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By all accounts the 1st Annual Andre Gurode Celebrity Weekend was a huge success thanks to the Center of Attention Foundation teaming up with Promise House.

“Promise House is a program that offers numerous different services for young people,” said Promise House client Lorena Watson.

Dallas Cowboys Andre Gurode has moved from the center of the field to the center of attention to raise money for underprivileged youth.

“I think anytime that you’re in the spotlight you should do something to give back to the community,” said Dallas Cowboys Center Andre Gurode. “Tonight we’re having a Casino Night and tomorrow we’re having the kickball tournament.”

With the Casino Night a fund raising success the charity activities shifted to the kickball field at Sportsplex at Valley View in Dallas.

“I’m not a celebrity,” said Dallas Cowboys Tight End Martellus Bennett. “I’m just a guy whose blessed enough to do a hobby for his way of living so whatever you can do to help the kids. It’s all about the kids.”

“I get to let my inner child out right now and place some kickball,” said Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Sam Hurd. “I haven’t done this in years. I want to still see if I got it.”

“We come to win,” said Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Patrick Crayton. “We’re not taking any prisoners. It’s for a good cause but I’m to competitive to just get out here and play just for fun.”

“For a lot of these kids they have a lot of negative stuff going on in their lives,” said Dallas Cowboys Tight End Jason Witten. “To be able to put a smile on their face to really teach them and encourage them that’s what it’s really all about.”

Gurode kicked the game winning kick to win the kickball game. This topped off the Center of Attention Foundation’s Celebrity Weekend all benefiting the youngsters of Promise House.

“We’ll most definitely think about doing this again next year,” said Gurode.

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Hey Dallas! I am originally from Orange, California and grew up playing softball, soccer, basketball, and track. I also participated in television commercials and movies during my childhood. After graduating high school, I accepted a full scholarship to the University of Oklahoma to play softball for the Sooners. I was an elite scholar athlete all four years at University of Oklahoma. I was a 3 time All-American, 2007 Big 12 Player of the Year, and Academic All-American. I have traveled and played internationally representing the USA in Pan American Games in Hermosillo, Mexico; The Junior Olympics in Nanjing, China and The University Games in Taiā€™nan City, Taiwan. During my time at Oklahoma I completed an internship at KWTV News 9 in Oklahoma City, and worked as a freelance reporter for the Oklahoma High School Sports Express television show. I also worked as the Sooner Sports Network Softball Color analyst both on the radio and television. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications in 2007, and was the 7th pick in the first round of the National Pro-Fast pitch League draft. After two successful seasons with the Akron Racers I returned home to California, where I continued my career in sports broadcasting. I worked in the media department of the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks. I also worked in the sports department at CBS/KCAL 9 in Los Angeles. I have recently found my way to the Dallas area to follow my dream of being a sports reporter. I currently work as the sideline reporter for the Millennium Sports Network, and I am extremely excited to begin work at DFWreporting.com. I Enjoy athletics, travel, entertainment, and adventure! If you have a story idea please feel free to contact me at NDickson@dfwreporting.com. I look forward to hearing from you!


6 Responses to “Dallas Cowboys play kickball for struggling kids [HD]”

  1. Devon J Says:

    Great article and story….and who doesnt love kickball!!

  2. Alice Tanimoto Says:

    Uplifting story with a great message. The players sincerity and compassion were revealed by the great reporting. Our responsibility as members of the human race, celebrity or everyperson, to make the world a better place. This reporter is making that happen

  3. Ramon R Says:

    Giving is always better than receiving. You can see this by the smiles on the Cowboys faces. Thanks for this report and showing there are athletes who still care.

  4. Sally Parra Rush Says:

    I am happy to hear that the youth is getting support I love supporting the youth we make a difference in their lives.

  5. Kevin Says:

    Excellent job of reporting and highlighting such a worthy cause! The world needs more wonderful coverage like this!

  6. Alex Hernandez Says:

    My family and I was there, and we all enjoyed it! It wa great to see all of the Dallas Cowboys come out and cutt loose. Thanks, and we cannot wait until this years event! Two Thumbs UP!

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