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{ Martin Sheen and Brian Mitchell host benefit for American Indian youth November 16 at the Organization of American States in D.C. }
Author: NFLPA Communications Posted: 10/9/2012


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.  Since its inception, more than 6,000 youth, 2,000 families and 25,000 Native community members have been served through the Native Vision initiative.

For the 17th 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. Proceeds from the event will benefit Native Vision’s Sports and Life Skills program, a national initiative designed to promote healthy lifestyles and education for Native American Youth and families.

WHO:  Emcee: Brian Mitchell, Former Washington Redskin Standout Running Back

Honorary Chair and Special Guest: Martin Sheen, actor

Special Guests: DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the NFL Players Association; Domonique Foxworth, President of the NFL Players Association; Francena McCorory, Olympic Gold Medalist; Solé, rapper/hip-hop artist, and more.

Entertainers: Great American Indian Dancers (GAID) will perform throughout the evening. They have entertained children, heads of state and multicultural audiences around the world since 1988.

Player attendees: Active players will be announced closer to the date of the event. Former players include Jason Belser, Andre Collins, Don Davis, Nolan Harrison, Clark Gaines, Nick Lowery and others.

Auction items: Autographed sports memorabilia, an all-expense paid trip to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, and a Pro Bowl package to Hawaii. 

WHEN:           Friday, November 16, 2012; 7:00 pm 10:00 pm (Reception, Dinner and Program)           

WHERE:        Organization of American States - 200 17th Street NW, Washington DC 20006

TICKETS:     Ticket and sponsorship inquiries should contact Erin Rynn: (202) 756-9122, Erin.Rynn@nflplayers.com

MEDIA:         RSVP for a spot on the red carpet. Media is invited to begin setting up at 6 pm. Carpet opens at 6:30 pm. Contact Jilane Rodgers for more information: (202) 756-9171, Jilane.Rodgers@nflplayers.com



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