Annual Gala

Our Next Annual AOBS Gala is on October 29th, 2016 at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel in Newark Airport, NJ

The date of the 2016 AOBS Reunion is October 29, 2016. The event will be held at the Marriott Hotel in the Newark, NJ Airport. This will be a super event with two amazing honorees: legendary Strength Coach and Olympic Games Team Weightlifting Coach – Gayle Hatch, and boxing legend Evander Holyfield – the Cruiserweight and Five-time Heavyweight World boxing champion.

This daylong event begins at noon and ends officially at around 11 PM. During the day there will be several presentations by Iron Game historians, a coaching clinic by Gayle Hatch and displays of oldtime strength feats by some of the rising stars of this field. The dinner itself will begin at 7 PM sharp. It includes a wonderful five-course dinner, presentations to our legendary honorees, terrific strength performances and many other surprises.

If you’d like to read a report on a prior reunion, to get an idea of what these special events are like, please click here.

Mark your calendars for October 29, 2016. Don’t miss our this one or you will regret it! Given the reputations of our honorees, we expect a sellout and will offer tickets on a first come first served basis. As our founder, Vic Boff, used to say “This will be our best reunion ever”. He meant it and so do we.

We are taking reservations for the event now (there are no ticket sales at the event – all reservations must be made in advance). You can purchase your tickets online or via regular mail.

ONLINE TICKET ORDERS – You can order tickets online with any major credit card, or through a PayPal account, by clicking on the “Buy Now” button below. Once you have paid, be sure and send an e-mail to, giving us the names of the people attending the dinner, the mailing address to which the tickets should be sent and your dinner entree choices (chicken, fish, vegetarian) here.

PLEASE NOTE THAT TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED UNTIL September of 2016, but if you order online you will receive an e-mail confirming your reservation shortly after we receive it. THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF RESERVATIONS IS FRIDAY OCTOBER 21st. Please make your reservations early as space is limited and we believe this will be a sold out event.

The price of the dinner will be $65 for a current donor (someone who has donated at least $25 to the organization with 12 months of the day of the gala, and an additional $65 for his/her first guest. However, for additional guests after the first one, the price is $75 per person. The price for all other dinners is is $75 per person. There is no admission charge for viewing the events that take place during the day.

Please remember that if you are staying overnight at the Marriott, a special $119 AOBS rate is available for Friday and Saturday evenings. However, you must make your hotel reservations by October 4, 2016 to enjoy this special rate. You can secure a reservation by contacting the hotel at 800.228.9290 or 973.623.0006.

We look forward to seeing you on October 29th!