Celebrate 80 Fundraiser a Success!
At the home game against the Carolina Panthers on October 31, the St. Louis Rams retired Isaac Bruce's jersey, number 80. The Friday before the big game, the Isaac Bruce Foundation hosted a fundraiser that gave Isaac a chance to thank the fans for 16 great seasons in the NFL and 14 seasons as a Ram.
The event took place at the Lumiere Place Theatre on Friday, October 29 and featured live music by the Ralph Butler Band, a surprise performance by Judson Laipply with his "Evolution of Dance" routine, and a live and silent auction featuring unique memorabilia, trips and experiences. Food was provided by Lumiere Place while Anheuser Busch donated beer products and W.J. Deutsch provided HobNob wines. Each attendee received an autographed limited edition print that was produced exclusively for this jersey retirement weekend.
Isaac was joined by some of his teammates from the "Greatest Show on Turf" as well as some current Rams' players and other celebrities to raise money for the Isaac Bruce Foundation. Some of the celebrities in attendance include Torry Holt, Orlando Pace, Mike Martz, Dick Vermeil, Steve Spagnuolo, Ernie Conwell, Dre Bly, Steven Jackson, Oshiomogho Atogwe, Wayne Gandy, Troy Drayton, D'Marco Farr, Chris Massey, Andy McCollum, Tom Nutten, Ricky Proehl and Aeneas Williams.
The event was a huge success and raised more than $65,000 for the Isaac Bruce Foundation. The Isaac Bruce Foundation focuses on health, wellness, nutrition, fitness and education. Through the foundation, Isaac reaches out to youth and teaches them at an early age the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
For more information on the Isaac Bruce Foundation, visit www.isaacbruce.org or call 314-369-4074.