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Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities to benefit from 9th Annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational held May 5th

The 2018 Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational kicked off on Tuesday, January 23 at the offices of Winstead PC in Downtown Dallas, with an event hosted by Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities (PESC) board member, Mr. Robert McCormick. The 2018 Invitational chairs are Janiece Evans-Page, VP President, Global Philanthropy and Sustainability at Fossil Group and Mark Page, President of Operations for AT&T’s Chief Data Office.

The Invitational weekend is presented by Healthcare Highways and will kick off on May 4th with a Friday Night Party sponsored by Alberstons Tom Thumb at the Omni Frisco. The evening will begin with a celebrity reception sponsored by Brown–Forman, followed by dinner, a live auction and presentation of the Roger Staubach Award. The Invitational continues on Saturday, May 5th, with an 18-hole charity golf tournament at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney.

Tickets for the Friday Night Party begin at $750 and pavilion passes for the Saturday Golf Tournament are $50 each.  For ticket and sponsorship details contact Dana Vilardi at

*Pictured above: Emmitt Smith, Janiece Evans Page, Mark Page. Photo by Marcy Meeks.


Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities is a 501(c)(3) public charity that creates and funds unique educational experiences and enrichment opportunities for underserved children, including an annual Back to School program with Dallas ISD, a grants and scholarships program and Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities flagship leadership development program, TEAM 22. Pat and Emmitt personally mentor this group of high potential, high performing students from the Dallas area through their flagship, hands-on mentoring program. They have worked with two cohorts of ten students for the past seven years, providing them with mentors, cultural and educational opportunities and unique excursions with Pat and Emmitt, volunteerism and scholarships. Find more on the organization’s website. publishes every week.
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