MEDIA ADVISORY: Marshall Faulk Hosts 7th Annual Aztec For Life Homecoming Celebration

MEDIA ADVISORY: Marshall Faulk Hosts 7th Annual Aztec For Life Homecoming Celebration
November, 2014 Client News
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WHAT: The Marshall Faulk Foundation hosts the 7th Annual Aztec For Life Homecoming Celebration to kick-off San Diego State University’s homecoming festivities and to celebrate SDSU Football. In 2013, the event broke previous fundraising records by raising more than $120,000 for inner city youth programs and Aztec athletics. This year, the Foundation hopes to raise more than $150,000.

WHY: 
 All proceeds from event benefit the Marshall Faulk Foundation, a local non-profit led by SDSU Aztec and NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk. The Foundation provides funding for local San Diego organizations’ inner city youth programs, focusing on sports and education to keep kids off the streets. The majority of funds procured from this event will go to the SDSU Aztec Club to support SDSU Aztec Football Program scholarships, as well as Boys to Men Mentoring Program, the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA and other local causes.

WHEN: Thurs., Nov. 6, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

BEST TIME TO COVER:
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Red carpet arrival
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union for general event festivities, Aztec and 8:30 p.m. Padre legend Tony Gwynn be recognized as an ‘Aztec For Life.’ His family will be accepting on his behalf.

WHERE: 
 Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union on the campus of San Diego State University. Please note tickets will not be sold at the door.

MEDIA PARKING: 
If you are planning to go live for a TV broadcast from the event, please call Arika in advance 949-338-6672. Live truck parking at the Aztec Student Union Loading Doc. Please see attached map.

VISUALS
• 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aztec VIP family and friends arrive on red carpet
• 8:30 p.m. Tony Gwynn’s family accepts the “Aztec for Life” award on his behalf.
• San Diego’s leading restaurants will provide complimentary bar and signature dish tastings.
• Auction packages will be displayed, including sports memorabilia.

INTERVIEWS
• NFL Hall of Fame inductee and NFL Network commentator Marshall Faulk.
• Tony Gwynn family, including his wife Alicia Gwynn.
• Event beneficiary, Boys to Men Co-Founder and Executive Director Craig McClain.
• Other Aztec friends have been invited, such as Bud Black, Michael Cage, Freddy Keiaho and many others.