Dallas Cowboys Legend Emmitt Smith Named Keynote Speaker at Our Father’s Children 2016 Dinner and Auction Event

HURST, TX — Pro Football Hall of Famer and former running back for the Dallas Cowboys, Emmitt Smith, will be the keynote speaker at Our Father’s Children annual fundraising dinner and auction on April 2, 2016. The fundraising event will be at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas. Funds from the event will be used for upcoming camps, retreats and mentoring programs for children of abuse and neglect in North Texas.

“We are extremely excited to have Emmitt as our featured guest speaker, said Darren Edward executive director. Beyond his accomplishments on the field, Emmitt has proven his commitment to success through his business and his charity and the support he has for underserved children. We are honored he has agreed to speak to our group in April 2016 and we look forward to his inspirational message.” Tickets for the event will go on sale in the near future. Stay tuned to our website and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for more upcoming details.


Emmitt Smith is considered one of the greatest and the single most complete running back in NFL history. In a 700 Club interview, Emmitt said he became a Christian at an early age, but it wasn’t the top priority in his life. His dream was to play for the Dallas Cowboys and to become the NFL’s all-time leading rusher. But throughout high school, he was told he didn’t have the size or the speed to make it in college, much less, the NFL, but that didn’t discourage him. “Well, I mean it, it bothered me to hear them discredit my ability,” says Emmitt. “I used it as fuel. I used it as motivation. I used it as something to keep me going and striving to continue to be successful.

In 1987, despite the obstacles, Emmitt earned a scholarship to the University of Florida. Before he left his grandmother gave him a Bible verse that would help him face the challenges that lay ahead. “Proverbs 3 and 6,” remembers Emmitt. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy path. Anytime I found myself in a situation, I would lean on that verse.” With that verse rooted in his mind, he silenced many of his critics by breaking over fifty records and becoming a top NFL prospect within three seasons. In 1990, he was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys.

Christian Speakers 360 is a booking agent for Christian athletes and celebrities. If you would like to book Emmitt Smith for an appearance, contact Emmitt Smith’s booking agent for speaker fees at 1.800.966.1380.


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