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 DWTS’ Tom 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,