June 1, 2012 - Press Release
Ottawa – (June 1, 2012). Athletic Superstars Doug Flutie and Bo Jackson are the guests of honor at the 15th Annual Ottawa Celebrity Sports Dinner, Monday October 29, 2012 at the Hampton Inn and Conference Centre.
Doug Flutie's name has been synonymous with excellence in both college and professional football, as he has received many honors including: All American at Boston College, College Football Player of the Year, the Heisman Trophy and was named Grey Cup Most Valuable Player for six years.
Known for the famous “Hail Mary” pass against University of Miami to win the Orange Bowl, Doug went on to play with the Chicago Bears and the New England Patriots. He spent eight years in the CFL, and then played for the Buffalo Bills and the San Diego Chargers before finishing his career with his hometown team, the New England Patriots.
Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson is an American former multi-sport athlete who played professional football and Major League Baseball simultaneously and was the first athlete named an All-Star in both sports. He attended Auburn University where he was an astounding all-around athlete winning the 1985 Heisman Trophy and was named MVP of both the Sugar Bowl (1983) and the Liberty Bowl (1984).
During his unprecedented career Jackson played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Raiders before suffering a serious hip injury during a playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals which ended his football career and threatened his baseball career. He returned to the major leagues for two more seasons before retiring.
The Ottawa Celebrity Sports Dinner brings together elite members of Ottawa’s business community to raise much needed funds for important local charities. The Ottawa Celebrity Sports Dinner is proud to support the Soloway Jewish Community Centre and to welcome new beneficiary partner Children at Risk, an organization helping autistic children and their families in the City of Ottawa.
“The Sports Dinner is the flagship sports event in Ottawa. The Soloway Jewish Community Centre is proud to be the organizer of such a prestigious event,” says Soloway JCC President and COO, Barry Sohn. “Our committee does an amazing job covering every detail of this great event. I am thrilled to be a part of the OCSD!”
“We are thrilled to be chosen as the recipient charity for the SJCC 2012 Ottawa Celebrity Sports Dinner.” says Brenda Reisch, Executive Director, Children at Risk. “Children at Risk believes that any child should have the opportunity to attend Summer Camp and that those with Autism can be not only accommodated, but even celebrated for their differences. Funds from this event will help finance Camp Kaleidoscope.”