Leigh Steinberg Management Firm Giving Back and Working for a Greener Globe
Tampa, FL and Newport Beach, CA – January 28, 2009 – Leigh Steinberg, who has represented the first pick of the first round of the NFL draft a record-breaking eight times and 60 overall first round picks, today announced that he will be hosting his 23rd Annual Super Bowl Party. This year’s event to outdo all others, as Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment takes its annual soirée to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. The green gala will be held between 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2009.
“We are extremely excited to be holding our event at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo this year,” says Steinberg, President of Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment. “The Zoo is in perfect alignment with the message we are trying to communicate through The Sporting Green Alliance, as we work to green-up sports, promote sustainable technologies and provide a better environment for all species of life. The Sporting Green Alliance is our initiative to incorporate sustainable technologies into stadia and arenas around the world to reduce carbon emissions and drop energy costs, while transforming these venues into educational platforms.”
“We are excited to work with Mr. Steinberg and help spread the important environmental messages we have collectively been developing and supporting over the years,” says Rachel Nelson, public relations director for Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. “Whenever there is a worthy cause such as working towards a greener planet and being able to tap such a powerful platform as the Leigh Steinberg Annual Super Bowl Party to communicate the cause, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo will do all it can to help spread the word.”
To kick off the festivities, there is a press conference scheduled for 1 p.m. on the green carpet at the zoo when Steinberg and special, undisclosed, celebrity guests will make some important environmental and charitable announcements.
Steinberg has also joined forces with the U.S. Army for the first annual Stars For Stripes Global Connection, which will have Steinberg’s celebrity guests communicating one-on-one via two-way videoconference with troops deployed in Iraq.
“Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for our young men and women deployed over seas,” adds Steinberg. “If this small effort brings one smile to the face of just one of our soldiers, we will have scored a big, big touchdown.”
The event will also feature a silent auction benefitting Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on exclusive sports and entertainment memorabilia.
About Leigh Steinberg:
For over 35 years, Leigh Steinberg (http://leighsteinberg.org) has pioneered the sports management industry, setting the standard for excellence in athlete representation. He has represented the first pick of the first round of the NFL draft a record-breaking eight times and 60 overall first round NFL picks. Leigh’s unrivaled history of negotiating record-setting contracts and tireless dedication to charitable activities are the cornerstones of his business. Among many others, Leigh has represented Hall of Famers Steve Young, Troy Aikman and Thurman Thomas, heavyweight champion Lenox Lewis and Major League Baseball stars such as Will Clark, Shawn Green and Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez, all of who have worked with Leigh as a part of their contracts to donate a combined amount of more than $250 million for various charitable causes.
Leigh’s commitment and devotion to the industry enthused Hollywood movie executives to use him as the real-life inspiration behind the hit movie Jerry Maguire and was the technical consultant to director Cameron Crow. Leigh’s longstanding experience and unrivaled reputation built the foundation for him to write best-selling book “Winning with Integrity.” His non-athletic accolades include presidential commendations from President’s Reagan, Clinton and Bush Sr., and he has been named Man of the Year by several leading organizations.
About Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is operated by the Lowry Park Zoological Society, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to excellence in education, conservation and research. Named the #1 zoo in America by Child magazine, the Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue in Tampa, one mile west of I-275 (exit 48). The Zoo is open seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is free. Admission is $18.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors (ages 60+) and $14.50 fof kids (ages 3-11), Kids ages 2 and under are free. Visit LowryParkZoo.com or call (813) 935-8552 for more information.
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