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Gregg Williams Foundation To Hold Fundraiser On July 21

Event to Be Held at Nacho Mama's in Elmwood

The Gregg Williams Foundation ispleasedto announce a fundraiser at Nacho Mama's Mexican Grill for the second consecutiveyear. The Gregg Williams Foundationa ims to support the local educational and athletic programs in New Orleans and in his hometown of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, as well as generating donations for the improvement of the whole community. The fundraiser will take place on Wednesday, July 21stfrom 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Nacho Mama's South Clearview Parkway location.

This year's party will be marked by the presence of the New Orleans Saints' Lombardi Trophy, which the team won after their 31-17 Super Bowl victory against the Indianapolis Colts. All members of the public that purchase tickets to the event for the fundraiser will have theopportunity to take pictures with the iconic trophy.

Throughout the evening, there will also be anopportunity to bid on countless unique items duringthe popular silent auction. This includes many autographed pieces by Saints' players,most notably a guitar signed by the entire defensive line.

After 8 p.m., Nacho Mama's will open its doors to the general public for a full party including a DJ amongst other amenities. The doors close around midnight.

Ticekts are currently available for the fundraiser, beginning at $60 per ticket. The ticket includes samplings of all Nacho Mama's delicious food to complement the specialty tequila and beer tastings. In order to reserve a ticket, please contact Nacho Mama's at (504) 736-1188 and ask about The Gregg Williams Foundation fundraiser.

About The Gregg Williams Foundation

The Gregg Williams Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in December 2004 to provide support and funding to local school programs, to support programs for kids in the Excelsior Springs, MO area and provide funding to improve the Excelsior Springs community. The foundation is named for Gregg Williams, a 1976 Excelsior Springs High School graduate who was a record-breaking Tiger athlete in basketball, baseball, and football, was a former ESSD coach and teacher, a 2006 Excelsior Springs Hall of Fame inductee, and is presently Defensive Coordinator of the New Orleans Saints

The primary source of income for the Foundation is derived from various fund-raising activities that include a local golf tournament (Gregg Williams Tiger Classic), VIP Reception, various auctions of donated items, raffles, cash donations and key sponsorship of the Excelsior Springs High School annual Hall of Fame dinner and awards ceremony. To date, the Foundation has raised over $700,000 and has a goal to reach $800,000 by the end of 2010.

In 2005, the Gregg Williams Foundation, Inc. raised money for the following:

Exercise and weight room equipment for the local high school - $15,000

New fitness center, including a new floor - $24,400

Local charities & school programs - $5,400

In 2006, the following donations were made in the community:

New scoreboards for baseball and softball fields - $37,000

New equipment & uniforms for football teams - $9,000

Local charities - $4,000

Excelsior Springs SAFE Program - $2,000

Excelsior Springs Rockin' Tiger Club (latchkey program) - $3,900

Excelsior Springs Middle School – heart monitor watches - $2,700

Excelsior Springs Academic/Athletic Programs - $3,685

Excelsior Springs Robotics Team - $4,000

In 2007, the following donations were made in the community:

4-sided Scoreboard - $19,985

Excelsior Springs Band - $2,350

Excelsior Springs Cheerleaders - $1,330

Excelsior Springs Football - $10,200

Excelsior Springs Volleyball - $8,320

Excelsior Springs Wrestling - $3,925

Scholarship - $10,000

Excelsior Springs Quarterback Club - $1,000

Excelsior Springs After-Prom Sponsorship - $1,000

Excelsior Springs Museum- $500

In 2008, the following donations were made in the community:

Gregg Williams Scholarship program- $10,000

Excelsior Springs Theatre Department - $10,000

Excelsior Springs Band - $2,922

Excelsior Springs Basketball - $2,597

Career Center Business Class- $7,021

Excelsior Springs Robotics Team- $6,400

Excelsior Springs SAFE Program - $2,500

Excelsior Springs Lewis Elementary - $1,398

Elms Resort & Hotel events sponsorship - $1,000

YMCA Challenger Program - $5,142

Excelsior Springs Quarterback Club - $1,500

Kiwanis Club of Excelsior Springs - $2,500

Excelsior Springs After Prom - $1,000

Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives - $500

Saturday Night Lights T-shirt sponsor - $1,408

Excelsior Springs Education Foundation (KC Art Partners Program) - $3,000

Agency for the Performing Arts - $1,000

Excelsior Springs DECA Sponsor - $100

Tigerettes- $910

Cheerleaders - $790

Track - $828

Volleyball - $610

Color Guard - $378

Theatre Department - $460

In 2009, the following donations were made in the community:

Gregg Williams Scholarship program - $10,000

ESHS Business School - $7,022

ES Weight Room - $6,400

ES Robotic Team - $6,418

ES Volleyball - $3,634

I-ROK Foundation - $2,925

Quarterback Club - $2,500

ES Lewis Elementary School - $4,761

Kiwanis Club - $2,500

ES Cheerleaders - $3,700

ES Football - $4,550

After Prom - $1,500

ES Basketball- $1,303

ES Link Crew - $1,000

ES Band - $772

YMCA Challenger Program - $659

ES Tigerettes - $656

ES Color Guard - $580

ES Track - $564

Excelsior Springs Museum - $500

Little Tigers Basketball - $500

ES Girls Soccer - $452

Tiger Club Reading Program - $300

Board of Directors:

Gregg Williams – Founder

Tray Harkins – President

Jeff Woods – Vice President

Kelly Harkins – Treasurer

Jack Talley – Active Board Member

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