Tennessee Titans legend Eddie George will be the featured speaker at the Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity's 5th annual Leave A Legacy event on March 26, 2020. The occasion will celebrate the nonprofit's 30th Anniversary of building affordable homes in Rutherford County and the opening of Legacy Pointe, their first subdivision community in Murfreesboro.
The evening event will be held at the MTSU's Student Union Building on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Tickets are available through Eventbrite and RCHFH's Board of Directors. Sponsorships and a limited number of VIP Tickets are also available and will include a meet and greet photo opportunity with the football star. Presenting Sponsor for the event is Ole South Properties.
From the football field to the board room, Broadway musicals to graduate business school, Eddie George personifies what we think of when we hear the term Renaissance Man. His football accomplishments are legendary. A Heisman trophy winner and first round draft choice out of Ohio State, earning Rookie of the Year honors in 1996, it only got better. Starting running back for the Tennessee Titans until 2003, he was selected to four consecutive Pro Bowls, still owns virtually every Titans' rushing record, and led his team to Super Bowl XXXIV before retiring after a final campaign in 2004 with the Dallas Cowboys.
George will talk about how perseverance and overcoming obstacles framed his career and how people can use the same determination to realize their life goals. He admires how Habitat for Humanity prepares and empowers families and individuals to become homeowners and all that they can be.
The Master of Ceremonies for the event is Former Channel 2 WKRN-ABC morning anchor and current ESPN and SEC college football reporter Dawn Davenport. She is also Nashville's first full-time female sports radio personality on 104.5 The Zone. Davenport has appeared with Eddie George at numerous sports events and was herself a two-time SEC Academic All-American member on the volleyball team at Auburn University.
RCHFH is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of building affordable homes in Tennessee since being founded in 1989 and has completed the construction of 164 new homes as of November 2019. They are currently building the MTSU House which will be dedicated in December. The Leave a Legacy event will also include the presentation of the 2020 Impact and Legacy Award.
Legacy Pointe is an 18-acre subdivision on Twin Oak Drive that will eventually include 77 new homes for Rutherford County residents who complete the Habitat program. Habitat Future homeowners buy their homes through a low-interest mortgage and complete sweat equity and a financial literacy and homeowner education program to qualify. The property will be an HOA subdivision where the homeowners will maintain the community.