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3900 N McColl Rd.
McAllen, Texas 78501

P.O. Box 3068
McAllen, Texas 78502-3068

Val LaMantia
Board Member

  • 956.687.7751

Laura Escamilla
Executive Director

  • 956.627.1718

McAllen, Texas (April 11, 2023) – Stars Scholarship Fund regrets to announce that Deion Sanders will not be able to attend our upcoming fundraising event as the special guest due to unforeseen circumstances. We understand that Deion’s presence was highly anticipated, and we share in the disappointment that this news brings.

However, we are pleased to announce that Michael Irvin has agreed to step in as the replacement special guest. Michael is a former professional football player and a well-known personality in the sports world. We are excited to have him join us and share his experiences and insights with our guests.

We would like to express our sincere apologies to those who were looking forward to meeting Deion Sanders at the event. We understand that his presence would have added significant value to the event, but we hope that the inclusion of Michael Irvin will still make the event enjoyable and meaningful for all attendees.

Colleen Wolfe, host of Thursday Night Football for NFL Network will continue as our evening’s discussion moderator as planned.

We are committed to providing an excellent fundraising event and appreciate your understanding and support during this time of change. We look forward to seeing all our donors at the event and making it a success.

Guest Speaker

Michael Jerome Irvin was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is the 15th of 17 siblings. He attended Piper High School and became a football celebrity when he played at St. Aquinas High School. He was recruited by the University of Miami which offered one of the top collegiate football programs in the country. Under coach Jimmy Johnson, he set several school records for career receptions, receiving yards, and touchdown receptions. He made a legendary performance in Miami’s 1987 National Championship Team which propelled them into the National Championship Game.

Irvin was selected in the first round of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He played his entire 12-year career as a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). Irvin is widely regarded as one of the greatest wide receivers of all time.

Michael joined the NFL Network broadcast team in 2009 and he can be seen on NFL Sundays and NFL GameDay

Michael married Sandy Harrell in June 1990 and he has four children.

Discussion Moderator

Colleen Wolfe is an on-air personality for NFL Media. Since joining the NFL Network in 2014, Wolfe’s profile has grown across multiple platforms. Throughout the NFL season, Wolfe hosts Thursday Night Football for NFL Network.

Additionally, Wolfe hosts coverage surrounding the NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Draft, and Training Camps across the league and has worked alongside the digital team as a host and analyst. Additionally, Wolfe is a regular contributor on the Around the NFL podcast.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Doors Open @ 6pm

Private Event |Location To Be Announced on Ticket

Tickets will be delivered 1 week prior to event.

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