Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational to Pair Dancing and Golf

“Dancing with the Smiths” to highlight fourth annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational

By Dane Brugler

Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities is proud to announce the fourth annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational, presented by SoftLayer. The star-studded two-day event is highlighted this year by “Dancing with the Smiths,” a gala dinner on Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Omni Dallas Hotel. The festivities resume the following morning with an 18-hole celebrity golf tournament on Saturday, May 11, at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney.

Friday’s “Dancing with the Smiths” will include a live show and dinner that features friends of Emmitt’s from his two seasons on Dancing with the Stars. Dancers provided by Studio 22, the Dallas-based dance studio where Emmitt trained, will also perform. The event will culminate with an auction and other entertainment. The evening kicks off with a red carpet entrance that will be televised live locally, for the second consecutive year, by FOX 4 television.

Michael Irvin, Mark Cuban and reigning Dancing with the Stars champion, Melissa Rycroft Strickland, serve as the weekend’s Honorary Hosts. Jan and Jeff Rich and Carole and Scott Murray are the event’s Honorary Chairs. 

“This weekend is one of the annual highlights for Emmitt and me,” said Pat Smith. “Last year our Friday gala honored the 20th anniversary of the ’92 Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys. This year, we’re turning our attention from the football field to the dance floor. They are very fun events, and more importantly they raise funds for North Texas children.”

The Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational has raised more than $1 million in support of Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities. Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, partners with nationally respected nonprofits to provide educational and enrichment opportunities for underserved children.

Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities will also partner with Star Children’s Charity for a Stiletto Strut luncheon with Pat Smith on Friday, May 10, at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend. Funds raised throughout this year’s Star Stiletto Strut and a percentage of funds raised from the golf tournament will benefit Boys and Girls Club of Collin County.

Learn More

For information on how to purchase individual tickets, which start at $250 each, or to sponsor the event, contact Icee Strain at 214-695-2244 or email her at icee@faysawers.com. The event sold out last year.