The Cowboys of the ‘90s are one of the most storied dynasties in NFL history. Three Super Bowl Championships in four years; a roster of current and future Pro Football Hall of Famers and Ring of Honor legends; and one of the most famous rallying calls in sports annals — “How ‘bout them Cowboys!”
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the first of those three championships, the 1992 team will reunite on Friday, May 11, 2012, at The Westin Stonebriar as part of the third annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational. This is the first ever organized reunion of this group.
Bedsides the tournament’s namesake, some of the players who have already confirmed their participation include Troy Aikman, Charles Haley, Michael Irvin, Daryl Johnston and Jay Novacek.
“We really haven’t been brought back together as a group since we won the title,” said Emmitt Smith. “It’s going to be an incredible evening, seeing everyone together again. We were able to accomplish a lot and the memories we created will last a lifetime.”
As part of the Friday dinner — which will also feature Hollywood A-listers and legendary athletes of other sports — the voice of the Dallas Cowboys, Brad Sham, will host a roundtable discussion with ’92 team members, reliving the improbable season that led them to the Lombardi Trophy. FOX 4 television will host a “Live from the Red Carpet” show immediately preceeding the start of the dinner.
Tickets for the dinner start at $1,000 per plate. Honorary Chairs are Anita and David Feherty (broadcaster for CBS Sports and the Golf Channel), and Event Chairs are Dee Lincoln (owner of Dee Lincoln’s Restaurant and Bubble Bar) and her husband John DiNardo.
The weekend also features one of the area’s premier celebrity golf events. On Saturday, May 12, in McKinney, TX, many of the celebrities in attendance at the dinner will tee it up for a round of golf at the TPC Craig Ranch.
A list of confirmed celebrities for this year’s event will be available in early spring.
“The overall weekend has helped us raise a combined $600,000 in its first two years,” said Pat Smith, President of Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities. “We’re hoping this year that total will easily surpass the $1 million mark. These funds will be used to further the mission of Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, which has always been about providing enrichment opportunities to underserved youth.”
The Westin Stonebriar in Frisco, TX, is once again the event’s host and official hotel sponsor. American Airlines has signed up to be the
reunion’s official airline.
Sponsorships begin at $5,000. For information on how to participate, contact Kit Sawers at 972-584-0534 or email@example.com. The event sold out last year.
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