WHO: NFL Hall of Famer and longtime philanthropist Derrick Brooks will host his Celebrity
Blackjack Tournament, presented by Jack Daniels, at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.
WHAT: The tournament, part of the 14th Annual Derrick Brooks Celebrity Classic, will benefit Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc., which strives to provide educational opportunities for socio-economically challenged youth that will instill, inspire, broaden and develop cultural and social vision outside of the walls in which they live to ensure that these young people have every chance to develop into the strong and productive leaders of tomorrow.
Celebrities scheduled to appear at the tournament include Deion Sanders, NFL Hall of Famer and former defensive back and baseball player; Eric Dickerson, NFL Hall of Famer and former running back; Mike Alstott, former fullback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Charles Woodson, defensive back for the Oakland Raiders; Thurman Thomas, former running back for the Buffalo Bills; Richard Dent, NFL Hall of Famer and former defensive end for the Chicago Bears; Jason Taylor, former defensive end and linebacker for the Miami Dolphins and season six contestant of Dancing With The Stars; Warrick Dunn, former running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; and Emmitt Smith, NFL Hall of Famer and former running back for the Dallas Cowboys.
WHEN: Sunday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
5223 North Orient Road
Tampa, FL 33610
INFO: Media seeking credentials should RSVP to Nikki Yourison (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, April 25.
It is requested that all credentialed media meet outside the Red Carpet in front of PLUM at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Derrick Brooks will be available to discuss the event and its connection to his charity.