Donovan McNabb to give Jreck Subs Distinguished Lecture at SU Sport Management Club charity auction in April
Donovan McNabb to give Jreck Subs Distinguished Lecture at SU Sport Management Club charity auction in April February 14, 2008Kate Futrellkofutrel@syr.edu
Donovan McNabb, the Philadelphia Eagles’ five-time NFL Pro Bowl quarterback and a member of the Syracuse All-Century Football Team, will be the Jreck Subs Distinguished Lecture speaker on Tuesday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.
The lecture is in conjunction with the third annual gala Charity Sports Auction presented by the Syracuse University Sport Management Club. The auction follows the lecture from 7:30-9:30 p.m. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the American Diabetes Association, as well as the Sport Management Club.
Hundreds of items will be for sale, including sports memorabilia from professional and collegiate sports teams and players, as well as non-sports items ranging from electronics and jewelry to tickets and restaurant gift certificates. A family fun area will be available, along with professional athletes, both local and national, signing autographs.
A four-year starter SU, McNabb set SU football records for total yards per game, passing efficiency and yards per attempt. He was named the Big East Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year three times (1996-98) and Offensive Player of the Decade (1990s).
As a nine-year NFL pro, McNabb has led the Eagles to a Super Bowl appearance, four NFC Championship games appearances and more postseason wins than any other quarterback in team history. He also holds several team records, including single-season quarterback rating and completion percentage, career completions, most wins by a starting quarterback and most 300-yard passing games.
Among his many honors and activities, McNabb is an SU trustee.
Since its inception in 2000, the Donovan McNabb Foundation has supported numerous charitable causes, including raising awareness of diabetes and distributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to the American Diabetes Association.
The lecture and charity sports auction are open to the public. Tickets — $10 for adults and $5 for all students, 5 years of age and up — will go on sale shortly.
The SU Sport Management Club is a student-run organization of the Department of Sport Management in the College of Human Ecology. Since its founding in 2005, the club has grown to more than 100 members and raised more than $30,000 for local charities.