NFL Players Association and Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
Host “Evening With The Stars” Gala
WHAT: Former NFL great Brian Mitchell will once again host the “Evening with the Stars” Gala to benefit Native Vision, a nonprofit youth initiative which mobilizes professional athletes to serve as mentors to thousands of American Indian youth in health and education programs designed by Johns Hopkins public health experts.
For the 14th consecutive year, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health have partnered to host the event, which raises awareness for American Indian youth and their families.
WHO: Master of Ceremonies: Brian Mitchell, Former Washington Redskin
Entertainers: Nationally acclaimed dance group, Red Crooked Sky. The Red Crooked Sky dance troupe is a collaborative mix of American Indians, each dedicated to educating and promoting positive cultural awareness through traditional and contemporary dance. The troupe is based in Southeastern Virginia and represents an array of tribes – Cherokee, Sioux, Meherrin, Osage, Pamunkey, Seneca, Monacan and others.
The evening will conclude with an auction of American Indian art and unique sports memorabilia and packages, including an all-expense paid trip for two to Super Bowl XLIV in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and a series of other getaways. Several retired players are typically in attendance.
WHEN: Friday, December 4th, 2009
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner, Live Auction and Entertainment
WHERE: The Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven ST NW
Washington, DC 20008
*Valet parking provided
Contact Erin O’Boyle for tickets at Erin.O’Boyle@nflplayers.com or 202-756-9122.