Off the Field Players’ Wives Association Rocks the Runway: A Celebration of Super Bowl LII

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NFL wives take to the runway in Minnesota for a large-scale, collaborative charity benefit fashion show

Off the Field Players’ Wives Super Bowl Fashion Show will be held at the Galleria in Edina, Minnesota on Friday, February 2, 2018. The 17th annual event celebrates Super Bowl in a toast to wives of current and former NFL players with a large-scale, collaborative charity benefit fashion show. Football and high fashion will collide for this exclusive event offering an array of surprises on the catwalk. Off the Field will showcase the hottest new collections from Galleria Edina retailers in association with fashion producer and international stylist, Grant Whittaker of Grant Whittaker Style. “We are delighted to be in Minnesota for this fabulous event,” said Ericka Lassiter, President of Off the Field. “This will be our 17th Annual Players’ Wives Fashion Show during Super Bowl week. We look forward to seeing everyone and raising funds that will directly support The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and Off the Field Players’ Wives Association. The event is fun, memorable and most importantly gives back to the local community.”

With an exciting event programmed, the celebration will kick off on Thursday, February 1st with Off the Field’s Welcome Soiree, an invitation-only, sponsored event at Queen Anna House of Fashion. This fabulous boutique is owned by Nicole Jennings, a member of Off the Field and wife of NFL veteran and Sports Analyst Greg Jennings. A meet and greet reception will also take place prior to the fashion show on Friday, February 2 nd , from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “We are thrilled to host the Off the Field Players’ Wives Association Fashion Show at Galleria,” said Wendy Eisenberg, General Manager, Galleria Edina. “Galleria is the perfect match for this event — high fashion combined with a remarkable cause.”
 
Off the Field’s 2018 Woman of Impact Award recipient is philanthropist and influencer, Dionne Boldin, wife of Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, Anquan Boldin. The Woman of Impact Award is awarded to an individual who has shown continued dedication to causes committed to community service & philanthropy. The Danielle Beverly Courage Award will be presented to Terri Upshaw, widow of Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Executive Director of the NFLPA, the late Gene Upshaw.

Expect to see members of the Professional Football Hall of Fame, retired and current NFL players, and a host of celebrity guests. It’s a high-energy ode to style, sisterhood and philanthropy, and an all-around good time. Seating is limited. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/off-the-field-players-wives-fashion-how-superbowlweekend2018-tickets-40154512227?aff=eac2

Sponsors include Galleria Edina, Design Within Reach, Harrington + Associates Plastic Surgery, NFL Player Engagement, Cambria, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Lili Salon Spa and Pure Recovery.

Those partaking in Off the Field events are encouraged to use the OTF social media hash tags, #OTFSB52 and #OTFfashionfete52

ABOUT OFF THE FIELD
Off the Field is the National Football Players’ Wives Association comprised of talented and diverse wives of active and retired professional football players. Its mission is to unite and empower our members to perform and support philanthropic initiatives that enhance the quality of life for families in our communities.
 
Off the Field was established on February 16, 2006, in Washington D.C., as a national non-profit organization. The organization is comprised solely of the spouses of active and retired NFL players. OTF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that strives to be a resource to its members and their communities. The purpose of the OTF is to have an alliance of women within a network who are fully committed to collectively affect change within themselves as well as their surrounding communities.
 
Through its dedication to create awareness of children and family needs in communities, and raise funds for local and national charitable organizations that emphasize strengthening the family unit, OTF has contributed more than $1 million to various charitable organizations since its inception.

ABOUT WOMEN’S FOUNDATION OF MINNESOTA
Founded in 1983, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota is the first statewide women’s foundation in the nation, and remains the only grant making organization in Minnesota dedicated exclusively to growing equity for women and girls.

ABOUT GALLERIA EDINA
Galleria Shopping Center in Edina is a Twin Cities luxury-shopping destination offering the finest in fashion, home, beauty and dining. A recent 20,000-square- foot expansion project has added new restaurants, stores, public spaces and amenities to The Galleria’s many upscale offerings. The center is located at 69th and France Avenue in Edina, Minnesota; hours are Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Restaurants and some stores' hours may vary. For more information, visit GalleriaEdina.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

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Gail Easley
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