Two weeks are left to buy the few remaining tickets ahead of the Annual American Red Cross Evening of Stars Celebration! Three-time champion with the Dallas Cowboys and the league’s all-time career rushing leader Emmitt Smith will be the special guest and keynote speaker at the 28th annual event.
The event will take place Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Brown Ballroom on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal. Doors open at 6 p.m. and participants will be treated to a glamorous evening of dinner, a stage program with Emmitt Smith, recognition of local Central Illinois community heroes and an evening with friends for the Red Cross mission.
Tickets are on sale now! Visit redcross.org/eveningofstars to purchase tickets. General admission is $200 per ticket, which includes dinner and an exciting stage program featuring Emmitt Smith. The Red Carpet Experience is $750 for a pair of tickets to the VIP reception where guests can meet and have their photo taken with Emmitt Smith, as well as attend the dinner and the stage program. Special items signed by Smith will also be available at the event via a silent auction.
“I am excited to join the American Red Cross and the central Illinois community for Evening of Stars,” said Smith. “It is an honor to partner with this organization and help support its lifesaving mission. I’m looking forward to a fun evening for a great cause.”
Funds raised in support of this event help the Red Cross provide critical services throughout the region, including: disaster response, blood donation, training services and support to our military members and their families.
About the American Red Cross of Illinois
The American Red Cross of Illinois serves 12.4 million people in 88 counties in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri including Adams, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cook, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, De Witt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Green, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jasper, Jefferson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Putnam, Richland, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermillion, Warren, Washington, Whiteside, Will, Williamson Winnebago, Woodford. Iowa: Lee, Muscatine, Scott and Van Buren. Missouri: Clark, Lewis, Marion and Ralls. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit us at Redcross.org/Illinois or visit us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RedCrossIL.