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Concordia University Irvine
Lifetime Achievement Award To Be Presented To Bart Starr At 11th Annual Gala Of Stars
Irvine, Calif. (May 11, 2013) – Green Bay Packers star, Bart Starr, will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the NFL as one of the greatest field leaders under Vince Lombardi. The 11th annual Gala of Stars will be held on May 11th at ConcordiaUniversity Irvine at 5:00 p.m.
Also highlighting this year’s Gala will be the student music presentation, “This Is My Story.” The presentation will feature video clips and lively music by our talented students and alumni while artist, Tom Clark, paints a story on canvas at the same time. Alumni Ruth DeNault states, “The Gala of Stars showcases the talent and excellence of Concordia's students to an ever larger community building enthusiastic support for scholarship funds to prepare the leaders of tomorrow.” This annual event includes silent and live auctions and gourmet dining served by BonAppetit. Go to www.cui.edu/gala to purchase a table sponsorship or tickets and to see the exciting auction items that will be available.
About Bart Starr
During his record-setting seasons as the starting quarterback, he guided the team to an unprecedented five NFL titles and two Super Bowl championships, earning MVP honors during Super Bowls I and II. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977, he has an NFL sanctioned Athletes in Action Super Bowl Breakfast award named after him, which is presented annually to an outstanding current player. He and his wife, Cherry, are co-founders of the Rawhide Boys Ranch in Wisconsin that offers one of the country’s most effective youth training programs for at-risk, court-referred young men. “Growing up in a strong Christian environment provided me with many valuable lessons about family, school, athletics, and, most of all, God. Like most kids, I idolized one sports figure or another. However, Jesus was the ultimate role model for me,” said Starr.
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