Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 24, 2011
The 2011 Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational raised more than $ 425,000 for Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities. Proceeds from this years event will support outreach programs, such as the new Team 22 experience for underserved middle school students, educational scholarships and community grants.
This is another big step in accomplishing our mission of creating opportunities and unique experiences for at-risk children, said Pat Smith, President of Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities (PESC). God has blessed us in finding ways to provide scholarships to fund many worthy programs that help deserving children. We want to use this tournament and other charity initiatives to make dreams come true and make a difference in their lives.
The 2011 Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational Golf & Poker Tournaments included celebrity activities, special events, fundraising initiatives and sponsorship opportunities, all showcased at TPC Craig Ranch and the Westin Stonebriar Resort. Winfred Tubbs won the Celebrity Poker Tournament, Spud Webb took home top honors in the Celebrity Golf Tournament, and Mike Eruzione and Team Crest captured first place in the Celebrity-Style Pro-Am.
The Red Carpet Pairings Party, hosted by Deion Sanders, featured a Suite 22 luxury experience lounge for celebrities and VIPs by HAS Events. A live onsite and online video broadcast by Heritage Auctions featured extraordinary fantasy experiences. The unique once-in-a-lifetime experiences were open to any online bidder during the live video auction at http://www.ha.com/emmittsmith and included: