Fraters Help Legends for Charity
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Offices of the Grand Chapter, including TKE CEO Steven A. Ramos (Zeta-Theta, Western Illinois Univ.), helped St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with their Legends for Charity event at the Super Bowl. This year’s dinner was held in the host city of Indianapolis, also home to Tau Kappa Epsilon. It made sense that the Fraternity would play a role in everything from fundraising to volunteering for their international partner.
Frater Steven was joined by staff members Brent Patrick (Upsilon-Iota, IUPUI), Louis LeBlanc (Gamma-Theta, Univ. of Florida), Matt Gutierrez (Upsilon-Iota, IUPUI), Thomas Carter and collegiate Fraters (pictured right, in order) Mitchell Johnson (Chi, Univ. of Washington), Adam Gillette (Omicron-Tau, Columbus State Univ.), and Brandon Sutor (Upsilon-Iota, IUPUI) for the dinner a few days before the Super Bowl. They hosted more than 425 guests and raised $325,000 for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. From securing auction items, to ticket and table sales, to event set-up and breakdown, a number of Fraters and friends helped make it successful.
During the dinner, the seventh annual Pat Summerall Award was presented to Al Michaels, Emmy Award-winning, play-by-play announcer for NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
"To have the privilege to present this award to Al Michaels, whose voice for years has brought us some of the most memorable moments in sports is indeed an honor," noted the legendary Pat Summerall. "It was great to celebrate his stellar broadcasting career at the Legends for Charity Dinner in Indianapolis."
"St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is so honored to be the beneficiary of this incredible evening and to be associated with such sports legends as Al Michaels and Pat Summerall," said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising organization of St. Jude. "Al once asked the world if we believed in miracles. At St. Jude, thanks to the support of remarkable galas like Legends for Charity, we have witnessed the miracle of more and more children surviving a diagnosis of cancer. That’s a miracle we want to see repeated for every child and our scientists and doctors won’t stop looking for the cures that save children’s lives."
More about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude is recognized around the world for its pioneering research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. Founded by the late entertainer Frater Danny Thomas (Gamma-Nu, Univ. of Toledo), St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with the worldwide medical and scientific community. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance and no child is denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay.
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