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Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities

Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities creates and funds unique educational experiences and enrichment opportunities for underserved children and youth of North Texas.

PESC holds two annual public fundraising events: The Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational golf tournament and a gala that's held every May. The Friday Night Party kicks off the weekend with a celebrity reception followed by dinner, a live auction, and presentation of the Roger Staubach Award. The Invitational continues on Saturday with an 18-hole charity golf tournament at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney. Get more details here.

The public is also invited to participate in the Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo charity cycling ride held in September. The Gran Fondo courses are designed to accommodate the most avid of cyclists to the casual weekend rider. There are five routes from which to choose: a 100k, a 45-mile, a 22-mile route, the family ride, and the Gran Fondo, a 100-mile timed route with a $10,000 winner-take-all purse. Participants and their families will want to stay after the ride to enjoy a post-race party complete with a beer garden and cocktails, entertainment, family activities, and awards ceremony. For more information on the event, route information or to register, go here.

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