The NBRPA Dallas Chapter was proud to partner with the Tribute to Valor Foundation (TTV) for its annual STEM-Liner trip. This year we went to the Johnson Space Center in Houston with 60 Dallas area high school students and 20 Purdue University students as part of TTV’s C.a.S.E (Character and STEM Education) program. The mission is to give these students an incredible hands-on experience with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math instruction. Accompanying the students on the trip were Dallas Chapter members Willie Davis and Morlon Wiley, Medal of Honor Recipients Gary Littrell and Leroy Petry, and several other local DFW celebrities.
Members of the Dallas Chapter of the NBRPA continue to partner with the Tribute to Valor Foundation to accomplish their goal to influence, impact and inspire the youth of America through the core values of the Medal of Honor. In April, Dallas Chapter members spoke to students alongside Medal of Honor Recipient Gary Beikirch at the Young Men’s Leadership Academy in Ft. Worth, Grapevine High School and Haltom High School.
The office of PricewaterhouseCoopers hosted a Dallas Chapter reception featuring guest speaker Chris Davis. Mr. Davis is the Senior Trial Counsel of the Securities & Exchange Commission in Ft. Worth, and spoke to members and guests about “Understanding Recent Schemes and Scams Targeting Professional Athletes.” Special guests included Medal of Honor Recipients Gary Littrell and Leroy Petry, and WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Mark Henry, aka “The World’s Strongest Man.”
Dallas Chapter members Sidney Moncrief and Sam Perkins were the focal points of a chapter charity dinner held at Campisi’s Restaurant in Dallas. Houston Chapter’s Michael Young joined Sidney and Sam on stage as the three discussed their respective trips to the Final Four with the Arkansas Razorbacks, North Carolina Tar Heels and Houston Cougars. More than 200 special guests turned out to hear the three college superstars reminisce about their collegiate years.
The Dallas Chapter of the NBRPA continues on its collective quest to positively impact youth through basketball. One of our recent camps included a partnership with HOPE Farm, who since 1989 has been guiding at-risk boys in the hope of breaking the cycle of fatherless families.
Members of the NBRPA Dallas Chapter once again partnered with a local church to hold their annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway. The Chapter has joined forces with grocery chains such as Whole Foods and WinCo Foods to present more than a 100 turkeys annually to families in need in Ft. Worth, TX.
The Dallas Chapter of the NBRPA held a reception and silent auction at the Sewell Infiniti dealership in Dallas. Cocktails, music and fellowship were the night’s attraction, along with special guests such as NFL Hall of Famer “Mean” Joe Green.