Dallas Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith has been announced as the keynote speaker for next year’s annual Ambassadors of Hope Dinner & Auction that is being held on April 2nd at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas. The event is being hosted by the organization “Our Father’s Children” and all proceeds will go towards retreats, camps, and mentoring for children who live in northern Texas that have been subjected to abuse and neglect. Smith is known to be a strong advocate for kids, so this fundraiser is right up his alley and is expected to draw in many of his fans who remember him during his Cowboy days. He will be talking about many of the current issues at hand with abused children and also likely discuss some of his goals, and past experiences playing in the NFL.
The Florida native was born in the town of Pensacola and had earned a scholarship to attend the University of Florida where he played football from 1987 through 1989. In his first college game start, Smith went on to break the school’s 57 year old record for yards rushed in a single game. Smith entered the 1990 NFL draft where he was selected by the Dallas Cowboys as the 17th overall pick, and he stayed with the team until 2002. From 2003-2004 he played with the Arizona Cardinals before deciding to retire, but has still stayed active in the football world by participating in shows as a sports analyst and participating in other media activities.
Smith will be the main guest speaker at the Our Father’s Children’s annual Ambassadors of Hope Dinner & Auction that is happening next spring and it is likely to be a sell out. Tickets are going to go on sale soon, so if you live in the area and would like to attend, keep an eye out for them.
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