Retired Professional Football Players Of Dallas,TPM Charity Events, KPPS And KMI Join To Honor NFL Athletes' Charitable Work At Super Bowl
TPM Charity Events Management (TPM), Retired Professional Football Players of Dallas (RPFP), Kids Power Play Sports (KPPS) and Kids Matter International (KMI) partnered in concept to switch gears and take the road less traveled for events during Super Bowl XLV weekend.
- Dallas, TX (1888PressRelease) January 14, 2011 - The Inaugural 2011 Unsung Athlete Awards will take place on Thursday, February 3, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. at the Black Academy of Arts & Letters - 650 south Griffin Street in downtown Dallas, Texas. Fifteen NFL professional athletes, current and retired will be honored for their inconspicuous yet outstanding service provided through their individual charities. These men will converge in Dallas, Texas from all across the nation, in the spirit of giving back to those in need at this prestigious awards celebration.
Ticket prices range from $75-$250 with a portion of event proceeds to benefit select charitable organizations. Tickets are on sale now at: www.UnsungAthleteAwards.com or onsite at the Black Academy of Arts & Letters box office.
NFL Super Bowl Champion Lional Dalton and NFL veteran Michael Kiselak are this year's 2011 Unsung Athlete Awards event co-hosts. "I am honored to host this monumental event, and recognize other players that are making a difference," says Dalton. The 2011 honorees for the Unsung Athlete Awards event are:
ACTIVE NFL PLAYER HONOREES
Jarvis Green (two time Super Bowl Champion) - Jarvis Green Foundation
Braylon Edwards (NY Jets) - Braylon Edwards Foundation
Louis Delmas (Detroit Lions) - International Activist
Israel Idonije (Chicago Bears) - Israel Idonije Foundation
Martellus Bennett (Dallas Cowboys) - Martellus Bennett Truly Blessed Foundation
Jay Richardson (Seattle Seahawks) - Jay Richardson Foundation
David Thornton (Tennessee Titans) - United Way
Tony Gonzalez (Atlanta Falcons) - Shadow Buddies Foundation
Madieu Williams (Minnesota Vikings) - Madieu Williams Foundation
RETIRED NFL VETERAN HONOREES
Anthony Munoz (Pro Football Hall of Famer) - Anthony Munoz Foundation
Isiah Robertson (President of NFLPA Former Players- Dallas Chapter) - House of Isiah
Stockar McDougle (NFL Veteran) - McDougle Family Foundation
Preston Taylor (NFL Veteran) - Amachi Vision Corps
Byron Williams (NFL Veteran ) - Football Mini-camps
Reggie Berry (NFL Veteran) - Goals for Life Foundation
Dallas-based TPM Charity Events Management saw a need to highlight the charitable dimensions of the many NFL players during the upcoming and worldwide anticipatory Super Bowl weekend, and joined forces with the Retired Professional Football Players of Dallas, KPPS, KMI organizations.
"The purpose of creating the Unsung Athlete Awards was to create a platform dedicated to promoting and recognizing the positive and often overlooked charitable efforts of professional athletes, particularly those NFL players that are making a difference in their communities," says Tanya Stephens, Partner and Events Coordinator for TPM Charity Events Management. "To us, it's critical to bring to the forefront and spread the news of these charitable organizations and those players who are creating positive initiatives for the community," says Stephens.
After the awards presentation, a lively afterglow reception party will take place co-hosted by VH1's Football Wives star Dawn Neufeld and Dallas Cowboy Martellus Bennett. Other event highlights include:
• Exclusive NFL meet and greet networking mixer
• Silent auction of various pro NFL memorabilia
• Celebrity red carpet experience
• Three rooms of entertainment including live comedy show, celebrity DJ
For more information or to purchase tickets, log on to: www.UnsungAthleteAwards.com. For NFL player interview requests, media inquiries, or to request red carpet media credentials, contact Lisa Wilmore at 313.980-4766 or e-mail: WilmoreAgency ( @ ) aol dot com dot For more information about TPM, log on to: www dot TPMCharityEevents dot com dot
Presenting sponsors include: Retired Professional Football Players of Dallas, Kids Power Play Sports Foundation, Kids Matter International. Additional sponsors include: Fuze, Lifetime Fitness, D210 TV.
Retired Professional Football Players of Dallas:
The Retired Professional Football Players of Dallas is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, supported by the Dallas Chapter of the Dallas Chapter of NFL Players Association Former Players. The RPFP-Dallas is dedicated to supporting our local communities of North Texas. Our members work with local charities to donate time, money, and labor to fulfill requests of individuals, founders, schools, etc…that are in need.
About Kids Matter International:
Kids Matter International is a Texas based 501-C-3 charity that is committed to helping children. We serve children locally and overseas by a variety of means. All because...KIDS MATTER! KMI exists to bring hope and healing to children. Mission: To bring healing to children around the world affected by debilitating conditions, from abandonment to chronic illness, so that they may become healthy, educated and viable members of their community.
About Kids Power Play Sports:
In 2008, Kids Power Play Sports was founded, a nonprofit organization committed to educating at-risk youth in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, about the importance of proper diet, nutrition, physical activity and exercise. Dalton's goal is to address the growing epidemic of obesity, and to directly address the leading cause of health related issues amongst African-Americans from heart disease to diabetes. He has several planned program initiatives planned for the South Florida area, and hopes to promote health awareness by educating youth, and hopes to make good health accessible to every child…no matter what their background happens to be!
About TPM Charity Events Management, LLC:
TPM Charity Event's mission is to provide exceptional event management services to athlete based charitable organizations, empowering professional athletes to continue to lend their resources, influence, and celebrity to giving back and building their communities. www.tpmcharityevents.com.