By Jay Betsill
If there was a Mount Rushmore of DFW sports, the NFL’s all-time leading rusher and the NBA’s sixth all-time leading scorer would undoubtedly occupy two of the spots, so it only makes sense that Dallas Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith would honor recently retired Dallas Mavericks great Dirk Nowitzki and his wife Jessica with the prestigious Roger Staubach Award at the 10th annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational.
The Roger Staubach Award is an annual award to recognize individuals who have brought together the world of sports, entertainment and business to make an extraordinary impact on the lives of children and youth. Named for the legendary Dallas Cowboys quarterback and real estate icon, the award is given to recipients who exemplify excellence personally, professionally and philanthropically.
Previous recipients of the award are: Magic and Cookie Johnson (2014), Marjorie and Steve Harvey (2015), Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw (2016), Larry Fitzgerald (2017) and Jason Witten (2108).
The Nowitzkis will be receiving the Roger Staubach Award on May 3 at the Friday Night Gala at the Omni Frisco at The Star.
Celebrities expected to attend include Roger Staubach, LaDainian Tomlinson, Torii Hunter, Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, Tim Brown, “Mean” Joe Green, Robin Roberts and more.
The celebrity weekend continues on Saturday with the Celebrity Golf Tournament at TPC Craig Ranch.
For information on Friday night party tickets and Saturday golf tournament Pavilion passes, visit emmittsmithcelebrityinvitational.com.