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Cowboys legends huddle to raise funds for Grapevine domestic violence shelter

Cowboys legends huddle to help Grapevine domestic violence shelter

Get in the Game, former Cowboys
Babe Laufenberg (right) interviews Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor legends (left to right) Bob Lilly, Roger Staubach, and Drew Pearson. Photo courtesy of The Gatehouse
Get in the Game, Deborah Ferguson
NBC5 anchor Deborah Ferguson emcees the luncheon. Photos courtesy of The Gatehouse
Get in the Game luncheon
Get in the Game attendees stand as Grammy Award-winner
Brenda Ellis sings "God Bless America."
Photo courtesy of The Gatehouse
Get in the Game, Charlotte Jones Anderson
Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer Charlotte Jones Anderson addresses guests. Photo courtesy of The Gatehouse
Get in the Game, Jennifer Staubach Gates
Jennifer Staubach Gates, Dallas City Council member and Dallas Domestic Violence Taskforce chair, leads the audience in prayer before lunch is served. Photo courtesy of The Gatehouse
Get in the Game, former Cowboys
Get in the Game, Deborah Ferguson
Get in the Game luncheon
Get in the Game, Charlotte Jones Anderson
Get in the Game, Jennifer Staubach Gates

What: The Gatehouse Get In The Game Fundraiser 

Where: AT&T Stadium

The 411: Dallas Cowboys executives and legends suited up for the luncheon aimed at increasing awareness of domestic violence resources available in North Texas. Proceeds, which exceeded previous years' totals by 35 percent, will assist The Gatehouse, a community in Grapevine that helps women and kids out of domestic abuse crisis. Money from a live auction will go directly to building the gymnasium at The Gatehouse's Early Learning Childcare Academy.

The luncheon was underwritten by the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation. It featured a panel that advocated for community assistance, which included Cowboys greats Drew Pearson, Roger Staubach, and Bob Lilly, as well as Cowboys Vice President Charlotte Jones Anderson. NBC5 anchor Deborah Ferguson emceed, and former Cowboy and radio network analyst Babe Laufenberg moderated the panel.

Jennifer Staubach Gates, Dallas City Council member and Dallas Domestic Violence Taskforce chair, led the invocation, and Grammy Award-winner Brenda Ellis sang "God Bless America."

"The National Coalition against Domestic Violence states that 'one in three women have been victims of domestic violence,' and I represent that one in three," a graduate from the first Gatehouse graduating class said in a release. "Through group sessions and counseling, I have learned self-worth, hope and the endless possibilities of having a new start."