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Carlos Beltran Teams with Operation International for Southampton Benefit

By HRES Staff Writer - July 2, 2019

Southampton, NY— We hope you will join Carlos Beltran, former Major League Baseball player for the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers, and other former professional MLB and NFL players, for Beltran’s benefit at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton. The event, entitled “Operation Rise Up,” is a joint effort by the Carlos Beltran Foundation and Operation International, a local charity that provides free, life-saving surgeries for people in need all over the world. All donations from the event will benefit medical outreach and continued work in Puerto Rico by the two charities to improve and rebuild the healthcare infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Maria and return it to pre-hurricane functionality. Together, the Carlos Beltran Foundation and Operation International intend to work with struggling hospitals in the hardest hit areas to provide support where it is needed the most. The event will feature Special Celebrity Guests: Jack Brewer (former NY Giant and co-host of Fox Business News), Andres Torres (Former NY Mets and San Francisco Giants World Series Champ), Jose Reyes (former NY Met), and Rohan Marley (Bob Marley’s son), Neil deGrasse Tyson (American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator), Victor Martinez (former MLB baseball designated hitter and catcher for the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, and Detroit Tigers), Helen Matsos (producer), Chuck Nice (stand-up comic),and more. 

This event is presented by Bridgehampton Equities Founder Jason E. Zimmerman, who brings you the Bridgehampton Benefit, an annual celebrity-driven charity event. Jason E. Zimmerman, an avid philanthropist, has cultivated the Bridgehampton Benefit to promote humanitarian organizations and to help raise awareness for charitable institutions by organizing and hosting this exclusive charity event in the Hamptons. Bringing together the two incredible foundations this year, Operation International and the Carlos Beltran Foundation will help save and change as many lives as possible while aiding in the rise of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. All revenues from this Benefit will go to support this humanitarian effort.  

Tickets are $200 per person, or $300 per couple. Sponsorship levels include:

  • First Base, $2,500: 4 VIP Tickets, 4 GA Tickets
  • Second Base, $5,000: 6 VIP Tickets, 6 GA Tickets, Logo Included in Event Invitation, Name included in the Official Press Release
  • Third Base, $10,000: 1 VIP Table of 10 with name displayed, 10 GA tickets, Logo incl. In even invitation, Name included in the Official Press Release, screen project acknowledgment.
  • Home Run, $20,000: Private Dinner with Guest Celebrities on Friday July 26th, 1 VIP Table of 10 with name displayed, 10 GA tickets, Logo incl. In even invitation, Name included in the Official Press Release, screen project acknowledgment.

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.operationinternational.org/riseup or https://www.bridgehamptonbenefit.com/. Checks can be made payable to Operation International and mailed to 225 Windmill Lane, Suite 1, Southampton, NY 11968

Carlos Beltran, Founder of Carlos Beltran Foundation

The former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball from 1998 to 2017 for the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers.

Medhat Allam, MD, FACS, Co-Founder of Operation International

Medhat Allam is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon at Southampton, NY. He is the Chairman and a co-founder of Operation International. Dr. Allam has traveled to numerous countries in Africa, Asia and South and Central America and operated on hundreds of patients worldwide.

About Operation International:

Established in 1996 for the purpose of providing free medical care to poor patients in developing countries, Operation International (OI) is a steadily growing international charity with chapters in the USA, Europe, and Asia. OI has grown to become a United Nations-recognized charity and to receive the Donald MacRae Peace Award by Rotary International.

Since its inception, OI has provided care to thousands of patients, trained hundreds of healthcare providers, and improved the infrastructure in many hospitals across the globe. OI is also involved in many projects to assist poor children, orphans, women, and underprivileged individuals in its partner countries.

Operation International is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit 45-0523129.

About the Carlos Beltran Foundation:

CBBAF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to realizing the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy’s educational programs and priorities through financial, volunteer, and community support. Its primary objective is raising funds for the CBBA so that is can continue to offer exemplary academic and sports education to the youth of Puerto Rico. In other words, the Foundation raises the funds necessary to support the CBBA’s mission and objectives sustainably.

The funds raised by the CBBA Foundation support the academic curriculum, college counseling, and placement, facilities maintenance and improvements, the sports and athletic program, gymnasium, daily transportation to and from the institution, pool, Technology, including computers, software, Wi-Fi, personal counseling, extracurricular activities, etc. Each student at the benefits in some way from the generous donations made to the Foundation. The Carlos Beltran Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit 66-0726399.

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