DALLAS, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cooper Institute will honor Roger Staubach, an advocate for advancing public health through education, during its annual Legacy Award Dinner; presented by event chair Drayton McLane, Jr. and wife Elizabeth, and Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth H. Cooper, on Wednesday, November 9, at The Star – Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters. This year's Legacy Award Dinner will also feature the charismatic community activist, health advocate and two-time heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman as keynote speaker.
The annual Legacy Award dinner celebrates the critically important mission of The Cooper Institute and honors the visionary leaders who have improved the lives and health of men, women and children across the country and around the world. Past Legacy Award recipients include Ray Hunt, Peter O'Donnell, Jr., the late Fred Meyer and Lyda Hill. Staubach is well known for his achievements both on the field, and off the field including his many philanthropic endeavors.
"Not only is it an honor to chair this year's Legacy Award Dinner for The Cooper Institute, of which I proudly serve as a member of the Board of Trustees, but it is of equal honor to present this year's Legacy Award to Roger Staubach," said Drayton McLane, Jr., CEO of the McLane Group. "Roger's deep commitment to community impact and the work of The Cooper Institute made him the perfect candidate for this honor. We are looking forward to celebrating Roger on November 9th and raising funds to support the continuing work of The Institute, as envisioned by the Father of Aerobics, Dr. Kenneth Cooper."
This year's event will take place on Wednesday, November 9th at 6 pm at The Star – Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters in Frisco. Highlights of the evening include VIP tours of the Dallas Cowboys new training facilities, dinner on the field, Legacy Award presentation to Roger Staubach and dynamic discussion with keynote speaker George Foreman. For more information about The Institute's annual Legacy Award Dinner and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amy Johnson, Chief Development Officer, at 972.341.3230 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is also available online at www.cooperinstitute.org/annual-events. Current sponsors include: Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cooper, Drayton and Elizabeth McLane, Lyda Hill, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, The Glass Family Foundation, Steve and Gail Reinemund, Holly and Doug Brooks Family Foundation, Governor Mike and Janet Huckabee, Al G. Hill, Jr., Stephen D. Good – Gardere, Wynne, Sewell, LLP, Orville C. Rogers, Mike and Mary Terry, Cinemark, AT&T, Park Place Jaguar.
For over 45 years The Cooper Institute has led the charge in conducting ground breaking research through The Institute's principal research asset, the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study® (CCLS), one of the most highly-referenced databases in the world that has helped establish links between fitness and cardiovascular diseases, dementia, healthcare cost and more. Every year The Institute takes its message of prevention and healthy living to children and adults throughout the United States. The Institute trains thousands of adults on the latest health and fitness concepts, including active service members, law enforcement and first responders, and engages millions of students in physical activity and education through FitnessGram® and related programs including the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program®, the Presidential Youth Fitness Program and the NFL Play 60® FitnessGram® project. Funds from the annual Legacy Award Dinner will directly support research and education initiatives at The Institute.
About The Cooper Institute
The Cooper Institute (CI), established in 1970, is a 501.c.3. nonprofit dedicated to promoting life-long health and wellness through research and education. Founded by Dr. Kenneth Cooper, The Institute translates the latest scientific findings into proactive solutions that improve population health. Key areas of focus are research, adult and youth education, and advocacy. The Cooper Institute is home to the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study, the world's largest and longest running observational study on measured fitness, and FitnessGram® , the most widely used youth physical fitness assessment, education and reporting tool in the world. For more information on The Cooper Institute, visit www.CooperInstitute.org.
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