Ben R. Giambrone Sports Luncheon

This year’s Ben R. Giambrone/Compeer Rochester Sports Luncheon was another one for the record books. Steve Tasker proved to be one of the best speakers we have ever had. His message was full of calls to action for mentoring and volunteerism.

He truly embodies all that Compeer believes in. Thank you to everyone who made our Sports Luncheon a success! Your support will help keep our Youth and Family Support Programs the thriving success that they are known for.

About the Ben R. Giambrone Sports Luncheon

Each fall, Compeer Rochester convenes the community downtown for its Ben R. Giambrone Sports Luncheon. Upwards of 700 attendees from Rochester’s most prominent corporations join us to learn about and celebrate Compeer Rochester, and to hear from a premier personality from the world of sports. Past keynote speakers have included Jim Kelly, Reggie Jackson, Joe Montana, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Terry Bradshaw, and Bill Walton.

This event is named in honor of Ben R. Giambrone, a titan for Compeer Rochester over many years, and civic exemplar who was actively involved with community organizations including Mary Cariola Children’s Center, Geva Theatre, Rochester Rotary Club, and Rochester Press-Radio Club. Ben served as Board Chair from 2002-2004 and as President and CEO from 2004-2006.  Under his leadership as co-chair of our annual Sports Luncheon, the event continually set new fund-raising records for Compeer Rochester’s programs.  But most important to Ben among his Compeer involvements was his Youth Program match, Josh. 

For more information about our 2017 Sports Luncheon, contact Heather Baker at 585-546-8280 extension 214 or at