Burgundy & Gold Banquet

31st Annual Burgundy & Gold Banquet

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020

Host: Joe Gibbs, Founder and Chairman - Youth For Tomorrow

Chair: Adam Volanth, Bohler Engineering

Master of Ceremonies: Larry Michael, “Voice of the Washington Redskins”

Featured Speaker: Jim Kelly

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Boulevard McLean, Virginia

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Founder's Reception - 6:00 P.M.
General Reception - 6:00 P.M.
Dinner - 7:30 P.M.

2020 Featured Speaker - Jim Kelly

Widely regarded as one of the great NFL quarterbacks of his time Jim Kelly was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002 in his first year of eligibility.

Jim KellyThe Buffalo Bills selected quarterback Jim Kelly in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft. However, the Miami Hurricane star opted to sign with the Houston Gamblers of the United States Football League. Kelly, in two seasons with the Gamblers, threw for 9,842 yards and 83 touchdowns. He was named USFL MVP in 1984, setting league records with 5,219 yards and 44 touchdowns. Kelly was later named to the USFL All-Time Team.

The USFL folded following the 1985 season, and Kelly, just prior to the start of the 1986 NFL season, signed with the Bills.

A strong-armed passer with a "linebacker's mentality," Kelly lived up to his advance billing, as he virtually rewrote the Bills' record book for quarterbacks. Only three players in NFL history had reached the 30,000-yard career passing mark faster. Eight times during his NFL career he passed for more than 3,000 yards in a season, and twenty-six times he passed for more than 300 yards in a game. On September 13, 1992, in a 34-31 shootout victory over the Steve Young-led San Francisco 49ers, Kelly passed for a career-high 403 yards.

The Bills, during the 1990s, with Kelly and teammates Thurman Thomas and Andre Reed, possessed a highly potent offense. Kelly's quick decisiveness and fast paced "no-huddle" offense terrorized opposing defenses. He led the NFL in passing in 1990 and the AFC again in 1991. With his 101.2 passer rating in 1990, he became only the fifth quarterback to maintain a rating over 100 since the system was introduced in 1973.

In 11 seasons in Buffalo, Kelly led the Bills to the playoffs eight times. In 17 playoff game appearances, including four consecutive Super Bowls, he passed for 3,863 yards and 21 touchdowns. At the time of his retirement, his 84.4 passer rating ranked sixth all-time and was second when compared to Hall of Fame quarterbacks. His 35,467 career passing yards ranked tenth in NFL history; his 2,874 completions ranked eighth; and his 237 touchdowns ranked thirteenth. Kelly was named to the Pro Bowl four times (1987, 1990, 1991 and 1992) and was named the game’s MVP in 1990.

 Award Presentations

The Quarterback Club of Washington - "Redskins Player of the Year" will be awarded.

The Washington Redskins Ed Block Courage Award honoree will also be recognized.

Contacts: 

Love Jones, VP Community Relations and Special Events for YFT  703-396-8415  LJones@yftva.com 

2019 event photos are available here. 
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More Information:

Youth For Tomorrow was founded by former Redskins Head Coach Joe Gibbs in 1986. His vision was to provide area teenage boys and girls who were experiencing traumatic circumstances with their families, many times abuse and neglect, a place to call home. While most youth are experiencing a life of hope and promise, our children have had frequent failures with family, school and peers -- in addition to unimaginable personal tragedies. 

"I believe there is nothing more important in life than what we leave behind in terms of how we have helped others.  Years from now no one wil remember who had a great season or who won the Super Bowl.  That's why Youth For Tomorrow is so important.  For each child that we help, we start a chain of good results because he or she will influence his or her own spouse and children and others around them.  And they will pass along what they have learned to others.  What will last in this world is what kind of influence we had on others and making a difference in the life of a child."  Coach Joe Gibbs

 

 

 

   



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