DALLAS, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The spirit of Notre Dame comes to Dallas Thursday, April 28, as the university's head football coach, Brian Kelly, will present the current state of the university as well as provide an update about the upcoming 2011 Fighting Irish Football Team at Universal Notre Dame Night 2011. He will discuss his team's plans for success this football season and share his insights about teamwork and being "other-centered."
Hosted by the Notre Dame Club of Dallas, an officially sanctioned organization of the university that strives to exemplify the university's ideals in the community, the event will highlight the club's successes this past year and vision moving forward along with presenting its annual "Person of the Year" award, an honor given to those giving outstanding service to the community.
"We are very excited about this event. Having Coach Kelly here will bring our club members together and hopefully many of those who are fans and friends of the University – regardless of whether they attended Notre Dame as a student. Notre Dame has many followers – people who support, cheer for and pray for the university. They are all part of the Notre Dame family and we look forward to seeing them at this annual event," said Calvin Colbert, 2011 President of the Notre Dame Club of Dallas. "Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C., founder of the university, stated, 'This college will be one of the most powerful means for doing good in this country' and in turn, our club here in Dallas tries to live that vision through our efforts with tax assistance programs, tutoring, 'Hearts & Hammers' events, scholarship support, and other community service programs each year."
Universal Notre Dame Night is a unique event that began in 1924 in the form of a nationwide radio broadcast to nurture the university's reputation as a premier learning institution. Today, it assembles clubs from all over the world on the same night to celebrate the university and promote camaraderie among alumni and friends.
A unique photo opportunity with Coach Kelly begins at 5:15 p.m., and registration begins at 6:00 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Notre Dame Club of Dallas scholarship funds as well as the club's community service events. Open to the general public, the event will be held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. For more information or tickets, visit http://www.nddallas.org/.
For members of the press interested in joining, there will be a media event with time for questions at 6:15 p.m. with Coach Kelly. For more information, call Calvin Colbert at 214-505-1895.
About the Notre Dame Club of Dallas
The Notre Dame Club of Dallas is an officially sanctioned organization of the University of Notre Dame. Its purpose is to promote solidarity and friendship among graduates, former students, current students, parents of current students and friends of the University of Notre Dame by encouraging the perpetuation of the same ideals the university teaches and upholds. As a "Force for Good," the club sponsors, directs and participates in activities which further the interests of the club members or the interests of the University of Notre Dame, including charitable, educational, religious, social and athletic activities.
SOURCE Notre Dame Club of Dallas