Thursday, February 17, 2011

Starkey Hearing Foundation & Pros For Africa Gamble For A Great Cause

The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will be the host location for the 2011 February 18th & 19th non-profit event "Raise Your Hand For Africa"  presented by The Starkey Hearing Foundation and Pros For Africa.

The Starkey Hearing Foundation and Pros For Africa have teamed up for an unique event to help raise money for the upcoming Pros For Africa trip. In March of 2011, PROS FOR AFRICA will spend several days in Uganda and Rwanda in an effort to provide much needed medical aid, food, clean drinking water, love and hope to those in need.    

This event will be presented by poker legend Phil Hellmuth Jr. and World Poker Entertainment, along with co-hosts Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals) and Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings). Some of the confirmed participants are: Steve Martin-Actor, Roy Williams-Cincinnati Bengals, Jordin Sparks-Artist, Alan Ball-NFL, Bernard Berrian-NFL, Akon-Artist, Chris Canty-NFL, Don Cheadle-Actor, Mark Clayton-NFL, Chris Crocker-NFL, Annie Duke-Poker Pro, Brody Eldridge-NFL, Norman Epstein and Lou Ferrigno-Actor.

About Pros For Africa:
PROS FOR AFRICA (“PFA“) is an international, non-profit relief organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Through invaluable partnerships with professional athletes, business professionals and other organizations, PFA provides food, water, clothing, medicine and other necessities to disadvantaged children of war, poverty and natural disaster.

PROS FOR AFRICA was founded in 2009 to focus on African children in need.  In addition to supplying material necessities, PFA looks to provide the children of Africa with a little HOPE, HELP and LOVE – Oklahoma style.  The co-founders of PFA include:  Reggie Whitten, Bill Horn, Jay Mitchel, Jared Mitchel, Adrian Peterson, Tommie Harris, Roy Williams and Mark Clayton.

About The Starkey Foundation:
In 1984, the Starkey Hearing Foundation started with a simple premise: "Alone we can't do much. But, together we can change the world." With “So the World May Hear” as his goal, Starkey Hearing Foundation founder William F. Austin built an organization upon this vision Today the Foundation is sustained by the efforts of thousands of volunteers and donors around the world. Your support allows us to deliver more than 50,000 hearing aids annually through more than 100 hearing missions a year in countries stretching from the U.S. to Vietnam In addition to giving the gift of hearing, the Foundation promotes hearing health awareness while supporting research and education. Best of all, it’s easy for you to share in this life-changing experience because every dollar and every hour you contribute helps. Whether you participate by promoting hearing conservation or help make a hearing mission possible through a donation, you help give the Gift of Hearing.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Green Bay Packers Donald Driver Is Making His Presence Known, More Ways Than One"

Coming off a spectacular season, Donald Driver is definitely in the "Drivers Seat".

Donald Driver is not your ordinary Green Bay Packer for more reasons than one. He's currently the franchises All-Time Leading Receiver, a Super Bowl Champion, book author, named in 2011 the most marketable athlete in Wisconsin by Nielsen ratings and a humanitarian with a big heart.

Donald has come a long way since coming into the league in 1999. Currently a Super Bowl Champion, he's been a three time Pro Bowl selection (2002, 2006 and 2007), currently holds the record at Lambeau Field for receptions & yards as well as seven 1,000 yard receiving seasons. Pretty impressive stats for the Houston, TX native.

Football is not the only thing he's known for these days. Driver has also authored two children's books titled "Quickie Handles a Loss" and "Quickie Makes the Team". He was announced as one the most marketable athletes by Nielsen ratings in WI. Which shows a lot about his character both on and off the field. But it doesn't end there. Donald also received the Walter Payton Award in 2002, the only NFL award that recognizes off the field community service as well as player excellence.

Donald and his wife Betina created the “Donald Driver Foundation” in 2001, which offers assistance to ill children with unmanageable hospital bills, provides housing for the homeless, and donates to a variety of local charities.


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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

“Players from Both the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers Have a Mutual Bond With Willis & Woy Sports Group, LLC”

Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas,  February 2, 2011 

Five Willis & Woy clients will be appearing in the biggest game of year, representing both sides of the field. On the Steelers, there will be Texas-natives Jonathon Scott (Dallas), Emmanuel Sanders (Belville), and former Dallas Cowboy Flozell “The Hotel” Adams. On the Packers, look out for Donald Driver (Houston) and Marshall Newhouse (Dallas). Extra congratulations to Sanders & Newhouse for appearing in this year’s big game during their inaugural, rookie season.

Super Bowl XLV, being played Sunday, February 6th, will be between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. This will be the eighth appearance in the Super Bowl for the Steelers (who hold the record with 6 Super Bowl wins) and the fifth for the Packers (who hold the record with 12 overall NFL titles, including 3 Super Bowl wins and 9 league titles prior to the Super Bowl-era). When it lands at Arlington’s Cowboys Stadium, it will mark the first Super Bowl in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It will mark a first for a handful of promising young athletes, as well. 

Willis & Woy Sports Group is led by nationally-recognized sports agent Jordan Woy and business partner, Chad Willis. The duo has over 25 years of experience in negotiating multi-million dollar contracts (totaling over $1 billion in revenue), securing lucrative endorsement deals and creating relationships between respected athletes and influential business professionals. The sports group also works with each client on an individual basis offering support services such as marketing, public relations, and “Life Beyond Football”; an exclusive program implemented in order to assist clients with career-transition planning. In 2010, Willis and Woy Sports Group signed 14 leading college football players, and represented more draft picks than any other agency in Texas.