NFL ALUMNI CLEVELAND CHAPTER
HOST BENEFIT FOR
EDDIE "THE ASSASSIN" JOHNSON
Cleveland January - The Cleveland Chapter of NFL Alumni Association announce their 1st annual "United in Need" benefit. "United in Need" is a fundraising vehicle to develop the Cleveland Chapter's Dire Need Fund that will be used to assist members who are facing financial challenges due to illness. Eddie Johnson will be the recipient of all proceeds from the 2002 event to assist him with medical cost in association with his battle with Colon Cancer.
"United in Need" will be held Saturday, February 9, 2002 at 7:00pm at Thistledown Racing Club, 21501 Emery Road, North Randall, Ohio. The event will feature a roast & toast, auction and dinner with speakers such as Brown's greats Hanford Dixon, Reggie Langorne, Gerald "Ice Cube" McNeil and Greg Pruitt. The Master of Ceremony will be Kendall "BSK" Lewis of WKNR. Reggie Rucker will serve as the auctioneer.
Tickets are available for $150 per person and will go on sale Monday, January 21. In Cleveland, tickets may be purchased by cash, money order or check at Holiday Inn Express Downtown, 629 Euclid Ave., (216) 443-1000 or Thistledown -Guest Services, 21501 Emery Road, (216) 662-8600. In Akron, tickets may be purchased by cash, money order or check at Mike Pruitt Honda, 1875 Brittain Road, (330) 633-6060.
For information on table purchases, sponsorship opportunities or credit card purchases, call (216) 731-5044.