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Nonprofit ANASAZI Foundation to honor Hall of Fame quarterback and wife at November 8 gala.

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ANASAZI’s Turn for Peace award is presented to extraordinary people who have made significant contributions to heal and strengthen families, specifically parent-child relationships.

Legendary NFL quarterback Bart Starr and his wife Cherry will receive ANASAZI Foundation’s “Turn for Peace” award at the nonprofit organization’s annual scholarship dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people who have overcome significant personal challenges. The award presentation and dinner are scheduled for Thursday, November 8, at the new Phoenix Convention Center.

ANASAZI’s Turn for Peace award is presented to extraordinary people who have made significant contributions to heal and strengthen families, specifically parent-child relationships. Past recipients include former First Lady Barbara Bush, country music star Wynonna Judd, author Stephen R. Covey, philanthropists Robert and Lynette Gay, entertainer Marie Osmond, Family Circus creator Bil Keane, and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young, who nominated the Starrs for the 2007 award.

In 1965, the Starrs co-founded Rawhide Boys Ranch, which continues to help at-risk youth and their families build healthy and life-changing relationships.

As quarterback of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, Bart Starr was honored three times as Most Valuable Player, once as league MVP and as MVP of Super Bowls I and II. He has received numerous other awards, including the NFL Award for Citizenship, and he is the inspiration for the Bart Starr Award, presented each year to the best Christian player in the NFL. Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977, Starr is the only player to quarterback a team to five NFL championships.

ANASAZI’s scholarship dinner will feature a concert by Phantom of the Opera star Franc D’Ambrosio. Proceeds from the November 8 fundraiser will enable financially challenged families to obtain the help they need for a struggling son or daughter. For more information on the event or the Turn for Peace award, call (800) 678-3445 or e-mail sponsorships(at)anasazi(dot)org.

ABOUT ANASAZI FOUNDATION
ANASAZI Foundation is a nonprofit (501c3), nationally recognized, licensed, and JCAHO-accredited behavioral healthcare provider. ANASAZI's menu of services includes a 42-day wilderness-based treatment program for youths ages 12-17 (including those often labeled as “troubled teens”) and young adults ages 18-25, as well as parenting workshops, leadership and marriage courses, outpatient counseling, and community drug awareness and education forums. Visit http://www.anasazi.org for more information.

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Sean Rourke
ANASAZI Foundation
480.892.7403
sean.rourke(at)anasazi(dot)org

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