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HOLLYWOOD, FL - The 8th annual Pat Summerall Award will be presented to Archie Manning on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at the Legends for Charity® Dinner in New Orleans. The Legends for Charity dinner will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.
Archie Manning, former NFL Quarterback and current CBS Sports Broadcaster, becomes the eighth recipient of this prestigious award and will be honored at the NFL Headquarters Hotel, The Hyatt Regency.
"It is a tremendous honor for me to receive the Pat Summerall Award,"said Archie Manning."I am very familiar with the Legends for Charity Event and the great work it does for St. Jude. My family and I look forward to this event during Super Bowl in New Orleans."
"I have experienced many great moments in my life and my career," said Pat Summerall. "Presenting this award that bears my name to Archie Manning, whose life achievements on and off the field exemplifies what this honor represents, will rank up among the best. To be able to do this in New Orleans is an extra bonus."
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital treats children fighting cancer and other deadly diseases with pioneering research and exceptional care. St. Jude speeds its research discoveries from our labs to patients and doctors everywhere. Thanks to the generosity of donors, no family ever pays St. Jude for anything. Care, housing, transportation, meals—the list of services St. Jude provides to families is unequalled.
"St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is so honored to be the beneficiary of this incredible evening and to be associated with such sports legends as Pat Summerall and Archie Manning," said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "Both of these men embody the same spirit of giving that was so important to St. Jude founder Danny Thomas. Thanks to galas such as Legends for Charity, St. Jude is able to give hope to children fighting cancer and other deadly diseases in communities everywhere. The money raised from this event will help St. Jude continue our mission of finding cures and saving children, all while ensuring that no family ever pays St. Jude for anything."
The presenting sponsor for this year's dinner is The Yokota Foundation. Supporting sponsors include, BankPlus, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Gary and Martha Solomon, Harrah's New Orleans Casino & Hotel, Moffett Holdings, LLC, Southern Abstracts, Inc., Marty Beth Rittiner St. Farm Insurance, PSAV, Van Devender Family Foundation, Arby's Foundation, Carey International, Inc., CBS Sports, DIRECTTV, Global Hunter Securities, Meyer Engineers, LTD., National Football League, FOX Sports, Andrew Rosenberg, Robert Boh and Ole Miss.
The Legends for Charity dinner has been the honored with seven prestigious Telly Awards and will once again be produced in its entirety by Cheryl DeLeonardis of Ocean 2 Ocean Productions.
For more information please visit www.legendsforcharity.com.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:
Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
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