The annual Legends for Charity® Dinner is the inspiration of former NFL cheerleader Cheryl DeLeonardis who cheered the Miami Dolphins in three Super Bowl games. After retiring from the sidelines, she developed a desire to stay involved in the NFL and give back to the community. She soon developed the Legends for Charity Dinner which first honored legendary NFL Broadcaster Pat Summerall, just six months after his life was saved from a liver transplant in Jacksonville.
Each year, Pat presents his namesake award in which he was granted during the 2005 charter occasion. Pat and Cheryl meticulously select those who have made a significant contribution in the sports field to honor at this Super Bowl cornerstone event. Past recipients include James Brown, Greg Gumbel, Jim Nantz, Chris Berman and Cris Collinworth. This year the Pat Summerall Award will be presented to NFL on FOX and the ceremony will be hosted by Joe Buck, Lead Play-By-Play Broadcaster.
Accepting the 2011 award will be FOX Sports personalities Troy Aikman, Jimmy Johnson, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Buck, Jay Glazer, Howie Long, Curt Menefee, Pam Oliver and Michael Strahan. The seventh annual Legends for Charity Dinner provides the public a once in a lifetime experience to be in the same room with the entire Super Bowl Broadcast Team and be a part of the Super Bowl XLV experience.
The Legends for Charity Dinner will take place at the Hilton Anatole Dallas, NFL Headquarters Hotel, on February 3, 2011 during Super Bowl XLV weekend.
Guests who purchase a dinner seat ($150) or become a Legends for Charity sponsor (prices vary) will not only walk the halls with the Super Bowl XLV players and talents but get a sneak peek into Super Bowl Sunday. Participating guests may even have the chance to meet the Legend for Charity honorees. Proceeds of all ticket and live and silent auction sales benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the official charity of the 2010 season of the NFL on FOX.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
5:30 p.m. Cocktails & Silent Auction
6:45 p.m. Program, Dinner & Live Auction
Chantilly Ballroom, The Hilton Anatole – NFL Headquarters Hotel
2201 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas
Ocean 2 Ocean Productions
ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
About Legends for Charity:
The Legendsfor Charity® Dinner, created and produced by Ocean 2 Ocean Productions, has all the components of a high-end celebrity function while at the same time allowing the general public an opportunity to participate in an affordable Super Bowl party. The Honorary Committee that supports this award consists of top sports and network executives including Greg Aiello(NFL), Tony Petitti(MLB Network), Dick Ebersol(NBC), Lou D’Ermilio (FOX Sports), Steve Sabol (NFL Films), Sandy Montag (IMG), Kaye Burkhardt (Dallas Fan Fares), Ross Greenburg(HBO Sports), LeslieAnne Wade (Wade Media Management), John Maddenand on-air talents Jim Nantz & Lesley Visser(CBS). www.legendsforcharity.com
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.