Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational Gala



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Omni Dallas Hotel
555 S. Lamar Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

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"To whom much is given, much is required," is a mantra often shared and repeated by Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities co-founder, Emmitt Smith. The weekend of May 12 & 13, this mantra will become action as the Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational golf tournment and dinner, presented by title sponsor Healthcare Highways, marks its 8th year of grand-scale fundraising to directly impact the lives of thousands of North Texas children, families and their communities. The weekend will kick off with a black-tie gala, led by Honorary Chair Faye Briggs and Event Chairs Carmaleta Whiteley Felton and Otis Felton, at the Omni Dallas Hotel.  The theme for this year is “Celebrate!” and a host of celebrities from the sports and entertainment world, as well as local business leaders and officials will do just that as they begin the evening by walking the red caprt sponsored by Cigna followed by dinner and live auction.

Pat and Emmitt Smith will present the Roger Staubach award to Arizona Cardinals wide receiver and 2017 Walter Payton NFL Co-Man of the Year Award winner, Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. for his exceptional work with The Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund supporting education and recreation for youth, as well as supporting children and families experiencing health challenges. Named for the legendary Dallas Cowboys quarterback and real estate icon, this award recognizes sports and or entertainment professionals who positively impact the lives of children by living courageously and creating opportunities for today’s youth. This is the only award to be named in Staubach’s honor other than the one established at his alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy.  

TEAM 22 is the flagship program of Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities that provides hands-on, one-to-one mentoring, unique enrichment experiences, leadership development and college scholarships for underserved North Texas students. Pat & Emmitt are thrilled to have members of TEAM 22 participate throughout the evening’s program to be representatives of their efforts to promote and encourage education and leadership develeopment in our community’s youth. Entertainment for the Celebrate gala will be provided by the Emerald City band. 

COST: $750 per person, and limited tables at $5,000 with sponsorships available. Visit for more information or to purchase tickets.

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