Tuesday, November 5, 2013

18th Annual Native Vision Gala - NFLPA + Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health - Embassy of Italy - [11/22/13]

Native Vision is a nonprofit youth initiative which mobilizes professional athletes to serve as mentors to thousands of American Indian youth in health and education programs designed by Johns Hopkins public health experts. Since its inception, more than 10,000 youth and 40,000 Native community members have been served through the Native Vision initiative.

For the 18th consecutive year, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health have partnered to host the event, which raises awareness for American Indian youth and their families. Proceeds from the event will benefit Native Vision’s Sports and Life Skills program, a national initiative designed to promote healthy lifestyles and education for Native American Youth and families.

WHAT: Former NFL great Brian Mitchell will once again host the “Evening with the Stars” Gala to benefit Native Vision.

WHO: Emcee: Brian Mitchell, Former Washington Redskins Standout Running Back.
Special Guests: Billy Mills, 10,000 Meter Gold Medalist (1964 Olympics), DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the NFL Players Association; Solé, rapper/hip-hop artist, and more.
Player attendees: Arrelious Benn (Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver), and other active players will be announced closer to the date of the event. Former players include Jason Belser, Andre Collins, Clark Gaines, Nick Lowery and others.

Auction items: Autographed sports memorabilia, an all-expense paid trip to Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and a Pro Bowl package to Hawaii.

WHEN: Friday, November 22, 2013; 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Reception, Dinner and Program)

WHERE: Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington DC 20008

DRESS: Business attire

PARKING: Valet parking provided

TICKETS: Ticket and sponsorship inquiries should contact Erin Rynn: (202) 756-9122, Erin.Rynn@nflplayers.com

MEDIA: RSVP for a spot on the red carpet. Media is invited to begin setting up at 6 pm. Carpet opens at 6:30 pm. Contact Jilane Rodgers for more information: (202) 756-9171, Jilane.Rodgers@nflplayers.com