Friday, January 24, 2014

Live's Michael Strahan to be Honored at Legends for Charity Event in NYC January 30: Marlo Thomas, Rich Eisen, Erin Andrews, Antonio Pierce, Jesse Armstead Among Many Notables Slated to Attend

The 9th annual Pat Summerall Award will be presented to New York Football Giants Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at the Legends for Charity® Dinner in New York City. The dinner will be held at the NFL Headquarters Hotel, The Grand Hyatt beginning at 5pm, and once again benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Tickets are available.

Former NY Giant and Live's Michael Strahan
As a player, Strahan recorded 141.5 sacks over 15 seasons, was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection, was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team (2000s), and won Super Bowl XLII with the Giants. Strahan has found success away from the field as one of America’s most recognizable broadcast personalities, serving as an analyst for FOX NFL Sunday and as co-host
of the popular nationally-syndicated talk show, LIVE with Kelly and Michael. Michael is also an advocate for St. Jude’s Hospital, which treats children with cancer and other childhood illnesses.

Strahan states, “It’s a great honor to receive an award that bears the name of the late Pat Summerall.  Pat was an iconic member of the New York Football Giants. To be the first member of the Giants to receive his award here in the city where we both played is very special to me.  It’s wonderful that the proceeds from Legends for Charity will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and I am glad to be a part of this endeavor.

Erin Andrews Fox Sports Guest Speaker
Erin Andrews
          The NFL Network’s Rich Eisen returns for the second year to serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Erin Andrews, FOX Sports Broadcaster will attend and speak as a tribute to her broadcaster partner and friend. Marlo Thomas will also be a presenter.The event is sure to be filled with sports figures and celebrities. The returning presenting sponsor for this year’s dinner is The Yokota Foundation. Several supporting sponsors include FOX Sports, CBS Sports, New York Football Giants WABC/Disney, Panerai, Platinum Maintenance & Total Fire Protection, ShopRite, Meyers Engineers, LTD., Carey International, Inc., Joanne and Mark Hazelwood and Salaam Club. 
Martha Bryne
         Emmy-Award winning actress Martha Byrne, of NJ is a member of the St. Jude’s Professional Advisory Board and on the committee for this event. She states, “St. Jude’s is an incredible organization. I recently spent the afternoon at Target House in Memphis. Target House houses St. Jude patients and their families for up to three years, sometimes longer. It’s a beautiful place filled with amazing activities for patients and their families. A music room…and art room and the “teen room” for the patients who just want to hang out with other teens. If you can support St. Jude’s work in any way, please do so.”

        The Legends for Charity dinner has been honored with seven prestigious Telly Awards. The annual event was created and is produced by Cheryl DeLeonardis, founder and CEO of Ocean 2 Ocean Productions. Tickets are $500 per person. For more information please visit
Come back to SuzeeBehindtheScenes for post-event coverage.

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