Dallas Cowboys Coach to Speak at Connecting Point Spring Event

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of the Dallas Cowboys during the Cowboys visit to the 9/11 Memorial and the One World Observatory in New York City. Photo by James D. Smith/Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboy coach Jason Garrett and his wife Brill will be the honored guests at the fifth annual Ability to Give Luncheon on May 2.

Garrett was named the eighth head coach in Dallas Cowboys history in January 2011. He became the first former Dallas Cowboys player to become the team’s head coach. In six and a half years as head coach, Garrett owns a 59-48 overall record, including playoffs.

His wife Brill has dedicated her life to making a difference in the community, and in the lives of students and children.

As a member of many charitable boards, including the Barbara Bush Foundation for Literacy, Brill continually invests her time serving the people of Dallas.

Together, Jason and Brill founded their charitable foundation, Jason Garrett Starfish Charities, in 1997 with the goal of enriching the lives of young people. The charity began as a one-day football camp and leadership forum for high school athletes held each summer at Princeton University in conjunction with Play It Smart, a National Football Foundation program. In 2012 the Garretts and the Cowboys organization introduced a similar annual one-day football camp – Dallas Cowboys U — at the team’s home training complex. The camp offers life skills sessions along with the opportunity for the high school players to be coached by the Dallas Cowboys players.

This year’s luncheon will be held at Brook Hollow Golf Club on May 2. All proceeds directly benefit the Connecting Point of Park Cities program which not only provides an educational, nurturing, social daily programs for adults with disabilities but also encourages people of all ability levels to give back and make a difference in the Dallas community.

Bianca R. Montes

Bianca Montes is an award-winning journalist and former Managing Editor of Park Cities People. She currently serves as a Senior Editor with D Magazine's D CEO publication. You can reach her by email at Bianca.Montes@Dmagazine or follow her on Instagram @Bianca_TBD. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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