Derrick Brooks to Speak at Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser Aug. 29

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Derrick BrooksSports fans, join the Boys & Girls Clubs 6th Annual Stake & Burger Dinner featuring keynote speaker Derrick Brooks on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hilton Sandestin. Pensacola native, Derrick Brooks was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft, where he remained to play his entire 14 season professional career. He is widely considered one of the best linebackers in NFL history. An 11-time Pro Bowl selection and nine-time All-Pro, Brooks was named AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2002, and earned a Super Bowl ring with the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII. Prior to playing for the Buccaneers, Brooks attended FSU, where he was a member of the 1993 Seminoles National Championship team. Recognized as often for his hard work in the community as he is for his hard hits on the football field, Brooks has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including being a co-recipient of the 2000 Walter Payton/NFL Man of the Year award, the 2003 Bart Starr Award, the 2004 Bryon “Whizzer” White Award, and the 2008 JB Award through the NFL Players Association, all of which recognize an NFL player for their commitment to their community.

General admission tickets are $125 and include admission to the event, a build-your-own-burger bar, a drink ticket, and the opportunity to win and bid on incredible silent auction items. VIP tickets are $175, and include an opportunity to mingle with one of the best linebackers in NFL History during a VIP reception.

To learn more about this event or to purchase tickets, visit www.emeraldcoastbgc.org.