Benzel-Busch Sponsors Star-Studded 10th Anniversary Joe Torre Safe At Home® Foundation Gala - POSTPONED due to Hurricane Sandy

I am sorry to say that due to Hurricane Sandy, and resulting venue and vendor closures, the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation has postponed our 10th Anniversary Gala, which was originally scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers. We are hard at work exploring options in December and January, and look forward to announcing a new date in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers are with all of our fellow New Yorkers, and with everyone affected by this devastating storm.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and flexibility, and please be safe.

-The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation

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Millions of people are affected by domestic abuse every year. No matter how common it is, coming forward as a victim of abuse and seeking help is never easy.

Former major league baseball player and LA Dodgers manager Joe Torre held close his father’s abuses for years. But in 1995, he and his wife Ali attended a seminar that helped him break open the past. He was able to share his experiences of domestic violence and begin to heal.

As a result of their life-altering experience, Joe and Ali founded the Joe Torre Safe at Home® Foundation dedicated to “educating to end the cycle of domestic violence and save lives.”

It’s been ten years since its founding and we at Benzel-Busch Mercedes are honored to be sponsoring the 10th Anniversary Joe Torre Safe At Home® Foundation Gala on November 8th at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.

The foundation has grown tremendously since its founding in 2002, and the annual gala has played a significant role in that. In 2005, the Torre’s launched the first in-school Safe at Home® initiative, called Margaret’s Place, after Joe’s mother. Margaret’s Place provides students who have experienced domestic abuse with a safe place to seek professional counseling. The initiative was launched in New York and is now operational in L.A., Westchester County and New Jersey.

The gala will be a star-studded event starting with a cocktail reception and silent auction, and followed by dinner. Journalist Katie Couric will be master of ceremonies, and more than 40 celebrities and sports stars will be in attendance—including Grammy Award-winning musician Michael Bolton, who is slated to perform.

To reserve a table, contact Jennifer Coppola at (212) 880‑7360 or For more information about Safe at Home® Foundation, click here.