Flavors of Austin

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Austin.

03/03/2018 - 6:00pm

University of Texas Legend and Pro Football Hall of Fame Member Earl Campbell has hosted the Seventh Annual Flavors of Austin in honor of his son Tyler. The event was held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Austin.  The exclusive benefit raised awareness and funds for Pro Player Foundation and the 2018-highlighted beneficiary: The National MS Society.

Earl Campbell/ MS Campaign Donation

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The 2018 event showcased food and drinks from some of Austin’s award-winning restaurants, football stars, entertainment and a fantastic auction. Hall of Famers Tony Dorsett, Joe Greene, and Randall McDaniel as well as UT Greats were in attendance to lend their support for the Pro Player Foundation and the Society’s goal of changing the world for everyone affected by MS. Guests indulged in culinary bites from the Bonneville, Chinatown, Eberly, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Greenhouse, Hoover’s Cooking, Hyatt Regency, Jugo, Austin Gourmet Popcorn, Ranch 616, Salt and Time, Salt Lick BBQ, Tamale Addiction, The University of Texas Club, and Whtifield’s. Delectable desserts were provided by Amy’s Ice Creams, Yummi Joy, Shipley Do-Nuts and Sinsational Cakes Bakery. Guests also had the opportunity to bid on sports memorabilia, restaurant packages, a trip to Mexico and ResorTime vacations to Hawaii and San Diego. Austin is the live music capital of the world and Flavors featured entertainment provided by Austin-born and raised Emily Gimble, who was named the Best Keyboardist by the Austin Music Awards in 2013.
 
In December of 2007, Tyler Campbell, youngest son of Earl, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. MS is an unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupting the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. At the time of his diagnosis, Tyler was a Running Back at San Diego State University. He continued to play his senior season, but because he feared being a distraction, Tyler chose not to tell anyone on the team about his disease. Although MS put a stop to his dream of becoming a professional athlete, Tyler views his diagnosis as a blessing, stating, “I now have the opportunity to share my experience to help others living with this disease and make an impact on the MS community.” Tyler now serves as an MS Ambassador for Pro Player Foundation and the National MS Society, and has dedicated his life to raising awareness and helping others who struggle with the disease.
 
“With how Multiple Sclerosis attacks, it does not matter your race, gender, nationality or age,” says 16-year NFL veteran Lorenzo Neal, a reoccurring guest to the annual event. “MS is a horrible disease that is out there [today], and it is great that I am here today to fortunately help bring awareness and raise more money for what the Campbell family is doing to help end MS.”
 
The Pro Player Foundation addresses the needs of those diagnosed with MS by raising funds and awareness through special events and programs. Pro Player Foundation hosts Flavors of the Gaslamp, Flavors of New England and Flavors of Austin across the country.
 
The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now, to move together toward a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. They help each person address the challenges of living with MS through their 50-state network of chapters. The MS Society helps fund cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, and provides programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

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