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The Cooper Institute’s annual Legacy Award Dinner will feature baseball great George Brett

The Cooper Institute, a nonprofit health organization founded by Dr. Kenneth Cooper and based in Dallas, will host its annual Legacy Award Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Globe Life Park in Arlington. This year’s event will feature an all-star lineup with event chair David Glass, Legacy Award recipient Drayton McLane, Jr., keynote speaker and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer George Brett along with moderator, Emmy Award-winning Kansas City Royals broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre.

Longtime media personality Scott Murray will once again serve as master of ceremonies. The annual Legacy Award Dinner will raise funds to support the mission of The Cooper Institute to improve global population health with a particular focus on youth and raising a healthier generation.

 The annual dinner celebrates the mission of The Institute and honors leaders who have improved the lives and health of men, women and children across the country and around the world. Past Legacy Award recipients include Ray HuntPeter O’Donnell, Jr., the late Fred MeyerLyda Hill and Roger Staubach, a press release stated.
McLane is well known for his philanthropic endeavors and community enrichment initiatives and his dedication to service through works with The Cooper Institute, the Boy Scouts of America, Baylor UniversityBaylor Scott and White Health and many other worthwhile organizations.

Brett is considered baseball royalty and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999. The 13-time All-Star had a career that transcended the baseball diamond.

Broadcaster Lefebvre is in his 19th season with the Royals and his 23rd season in Major League Baseball.

Both Brett and Lefebvre will participate in an interview session as the keynote presentation on Nov. 2.

For more information, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact Amy Johnson, chief development officer, at 214-543-6533 or

For over 47 years The Institute has led the charge in conducting groundbreaking research through The Institute’s principal research asset, the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study, one of the most highly-referenced databases in the world that has helped establish links between fitness and cardiovascular diseases, dementia, healthcare costs and more.

Current event sponsors include Dr. Kenneth and Millie CooperDrayton and Elizabeth McLaneDavid and Ruth GlassRoger and Marianne StaubachNancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt, Oncor, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, AT&T, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, Gail and Steve ReinemundThomas and Shelly CoddElmer and Sandra Doty and the Gov. Mike and Janet Huckabee. publishes every week.
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