DEMARCO MURRAY TO RECEIVE THE
PRESS-RADIO CLUB SPORTS PERSONALITY AWARD
The Associated Press names DeMarco Murray
NFL Offensive Player of the Year for 2014
Dallas Cowboys' record-setting running back DeMarco Murray will receive the Rochester Press-Radio Club Sports Personality of the Year Award at the 66th annual Rochester Press-Radio Club Day of Champions Children's Charities Dinner on Monday, May 4, at the Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center.
Murray is coming off a Pro Bowl season in which he rushed for a franchise-record 1,845 yards and shattered Hall of Famer Jim Brown's NFL mark by stringing together eight consecutive 100-yard rushing games to start the season. A native of Las Vegas and a former All-American at the University of Oklahoma, Murray played a vital role in helping the Cowboys win the NFC East division and make it to the second round of the playoffs. Through his foundation, Murray, 27, has provided educational support and resources for underprivileged youth in the Dallas area.
The Cowboys' star is the latest in a long line of prominent Day of Champions sports headliners that in recent years have included Peyton and Eli Manning, Cal Ripken Jr., Colin Kaepernick, Drew Brees, Joe Torre and Arnold Palmer.
"We are thrilled to continue our club's tradition of bringing in top-shelf sports personalities to help raise money for worthy children's charities in our community," said Mike Kauffman, the club's vice president and talent chair.
Since the Press-Radio Club's inception in 1949, it has donated more than a million dollars to Rochester charities.
Tickets for the dinner are $130, with a table of 10 available for a discounted price of $1,200. A limited number of private "Meet and Greet" packages are available for $695. The package includes two dinner tickets, two 8x10 photographs with Murray and a commemorative football. A limited number of VIP reception tickets are being offered at $200 per person, which also includes a dinner ticket and an autographed photo of Mr. Murray.
To reserve tickets or packages, call 585-340-1460. Credit cards or money orders are accepted as payment. Email: email@example.com.
The club gratefully acknowledges its corporate sponsors: Coca-Cola Refreshments, the Democrat and Chronicle Media Group; ESL Federal Credit Union, Paychex Corporation, the Rochester Red Wings, the Rochester RazorSharks, and Monroe County Sports Commission.