Legends for Charity dinner celebrates the 2010 NFL season-long partnership between St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and FOX Sports



DALLAS, TEXAS (February 3, 2011)NFL on FOX on-air personalities Troy Aikman, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Buck, Jay Glazer, Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long, Curt Menefee, Pam Oliver and Michael Strahan will accept the sixth annual Pat Summerall Award on behalf of FOX Sports February 3, 2011, at the Legends for Charity® dinner in Dallas, Texas.

The Legends for Charity dinner, benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, will celebrate FOX Sports while showcasing the lifesaving research and treatment done at St. Jude. The Pat Summerall Award, created by Ocean 2 Ocean Productions, Inc., is being presented to the network in recognition of its outstanding support of charitable initiatives through its FOX Sports Supports platform

"To give an award that bears my name to the NFL on FOX is very humbling to me. It is a privilege to honor the network where I finished my NFL career in my hometown three days before they broadcast the Super Bowl," noted the legendary Pat Summerall.

Through its FOX Sports Supports platform, FOX Sports teamed with St. Jude, the nation's top children's cancer hospital, for the 2010-2011 football season to help kids who are sidelined by cancer and other deadly diseases. FOX Sports Supports, the network's charitable initiative now in its third year, is a unique program that raises awareness, provides financial assistance and spurs volunteerism for health charities selected by FOX Sports employees.

"I, and many people at FOX Sports, have long admired the work St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has done for seriously ill children," said David Hill, chairman, FOX Sports Media Group. "I was so pleased that our employees voted to support St. Jude this NFL season, and to have our good friend Pat Summerall present us his prestigious award in Dallas is truly an honor."

FOX Sports supported St. Jude in part through an extensive campaign featuring on-air mentions and a public service announcement highlighting NFL on FOX personalities and St. Jude patients that began in September and runs through Super Bowl XLV.

"The partnership with FOX Sports has given us the opportunity to bring our mission into millions of homes this football season," said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising organization of St. Jude. "Honoring the NFL on FOX team at the Legends for Charity dinner is a fitting way to close out a successful football season. The support of FOX Sports and the Legends for Charity staff is so vital to helping St. Jude find cures for cancer and other deadly diseases that threaten the lives of these precious children."

Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance and no child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay.

The presenting sponsor for this year's Legends for Charity dinner is MikroTik. Supporting sponsors include The Hilton Anatole, PSAV Presentation Services, FOX Sports, AT&T, KDFW FOX 4, The NFL, Dallas Fan Fares, Boston Beer Company, Brinker International, Carey International Inc, MillerCoors, The PatrÓn Spirits Company, Dr Delphinium Designs & Events, Diageo, Villanova University, Anheuser-Busch and The J.M. Haggar Jr. Family Foundation.

The Legends for Charity dinner has been honored with five prestigious Telly Awards for both the creation of the opening video and the live production. The event will be held at Hilton Anatole, the NFL Headquarters Hotel in Dallas, Texas. It will once again be produced in its entirety by Cheryl DeLeonardis of Ocean 2 Ocean Productions.


About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the flagship network of the FOX Sports Media Group. As America's top-rated network for sports for 13 straight years (1997-2009), FOX Sports boasts rights agreements with each of the nation's highest-rated sports. FOX Sports is the exclusive national over-the-air television rights holder for Major League Baseball, including the All-Star Game, alternating League Championship Series and World Series (2007-2013); the National Football League's NFC package, including the NFC Championship Game and Super Bowls XLV and XLVIII (2006-2013); NASCAR Sprint Cup racing from February through May, including the Daytona 500 (2007-2014); the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic and the UEFA Champions League Final. Since its inception in 1994, FOX Sports has earned 82 Emmy Awards for production excellence. David Hill and Ed Goren are the Executive Producers of FOX Sports.  For the latest sports news, opinion and video, log on to www.FOXSports.com. Fans can gain more access to exclusive content by following FOX Sports on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MLBONFOX, http://twitter.com/NFLONFOX and http://twitter.com/NASCARONFOX and by logging on to www.facebook.com/foxsports and www.myspace.com/foxsports.

About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. In 2010, St. Jude was ranked the most trusted charity in the nation in a public survey conducted by Harris Interactive, a highly respected international polling and research firm. St. Jude was also named the nation's top children's cancer hospital in the 2010-11 Best Children's Hospitals rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, go to www.stjude.org and follow St. Jude on www.facebook.com/stjude and www.twitter.com/stjude.