SJS SOAR Fundraiser
The 14th annual St. James/Seton ³SOAR²
fundraiser will feature Heisman Trophy winner and Husker legend Johnny "The
Jet" Rodgers as the keynote speaker on Friday, November 9 beginning at 6
p.m. The dinner, presentation, silent and live auctions will be at St.
Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Center, 5419 North 114th St, in Omaha.
Rodgers was the first Nebraska Cornhusker to receive the coveted Heisman
Trophy from the New York Downtown Athletic Club. The Omaha Technical High
School graduate led the nation's number one team to a national championship
in 1971 as a punt returner, pass receiver, blocker and running back.
In 2012 Rodgers created the Johnny ³The Jet² Rodgers National College
Football Return Specialist Award. The Johnny Rodgers Youth Foundation
supports programs that keep children in school until high school graduation.
Rodgers is in demand as an inspirational speaker, encouraging teamwork and
persistence in reaching lifetime goals. He is active in Dr. Tom Osborne¹s
Teammates Mentoring Program and is a member of 100 Black Men of Omaha, an
organization that mentors young black males.
Proceeds from this event will go to help support St. James/Seton in
assisting with funding for tuition assistance and to create a program to
enhance and sustain the future goals of St. James/Seton School. The school
relies solely on funds generated from its own fundraising, the parishioners,
and the support of local businesses to achieve it¹s mission.
Social Hour & Silent Auction - 6:00 pm
Dinner & Silent Auction - 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Johnny Rodgers - 8:00 pm
Live Auction starting at 8:45 pm.
For Reservations and information please visit the SOAR website,
For corporate sponsorship information:
Paulette Theisen, firstname.lastname@example.org 402.572.0339