ANNUAL SPRING FUNDRAISING GALA

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Featuring: Pro Football Player Matthew Birk
Date: Friday, April 5, 2019 ~ 7:00 PM
Location: Atlantis Casino, Grand Ballroom
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Matthew Birk

Matt attended Harvard University and earned a degree in Economics. While playing for the Harvard Crimson, he received several football honors, including All-Ivy League and Division I-AA All-American. Matt was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 1998 draft. Appearing in 228 career games, including 18 playoff contests, Matt spent 11 seasons with Minnesota and 4 more with the Baltimore Ravens. He was named the 2011 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his off-the-field service, as well as his playing excellence. In February, 2013 after a 15 year career in the NFL and a Super Bowl XLVII win with the Baltimore Ravens, the six-time Pro Bowl Center announced his retirement from playing football. Since his retirement, Matt has served the NFL in a variety of capacities. Currently a special adviser, he sits on the Board of Directors of USA Football, the sport’s governing body. Much of Matt’s work focuses on growing and developing the game at all levels. Today, in addition to his work for the NFL, Matt Birk is inspiring, teaching and motivating audiences across America as a national speaker. Matt loves the game of football for the many life lessons it teaches, as well as the spiritual elements that are embedded in its culture.