Huntsville, Ala. - Pro Football Hall of Famer John Stallworth will be joined by three of the biggest names in the sport at The Legends Round Table on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Von Braun Center’s Mark Smith Concert Hall at 7 p.m.
With Stallworth will be Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy and Pro Football Hall of Famers and ex-Steeler teammates Mel Blount and “Mean Joe” Greene.
The event is open to the public, with the group’s message especially targeted to young athletes. Tickets for the public are $35 but some 900 free tickets will be distributed to high school and college athletes, male and female.
Tickets are available at the John Stallworth Foundation offices at 200 Pratt St., Suite B-2, or through www.johnstallworth.com. Teams and groups interested in obtaining tickets should contact the foundation at 256-536-8050.
The panel will speak about their own personal experiences, then answer questions and hold discussions in the round table format. Athletes will be offered opportunities to submit questions for the foursome.
“Tony and Mel and Joe have had great careers but even more importantly they’ve done things the right way,” Stallworth said. “We think this is going to be a good opportunity for them to share their message and be a positive influence on some young men and women in our community.”
Tickets for the public go on sale this week. They are $35. The Foundation distribute some 900 free tickets to athletes, male and female, at local high schools and colleges.
The panel will speak about their own personal experiences, then answer questions and hold discussions in the roundtable format. Athletes will be offered opportunities to submit questions for the foursome.
Stallworth, a prominent Huntsville businessman and civic leader, played on four Super Bowl-winning Steeler teams and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002 after his 14-year career.
Dungy, now an analyst for NBC Sports and an author whose “Quiet Strength” rose to No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list, played for the Steelers, then became a successful NFL head coach at Tampa Bay and Indianapolis. His Colts won Super Bowl XLI over Chicago and he finished with a 139-69 record, taking his teams into the postseason 10 consecutive years.
Blount, a regular visitor for the foundation’s annual mid-June golf tournament, was a five-time All-Pro who was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 1989. After working for the NFL upon his retirement, he eventually established the Mel Blount Youth Home, which has locations in Georgia and Pennsylvania.
Greene, who created an indelible memory for a generation with his commercial for Coca-Cola, was a 10-time Pro Bowler and selected to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time Team. A member of both the college and pro halls of fame, he coached and later served as a pro football executive after his retirement.
For more information and to purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, see the Foundation website at www.johnstallworth.com.
Courtesy John Stallworth Foundation Media Relations