The Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational Gala, presented by title sponsor Healthcare Highways, will take place May 4, marking its 9th year of grand-scale fundraising to directly impact the lives of thousands of North Texas children, families and their communities.
This year’s Roger Staubach Award recipient is Jason Witten, Witten’s SCORE Foundation, founded in 2007, has positively impacted tens of thousands of children and families in Texas and Tennessee over the last decade. 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.
Led by Honorary Chairs Torii and Katrina Hunter and Event Chairs Janiece Evans-Page and Mark Page the theme for this year is “Rising Stars”. Attendees will learn the stories of three amazing students who have participated in Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities programs, including members of the flagship mentoring program, TEAM 22. These rising stars will be celebrated, along with a host of celebrities from the sports and entertainment world, local business leaders and officials.
The evening will kick off with the Cigna red carpet and reception sponsored by Tequila Herradura and be followed by dinner courtesy of E Smith Advisors. Nischelle Turner, entertainment correspondent for HLN's Showbiz Tonight and CNN will serve as the evening’s emcee. Proceeds will benefit Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities.