About Legends for Charity

The annual Legends for Charity® dinner benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will take place at the NFL Headquarters Hotel, the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, on January 29, 2015, during Super Bowl XLIX weekend in Phoenix. The event was created in 2005 by Cheryl DeLeonardis, President of Ocean 2 Ocean Productions. Each year, the dinner presents The Pat Summerall Award to a person who has made a significant contribution in the sports field. The award was created in honor of the late beloved legendary broadcaster for his contributions to the NFL for more than 50 years. Past honorees include James Brown, Greg Gumbel, Jim Nantz, Chris Berman, Cris Collinsworth, The NFL on FOX , Al Michaels, Archie Manning and Michael Strahan.

We are pleased to honor Joe Buck as he becomes the tenth recipient of this coveted award. This evening will provide guests a once in a lifetime experience. While we celebrate the life and career of FOX Sports lead play-by-play announcer with video tributes and guests speakers, attendees will also be supporting the miracles performed every day at St. Jude.


About St. Jude
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Everything we do is centered on finding cures and saving children. And families never receive a bill from St. Jude. We pay for treatment, travel, housing and food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

By sharing our knowledge freely and exchanging ideas openly, we're inspiring more collaboration between doctors and researchers worldwide, and, as a result, more lifesaving treatments for children everywhere.

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since it opened 50 years ago. And we are working to drive the overall survival rate to 90 percent in the next decade. We won't stop until no child dies of cancer.

Because most of our funding comes from individual supporters, we have the freedom to focus on what matters most — finding cures and saving children.

At St. Jude, we won't give up. We do everything possible to end childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting our website or following us on Facebook and Twitter.


For more information, please contact:
Bonne Whittaker
ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
(972) 594-8080