2011 Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational Set To Tee Off In Dallas

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Dallas Cowboys Legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith and his wife, Pat, President of Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities (PESC) will host the 2nd Annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney and the Westin Stonebriar Resort in Frisco.

Dallas Cowboys Legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith and his wife, Pat, President of Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities (PESC) will host the 2nd Annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney and the Westin Stonebriar Resort in Frisco.

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WHO:    Dallas Cowboys Legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith and his wife, Pat, President of Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities (PESC) will host the 2nd Annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney and the Westin Stonebriar Resort in Frisco.

Participating celebrities include: Keith Brooking; Derrick Brooks; Tony Casillas; Mike Eruzione; Michael Finley; Jason Garrett; Mark Ingram, Jr.; Rickey Jackson; Daryl Johnston; Jacque Jones; Donna Richardson-Joyner; Pierre Larouche; Eddie Levert; Floyd Little; Eugene Lockhart; Kenny Lofton; John Randle; Deion Sanders; Sean Salisbury; Thurman Thomas; Winfred Tubbs; Clay Walker; Spud Webb; Michael Wilson; Darren Woodson; Rayfield Wright; Jason Witten.

Major corporate and individual sponsors include: TPC Craig Ranch, The Quintess Collection, Crest, Heritage Auctions, Westin Stonebriar Resort, Traxxas, Michael Wilson, Dr. Richard A. Benavides, MD, PA, Hail Merry, American Airlines, Hoffman International Properties, Herradura Tequila, Tricon Precast, Ltd., Shell Oil, Lovett Golf, Residences at Grand Lodge, Andrews Distributing, Graycliff Cigars, SSP America, Cattleack Barbeque, PSAV, and Murray Media.

WHAT:    The 2011 Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational Golf & Poker Tournaments will include celebrity activities, special events, fundraising initiatives and sponsorship opportunities, all showcased at TPC Craig Ranch and the Westin Stonebriar Resort.

This year’s event will feature a live onsite and online video broadcast by Heritage Auctions featuring extraordinary “fantasy” experiences and a “Suite 22” gifting lounge for celebrities and VIP’s by HAS Events.

The unique “once-in-a-lifetime” experiences open to any online bidder during a live video auction at http://www.ha.com/emmittsmith include:

  • Royal Dinner Fantasy for 14 prepared by The Royal Chef, Darren McGrady, at the Dallas home of Pat & Emmitt Smith
  • Dancing with the Stars Season Finale Fantasy with Pat and Emmitt Smith
  • Cowboy Legends Poker Fantasy with Emmitt, Troy Aikman, and Daryl Johnston hosted by Dee Lincoln
  • Horse Lover’s Dream Fantasy featuring CF Jett, a royally-bred Black Arabian Stallion, and tickets to the 2012 Kentucky Derby
  • Custom-designed, and extremely rare limited edition Emmitt Smith Traxxas RC Truck Autographed by the celebrities participating in the 2011 Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational

WHERE:    TPC Craig Ranch (TPCCR)        Westin Stonebriar Resort
        8000 Collin McKinney Parkway    1549 Legacy Drive
McKinney, TX 75070-7678        Frisco, TX 75034
(972) 747-9005            (972) 668-8000

WHEN:    May 13 & 14, 2011 (Media Schedule)

Friday, May 13

  •     Red Carpet, Westin Stonebriar: 6:30-7:30 pm

        Saturday, Mary 14

  •     Celebrity Invitational, TPCCR: 7:30-9:00 am
  •     Youth Golf Clinic, TPCCR: 12:45-1:45 pm
  •     Awards Ceremony, TPCCR: 3:00-4:00 pm

WHY:    “The Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational showcases our charity’s commitment to leveraging top celebrity events and key relationships in the business and philanthropic communities to create opportunities to serve the educational needs of children,” says Pat Smith, President of PESC.

“This is a very special event for me because it raises money for children who need some additional support and encouragement,” says Emmitt Smith. “As many people know, golf is a passion of mine. It’s always great fun to gather with former teammates, competitors and friends from the sports, entertainment and philanthropic community for some friendly competition. It’s even more important, however, to leverage events such as this for a worthy cause and the good and wellbeing of our community in general. Pat and I feel truly blessed to be in a position to do just that.”

About PESC

Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities (PESC) is a 501 (c)(3) public charity that uses proceeds from high-impact celebrity events such as the annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational to create unique educational experiences and enrichment opportunities with an educational focus for underserved children. PESC strives to create innovative programs for young people across North Texas and beyond. Pat & Emmitt Smith are connected and invested in each program and experience opportunity that PESC supports.

To date, PESC has provided numerous educational grants and 24 college scholarships through “Take Stock in Children” and recently added a new four-year college scholarship though the Children’s Defense Fund “Beat the Odds Dallas” initiative.

Initially a grant-making organization, PESC’s new primary focus is on the development of an innovative new educational and experiential program for underserved students called “Team 22” that is scheduled to launch in the fall of 2011. For more details see http://www.pesckids.org.

For more information, please contact:
Lynda Longstreet-Hall
Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational
972-584-0534
Lynda(at)pesckids(dot)org

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