As part of their 25th anniversary celebration, Youth Resources of Southwest Indiana is bringing in the man that helped lead the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl victory in 2006 to share his thoughts on the importance of empowering our youth.

Dungy, a vocal supporter of youth leadership and community service, will be the featured speaker at the Evansville Teachers Credit Union sponsored benefit December 6th inside the Old National Bank Atrium in Downtown Evansville.

Currently an in-studio analyst for Sunday Night Football and its pregame show, Football Night in America on NBC, Dungy was first made aware of Youth Resources during his time in Indianapolis after becoming friends with Anthony Calhoun, a 1992 graduate of Bosse High School in Evansville and sports director of CBS affiliate, WISH-TV in Indianapolis. Calhoun, a member of Youth Resources while attending Bosse, has continued his relationship with the organization and was a major factor in talking Dungy into accepting the invite according to officials with YR, something he normally doesn't do during football season.

In a phone interview with Evansville Courier & Press reporter, John Martin from his home in Tampa, Florida, Dungy stressed the importance of organizations like Youth Resources in the role of community service.

To me that's so important. We want our kids to grow up, be successful, do great things. But if I'm going to do this just for myself, for my career, what good does it do? If we don't make our city a better place to live, it really doesn't matter in the long run.

Tickets for the event are available for $25 through the Youth Resources website. Price includes the 25th Anniversary Celebration Reception that begins at 6 p.m. and the Dungy Presentation at 7 p.m.

VIP level tickets are also available for $75 each and will get you access to the previously mentioned reception and Dungy presentation, as well as the VIP Reception that features hors d'oeuvres and takes place at 5:30 p.m. in the Old National Bank Legacy Room.

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