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07/22/2010

Staubach to receive humanitarian award

This is a special year for Roger Staubach. In addition to serving as chairman of the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee, Staubach has been named as recipient of the 2010 Hope for Humanity Award from the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance.

Staubach, a former Heisman Trophy winner at the Naval Academy and a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, will be honored at the museum's annual dinner on Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. The award is dedicated to the improvement of the North Texas community and promotes tolerance, education and understanding, and to reduce prejudice. U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Bill Lively, president of the Super Bowl Host Committee, are among past winners.

Staubach is not only a successful former athlete but is a business leader in North Texas who has championed numerous charities. "We (he and his wife Marianne) are devoted to supporting causes that provide learning and character-building for children," Staubach said in a news release. "Discrimination is a disease of our time, and we must never rest when faced with an opportunity to teach tolerance, the value of hard work and the love of neighbor and country."

Pete Alfano     Roger

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