Thursday, February 3, 2011

Legends of Charity celebrates NFL on Fox

After a long week of icy roads, freezing temperatures and a slew of canceled Super Bowl events...  The NFL on FOX on-air team was honored tonight at the seventh annual Legends for Charity dinner to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at the Hilton Anatole.

The dinner celebrated the broadcasting and professional football careers of the NFL on FOX on-air talent while showcasing the lifesaving research and treatment done at St. Jude.

“The group award this year – which varies from the original concept of selecting an individual who has not only excelled in their field but for their personal commitment to making a difference in the lives of others – was done to celebrate the difference the network – The NFL ON FOX – is making through their creation of the FOX Sports Supports program,” said Mr. Summerall. ” It was a perfect way to celebrate their selection of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”

Flip through this Flickr album to see the bevy of sports stars who graced this event.

The Pat Summerall Award was presented to the NFL on FOX team and accepting the award was Terry Bradshaw, Joe Buck, Jay Glazer, Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long, Curt Menefee, and Michael Strahan.

Curiously, Troy Aikman was a no-show.  I heard he was also absent from an event at The Mansion last night. I wonder if the news of his divorce has caused him to avoid the spotlight for a while???  Also missing in action was Pam Oliver, which was a shame because I was really looking forward to meeting her. I always like to give a pat on the back to a woman making it happen in a man's world.  You go, girl!

It was a pleasant surprise the see Tony Romo with fiance, Candice Crawford. (Candice, girl, you have got to get Tony to quit wearing that news-boy cap. He's had one on at the last 5 events I've seen him at.  Is he losing his hair or what's the deal?)

It was a great night for a wonderful cause.  Pat Summerall told the crowd that this was the largest event to date and it must be "because everything is bigger and better in Texas."  It's just what Dallas does best. Party for a cause.