Boys and Girls Club
Cowboys Jerry Jones honored by the Boys and Girls Club
"To have this at this stadium is just a special night because of what the Boys and Girls does basically for America in terms of building leaders," said Jones.
The event, held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, brought out current and former Cowboy players and was emceed by NBC DFW's sports director Newy Scruggs.
"I think it's great for them to honor Jerry. He has told us before about his involvement growing up in Arkansas, and being part of the Boys and Girls Club," said Jason Witten, Cowboys tight end. "It's something that has always been near and dear to his family's heart."
Jones was inducted into the Boys and Girls Club Alumni Hall of Fame. "The Boys Club, on a personal level, was part of my life from the time I was about 5-years-old. I literally grew up in the Boys Club in my hometown area," said Jones.
Jones was in his first play at the club, spent time doing woodwork, playing sports and swimming. "The Boys Club is near and dear to me," said Jones.
His daughter Charlotte Jones Anderson was presented with the Chairman's Award. "Charlotte has made it a major focus of gravity or energy for the Cowboys with empahsis on what these young people are about," said Jones.
But the event wasn't just about the Jones family, the 2010 Southwest Region Youth of the Year was announced.
Darrius Shaw, from Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas was awarded $20,000 in college scholarship money. He will got on to compete for the national title in September. Jerry Jones is also a member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.