Celebrity Philanthropy

Dallas power couple rounds up celeb pals for fab philanthropic weekend

Dallas power couple rounds up celeb pals for fab philanthropic weekend

Emmitt & Pat Smith, Marjorie & Steve Harvey
Emmitt Smith, Pat Smith, Marjorie Harvey, Steve Harvey Photo by Gittings and Thomas Garza
Tony Romo, Pat Smith, Candace Romo
Tony Romo, Pat Smith, Candice Romo Photo by Gittings and Thomas Garza
Pat Smith, Vivica Fox
Pat Smith, Vivica Fox Photo by Gittings and Thomas Garza
Lacy Lockhart, Billy Dawson
Lacy Lockhart, Billy Dawson Photo by Gittings and Thomas Garza
Melissa Rycroft-Strickland & Tye Strickland
Melissa Rycroft-Strickland, Tye Strickland Photo by Gittings and Thomas Garza
Anita Mahram, Donna Richardson, Carmen Studer
Anita Mahram, Donna Richardson, Carmen Studer Photo by Gittings and Thomas Garza
 Drew Pearson & Danica Fenoglio
Drew Pearson, Danica Fenoglio Photo by Gittings and Thomas Garza
Edo Popken, Jena Waldron
Edo Popken, Jena Waldron Photo by Gittings and Thomas Garza
Emmitt Smith and The O'Jays
Emmitt Smith, The O'Jays Photo by Gittings and Thomas Garza
Ronelle Ianice, Tom Bergeron
Ronelle Ianace, Tom Bergeron Photo by Gittings and Thomas Garza
Jane McGarry, John Dieb
Jane McGarry, John Dieb Photo by Gittings and Thomas Garza
Emmitt & Pat Smith, Marjorie & Steve Harvey
Tony Romo, Pat Smith, Candace Romo
Pat Smith, Vivica Fox
Lacy Lockhart, Billy Dawson
Melissa Rycroft-Strickland & Tye Strickland
Anita Mahram, Donna Richardson, Carmen Studer
 Drew Pearson & Danica Fenoglio
Edo Popken, Jena Waldron
Emmitt Smith and The O'Jays
Ronelle Ianice, Tom Bergeron
Jane McGarry, John Dieb

What: 2015 Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational and Gala

Where: Omni Hotel and TPC Craig Ranch

The 411: A formidable force on the local charity scene, Emmitt Smith and his wife, Pat, welcomed back celebrity friends — from both Emmitt’s days as an NFL great and his stint on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars —to their annual gala and golf tournament. Everyone donned their finest threads for a walk on the red carpet that preceded a seated dinner and presentation emceed with DWTSTom Bergeron. During the gala, the Smiths presented Marjorie and Steve Harvey with the Roger Staubach Award, so bestowed for the couple’s efforts to positively impact the lives of children. After dinner, it was time to dance, of course, to music by The O’Jays and Emerald City.

The following morning, golfers rallied at TPC Craig Ranch for a philanthropic round of 18 holes. All told the weekend raised more than $1.2 million for Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities, which support education programming for underserved children. The proceeds raised throughout the weekend will fund summer camps, afterschool programs, college tuition and other educational programming that impact more than 25,000 children annually.

Who: Candice and Tony Romo, Vivica Fox, Melissa Rycroft and Tye Strickland, Cheryl Burke, Jake Pavelka, Jane McGarry, Drew Pearson, and Danica Fenoglio.

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