The Chamber is pleased to announce it has confirmed former Dallas Cowboy Kelvin Garmon to appear at the Chamber’s Big Super Bowl Event this Thursday evening January 20: Irving Welcomes the Big Game: A Progressive Dinner to benefit Make-A-Wish. The event is sponsored by Darling Homes, Hines, Huntington Custom Homes, Sanders Custom Homes and D CEO.
A little more info about Kelvin follows:
Two-time Super Bowl Champion offensive lineman and former Dallas Cowboy, Kelvin Garmon has been busy since retiring from the league in 2006 immersing himself in a variety of philanthropic and entrepreneurial pursuits. He actively supports the efforts of the Susan G. Komen Foundation working diligently in a volunteer capacity to help eradicate the threat of cancer. Garmon is equally active in charitable organizations that focus on the needs of underprivileged children as he is actively involved in the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the Make a Wish Foundation, Toys for Tots, the Angel Tree and the Let Us Play Sports Camp for girls.
Garmon has even founded his own his own Non-profit organization named Art of Football Helping hands, which coincides with his founded for profit company, Art of Football Incorporated. Christmas 2010 was Art of Football Helping hands biggest event to date as the foundation was able to partner with local charities in Dallas and supply toys to 3500 kids in the metroplex. Garmon’s foundation allows NFL players to give back to their communities by mentoring and donating time to train them on football skills.
Prior to these endeavors, Garmon amassed an impressive athletic resume. A native Texan, Mr. Garmon received all state honors during his Haltom high school career in Fort Worth. Upon graduating he was rewarded with a full scholarship to Baylor University where he enjoyed a stellar collegiate career. Considered to be the prototypical NFL offensive lineman, Mr. Garmon was drafted into the NFL by the Dallas Cowboys where he had the pleasure of playing alongside Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman. In addition to his tenure with the Dallas Cowboys, Mr. Garmon was also a member of the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and Cleveland Browns during his professional career.