25th Anniversary Celebration - An Evening with Bart Starr -Silver
the Alzheimer’s Women’s Association for Resources and
Education, a component fund of the Dallas Foundation.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
N Stemmons Freeway
speaker is Bart
Starr, NFL football Hall of Fame award recipient, former
Green Bay Packers coach and quarterback and Super Bowl I and
II MVP, speaking on reliving the Ice Bowl of 1967.
Guests will enjoy cocktails,
dinner, live and silent auction.
A.W.A.R.E. founders being celebrated are Ruth Sharp
Altshuler, Cyndy Hudgins, Nancy Nelson, Evelyn Ponder,
Billie Leigh Rippey and Anita Sampels.
Shardon, A.W.A.R.E. Event Chair
Roop Crosby, President, A.W.A.R.E.
each. Underwriting begins at $2,500 up to $50,000.
A.W.A.R.E. contact: A.W.A.R.E.
c/o Lisa Shardon, 5015 West Hanover, Dallas, Texas 75209 or
A.W.A.R.E. Mission Statement: A.W.A.R.E.
is the fundraising arm that supports the Greater Dallas
Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The services
A.W.A.R.E. supports include: respite care, a helpline,
research and education benefiting individuals with
Alzheimer’s disease, improved diagnosis, cures for and
prevention of the disease and therapy. A.W.A.R.E.
supports giving guidance, financial assistance and
publicizing the needs of these individuals, their families
and caregivers, and other services that relate to its
ultimate goal of a “World without Alzheimer’s.”
mission is to raise money to support the local chapter of
the Alzheimer's Association. Funds
raised stay in Dallas and serve 34 counties of North Texas
through the Greater Dallas chapter of the Alzheimer’s
Association. It is the only organization in Dallas/North
Texas dedicated to fight Alzheimer’s through its leading
edge services and education, top-level research, caring
community outreach and advocacy. Since 1989, A.W.A.R.E. has
raised over $12 million.
About Bart Starr: Bart
Starr was a 17th round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers
in 1956. His playing time was limited during his first few
years on the team, but the arrival of Vince Lombardi as
Packers coach changed his football career. Lombardi found
Starr an intelligent and capable player. With his
encouragement, Starr acquired the self-confidence to become
one of the NFL's great field leaders.
By 1960, Starr led Green Bay to the Western Division
championship, the first in a long run of successes for the
Packers. Starr ended up playing for 15 years as a
quarterback and rose to become one the greatest players the
team has seen. He held several NFL passing records,
including the lifetime record of completing 57.4 percent of
his passes over a 16-year period. He led the league in
passing three times. Starr used his astuteness and skill to
lead the Packers to five NFL titles and two Super Bowl
Championships. He was honored three times as Most Valuable
Player- once as a Green Bay Packer MVP in 1966 and MVP of
Super Bowls I and II. After his playing career ended, Starr
remained with the team he built and took on the role of head
coach from 1975 to 1983.
In 1977 he was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame.
Starr has won a number of awards, including NFL Award for
Citizenship and the Byron White Award. Bart Starr was the
man who made the Packers click and he will always be
respected for his hardworking attitude and perseverance.
Today, he runs Healthcare Realty Management and is
Co-Founder of the Rawhide Boys Ranch, a place which assists
boys in trouble.