Mike Ditka Presents Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund Hall of Fame Dinner and Autograph Show at Silverton Casino Hotel
Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, Inc.
NFL Alumni will be at Silverton Casino on Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to sign autographs as a fundraiser for the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, Inc. The Autograph Show will give fans and supporters a chance to meet and greet their favorite retired players. Mike Ditka, “Mean Joe” Greene and Jim Plunkett along with Lem Barney, Kyle Turley and Roger Brown will be honoring the 2014 inductees to the Hall of Fame at the Induction Dinner the night before. The Hall of Fame Dinner will honor players on the West Coast for their outstanding NFL playing careers and their legendary charitable work off the field. Inductees include Jon Arnett, Conrad Dobler, Tom Flores, Paul Hornung, David Humm, Mike Lucci, Hugh McElhenny, Sylvia Mackey and Ricky Watters. Sylvia Mackey will be named Gridiron Greats Woman of the Year for her passionate advocacy in assisting retired players and their families. Sylvia’s efforts have not gone unnoticed. The NFL implemented the 88 Plan (named after her late husband Hall of Famer John Mackey). The plan assists retired players suffering from Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS. Paul Hornung and Mike Lucci will each be named Man of the Year to recognize them for their continued fundraising efforts supporting the Gridiron Greats. Fans have the opportunity to purchase souvenir photos of the participating players and have them signed at the Autograph Show on Saturday. Proceeds from these events benefit the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, Inc.
Hall of Fame Dinner – Friday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Autograph Show – Saturday, June 7 at 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Silverton Casino Hotel
3333 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas, NV 89139
About Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund
The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, Inc. (GGAF) is a Wisconsin nonprofit corporation that has received recognition of federal tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gridiron Greats mission is to assist dire need retired NFL players who were pioneers of the game and who have greatly contributed to the NFL’s status as the most popular sport in America. GGAF provides hands-on assistance to help retired players and their families deal with hardships they face after football. The services include medical assistance, transportation costs for medical evaluations and surgeries, dental assistance, housing assistance, financial assistance for utilities, medication, and coordination of services for food, automotive payments and childcare.
About Silverton Casino Hotel
Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Starbucks and Johnny Rockets. In addition to the flagship 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with more than 1,600 slot machines and 30 table games, and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, which was voted “Best Free Attraction” in the Best of Citysearch®. Silverton is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond in Las Vegas. For more information, please call 702-263-7777 or visit www.silvertoncasino.com.