Warren Henry Automotive Group, Arthur E. Benjamin/American Dog Rescue, Opustone, King Jewelers and Brotman, Nusbaum & Fox joined over 300 South Florida VIP’s to celebrate the NFL Legend’s recent induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL (August 15, 2011) – Warren Henry Automotive Group and Arthur E. Benjamin/Ameican Dog Rescue were gracious supporters to NFL great and NFL Network analyst Marshall Faulk’s exclusive South Florida Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Celebration which raised over $40,000 for the Marshall Faulk Foundation on August, 10, 2011, at The Playwright Irish Pub in The Village At Gulfstream Park.
The exclusive event featured a glamorous red carpet arrival and meet and greet with the seven-time NFL Pro Bowl running back along with other sports celebrities and VIPs, including Michael Irvin, Lawrence Taylor, Cornelius Bennett, Isaac Bruce, Noel Bosh (father of Chris Bosh), and more. Guests enjoyed a sports-themed evening of signature cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres, cigar lounge and more, all in the company of some of pro football’s greatest legends. The raffle and live auction of sports memorabilia and luxury items, including a $6,000 time piece generously donated by King Jewelers, a one-of-a-kind Faulk autographed jersey and Hall of Fame football, and many other items for Faulk’s foundation fundraiser. Through his foundation, Faulk is dedicated to improving the quality of life for youth by increasing opportunities for them to lead healthy, fulfilling lives.
“I’m from New Orleans, played football in St. Louis, but I consider South Florida home, and that’s why I chose the Playwright Irish Pub in Gulfstream Park for my Hall of Fame victory lap,” said Faulk. “Tonight, so many generous people helped me raise funds for my foundation, and I could not be more grateful for their support.”
“He is the reason football is played the way it is being played today,” said close friend and football great, Michael Irvin of Faulk. “He could be doing this event anywhere in any community, but while he was here, people were good to him, and he is showing the love back.”
Sponsors for the evening’s event included Warren Henry Automotive Group; Arthur Benjamin/American Dog Rescue; The Playwright Irish Pub and The Village at Gulfstream Park; King Jewelers and Ebel Watches; Opustone Granite & Marble Distributors; Brotman Nusbaum & Fox Law; THINK Magazine; and more.
Arguably the game’s greatest combination runner and pass receiver, Faulk’s hall of fame career reached its pinnacle in 2000 when he was named NFL’s Most Valuable Player and led the St. Louis Rams to victory in Super Bowl XXXIV. After retiring from the NFL following the 2006 season, Faulk embarked on a career in broadcasting where he will enter his fifth season as an analyst this fall for the NFL Network. Faulk was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 6th in Canton, OH.
About Marshall Faulk
Following a phenomenal college football career at San Diego State University, Marshal Faulk was drafted into the NFL second overall in 1994 by the Indianapolis Colts and immediately exploded onto the NFL landscape. Faulk became the first NFL player to win both the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award and the Pro Bowl’s Most Valuable Player Award in the same season. Faulk joined the St. Louis Rams in 1998 where he was twice named NFL Most Valuable Player (2000, 2001) and earned a Super Bowl ring in 2000. Faulk currently ranks 10th all-time in NFL career rushing yards and remains the only NFL player to rush for 12,000 yards and record 6,000 receiving yards. After retiring from the NFL following the 2006 season, Faulk embarked on a career in broadcasting where he will enter his fifth season this fall as an analyst for the NFL Network. Faulk appears regularly on a number of the network’s programs including NFL Total Access, Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Sears, Sprint Halftime Show, Kay Jewelers Postgame show and NFL GameDay Morning show.
About the Marshall Faulk Foundation
By building corporate partnerships within the community, the Marshal Faulk Foundation is able to provide financial assistance to projects focusing primarily on sports development and education. Through its efforts the foundation is able to touch the lives of children in a positive way, encouraging them to become the leaders of tomorrow. To date, the Marshall Faulk Foundation has provided more than $1 million in financial assistance and hands-on involvement to programs all across the United States. For more information about Marshall Faulk or his foundation please visit: www.MarshallFaulk.com.
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