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Super Bowl MVP to speak in Winnipeg
Drew Brees, the 2009 Super Bowl MVP and winning quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, will be the keynote speaker on June 13 at the 41st annual "Y" Sports Dinner at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
Considered to be one of the NFL's greatest passers, Brees will headline the dinner which is the annual major fundraising event for the Rady Jewish Community Centre.
"We are excited to have Drew Brees as our keynote speaker," Blair Worb, the "Y" Sports Dinner chairman, said in a press release. "Not only is he an exciting football player, but as much pride he takes in his on field performance, he takes even more pride in his community service and philanthropic efforts. That is why he is such a perfect fit as keynote speaker at the "Y" Sports Dinner this year."
A native of Austin, Tex., Brees spent five years with the San Diego Chargers and seven years with the New Orleans Saints. He was elected to seven Pro Bowls while being named the 2004 comeback player of the year, 2006 All-Pro Team, 2006 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, 2008 and 2010 NFL offensive player of the year, and Super Bowl XLIV Champion and MVP.
Throughout the years, the "Y" Sports Dinner has grown to become Winnipeg’s premier sports dinner event. They have brought the biggest names in sports to Winnipeg, featuring keynote speakers such as Mark Messier, Joe Montana, Scotty Bowman, Bobby Hull, Mickey Mantle, Peyton Manning and Cal Ripken, Jr.
Funds raised from the 2012 "Y" Sports Dinner enabled the Rady JCC to provide almost $200,000 in subsidies for families experiencing economic hard times, children and youth with special needs, seniors, and people living with serious illnesses so they could participate Rady JCC programs.
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