The Super Bowl of Fashion Comes to Dallas

Just two days before Super Bowl XLV comes to a roar at Cowboys Stadium, Off The Field, the NFL Players’ Wives Association — will hold its 10th Annual Awards Banquet and Fashion Show benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This anticipated event will showcase Dallas resident and winner of Texas’ Next Top Designer, Abi Ferrin, as the 2011 featured designer and will be co-hosted by Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith’s wife, Pat Smith, and Amy Vanderoef.

More than 30 NFL players’ wives will take the runway wearing Abi’s award-winning designs while their famed husbands and a crowd of fashion and sports enthusiasts enjoy a bountiful brunch. Event chairs Sherice Brown (wife of Heisman Trophy recipient, Tim Brown) and Romonda Jordan (wife of former Raider Team Captain, Randy Jordan) will be seen on the catwalk in addition to Janet Dorsett (wife of Tony Dorsett), Michelle Witten (wife of Dallas Cowboys’ Jason Witten) and many more.

Pat Smith & Amy Vanderoef will emcee the fashion show and present the Off The Field Women of Impact Award to Janet Hill, Nancy C. Rogers and Marlo Thomas; Marlo Thomas’ award will be accepted by Richard C. Shadyac, Jr., CEO of St. Jude, on her behalf. In addition, the Danielle Beverly Courage Award will be presented to Dr. Keisha Kirkland.

Guests who attend the 10th Annual OTF Players’ Wives Awards Banquet and Fashion Show on  February 4th, held from 10 am-1 pm, can participate in a live and silent auction featuring a variety of coveted items including a rare 6.32 carat pink diamond donated by Worldwide Diamond Ventures and exclusively set by Olschwanger Designs. This exquisite radiant cut diamond is GIA certified and is appraised at $1.4 million dollars. Outside of the live and silent auction, attendees will also have the opportunity to shop luxurious fashion brands such as purses by Lisa Barfield, So Many Roads jewelry by Carri Goodman and Let it Be Designs by Lorien Anderson.

Through its dedication to create awareness and raise funds for local and national charitable organizations that emphasize strengthening the family unit, Off The Field (OTF) has contributed more than $400,000 to various charitable organizations since its inception. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital which is recognized as the most trusted non-profit in the nation and ranked as the nation’s top children’s cancer hospital in the 2010-2011 Best Children’s Hospital rankings.

Ticket information is available through  Off The Field Fashion Show Tickets or Mikea James at 972.594.8080, Mikea.James@stjude.org.

January 27: 10th Annual OTF Players’ Wives Awards Banquet and Fashion Show
VIP and Media Reception
— (private event):
Featuring new Abi Ferrin fashions worn by NFL players’ wives- Sherice Brown, Janet Dorsett, Romonda Jordan and Becky Nguyen. One lucky NFL wife will unveil and model the 6.32 carat pink diamond donated to the February 4th OTF Fashion Show auction. (Donated by Worldwide Diamond Ventures and exclusively set by Olschwanger Designs.) 6 pm-8 pm, Stanley Korshak.

February 3: Abi Ferrin Brand Launch Party at Nordstrom –(Free public event)
Featuring a meet and greet with designer Abi Ferrin and the NFL players’ wives including Sherice Brown, Janet Dorsett, Romonda Jordan and Michelle Witten. Guests will also have the opportunity to walk the red carpet with the NFL players’ wives wearing Abi Ferrin’s spring collection. Light refreshments served. 3 pm-6 pm, in Savvy at Nordstrom NorthPark Center. Media may RSVP to the Nordstrom event at sabra@sg-pr.com, any other guests may RSVP to the Nordstrom Launch Party at 214.231.3900 ext 1360.

About Off The Field:

Off The field was established on February 16, 2006, in Washington D.C., as a national non-profit organization. The organization is comprised solely of the spouses of active and retired NFL Players. OTF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that strives to be a resource to its members and their communities. The purpose of OTF is to have an alliance of women within a network who are fully committed to collectively affect change within themselves as well as their surrounding communities.

About Abi Ferrin:

Abi Ferrin is an award-winning fashion designer whose mission and purpose is to empower women to feel and look their best through her line that retails nationally as well as through one-of-a-kind red carpet designs. Abi ignites awareness of global issues through the brand mission Freedom + Purpose. Many elements of the Abi Ferrin collection are made by women who were rescued from the sex trade in Nepal and Cambodia. These rescue organizations counsel, train and shelter the women, while also providing alternatives to abusive employment. Brand sales provide a steady stream of income to these women as a hand-crafted element is crafted by them for every garment made in the USA.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, please visit http://www.stjude.org
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