Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Location: Old Ranch Country Club, Seal Beach
Time: 6:00 p.m. - Reception
7:00 p.m. - Dinner and Guest Speaker Vince Ferragamo
Individual Tickets: $125
Table for 8: $1,000
Sponsor a spot for a scholar: $125
Vince Ferragamo, retired from professional football after 10 seasons, is best remembered as the only quarterback to take the Los Angeles Rams to the Superbowl. Vince was drafted by the Rams from the University of Nebraska. While with the Rams, he set many club records, including passing 509 yards against the Chicago Bears making him second in NFL History. He compiled over 11,000 passing yards with a career passing percentage of 56%. Before retiring, Vince spent one season with the Buffalo Bills and one with the Green Bay Packers. Since retiring, he has remained active with the Rams, doing the color broadcast for pre-season games and makes community service appearances on their behalf.
Following football, Vince went into the real estate business, and opened his own company, Touchdown Real Estate in Orange County. He stays connected with football through radio and television appearances, and is currently active with Cox Cable in Orange County.
He is very active in the community and lends himself to several different charities. He has proudly hosted the Vince Ferragamo Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic for the past 30 years, raising money for Special Olympics, the Speech & Language Development Center, Alzheimer’s Assoc., the Boys & Girls Club, and the Ronald McDonald House. He also runs the Vince Ferragamo Football Camp, bringing in current and former college and professional players to help coach young athletes.
Vince has received many awards in the community, including Cerritos College Man of the Year, but is most proud of the achievements of his family. Daughter Venessa graduated from Vanderbilt University where she played basketball for the Commodores, graduated Medical School and now is a resident pediatrician at White Memorial in Los Angeles. Cara is a graduate of DePaul University and is pursuing a career in fashion and Jenna is a graduate of the University of Colorado, having studied a year in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Vince and his wife Jodi live in Orange, CA.
"Now that I have successfully completed my college education, I hope to continue my involvement with potential scholars by providing them with my current college perspective from which they can learn to better prepare themselves." - 2010 Graduate Cameron Scott
"My goal is to graduate and then come back to my neighborhood and hopefully influence kids who were just like me." - 2011 Graduate Thao Le