Jay Saldi IV, Tight End for the Dallas Cowboys
His son, former Southlake Carroll High School standout and UNLV linebacker, Bryce Saldi suffered a debilitating brain injury July 3, 1999 from a skateboarding accident while on a family vacation. He would never play football again, and has spent years fighting for his life.
Bryce Saldi, 1999 Starting Linebacker for UNLV Rebels as a Freshman
Bryce played in all 12 games as a freshman during the 2008 season and looked to follow in his father’s footsteps towards a career in the NFL. That dream is long forgotten, but the desire to lead a normal life is not.
Now the Saldi’s are in need of the same assistance from the community he has given to for so many years.
Tiffany Brooks, wife of former Dallas Cowboy Kevin Brooks, and Dodge City of McKinney are carrying the torch for their friend. Mrs. Brooks will be hosting the 1st annual Gather For The Oscars red carpet fundraiser February 24, 6:30 p.m. at Gather in Downtown McKinney. Tickets are 100 dollars per person. The goal is to bring awareness, education, and raise donations to help support Traumatic Brain Injury survivor Bryce Saldi.
The event is Called “Gather for the Oscars”
Tiffany Brooks is a bulldog advocating for retired NFL players and bringing awareness to Traumatic Brain Injuries. She and Her husband Kevin Brooks founded Kevin Brooks Productions in an effort reach player and everyday sufferers of TBI on a broader level. They have chosen to partner with the Trymunity organization for this particular event.
Recently the Brooks’ have appeared on different television and radio shows speaking about Brain Injuries and life after football. Their company Kevin Brooks Productions has assisted many retired players that are living day to day with the unfortunate side effects of TBI’s.
The Brooks’ seem to be trailblazers in the fight against Traumatic Brain Injuries. They sit on the Board of Trymunity, a non for profit organization that offers support to Brain Injury Survivors and their families.
The chosen Venue for this event is Gather in Downtown McKinney located at 207 E. Virginia McKinney, Texas 75069 (972) 548-8882 The Owner is Crystal Bryant, a long time McKinney resident.
For more information on this event and to purchase tickets visit: http://anightattheoscars.splashthat.com
CONTACT: Morgan Sharpe, Executive Assistant