03 Jan THE ROAD TO ARIZONA SUPER BOWL PARTIES AND PREGAME TAILGATES: 18TH ANNUAL LEGENDS FOR CHARITY DINNER PRESENTING THE PAT SUMMERALL AWARD BENEFITING ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL 2023 HONOREE HOWIE LONG
18TH ANNUAL LEGENDS FOR CHARITY DINNER PRESENTING THE PAT SUMMERALL AWARD BENEFITING ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL 2023 HONOREE HOWIE LONG
WHEN: Thursday, February 9, 2023
TIME: 5pm– 8pm
WHERE: Hyatt Regency | Downtown Phoenix
TICKETS & DONATIONS: HERE
Individual – $300 (limited availability)
Sponsor Packages are available as well.
It’s that time of the year again for the 18th annual Legends For Charity dinner! Legends For Charity was created in 2005 by Cheryl Deleonardis, President of Ocean 2 Ocean Productions. This amazing event takes place at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Phoenix Arizona during Super Bowl LVII weekend. This dinner is one of the best fundraising Super Bowl week events! It has raised over $8 Million since its inception and continues to benefit the lifesaving mission of St. Jude finding cures and saving children. Howie Long who is a Studio Analyst on FOX NFL Sunday and a Pro Football Hall of Famer will be the 2023 Pat Summerall Award Honoree. PAST HONOREES INCLUDE: James Brown, Greg Gumbel, Jim Nantz, Chris Berman, Cris Collinsworth, Al Michaels, Archie Manning, Michael Strahan, Joe Buck, John Madden, Rich Eisen, Tony Dungy, Bill Cowher, Jim Kelly and Erin Andrews.
ABOUT: Legends for Charity-The Pat Summerall Award
During Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, Fl in 2005 Pat Summerall was selected by Cheryl DeLeonardis, president of Ocean 2 Ocean Productions as the honoree for her inaugural event The Legends for Charity Luncheon. The reaction and turnout were more than anyone anticipated as notable NFL broadcasters such as Troy Aikman, Greg Gumbel, Jim Nantz, Cris Collinsworth, Lesley Visser and Dick Stockton to name a few turned out to pay tribute to the man who laid the groundwork for each of their own career paths.
Realizing the impact this giant in the broadcasting industry had on others, with the blessing of both Pat and Cheri Summerall, The Pat Summerall Award was created and a new tradition during Super Bowl would be set. The award was created to honor a national broadcaster or prominent sports personality who exemplified the characteristics Pat Summerall wanted the award to represent – an individual who has had an outstanding career and who has made a significant impact in their community. Commencing at Super Bowl XL in Detroit in 2006, Pat Summerall personally chose the honoree and presented the award in person annually during Super Bowl Weekend until his death in 2013. Pat truly loved this event and loved even more that his name was somehow helping to save lives. His baritone voice and his legacy has continued to live on through this event and every child who walks through the doors at St. Jude.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and it won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes to help doctors and researchers at local hospitals and cancer centers around the world improve the quality of treatment and care for even more children. Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live. VisitSt. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness.Support the St. Jude mission by donating atstjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram,LinkedIn and TikTok, and subscribing to itsYouTube channel.