Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith has been announced as this year’s keynote speaker for the Annual Benefit of the Medical Foundation of Marion & Polk Counties on April 8th at the Historic Elsinore Theater in Salem, Oregon. Smith is a very diverse professional that has a lot to talk about and is excited to speak to the people of Salem about his life, football, and whatever else moves him in the moment. Over half of the 1,000 seats for the event have been sold, but the rest are expected to sell fairly quickly given that Smith is such a big name in American culture. The price range for the tickets range anywhere from $20-$45 dollars, and the former Cowboy is set to hit the stage at 6:30 p.m. Smith encourages people to come out and see him at the fundraisers and is looking forward to getting Salem on the map for other athletes to come and visit.
The Pensacola, Florida native became an immediate football star during his high school years where he got 106 touchdowns during the time he played for his state championship-winning team. After graduating, Smith accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida where he played for three seasons between 1987 and 1989 before entering the 1990 NFL Draft. He was selected in the first round as the 17th overall pick by the Dallas Cowboys and stayed with the team for twelve years before playing out the last two seasons of his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals. The eight-time Pro Bowl player has since served as a studio analyst for the NFL’s Network’s show NFL Total Access, been a judge at the 2006 Miss Universe pageant, and worked on several programs with ESPN since his retirement. In 2010, Smith was elected to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Smith is scheduled to be the keynote speaker this spring in Salem, Oregon for the Annual Benefit of the Medical Foundation, and it is going to be a fun, informative, and likely sold out event.
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