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University of Texas Heisman Trophy winner and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back, Earl Campbell and his son, Tyler, will host the 6th Annual Flavors of Austin, sponsored by Biogen, on Saturday, March 4 at the Radisson Hotel & Suites. The 2017 Flavors of Austin will benefit the Pro Player Foundation and the highlighted charity is the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Campbells are very passionate about the Society’s Scholarship Program and the impact it has on the students. This annual event raises awareness for multiple sclerosis while showcasing the amazing cuisine and talented chefs for which the city has become known. Additionally, Pro Football Hall of Fame members Tony Dorsett, Joe Greene, and Rayfield Wright will be in attendance to lend their support for the Pro Player Foundation and the Society’s goal of changing the world for everyone affected by MS. 2006 Rose Bowl MVP and former University of Texas quarterback Vince Young, former All-American Safety, Michael Huff, All Big 12 Offensive Tackle Kasey Studdard, 2000 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Casey Hampton and other UT greats are also slated to attend to support the Campbells.
Guests will indulge in culinary bites from Dine, the Bonneville, Chinatown, Eberly, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Hoover’s Cooking, Little Barrel and Brown, Paperboy, Austin Gourmet Popcorn, Ranch 616, Salt Lick BBQ, Searsucker, The University of Texas Club and Winflo Osteria. Delectable desserts will be provided by Amy’s Ice Creams, Shipley Do-Nuts and Sinsational Cakes Bakery. The 2016 Volunteer Chefs of the Year were Chefs Chris Hurley and Jennifer Costello from the Bonneville. Guests also have the opportunity to bid on sports memorabilia, restaurant packages, a Mexico trip and ResorTime vacations to Hawaii and San Diego. Entertainment will be provided by Austin-born and raised Jane Ellen Bryant. Bryant was Austin Music Foundation’s “Artist of the Month” in November 2016. University of Texas A Cappella group, Beauties and the Beat will give a special performance.
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007 while playing football at San Diego State University, Tyler Campbell refuses to let the disease stop him from moving his life forward. A successful businessman, husband and father, Tyler views his diagnosis as a blessing, stating, “I now have the opportunity to share my experience to help others living with this disease and make an impact on the MS community.” Tyler, a long-time Austinite, now serves as an MS Ambassador for Pro Player Foundation and the National MS Society and is on a mission to help other people with the disease, especially those facing the uncertainty of the future of their education due to MS.
The mission of Pro Player Foundation is to address the needs of underserved children by raising dollars and awareness through special events and programs. Pro Player Foundation partners with athletes to achieve philanthropic and community needs. Pro Player Foundation hosts Flavors of the Gaslamp in San Diego, Flavors of New England and Flavors of Austin. For more information, please visit www.proplayerfoundation.org.