Legendary Dallas Cowboys Reunite for Charity Golf Tournament


TROPHY CLUB, Texas (April 11, 2012) – Legendary Dallas Cowboys Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin and Jay Novacek will reunite during the second annual Cowboy Scramble, which benefits The Nova Center.

With one in four Americans suffering from clinical depression, this charity tournament and outdoor challenge draws attention to an issue that is often hidden by the one it affects.

“It’s nice to have such strong men behind us who are in the public eye,” said Holly Turner, event coordinator for the Cowboy Scramble. “We want to let those who are suffering from depression know it’s OK to talk about it. We can help.”

The NOVA Center is dedicated to helping individuals and their families who are battling clinical depression and other debilitating ailments.

Novacek, who is the face of the charity and sits on the board of trustees, encourages people to attend the Cowboy Scramble, which is on Monday, April 23. His old teammates will be there in full force to help him spread the word on clinical depression.

“You can bring healing and hope to loved ones close to you,” Novacek said. “Make a difference by making a donation.” 

His former teammates are doing just that. Smith will join Novacek in a putting contest, as well as pose for pictures with attendees. When Aikman is not playing in the golf tournament he will sign autographs.

In addition to the golf tournament, there will be a dinner and live auction that features items from the legendary athletes. Irvin will be on hand during these events. The money raised will help fund the building of the NOVA Wellness Center.

“We want to build a healing haven that is a mind, body and soul cleansing center,” Turner said. “Our goal is to have treatment centers in cities all over the country.”

To register for the event or for more information, visit www.thenovacenter.com.