 Broadway
New York City
on

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

with

CHRIS BERMAN – BROWN ‘77
JACK FORD – YALE ‘72

Masters of Ceremonies

5:30 pm – School Cocktail Receptions
6:30 pm – Dinner

Tickets – $500
Tables for Ten – $5,000

BLACK TIE

2023 IVY FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION HONOREES

BROWN
Kevin Mundt ‘76

COLUMBIA
Michael Pyszczymuca ‘70

CORNELL
Lyndon Gross ‘87

DARTMOUTH
Robert Downey ‘58

HARVARD
Ryan Fitzpatrick ‘05

PENNSYLVANIA
J. Thomas Rowland ‘79

PRINCETON
Jim Blair ‘60

YALE
John Spagnola ‘79

 

IVY FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OFFICERS

President – William G. Primps, Yale ‘71
Vice President – Donald Jackson, Columbia ‘73
Treasurer – Gary R. Vura, Pennsylvania ‘83
Secretary – E. John Morehouse, Jr., Cornell ‘72

FOUNDING DIRECTORS

Robert F. Hall, Brown ‘66
Henry G. Higdon, Yale ‘63
Stanislaw Maliszewski, Princeton ‘66

DIRECTORS

BROWN
Richard C. Dresdale ‘78
Michael T. Wallace, Jr. ‘77

CORNELL
Kevin Boothe ‘05
Howard Borkan ‘81
Dom Valdner ‘11

HARVARD
Eion Hu ‘97
Garrett Schires ‘05

PRINCETON
Peter J. Kelly ’05
Ellis O. Moore ‘70

COLUMBIA
Christopher V. Della Pietra ‘89
Kevin J. Ward ‘74

DARTMOUTH
Byron Anderson ‘76
Brian Conroy ‘86

PENN
Sean Estrada ‘07
Robert J. Fallon ‘05

YALE
Barry Barnett ‘81
Jordan Forney ‘11

 

Cornell’s Honoree

Dr. Lyndon Gross

Dr. Gross is an Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries related to participation in sports and/or exercise in patients of all ages. His area of specialty is sports medicine, specifically ailments of the shoulder, knee and elbow. He performs advanced arthroscopic, joint reconstruction and cartilage restoration procedures as well as shoulder and knee joint replacement surgery. He and his staff have truly raised the expectations of orthopedic care by treating their patients with compassion and flexibility in an effort to make the process of returning them to activities as convenient as possible.

Dr. Gross is the Team Physician for Lindbergh High School, and the St. Louis Bombers-Rugby. He is a Team Orthopedist for the St. Louis Cardinals and is honored to have two World Series rings. He has been selected by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America since 2007, an honor only given to 5% of the doctors practicing in the U.S. Dr. Gross has penned serval publications and book chapters and has given countless presentations including most notably presenting to the International Olympic Committee in 2011 on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sports.

Dr. Gross was one of the first Orthopedic Surgeons in the St. Louis area to earn his Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopedic Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) in 2009. This is a new certification and is the standard of care in Sports Medicine care in conjunction with Fellowship training.

Dr. Gross is a former athlete who holds the distinction as an Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. He earned many awards in Football and Rugby including 1986 Coaches Award Cornell Football and played for the USA Rugby East Sevens All Star Team from 1991-1992. Because of his previous athletic experience he truly understands the complexity and dynamics of treating an athlete.

Dr. Gross is an active Board Member for Gateway to Hope-a breast cancer lifeline who provides financial assistance for individuals in need diagnosed with breast cancer.

As an African-American, Dr. Gross is proud to be a minority physician, one of the few practicing in St. Louis. He has been involved in several minority mentorship programs including Youth Life Line.