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Roger Staubach to Speak at The SA’s Annual Inspiring Hope Fundraising Luncheon in Arlington

Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President, Charlotte Jones Anderson, is Honorary Chairwoman

Roger Staubach to Speak at The Salvation Army’s Annual Inspiring Hope Fundraising Luncheon in Arlington

Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President, Charlotte Jones Anderson,
is Honorary Chairwoman of the event

ARLINGTON (April 11, 2016) – Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Roger Staubach, will be the keynote speaker at The Salvation Army’s 2nd Annual Inspiring Hope Luncheon, on Wednesday May 4 from noon until 1:30 p.m. at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Staubach, a Texas Legend and Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award winner, is Executive Chairman of JLL Americas, a financial and professional firm specializing in real estate. A 1965 Engineering graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Staubach served for four years as a Naval Officer before joining the Dallas Cowboys, launching his real estate career while he was still playing football. His personal business ethics and service have won him many honors and accolades across Texas.

Besides running a successful business, Staubach also dedicates a lot of time and effort to various humanitarian and development causes. He has served on the boards of numerous associations and organizations including The Salvation Army National Advisory Board and the DFW Metroplex Advisory Board.

"Roger Staubach is a long-time supporter of The Salvation Army and we are so grateful he will join us as keynote speaker at our upcoming Inspiring Hope Luncheon," says Captain Jennifer/Patrick Jones, Corps Officer for The Salvation Army in Arlington. "The luncheon will raise important funding that will enable us to help many distressed families and individuals in our community. We accomplish this important work through the generous support of many people who identify with our mission to meet human needs for those in difficult situations without discrimination."

Dallas Cowboys Executive vice president, Charlotte Jones Anderson is Honorary Chairwoman of the Luncheon. Anderson has a long history of serving The Salvation Army. She was the first woman to chair the organization’s National Advisory Board. She is also a member of The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Advisory Board. And for the past 19 years, she has produced the national Red Kettle Kickoff during halftime at the Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game featuring such entertainers as Clint Black, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, the Jonas Brothers, Keith Urban, and Luke Bryan.

Steve Vincent and Mark Caffey are serving along with Anderson as Honorary Co-chairs. Caffey, an Arlington native, is President and CEO of the Caffey Group, an oil and gas development company.

Singer/songwriter and NBC’s season-three contestant on “The Voice,” Aquile, will give a special guest performance. Aquile’s musical roots began in his early years singing in church with a strong influence from his mother. He moved to Fort Worth and became an instant local success playing in venues in and around the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Also performing will be The Salvation Army's Harbor Light Choir from Houston. The choir is comprised of current and former substance abuse program participants who have demonstrated success and initiative toward their recovery. These men make a one-year commitment to perform at various venues with the choir as a part of their work therapy. The choir represents The Salvation Army as ambassadors of hope throughout Houston and internationally. The choir has performed as far away as Scotland and England.

The Inspiring Hope Luncheon aims to raise funds for the Gene and Jerry Jones Family North Texas Youth Education Town (YET) and the Family Life Center, both of which are housed at The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army’s Youth Education Town in Arlington responds to the needs of Arlington citizens living below the poverty line. It provides kids the opportunity to try new activities, find new talents, and make lasting memories. The center offers a comprehensive array of personal development activities to disadvantaged youth including the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic, as well as technology and computer literacy, homework help, tutoring programs, a life-lessons curriculum, and nutrition and creative arts programs. Caring staff and volunteers strive to help children improve their communication skills, increase their graduation rates, and envision bright futures through careers in technology and creative arts.

The Family Life Center provides a shelter designed to take families from being homeless to being stable and productive members of society. It is one of the few shelters in the area where families are able to live together in their own apartment as they strive to get back on their feet. Activities within the Family Life Center include job skills, parenting, and finance classes.

Tickets to the Inspiring Hope Luncheon are $150 for individuals. Table sponsorships range from $1,500 to $100,000 for a table of ten. Sponsorships of various levels may include recognition on invitations, table signage, social media, and more. To buy tickets log on to www.sayet.org. For sponsorship information, contact Bridget Lenhardt at 817-860-1836 or bridget_lenhardt@uss.salvationarmy.org.

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