Coach Mike Ditka and former NFL Quarterback Ron “Jaws” Jaworski to Host the 9th Annual Ditka & Jaws Cigars with the Stars Party


Super Bowl LII week kicks off with the 9th Annual Ditka & Jaws Cigars with the Stars party on Thursday February 1, 2018 at the Machine Shop in downtown Minneapolis. Hall of Fame Coach Mike Ditka and former ESPN football analyst Ron Jaworski will again co-host Cigars with the Stars benefiting the NFL Alumni, Jaws Youth Playbook, Gridiron Greats, and Pro Football Legends.
Mike Ditka and Ron “Jaws” Jaworski will be joined by many of their football friends, ESPN personalities and other celebrities. Special guests for this year’s event in Minneapolis include Quinton Aaron, Rich Gannon, Howie Roseman, Wendi Nix, and many more to come!
“If you’re going to be in Minneapolis during the week of Super Bowl you have to attend the BEST party of the week,” said former Hall of Fame Coach Mike Ditka. “Tons of celebrities and the biggest names in football join Jaws and I to smoke cigars and raise funds for four incredible charities. You don’t want to miss it.”
This VIP Cigar Party will feature a red-carpet entrance, premium cigars from the industry’s top brands, premium brand open bar, appetizers and a silent auction.
“Coach and I are so excited to bring together three of our favorite things – football, cigars and the opportunity to give back – for an unforgettable event,” said Ron Jaworski. “This event is a perfect way to kick off the excitement of Super Bowl Weekend!”
All proceeds from this event will benefit NFLA, Jaws Youth Playbook, Gridiron Greats, and After the Impact Fund.
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About Gridiron Greats
The Gridiron Great’s mission is to assist retired NFL players and their families in dire need. The services include medical assistance, housing assistance and coordination of services for day-to-day necessities.
About Jaws Youth Playbook
The mission of Jaws Youth Playbook is to raise awareness and advocating for the access to safe play and healthy choices, and supporting programs providing positive youth health and wellness platforms in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
About Pro Football Legends
Pro Football Legends, the commercial marketing arm of the NFL Alumni. The NFL Alumni is comprised of former NFL players, coaches, staffers, cheerleaders, spouses, and associate members whose mission is to serve, assist and inform former players and their families. The Alumni offers a variety of medical, financial, and social programs to help members lead healthy, productive, and connected lives, as well as community initiatives under its “Caring for Kids” programs.
About After the Impact Fund
The mission of After the Impact Fund for Veterans and Legends is to facilitate comprehensive treatment and provide a support network for military veterans, professional athletes and their families.

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