New York Carolina Club’s Annual Fall Cocktail Reception
Benefiting the Richard H. Jenrette/NYCC Scholarship Fund
Join fellow Metro NY alumni for a great gathering in the President’s Room of the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South. We’ll honor fellow Tar Heel and former Miami Dolphins linebacker Dwight Hollier ’91.
The event will be held on Tuesday, October 25th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Tickets may be purchased on the GAA website. Ticket prices are $75 for GAA members ($100 for non-members and guests) and $50 for young alumni GAA members from Class of 2006-16 ($70 for non-member young alumni). Admission includes open bar and an array of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres. NYAC dress code requires men to wear coat and tie (no denim) and business attire for women (here is more information on NYAC’s dress code).
As customary, there will be a raffle and auction to support the Richard H. Jenrette/NYCC Scholarship Fund. Auction items include tickets to “Saturday Night Live”, a varsity basketball signed by members of the 2016-17 Men’s Basketball Team and more. Raffle items include Alexander Julian signature neckties, New York Yankee Adam Warren ’09 autographed jersey, Broadway tickets, a signed copy of Football in the Forest by Lee Pace of the Tar Heel Sports Network and more. Raffle tickets are available in online registration.
Dwight Hollier ‘91 is a native of Hampton, VA and his love of football drew him to Carolina. As a top-ranked high school linebacker, one of the players that he emulated was Lawrence Taylor ’81. Hollier was the first in his family to go to college so his top priority was to earn his degree. Not only did he do so, but upon graduation, Hollier received one of the highest honors given to senior student-athletes at UNC-Chapel Hill as recipient of the Patterson Medal for his athletic accomplishments, sportsmanship and leadership. In 1992, Hollier became a fourth round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins and would go on to play for that team for eight seasons before playing his final year in the League with the Indianapolis Colts.
Hollier’s last pro season was very challenging injury wise, which ultimately forced him to make the decision to retire. He did so in September, 2001, and by December of that same year, Hollier was hired and working at Carolina Health Care as a psychotherapist. After three years off the playing field, Hollier was still not sure if he was ready to let football go — so he tested the coaching waters with internships with the Frankfurt Galaxy in Germany and with the Indianapolis Colts. He veered back to his therapy work and after a total of 13 years in this field, went back to the NFL — finding the perfect way to merge his love of football with his love of counseling/helping others. Hollier now serves as Director of Transition, Wellness and Clinical Services for the League, and among his duties, travels all around the country to provide guidance and life-skill presentations to players, coaches and staff.
The Fall Cocktail Reception is one of NYCC’s perennial anchor events, and we hope to see you there! For questions, please email Luke.Rasnake@rbc.com.