South Florida Chapter
Sports Philanthropy Showcase

The South Florida Sports Philanthropy Showcase will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at the Pavilion Grille, 301 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431.


Come learn more about the amazing nonprofits that we are Showcasing! Their incredible work in the South Florida community is an inspiration!

The Showcase will start at 6:00 pm and include a Reception and Networking. 

Dinner, Awards, Silent Auction will start at 7:00 p.m.  


Thursday Night Football party for the game between the Minnesota Vikings at the Philadelphia Eagles will be held afterwards.


Two-time Super Bowl Champion

Super Bowl Champion and
Pro Football Hall of Fame

NFL Alumni / U. Florida
2008 National Champ

Jason Pierre-Paul is an NFL Alumni and Two-time Super Bowl Champion. 


He played college football at South Florida and was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.  


With the Giants, Pierre-Paul made two Pro Bowls, was first-team All-Pro and won Super Bowl XLVI over the New England Patriots. With the Buccaneers, Pierre-Paul made his third Pro Bowl and won Super Bowl LV. 

Rickey Jackson is a Super Bowl Champion and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

He played college football at Pittsburgh and was a linebacker in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints (1981–1993) and the San Francisco 49ers (1994–1995). 

He led the team’s Dome Patrol linebacker corps while playing with the Saints. In 1997, Jackson was inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame. Jackson won a Super Bowl ring with the 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX one year before retiring.

On February 7, 2010, Jackson was selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Major Wright is a father, businessman, philanthropist and retired NFL player. Wright played for the University of Florida, winning the 2008 National Championship during his time there then succeeded in the NFL with 4 seasons for the Chicago Bears and 2 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Major Wright wrote and self published his first book; Major Pain: Confessions of a Smash-Mouth Safety; a memoir about the obstacles Wright faced throughout his career on and off the field. Throughout his journey through life, Wright has found that if you surround yourself with positive energy, keep positive thoughts and are consistent in whatever you want to achieve, nothing can get in your way except yourself.

Sports Anchor for ESPN 106.3 FM, WPTV and WFLX

Theo Dorsey is an award-winning sports anchor for ESPN 106.3 FM, WPTV and WFLX.  The Missouri City, Texas, native comes to West Palm Beach with a background in reporting both sports and news.

You can hear him talk football Fridays on ESPN 106.3 FM’s “Josh Cohen and the HomeTeam.”

The Hampton University graduate got his start in the business at WALB in south Georgia, where he became the first Black sports director in the station’s history.

In 2018, the Georgia Association of Broadcasters named him the best sports anchor thanks to his coverage of local high school sports, The Masters and, most importantly, Southeastern Conference football.

Theo went on to serve as a news reporter and fill-in sports anchor in Greensboro, North Carolina, at WGHP before eventually taking his talents to South Florida.

You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @TheoDorseyTV to keep up with his journey as a “plant pops,” among other things. His direct messages are open to any and all story ideas!

Junior Tennis Champion

Signing tennis balls,

LIVE and IN-PERSON at the

Sports Philanthropy Showcase!

Kristoria “Krissy” Haynes was born on October 12, 2010. She received her first racquet at age 2. At age 3, she moved with her father, Christopher Haynes (mother Karoadus Stallings deceased), to Delray Beach, Florida.

She became more interested in tennis by watching Coco Gauff, the Williams sisters and others on television with her grandmother, Dorothy Haynes. Krissy began practicing more when she received a new racquet at age 8. She also took part in some Delray Beach Youth Tennis Foundation programs. Krissy got the “tennis bug” and started playing in tournaments. Currently, at age 12 she has won 1st and 2nd place in at least a dozen  USTA tournaments. Krissy played in the Little Mo Regional Tournament, run by the Maureen Connolly Brinker Foundation, in New York.

Krissy is really motivated in school and tennis. Her dream is to play at the college level and beyond!



The U.S. Veteran’s Hall of Fame provides disaster relief supplies for Hurricane season.  Please help us collect the most important items needed:

  • Baby Food
  • Children’s Underwear
  •  Men’s Underwear
  • Period Products
  • Women’s Underwear





Pavilion Grille

301 Yamato Road, Boca Raton


Ticket Prices:

Reception, Dinner, Networking – $75 per individual

Table for 10 people – $500 



6:00pm    Organizational Showcase and Networking

7:00pm     Silent Auction and Dinner


Crudite display during cocktail hour

House and Caesar Salad

Penne ala Vodka

Penne Marinara-vegan

Chicken Francaise

Eggplant Parmigiana-vegetarian

Gourmet Cookies and Brownies

8:00pm     Awards, Live Auction and Thursday Night Football Party 

(Minnesota Vikings @ Philadelphia Eages)


  • Live Auction
  • Businesses Showing Support for our sports communities
  • Former and current athletes
  • Sports business professionals
  • Unique sports experiences
  • Thursday Night Football party
  • Silent Auction and raffle prizes
  • Trivia Games

Sponsorship Opportunities

Title Sponsorship ($10,000):   Includes front cover of event program, company presentation at the dinner, signage at the event, and logo included in all event promotional materials including website and event program.

Dinner Sponsorship ($6,000):  Includes back cover of event program, additional recognition in the event program, signage at the event, promotional material at event, and logo included on website.

Host Sponsorship ($3,000):   Includes recognition in the event program, signage at the event, promotional material at event, and logo included on website.

Organizational Sponsor ($1,000):   Includes sponsor recognition, name and logo on table tent.

Dinner Table Sponsor ($500):   Includes sponsor recognition and admission for ten (10) for dinner.

Dinner ($75):    Reception, Dinner, Networking and Thursday Night Football Party.

All proceeds benefit the Sports Philanthropy Network and other sports nonprofits.