DALLAS, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Warren Center, a Dallas based non-profit organization for children with developmental differences and disabilities, announced today that they will be joined by retired Dallas Cowboy, Randy White, and Honorary Chairs, Charles and Cindy Gummer at their Twentieth Anniversary Fantasy Football Draft Night. The Fantasy Football event, being held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX on Friday, September 6, 2013, will feature Scott Murray as the emcee.
Randy White was the Dallas Cowboys' first pick and the second player selected overall in the 1975 NFL Draft. In 1977 he was named to his first All-Pro team, played in his first Pro Bowl, and was named co-MVP of Super Bowl XII. Randy White is one of only seven defensive players to win that honor. In 1978, White was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Year, and would be named to nine consecutive All-Pro and Pro Bowl teams. Randy White played a total of 209 games in 14 seasons, missing only one game during that time. When White retired in 1988 he had played the second most of any Dallas Cowboy, he had played in three Super Bowls, six NFC Championship Games, and totaled up 1,104 tackles and 111 sacks. White was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1994.
Chuck Gummer is chairman of Gummer Capital Partners, a real estate equity investment firm, and is the retired President and CEO of Comerica Bank Texas. He has been involved in many community organizations including being past chair of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Dallas Summer Musicals and the Better Business Bureau to name a few. Cindy Gummer is the owner/operator of The Enchanted Galleries located in Preston Center, a custom frame shop for art and collectables. Cindy has been on the boards of Wipe Out Kids Cancer Fund, Children's Medical Center, The Catholic Foundation Art Wall Committee and is currently on the board of the Dallas Zoo. Together, Cindy and Chuck have chaired numerous events, most recently the Dallas Summer Musical's Curtain Call.
"The Warren Center's Fantasy Football event held at Cowboy Stadium is the single most fun charitable event in the area. Most importantly, it helps improve not only the lives of the children born with learning and physical handicaps, but the lives of their families as well. Through our friends, we have have seen the results of the Warren Center's services. Their Center's growth speaks for itself and is only limited by its funding. We are proud to help in this effort," said Cindy Gummer.
Highlights of Fantasy Football Draft Night:
- Renowned broadcast journalist Scott Murray as Master of Ceremonies
- Celebrity appearance from Randy White
- Fantasy Super Bowl Champion gets 2 season tickets to the Dallas Cowboys for the 2014 season
- Silent auction of great and valuable items, trips and packages
- Live auction to own your own "real" NFL team for the season and other great items/packages
The event offers various donation tiers ranging from event underwriting to table sponsorships to single ticket sales, encouraging participation at any level. Last year's event raised over $320,000. All proceeds benefit the children and families of The Warren Center.
As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, The Warren Center is committed to helping each child achieve their full potential. The proceeds from the annual event benefit children with developmental differences and their families. Each year, The Warren Center enables 1,400 children to improve motor, speech, feeding, cognition, social skills, and sensory difficulties.
Reflect is a proud sponsor of this event.
SOURCE The Warren Center