NEWBURGH — Boomer Esiason, the former NFL star quarterback and successful sports radio host, will be the featured guest at Pattern for Progress’ Annual Reception, to be held on Wednesday, November 8 at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor. Esiason, who enjoyed a 14-year career in the NFL as a quarterback for the Bengals, Jets, and Cardinals, and since retirement has become a national figure in the fight against cystic fibrosis, will be on hand to celebrate Pattern’s 52nd Anniversary as the Hudson Valley’s leading regional policy and planning organization.

“Boomer is a legend in the New York sports world and for supporting charitable organizations, and we are thrilled that he will be part of this event,” said Jonathan Drapkin, President and CEO of Pattern for Progress.

Joining Esiason and interviewing him at Pattern’s reception will be renowned sports journalist Bonnie Bernstein, recognized by the American Sportscasters Association as one of the most accomplished female journalists in her field. In a 17 year career, she has covered MLB, NFL, NBA, and NCAA football games for ESPN, ABC, and CBS.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Broadway singer Syndee Winters, who starred in The Lion King, and can currently be seen on stage in the wildly popular musical Hamilton.

Pattern will honor three Hudson Valley leaders at the event. Ulster County Executive Mike Hein and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther will be honored for their successful efforts to bring an expansion of the New York State film tax credit to the counties of the Mid-Hudson Valley. Expansion of the credit has sparked a surge in film productions, creating jobs and boosting the local economy. Ed Harrison, the General Manager of Stewart Airport, will be honored for his pioneering leadership of the Hudson Valley’s airport which has added new international carriers, and seen a surge in passengers under his leadership.

Individual tickets to the reception are available for $165 for Pattern Members and $190 for non-Members. Table discounts and sponsorships are also available for this memorable event.

To buy tickets or to sponsor the event, visit www, or contact Robin DeGroat at *protected email*, or call (845) 565-4900.

Pattern thanks the sponsors of the Annual Reception: Sterling National Bank, Anheuser Busch Companies, Orange & Rockland Utilities, RBT, CPA’s, The Port Authority of NY and NJ–Stewart International Airport, Ulster Savings Bank, Westchester Medical Center Health Network, Bellefield Development Partners, Empire State Bank, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Lakeland Bank, Marshall & Sterlin, Inc., New Hope Community, Open Space Institute, SUNY New Paltz, Verizon, Advanced Testing, AKRF Inc., Central Hudson, The Chazen Companies, Construction Industry Council of Westchester and the Hudson Valley, Crystal Run Healthcare, D.J. Consulting Services, Delaware Engineering, Irwin Siegel Agency, Keane & Beane, The Mohonk Preserve, Monticello Motor Club, Tallie Carter Law.