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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