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  Terence Newman's "Night of Stars and Steaks" Raises Over $115,000 for Charity
Rising Stars Foundation
November 2, 2009

Dallas Cowboys defensive back Terence Newman raised more than $115,000 for his charitable foundation at his second annual “Night of Stars & Steaks” event on Monday night.

The event, which was held at the Gaylord Texan Hotel & Resort in Gapevine, Texas, was attended by more than 300 people and featured appearances by Cowboys players like Jason Witten, Bradie James, Nick Folk and Matt McBriar. The attendees were treated to a steak dinner, as well as silent and live auctions featuring exclusive experiences and memorabilia.

The event raised considerable funds for the foundation, which conducts a mentorship program with student-athletes throughout Dallas. Each year, the foundation selects 10 ninth-graders for Terence to follow throughout their high school careers. In addition to providing the kids in the program with unique experiences and educational outings, he grants each child at least $5,000 in scholarship money upon their graduation.

There are now 30 total members of the program, and the third class of Rising Stars was introduced at the event. They are:

Samuel Alvarez             Spruce
Christian Hicks              A. Maceo Smith
Vicktor Arnick               David Carter
William Barrow              Skyline
Trevor Cooley               Roosevelt
Alicia Thompson           Roosevelt
Rachel Gulotta              Bryan Adams
Shan’tymerion Sellers    Sunset
JaMarkus Smith            W.T. White
Jared Williams               L.G. Pinkston

In addition to raising funds for the events and scholarships that the foundation operates, it also focused on raising some additional dollars to help with the medical expenses of new Rising Star Jared Williams, who was recently paralyzed in a football game less than a week after being selected to the program. More than $10,000 were raised that night for Jared’s medical bills alone.

“This was a great event that really helps to make what we do at the foundation possible,” said Newman. “It was a lot of fun and for a great cause. I really appreciate everyone being so generous to make all of this happen.”

Newman also announced a partnership with University of Phoenix to grant full-tuition scholarships to four high school seniors in the Greater Dallas Boys & Girls Clubs’ Collegiate Steps program.

Newman, who announced the partnership at the Monday’s event, will work with the local Boys & Girls Clubs to select the four students. Each recipient will receive full-tuition scholarships to University of Phoenix, which is the official education partner of the Dallas Cowboys, beginning in 2010.