Wednesday, June 10, 2009

2009 Super Bowl Champion, Pittsburgh Steelers, Support Cabrini Connections

As the Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection organization prepares for one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, several members of the Pittsburgh Steelers lend a helping hand. On July 16, 2009 we will be hosting our Annual Jimmy Biggs Memorial Golf Benefit at the Highland Park Country Club. After a fun-filled day of golf, the group will then head in-doors for the evening events that will include dinner, cocktails, and a silent auction that will be filled with a variety of great items.

This year we are proud to announce that members of the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers have added their support to this year's golf benefit. #79 Trai Essex, of the Pittsburgh Steelers and former Northwestern University star, provided a football out of his personal collection and got several of his teammates to autograph the football to support the Cabrini Connections' program. In October of 2008, I attended a charity event hosted by former Pittsburgh Steeler Alan Faneca at the Jerome Bettis Grille 36, which is owned by former NFL Great, Jerome Bettis.

I was out in Pittsburgh visiting my friend and former teammate Trai Essex, for the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Giants, and at the charity event I was informing Trai about what I do here in Chicago at Cabrini Connections. And following the conversation Trai provided me with an autographed football and we discussed how the football would be used to benefit the Cabrini Connections' program and youth that participate in the program. After further conversation I decided one of the best ways to use this donation would be to include it as a silent auction item for the next Jimmy Biggs Memorial Golf Benefit. The football has autographs from the following players: #86 Hines Ward, #83 Heath Miller, #79 Trai Essex, #78 Max Starks, #99 Brett Keisel, and about 7 other key members of the Super Bowl Champion team!!!

The Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection organization would like to thank Mr. Trai Essex and the entire Pittsburgh Steeler organization for their support of our program and the 2009 Jimmy Biggs Memorial Golf Benefit!!

You don't have to be a NFL player or a Super Bowl Champion to support the golf benefit. You can support the golf benefit and the Cabrini Connections' program by becoming a sponsor, registering a 4some to come golf, you can register as an individual golfer, attend the evening events, donate a silent auction item, or simply by donating to the organization.


Motherluv4 said...

Hey El,

Just wanted to say "Thank You" for all your hard work with Cabrini Connections. You are a shining light 4 all the students in the program. Once again, thank you for your time and beautiful smile.


EL Da' Sheon Nix said...

Thank you VERY MUCH Norine! I am just trying to do all that I can do to provide the youth, parents, volunteers, and the community with the necessary resources to be successful!

I thank you for all that you do!

EL Da' Sheon