7th ANNUAL EMMITT SMITH CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL | FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY
We had 1,000 guests attend the Friday Night Party led by honorary chairs Alan and Leann White and Event Chairs Carmen and Thomas Surgent, at the Omni Dallas Hotel. A slew of sports and entertainment celebrities walked the red carpet, including former Dallas Cowboys and current FOX analyst Daryl Johnston, former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin, former Vikings Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle John Randle, NFL Arizona Cardinals Assistant Coach Dr. Jen Welter, Grammy Award winner Kirk Franklin, former Raiders Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen, Assitant Coach of the Sacramento Kings Nancy Lieberman, Real Housewives of Dallas stars LeeAnne Locken and Tiffany Hendra, former Dallas Mavericks guard, and current FOX NBA analyst Jim Jackson. The event was emceed by comedian, Broderick Rice and entertainment for the Friday Night Party was provided by Daughtry. During the event, Pat and Emmitt Smith presented the Roger Staubach award to Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw for their exceptional work with women and children around the country. Before the ballroom doors even opened, ESCI had already raised $1 million dollars and by the night’s end, a figure of $1.2 million dollars raised was being extolled. Now in its 7th year, the event has raised more than $6.2 million in support of Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities.