Pass the Messier! Monday is the new Thursday! … Tom Brokaw whips himself (smack-smack-smack!) into a frenzy of passion as he hosts a benefit at the Waldorf to fete sports legends Magic Johnson, John Elway, Mark Messier, Gary Player, Kelly Slater (okay, wait, we’re changing our mind on this …), Joe Morgan and Janet Evans. All in the service of a very worthy cause: the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. See? People really do become better people in the Fall!
[22nd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner Hosted by Tom Brokaw, Waldorf-Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, 6 p.m., 212-245-6570]