The annual Legacy Award dinner celebrates the critically important mission of The Institute and honors the visionary leaders who have improved the lives and health of men, women and children across the country and around the world. Past Legacy Award recipients include Ray Hunt, Peter O’Donnell, Jr., the late Fred Meyer, Lyda Hill and Roger Staubach. McLane is well known for his many philanthropic endeavors and community enrichment initiatives, and his dedication to service through works with The Cooper Institute, the Boy Scouts of America, Baylor University, Baylor Scott and White Health and many other worthwhile organizations.

George Brett is considered baseball royalty and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999. The 13-Time All-Star had an exciting and storied career that transcended the baseball diamond. Joining Brett is longtime Royals broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre. The Emmy® Award-winning broadcaster is in his 19th season with the Royals and his 23rd season in Major League Baseball. Both Brett and Lefebvre will participate in a dynamic interview session as the keynote presentation on November 2nd in Arlington.

“This year’s Legacy Award Dinner will feature some amazing heavy hitters,” said Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, “Father of Aerobics” and Chairman Emeritus of The Cooper Institute. “Not only am I so pleased to be presenting longtime friend and supporter, Drayton McLane, Jr. with this year’s Legacy Award, but to welcome David Glass, George Brett and Ryan Lefebvre to North Texas. This will be a really special experience and showcase an exciting look inside baseball that you won’t see anywhere else. It’s going to be a great night in support of the mission of The Cooper Institute.”

The 2017 Legacy Award Dinner will take place on Thursday, November 2nd at 6 pm at Globe Life Park in Arlington. For more information, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amy Johnson, Chief Development Officer, at 214.543.6533 or ajohnson@cooperinst.org. For media inquiries or interview requests, please contact Claire Kinzy at ckinzy@cooperinst.org or 972.716.7002. Additional information is also available online at www.cooperinstitute.org/legacyaward.

For over 47 years The Institute has led the charge in conducting groundbreaking research through The Institute’s principal research asset, the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study® (CCLS), one of the most highly-referenced databases in the world that has helped establish links between fitness and cardiovascular diseases, dementia, healthcare costs and more. Every year The Institute takes its message of prevention and healthy living to children and adults throughout the United States through research, personal training certification, and youth initiatives including FitnessGram®, the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program®, the Presidential Youth Fitness Program and the NFL Play 60® FitnessGram® Project. Funds from the annual Legacy Award Dinner will directly support research and education initiatives at The Institute.

Current event sponsors include: Dr. Kenneth and Millie Cooper, Drayton and Elizabeth McLane, David and Ruth Glass, Roger and Marianne Staubach, Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt, Oncor, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, AT&T, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, Gail and Steve Reinemund, Thomas and Shelly Codd, Elmer and Sandra Doty, Gov. Mike and Janet Huckabee.

Press Contact: Claire Kinzy
972.716.7002
ckinzy@cooperinst.org

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