January 26, 2008

Celebrating Native athletes

Native Fantasy League--A Celebration of Native AthletesNative Athletes, Tribal Leaders, Models and Entertainers--a virtual "Who's Who in Indian Country" come together to celebrate accomplishments of Native athletes and Indian Country.

All proceeds benefit UNITY, Inc. a national not-for-profit focused on creating leadership opportunities for Native youth.
Native Fantasy League event to benefit UNITYThe gala evening event will honor athletes Titla fondly refers to as the "trailblazers," such as 1964 Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills, football stars Sonny Sixkiller and Jim Warne, Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, professional golfer Notah Begay and Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain.

Native rap artist Litefoot will serve as the honorary gala chairman, and National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. will emcee the event. Guest appearances include actress Q'orianka Kilcher; Pete Homer Jr., CEO of the National Indian Business Association; and Sam McCraken, a representative from Nike.

GRAMMY-nominated recording artist Jana is scheduled to perform.
Comment:  I gather this event is supposed to be an unofficial tie-in with the National Football League and the Super Bowl.

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