Written by Will Jukes
Dallas, TX - Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities raised over 1 million dollars for various charities, mostly youth programs, at Dancing with the Smiths on May 10. The event, part of the Smiths' annual celebrity golf tournament, featured an auction of some of Emmitt's outfits from his time on Dancing with the Stars, as well as opportunities to meet the legendary running back in person.
The Smiths are well known for their charitable giving, which tends to support youth programs in North Texas. Now though, they've gone a bit further afield.
“A family friend recommended the camp to them, so they called me up. I talked to Pat and Emmitt without realizing who was talking to at first. It wasn't until later that I realized who they were,” said Steve Baskin, owner and director of Camp Champions.
Camp Champions is a summer camp located on the north-east shore of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson between Austin and San Antonio. In many ways it's not that unusual; parents who send their kids there can rest assured the youngsters will get the classic summer camp experience, sunburns and all.