He is known for his dynamic coaching
skills on the football field. Coach Don Shula led the
Miami Dolphins in 1972 to the NFL’s first and only
“Perfect Season,” including the Super Bowl, commanding the
title “Winningest Coach,” an honor that none come close to.
But off the field, Shula is known for his community
leadership and giving heart. Moffitt Cancer Center in
Tampa is honoring him for that generous spirit at the
Board of Advisors’ Leadership & Philanthropy Award Dinner on
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach.
The gala is expected to attract more than 500 of Shula’s
longtime friends in the sports and entertainment industry
for cocktails starting at 7 p.m., followed by dinner at 8
p.m., an award presentation, and live entertainment by the
fabulous Marcia Mitchell Band.
Moffitt established the Leadership &
Philanthropy Award to recognize the extraordinary
professional and civic accomplishments of a community
leader. Shula is the first to receive the award.
"I am honored to be recognized by Moffitt
Cancer Center,” says Hall of Fame Coach Don Shula.
"Moffitt’s hard work and dedication to helping people, as
well as its continued advancement in research and treatment
of cancer is tremendous."
Family, friends and a host of supporters,
including the honorable H. Lee Moffitt who will present the
award, will help the host committee celebrate Shula’s
“His dedication on and off the field has
been an inspiration to many and has sparked Moffitt Cancer
Center to bring together his family, friends and cancer
warriors to say ‘thank you,’” said Sam Donaldson, ABC
news veteran, and the evening’s host. Donaldson will be
joined by Event Co-chairs Bob Griese, the quarterback
of that fantastic 1972 Dolphins team, and his wife, Shay.
“Don has been a great mentor and a wonderful
friend,” said Bob Griese, also a member of Moffitt’s Board
of Advisors. “He has worked hard to find a cure for cancer
through the Don Shula Foundation for breast cancer research
and many lives have been made better for it. We consider it
an honor to present this award to him.”
Silver Sponsorship are $10,000 and include
dinner for 10, name recognition in the program booklet and
name recognition in Moffitt publications; Gold Sponsorships
are $15,000 and include Silver benefits and a half-page ad
in the booklet; Platinum Sponsorships are $25,000 and
include Gold benefits, verbal recognition during the event,
recognition on event materials and advertising, and a
full-page ad in the booklet; and the Presenting Sponsorship
is $50,000 and includes dinner for 20 at two tables, a
full-paged ad in the booklet with a personal message to Don
Shula, name recognition on event materials and advertising,
name recognition in Moffitt publications, color logo on the
back of the event program, and an exclusive after-hours
celebration with Shula. Patron tickets are $1,000 each and
there is a menu of underwriting and advertising
opportunities. Funds raised at the event will go to benefit
research at Moffitt Cancer Center. Visit MOFFITT.org/Shula
to get more information.
To purchase sponsorships or tickets, please
You may purchase by phone at
800-456-3434 extension 3192 or
directly at 813-745-3192.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Florida,
Moffitt Cancer Center is an
NCI Comprehensive Cancer
Center - a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence
in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention
and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15
affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto
Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is
a member of the
National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious
alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and
is listed in
U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best
Hospitals” for cancer.
Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention
and cure of cancer.