Larry Fitzgerald and friends pitch in for Scottsdale fundraiser

 

Arizona Cardinals icon Larry Fitzgerald Jr. and Dominick’s Steakhouse presented the annual “Fitz’s Supper Club” fundraiser on Aug. 31 to raise funds for the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund.

The event was held at Dominick’s at the Scottsdale Quarter and featured several Arizona Cardinals teammates serving as celebrity waiters.

Popular R&B singer and songwriter Brian McKnight entertained for the crowd, while former NBA player John Smalley served as the event emcee.

Guests were invited on a virtual journey through Mr. Fitzgerald’s eyes and camera, as he presented his first-ever art show and auction of his photography, including images of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia, the pyramids in Egypt and a variety of wild animal’s captured by Larry’s lenses in Tanzania.

“This year’s event allowed me to share several passions of mine,” said Mr. Fitzgerald. “Spending quality time with family and friends, the travels I am so blessed to be able to take around the world and capture on film, but most important, philanthropy.

“This event with everyone’s unwavering support allows the First Down Fund to benefit a great number of organizations who are supporting those in need.”
Celebrity waiters included NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson, fellow teammates Patrick Peterson, Michael Floyd and more.

Last year’s event raised more than $300,000 to support various worthy organizations through the First Down Fund.

Since 2005, The Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund has been supporting kids and their families with significant gifts of time, money and special resources through numerous associations across our country, funds raised this year will allow us to continue this tradition.

For more information, visit www.larryfitzgerald.com.

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