Drew Brees, Jay Bilas to be Featured Speakers at TeamMates Mentoring Gala

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(La Vista, NE) -- Super Bowl XLIV MVP quarterback Drew Brees will be the keynote speaker at the TeamMates Mentoring Gala in La Vista this November.

The 20-year NFL veteran played for the San Diego Chargers from 2001-2005, before being traded to the New Orleans Saints. Brees retired from the Saints in 2020, finishing his NFL career second on the all-time career passing yards list. Brees is now an analyst on NBC's Sunday Night Football team. He's also known for being an active community member, contributing more than $50 million to charitable causes worldwide through the Brees Dream Foundation.

TeamMates Mentoring also announces ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas will be a featured speaker at the event. Bilas started under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke University from 1982-1986, leading Duke to a Final Four and National Championship appearance in 1986. Bilas played in the NBA for three seasons before returning to Duke as an assistant coach. He ditched the clipboard for a headset in 1995, joining ESPN as a color commentator and studio analyst.

The Gala will also feature segments with Warren Buffett, and Coach and TeamMates Co-founder Tom Osborne. The organization was founded by Tom and Nancy Osborne in 1991. They've served more than 43,000 youth across five state since the program's founding.

The annual event, sponsored by the Nebraska Crossing Shopping Center, is set for Friday, November 4th, 2022, at the Embassy Suites in La Vista. All proceeds from the Gala will go to TeamMates' operating costs. All expenses are being paid for by Nebraska Crossing.

Sponsorships are going on sale later this month. For more information on sponsorships, contact Chris Anderson at canderson@teammates.org. For further information on the TeamMates Mentoring Program, go here.

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