14th Annual Evening with the Stars Benefit

NFL Players Association and Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

Host “Evening With The Stars” Gala

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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.

Tickets: $200 ($125 is tax deductible) and includes a full dinner catered by Embassy Row Catering (affiliated with Café Milano in Georgetown)

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.

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