NFL Legends Roger Staubach, Bob Lilly, Drew Pearson, “Mean” Joe Greene to Reminisce to Raise Funds for Oak Cliff’s Bishop Dunne
An Evening with Legends Dinner at AT&T Cowboy’s Stadium on April 29, 2015, will raise money for scholarships for deserving students to receive a quality, Catholic, college preparatory education at Bishop Dunne Catholic School.
Roger Staubach is one of four Legends invited to this inaugural dinner, along with his team mates Bob Lilly and Drew Pearson. “Mean” Joe Greene rounds out the four, and co-chairs of the evening are also legends: the NFL’s John Wooten and Pettis Norman, whose grandson, Alex Norman, graduated from the Oak Cliff school in 2012 and is playing football for UT.
Charlotte Jones Anderson will be given the Heart of a Legend Award at this inaugural dinner for her work in the field of professional athletics, community service and philanthropy. Mrs. Anderson is the Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer. Anderson was appointed Chairman of the Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board in 2010 and is the first woman to ever serve in that role.
At the event Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at A&T Stadium, “Home of the Cowboys,” top Dallas area Sports Disc Jockey Craig Miller of The Ticket – and a 1983 graduate of Bishop Dunne - will moderate the evening of memories for the four football legends. Miller’s sports radio show has been ranked #1 in the Metroplex for most of the last decade. Miller has also been the Master of Ceremonies at the Annual Bishop Dunne 100 Dinner almost every year, including last fall when the NCAA’s Vice President, Oliver Luck, father of the #1 2012 NFL Draft Pick Andrew Luck, was the keynote speaker. Both men enjoyed a Catholic education in their respective high schools, and have enjoyed professional success.
Tables for An Evening with Legends are nearly sold out at $2,500 each. The dinner includes a cocktail hour prior to the dinner and an after party with a chance to meet the legendary NFL players. A silent auction of autographed sports paraphernalia will also be on hand.
The event will begin with a 6:00 p.m. cocktail hour, dinner at 7:00 p.m. and a "firesaide chat" format with the four NFL legends moderated by DJ Craig Miller, then an after party.
Individual tickets are $250 and sponsorships are still available.To learn more or purchase your tickets online, please go to www.bdcs.org or www.Dunnesports.org or contact Lydia Torrez at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 469 291 1775.
The Cowboys' very first #1 draft pick, two two-time Super Bowl Champions, a Heisman trophy winning quarterback, and a four-time Super Bowl champion who is also the star of what is considered "The best Super Bowl television commercial of all time," are among the legends:
Charles Edward Greene, known as "Mean Joe" Greene, played his entire NFL career for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1969 to 1981. He is considered one of the greatest defensive linemen ever and was the cornerstone of the legendary “Steel Curtain” defense which helped the Steelers to win four Super Bowls during his time on the team. His nickname, “Mean Joe Greene” came from his alma mater, the University of North Texas, where the athletic teams are nicknamed the Mean Green. In Super Bowl IX, Greene became the first player ever to record an interception, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in a Super Bowl. He went to the Pro Bowl 10 times. After his career as a player, Mr. Greene became a CBS analyst and then an assistant NFL coach for three teams, including the Steelers, which won two more super Bowls, garnering Greene six total Super Bowl rings. A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he may be best known for his Coca Cola commercial played during a break in the 1979 Super Bowl, where a boy shares a soda with him, and after drinking it in one long gulp, Joe tosses his football jersey to his young fan. Despite his Steelers beating the Cowboys in Super Bowl X in 1975, Mr. Greene has chosen to live and retire in Dallas.
Bob Lilly was the #1 draft pick of the one-year-old Dallas Cowboys back in 1961. Born in Throckmorton, Texas, his family moved to Pendleton, Oregon, for his senior year in high school where he was an Oregon All-Stater in football and basketball. Bob returned to Ft. Worth, Texas, to attend Texas Christian University on a football scholarship. As a senior at TCU in 1960, he was a member of the Kodak All-American team and with that honor came a trip to New York to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, along with a round of dinners, parties and a gift: a camera. Lilly became a photographer and spent much of his time on the sidelines photographing his teammates. Lilly was a two-time All-South West Conference pick and a consensus All-America choice at Texas Christian before the Dallas Cowboys’ selected him as their first-ever draft choice in 1961. For 14 seasons, his play on defense was so outstanding that he became popularly known as “Mr. Cowboy.” As a tackle, Lilly was a first-team All-NFL choice every year from 1964 through 1969, then again in 1971, and 1972. Lilly was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980, his first year of eligibility, and in 1999, Lilly was ranked number 10 on The Sporting News’ list of the 100 Greatest Football Players, the highest-ranking defensive lineman and the highest-ranking Cowboy. He is the only Dallas Cowboy to wear #74, which is the only number unofficially retired by the team.
Two-time Super Bowl champion Drew Pearson was drafted in 1967 to play for the Baltimore Colts, despite never having played football in college. He played for three NFL teams and in five Super Bowls as a rusher, receiver, and kickoff return specialist. Mr. Pearson is best known for his playoff performance with the Dallas Cowboys in 1975, which included three touchdowns against the LA Rams in the NFL title game, which put his Cowboys into the Super Bowl, ultimately losing to Pittsburgh. In his 14 NFL seasons, Pearson rushed for 3,609 yards, caught 254 passes for 3,095 yards, returned seven punts for 40 yards, and gained 2,801 yards on kickoff returns for a total of 9,545 total yards and 33 touchdowns. He is the only player to have been coached by Don Shula, Chuck Noll, and Tom Landry, considered the three greatest coaches in NFL history, and he caught passes from three legendary quarterbacks: Johnny Unitas, Terry Bradshaw and Roger Staubach.
Roger Staubach is a 1963 Heisman Trophy winner and a two-time Super Bowl champion for the Dallas Cowboys. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy and honored his commitment to four years of service to the Navy before coming to the NFL. He was MVP of Super Bowl VI and ALL-NFC for five years. He had an 83.4 NFL passer rating when he retired, the best ever at the time. Married to his wife, Marianne, for 50 years, he has four grown children including a son and three daughters, one of whom was elected to the Dallas City Council: Jennifer Staubach Gates. After his NFL career, Staubach owned a successful real estate company and has been a volunteer and contributor to many Dallas non-profits, among them Catholic Charities, Children’s Cancer Fund and Genesis Women’s Shelter.
To purchase your tickets online, please go to www.bdcs.org or www.Dunnesports.org or contact Lydia Torrez at email@example.com or call 469 291 1775.