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Emmitt Smith
2014 JCC Sports Dinner Guest Speaker
We’re thrilled to announce respected entrepreneur, sought-after speaker, bestselling author, and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Emmitt Smith as our 2014 JCC Sports Dinner Guest Speaker.

Smith first rose to prominence via an illustrious football career, which included three Super Bowl championships as a member of the Dallas Cowboys and the honour of being the only player to have won a Super Bowl MVP, NFL MVP and NFL Rushing Crown in the same season. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2010, Smith is the NFL’s all-time leading rusher, having amassed 18,355 yards during his 15 seasons.  Read more...

Wally Buono
2014 Jack Diamond Sports Personality of the Year Award Recipient 

Wally Buono enters his 11th season as BC Lions general manager and his second as VP, football operations. Wally retired as Lions head coach following the 2011 season, a record-setting run that saw him lead the Lions to nine playoff appearances; six appearances in the Western Final and a crossover visit to the Eastern Final as well as two Grey Cup Championships in 2006 and 2011. Wally stepped down as Lions head coach in December 2011 following the Lions’ Grey Cup win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. His stable and patient approach in 2011 not only resulted in the club’s sixth league title, it also earned him his fourth Coach of the Year honour.  Read more...