Time To Tee Off

Social set packs Preston Hollow pad for Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational kickoff

Social set packs Dallas pad for Emmitt Smith Invitational kickoff

Emmitt Smith, Pat Smith
Emmitt Smith, Pat Smith Photo by James Edward
Lisa Lieberman, Steve Lierberman, Emmitt Smith Kickoff
Lisa Lieberman, Steve Lieberman Photo by James Edward
Scott Murray, Senator Royce West, Larry Brown, Emmitt Smith Kickoff
Scott Murray, Sen. Royce West, Larry Brown Photo by James Edward
Lawrence Bock, Katie Bock, Emmitt Smith Kickoff
Lawrence Bock, Katie Bock Photo by James Edward
Laurie Blum, Marvin Blum, Emmitt Smith Kickoff
Laurie Blum, Marvin Blum Photo by James Edward
Kimberly Whitman, Justin Whitman, Emmitt Smith Kickoff
Kimberly Whitman, Justin Whitman Photo by James Edward
Marion Glazer, Bennett Glazer, Emmitt Smith Kickoff
Marion Glazer, Bennett Glazer Photo by James Edward
Gerald Finney, Millicent Finney, Emmitt Smith Kickoff
Gerald Finney, Millicent Finney Photo by James Edward
Dr Kevin Light, Dena Light, Emmitt Smith Kickoff
Dr. Kevin Light, Dena Light Photo by James Edward
David Craig, Emmitt Smith, Emmitt Smith Kickoff
David Craig, Emmitt Smith Photo by James Edward
Alice Murray, Scott Murray, Emmitt Smith Kick Off
Alice Murray, Scott Murray Photo by James Edward
Emmitt Smith, Pat Smith
Lisa Lieberman, Steve Lierberman, Emmitt Smith Kickoff
Scott Murray, Senator Royce West, Larry Brown, Emmitt Smith Kickoff
Lawrence Bock, Katie Bock, Emmitt Smith Kickoff
Laurie Blum, Marvin Blum, Emmitt Smith Kickoff
Kimberly Whitman, Justin Whitman, Emmitt Smith Kickoff
Marion Glazer, Bennett Glazer, Emmitt Smith Kickoff
Gerald Finney, Millicent Finney, Emmitt Smith Kickoff
Dr Kevin Light, Dena Light, Emmitt Smith Kickoff
David Craig, Emmitt Smith, Emmitt Smith Kickoff
Alice Murray, Scott Murray, Emmitt Smith Kick Off

Dallas VIPs made their way to the Preston Hollow home of Lisa and Steve Lieberman for the kickoff of the fifth annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational.

Steve Lieberman got the party started by thanking the Smiths for using their “extraordinary talents and their superstar status” to help local kids through their works with the Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, which in 2013 distributed more than $400,000 to 47 nonprofits predominantly in North Texas.

Pat and Emmitt Smith then thanked sponsors — including SoftLayer, Albertsons, American Airlines, Dallas Healthy Aging Institute, Cigna, Waste Management Brown-Forman and G Wear — and host committee members for helping to raise more than $500,000 toward the 2014 event to date.

Guests — including honorary chairs Marion and Bennett Glazer, Larry Brown, Texas Sen. Royce West, Kimberly and Justin Whitman, Katy and Lawrence Bock, Sheryl and David Pidgeon, Beth and Jim Gold, Mike Ablon, and Ronnie Berg — mixed, mingled and reminisced about last year’s event.

The program concluded with sincere thanks from two teens, Christian Quintero and Giselle Garcia, who are members of the Smith’s Team 22, a program designed to mentor students to develop leadership and character skills through unique enrichment opportunities.

The 2014 event is set for May 9-10, with a Friday night party at the Omni Dallas hotel featuring a celebrity reception, dinner, live auction and dancing. The charity golf tournament takes place the morning of May 10 at TPC Craig Ranch, with players and other sports and entertainment celebrities partnered with each foursome.