8th Annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Gala and Golf Tournament

The eighth annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational, presented by Healthcare Highways, was held the weekend of May 12 and 13 to benefit Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities. Activities began at the Omni Dallas Hotel with a Friday night gala, presented by Albertsons/Tom Thumb and led by Honorary Chair Faye C. Briggs and event chairs Carmaleta and Otis Felton.

The theme for this year was “Celebrate.” Teens from the organization’s mentoring program, TEAM 22, and previous scholarship recipients participated throughout the evening’s ceremony.

The gala ushered in the Celebrity Invitational golf tournament, sponsored by American Airlines, the following day at TPC Craig Ranch. This year’s winning team was comprised of Doug Campbell, Dennis Bassler, Braden Taylor of Albertsons/Tom Thumb, and former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Sterling Sharpe, who took home a crystal trophy and bragging rights with a net score of -40.

Proceeds from the weekend benefit Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, a public charity that creates and funds unique educational experiences and enrichment opportunities for underserved children.

For more information, visit www.emmittsmithcelebrityinvitational.com.

Imani Chet Lytle

Imani Chet spends most of her time behind the scenes at People Newspapers handling design and marketing tasks, but you can occasionally catch her out and about covering the latest museum openings, musical concerts, and delicious new food menus in the area – and all through her trusty dusty iPhone camera. Catch some of the action on our instagram page: @peoplenewspapers

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