Former NFL greats, along with hundreds of sports enthusiasts, will descend upon Citadel Outlets on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 for the “Kermit Alexander & NFL Legends Playoff Party.” The day will include a ticketed VIP Party running from 11:30a.m. until the end of the last playoff game in the center’s VIP Lounge along with a free-to-the public ‘Fan Zone’ experience and autograph signing near Center Court from 1p.m. – 3p.m.
“Watching the Playoff Games sitting next to some of the greatest players in NFL history is a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Traci Markel, Citadel Outlets Marketing Director. “We’re thrilled to welcome back both fans and players for this incredible event that raises money to help Southern California children and families in need.”
New for 2017, the ‘Fan Zone’ will include games and activities for fans of all ages, meet & greet times with former NFL players including Championship Game starters, autograph signings and photo opportunities. Merchandise will be available for purchase. As an extra bonus, the AFC and NFC Playoff games will be broadcasted on a 15-ft LED screen from 12p.m. (noon) – end of the games. The ‘Fan Zone’ experience is complimentary; however, donations are suggested and will benefit The Raise Foundation.
For a more intimate experience with the Legends, Citadel Outlets’ VIP Lounge will be transformed into Tailgate Central - the perfect viewing party that will include barbequed sliders, beer and wine (for guests 21+), a live DJ for gridiron color commentary, prizes, and mingling with former NFL players including Kermit Alexander, Rosey Grier, Craig McEwen, and Efren Herrera. The VIP Party will broadcast the AFC game and NFC game, with doors open at 11:30 a.m. Early bird tickets are $45 per adult and $20 per child 14 and under prior to Jan. 18 and available online at www.pcafootball.com. Tickets purchased following Jan. 18, including day-of ticket sales, are $60/adult and $35/child and subject to availability. At time of registering online, fans can also purchase an NFL Team Jacket. Event sponsorship opportunities are also available.
All event proceeds benefit a local Southern California charity dedicated to helping build healthy families. The Raise Foundation (Orange County’s Child Abuse Prevention Council), a non-profit founded more than 40 years ago, helps strengthen and stabilize at-risk families. Comprehensive services include parenting training, basic needs supplies, and other support and aid to parents across Orange County, helping them raise healthy families and working to stop the cycle of child abuse.
“Through my own personal tragedy – where my family was murdered by gang members in 1984 – I have committed my life to doing all I can to ensure children grow up in a safe and healthy environment,” notes the charity event host Kermit Alexander, a 15 year veteran of the 49ers, Rams, and Eagles. “Your attendance, for me, is about the game – and also about effecting change in our communities.”
Past NFL Legend Party pro attendees include Super Bowl MVP Rod Martin, Jesse Sapolu, Marv Fleming, and Rams’ favorites Rosey Grier, Mike Horan, LeRoy Irvin, and Reggie Doss. This year’s attendee list includes (with more NFL legends and players expected to attend as well):
· Kermit Alexander – (49ers, Rams, and Eagles)
· Reggie Doss - SB XVIII (Rams)
· Marv Fleming - 5 Super Bowl Rings (Packers/Dolphins)
· Rosey Grier - Legendary Ram's Fearsome-Foursome (Rams/Giants)
· Cedrick Hardman – 2 X Pro Bowl (49’ers, Raiders)
· Dennis Harrah – (Rams)
· Efren Herrera – Super Bowl IIIX (Cowboys, Seahawks)
· LeRoy Irvin - 2 X Pro Bowl (Rams)
· Craig McEwen - SB XXII (Washington)
· Tony Zendejas – (Rams, Oilers)
· Dokie Williams – Super Bowl XVIII (Raiders)
· Joe Sweet – (Rams, Patriots, and Chargers)
· Ron Brown – (Rams, Raiders)
· Greg Bell – (Rams, Raiders)
· Bob Grant – (Colts)
· Ann Meyers Drysdale – (Hall of Fame basketball player, widow of Dodger great Don Drysdale)
For more information please visit www.pcafootball.com. Citadel Outlets is located just off Interstate 5, exit Atlantic Blvd North at 100 Citadel Drive, Suite 480 Los Angeles, CA 90040. For more information, visit www.citadeloutlets.com. To join the Citadel Outlets community and receive Kermit Alexander & NFL Legends Playoff Party updates, please visit Facebookwww.facebook.com/CitadelOutlets, Instagram @Citadel_Outlets, or Twitter @Citadel_Outlets.
About The Raise Foundation
The mission of The Raise Foundation, a nonprofit headquartered in Costa Mesa, is to prevent and stop the cycle of child abuse and neglect in Orange County. In 1974, the County Board of Supervisors named the organization as its Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Council. With the help of county funding and generous individual and corporate donors, the organization provides services through Family Resource Centers, assists with food distributions and other community efforts, takes its Resources In Motion (RIM) mobile family resource center vehicle into underserved neighborhoods, hosts an annual countywide educational conference for parents and professionals who dedicate themselves to the wellbeing of children, and coordinates awareness events and campaigns such as Blue Ribbon Child Abuse Prevention Month in April and Kaitlyn’s Law Awareness Campaign in August. To learn more, call (714) 884-3421, ext. 104, or visit: About the Raise Foundation.
About Craig Realty Group
Craig Realty Group is a shopping center development and management firm founded by Steven L. Craig and is based in Newport Beach, California. A leader in the development and management of high income-producing, upscale factory outlet centers, Craig Realty Group owns, operates and manages nearly 5.2 million square feet of existing retail development in 7 states: Outlets at Anthem in Phoenix, Arizona; Outlets at Barstow in Barstow, California; Cabazon Outlets located near Palm Springs, California; Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles, California; Outlets at Conroe located near Houston, Texas; Outlets at Castle Rock located south of Denver, Colorado; Outlets at the Dells, Baraboo, Wisconsin; Outlets at Hillsboro, Hillsboro, Texas; Outlets at Loveland located north of Denver, Colorado; Outlets at Silverthorne located west of Denver, Colorado; Outlets at Vicksburg in Vicksburg, Mississippi; and East Hills Mall in St. Joseph, Missouri. In November 2012, Craig Realty Group grand opened Outlets at Traverse Mountain, located in Lehi, Utah, just 30 minutes from Salt Lake City. The long-awaited opening of Outlets at San Clemente, overlooking the Pacific Ocean just off the I-5 in beautiful San Clemente, California, took place in early November 2015. Projects in development include Chicagoland Outlets at Country Club Hills, Illinois; Outlets at Kapolei Commons, Oahu, Hawaii; Outlets at Richmond, Virginia; Outlets at Cleveland, Ohio and Outlets at Lacey, Washington. Craig Realty Group founder Steve Craig previously developed Desert Hills Premium Outlets, Carlsbad Company Stores and Woodburn Company Stores, three of the most successful manufacturer outlet centers, and was instrumental in developing Camarillo Premium Outlets. For more information, visit Craig Realty Group.