The NFL’s all-time leading rusher and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer, Emmitt Smith to Speak at the Annual Inspiring Hope Fundraising Luncheon for The Salvation Army of Arlington
President and CEO of the Caffey Group, Mark Caffey, is chairman of the event. Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams and his wife Karen, and Mansfield Mayor David Cook and his wife Tonya are honorary chairs.
As keynote speaker at this year’s Annual Inspiring Hope Fundraising Luncheon, the former Dallas Cowboys star will use the platform to share the story of his great career with an estimated crowd of more than 1,000 people.
Smith will also talk about his current work with The Salvation Army to help improve the lives of Arlington youth from families living below the poverty line.
Smith’s football career began when he played on a youth football team at The Salvation Army when he was eight years old. As quarterback for The Salvation Army Mini-Mites, he scored a 70-yard touchdown run from scrimmage of his very first game in organized football back in 1977 in Pensacola, Florida.
Smith’s family experienced financial difficulties while he was growing up, and he had to work extra hard, doing various jobs to raise money so he could help care for his sick grandmother.
Wednesday May 3
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
1 AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011
214-637-8290 - Office
214-799-2622 - Cell