Legendary Quarterback Coach Steve Clarkson and the Steve Clarkson Dreammaker Foundation today announced An Evening with Joe Montana & Wayne Gretzky, a charity reception and auction to be held at the Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas, NV on April 15, 2010 from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
This special evening will feature Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback Joe Montana and Hockey Hall of Fame Center Wayne Gretzky, as well as other local and national celebrities. The event will include entertainment, food, drinks, a live and silent auction, and stories by both Legends. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Las Vegas, the Greater Las Vegas After-School All Stars and the Steve Clarkson Dreammaker Foundation. Sponsorship and ticket information are available online at www.steveclarksondreammaker.com/foundation.
“This event will provide a unique opportunity for the Las Vegas community to come together and help raise money for these great charities,” said Joe Montana. “Wayne and I are excited to help these organizations and look forward to visiting with sponsors and guests on April 15.”
“We are fortunate to have two of the greatest legends in professional sport – Joe Montana and Wayne Gretzky – as our hosts for this amazing evening of tribute and charity,” said Steve Clarkson, chairman of the Steve Clarkson Dreammaker Foundation. “It has always been important to me to help children who have been challenged with limited opportunities. I am thrilled to be able to provide this assistance through my Foundation.”
The Steve Clarkson Dreammaker Foundation has established several programs and initiatives to help empower youth to achieve their dreams. The Dreammaker Foundation Scholarship Program will award grants and scholarships to academically successful graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated financial need and a proven commitment to achieve their dreams. The Foundation has also established a free youth Leadership and Football Academy which will be hosted for under-privileged children. The Leadership and Football Academy will focus on teaching the fundamentals of athletics, teamwork, character building, leadership and the importance of education.