Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, The Kevin Turner Foundation, and Farber & Company Attorneys Present The first West Coast Screening of: American Man: Kevin Turner’s Price for Gridiron Glory on May 1, 2013. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Event includes Red Carpet Arrival, 8:00 p.m. Screening Time, Silent and Live Auction and a Reception to Follow. Screening will be held exclusively at Michaan’s Auction House Theater, Alameda Naval Station, 2700 Saratoga Street, Alameda, CA 94501.
American Man is a documentary filmed and produced by Jon Frankel, Correspondent for HBO Real Sports, that tells the story of local hero Kevin Turner, a football superstar forced to reflect on the price he paid for his glory years. Doctors told him in May 2010 that his once elite body was withering, consumed by ALS, a fatal disease. At about the same time, scientists discovered that the concussions of contact sports were to blame for many traumas of the brain, and likely, his diagnosis of ALS. This powerful and moving story proves that even while facing death, Kevin Turner is fashioning a proud legacy.
All proceeds to benefit The Kevin Turner Foundation and Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund. The live auction follows the screening with chances to win a swimming with Ryan Lochte, acting lessons with Denzel Washington, a Lake Tahoe vacation, and a Wine Country Getaway. The silent auction is sponsored by Antiquities of California.
Want to help at a higher level? Sponsorships are available from $1000 and up! We’d like to thank our current sponsors: Farber & Company Attorneys, Edington Medical Group, Yalumba, Integrated Play After the Draft, and Good News in Oakland.
Purchase General Admission or VIP tickets for American Man. General Admission tickets consist of general seating behind VIP seats. VIP tickets include preferred seating on first come first serve basis and Early Admission as well as a VIP reception hosted by Ricky Waters and Rhett Hall inclusive of a meet and greet with Kevin Turner before the event.
About The Kevin Turner Foundation: Started in November 2010, The Kevin Turner Foundation has been created to bring attention to ALS and the need for a cure; to raise awareness about the seriousness of brain trauma in athletes at every level of competition and its connection to motor neuron diseases like ALS; and to financially support efforts to study, treat, prevent and ultimately cure this disease.
About Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund: The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund’s mission is to assist dire need retired NFL players who were pioneers of the game and who have greatly contributed to the NFL’s status as the most popular sport in America. GGAF provides hands on assistance to help retired players and their families deal with the hardships they face after football. The services include medical assistance, transportation costs for medical evaluations and surgeries, housing assistance, financial assistance for utilities, medication, and coordination of services for food, automotive payments and childcare.
Farber & Company, Trial Lawyers & Business Counselors is an Oakland Based Law Firm specializing in issues for Athletes and Entertainers. Farber & Company files Pro-Athlete Workers’ Compensation claims on behalf of retired players.