In addition to being a reality personality, Matt Nordgren is leading the charge for The Leadership Foundation in Dallas. The game plan is to provide grants for 12 non-profits and three students. It’s gonna happen thanks to the Boots and Bling activities Thursday and Friday. Event Co-chairs Anne and Steve Stodghill, Lynn and Allan McBee, Cecily and Scott Gooch, Alex and Tommy Hicks and Bryan Reeder along with Honorary Chairs Earl Campbell and Mack and Sally Brown have arranged a “Golf with A Longhorn or Football Hero” at Dallas National Golf Club Thursday. Oops, you might have missed that tee time.
Then don’t miss Friday’s Boots and Bling: A Texas Fling at Eddie Deen’s Ranch in downtown Dallas. As if the barbecue, blue jeans and babes/boys weren’t enough, then how about a concert by Jerry Jeff Walker? Why, shoot! That’s enough to get any Texan or wannabe in the door.
If you’re starting to get the idea that there are a lot of University of Texas types involved, you’re right. Longhorns attending the events include Earl, Vince Young (his foundation also benefits from the fundraising), Matt, Bo Scaife, Cedric Benson, Jamaal Charles, Ahmard Hall, Terrell Brown, Selvin Young, Kasey Studdard, Derrick Johnson, Aaron Ross, Rodrique Wright, Michael Huff, Jonathan Scott, Marcus Griffin, Brian Orakpo and many others. And if you didn’t wear burnt orange in college, don’t worry. Your green will be more than welcome.