Trevor William Hoffman is an American former baseball relief pitcher who played 18 years in Major League Baseball from 1993 to 2011. A long-time closer, Hoffman pitched for the Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres, and the Milwaukee Brewers, including more than 15 years for the Padres. In 2011, the Padres retired Hoffman’s no. 51, an honor bestowed upon only four other Padres (Steve Garvey, Tony Gwynn, Randy Jones, Dave Winfield) and Jackie Robinson, whose number was retired in 1997 by Major league Baseball. A California native, Hoffman has been heavily involved in the local community since first joining the Padres in 1993. He has worked extensively with the National Kidney Foundation and Rady Children’s Hospital, while also donating his time and resources to numerous community and military outreach programs.
Troy Aikman is best known for playing twelve consecutive seasons as the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys that he led to three Super Bowl victories. During his successful football career he received numerous praises including being chosen for the Pro Bowl 6 times and receiving the Super Bowl XXVII MVP. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and today works as a television sportscaster for Fox.
Six-time Pro-Bowler and running-back Marcus Allen began his career with Los Angeles. After his win as a Raider in Super Bowl XXVII, he became among an elite group of players to receive both the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP. While playing for Kansas City during the last four seasons of his career, he earned the title of NFL Comeback Player of the Year. He retired with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1997, and was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame six years later.
Chief Arvol Looking Horse is the 19th generation keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle and holds the responsibility of spiritual leader among the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota People. He holds an honorary Doctorate from the University of South Dakota, and travels and speaks extensively on peace, environmental and native rights issues. He has been the recipient of several awards, including the Wolf Award of Canada and the Juliet Hollister Award for his dedicated work for peace. A skilled horseman, he shares his knowledge with the youth on the long distance rides that take place in South Dakota throughout the year.
After studying Journalism at the University of New Mexico, Michael Blake showcased his talents through writing screenplays such as Stacey’s Knights produced in the 80s. He is best known for his novel Dances with Wolves which turned into a wildly successful movie adaption. Today, he continues to write and do humanitarian work, especially within the realm of preserving America’s wild horses.
LA -based Fashion Designer founded Nightcap Clothing Company in 2006. Her collection continues to grow and flourish among over hundreds of boutiques and department stores worldwide. Brambles just opened her first store at 1225 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice CA. She is selling beautifully framed, one of a kind wild horse photographs and twenty percent of the proceeds go to benefit the wild horses.
Jenny Craig was the Co-Founder and Vice Chairwoman of Jenny Craig International JCI, the worldwide chain of 600 company-owned and 125 franchised weight loss centers that bear her name. Jenny founded Jenny Craig International with her husband Sid in 1983, selecting the then untapped market of Australia. In 1985, Jenny returned to the United States where in just five short years, the company had grown to centers both national and international. She is actively involved in thoroughbred horse racing.
Entrepreneur Mark Cuban has exhibited success in various ventures including becoming owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Theatres. He has put some of his incredible monetary success into the Fallen Patriot Fund, an organization he started to help of the families of U.S. military people who have been wounded or killed during the Iraq War.
During his ten year career as a professional football player, starting with the Los Angeles Rams and finishing with the Atlanta Falcons, running-back, Eric Dickerson, crushed numerous records. Most impressively becoming the seventh running-back of all time to gain more than ten-thousand yards in their career, while doing it in the quickest amount of time; just a short ninety-one games. In 1999, Eric was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Today, he runs a sports memorabilia company called Original Mini Jerseys that he founded with a former teammate. He also supports our wild mustangs.
As a former American football player, television commentator, and coach, Mike Ditka has had the chance to showcase his abilities in a number of arenas. Before coaching the Chicago Bears for eleven years, he began his career playing for the team in 1961. Throughout his time in football, Ditka also played for Philadelphia and Dallas and coached New Orleans. He is among only one other person to win Super Bowl victories as player, assistant coach, and head coach.
San Diego native, Donnie Edwards, began his football career at UCLA before being drafted by Kansas City in 1996. After leading the Chiefs in tackles as their linebacker for four years, Edwards signed as a free agent with the San Diego Chargers. Throughout his thirteen year pro-football career, he earned honors such as becoming the 9th player in NFL history to become part of the 20/20 club.
Aside from being recognized as a talented musician, producer, composer, songwriter, and arranger, David Foster has been credited for discovering some of the best artists of our time including Celine Dion, Josh Groban, and Michael Buble and producing for very successful artists like Prince, Neil Diamond, Madonna, and Michael Jackson, among many others. Throughout his career, he has won fifteen Grammy Awards, three of which were for Producer of the Year.
Larry took the country music world by storm after teaming up with his brothers Steve and Rudy, becoming one the most successful acts of the 70s and 80s. His tremendous songwriting ability and rich tenor voice have earned him over thirty Top 40 singles during both his solo career and time with the Gatlin Brothers. In 1977, Gatlin’s talents were recognized with a Grammy for his hit song “Broken Lady.”
Before landing his current role as coach of the Southern Methodist University Mustangs, June Jones received football fame on both the college and professional level. During his playing career, he was a member of the football team at Oregan, Hawaii, Portland State, Atlanta, and Toronto. His first coaching gig began with the University of Hawaii and he coached for Atlanta and San Diego before finally settling into his role at SMU in 2008.
Henry Kapono Ka’aihue is an award winning and Grammy Nominated Singer Songwriter. He has taken home numerous Na Hoku Hano Awards (Hawaii’s Equivalent of the Grammy’s) including: Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Single of the Year, and Album of the Year. He is also the author of the award winning children’s book, A Beautiful Hawaiian Day, and has appeared in the films Damien and Waterworld, along with many other television appearances.
Among his ventures in acting and producing, Toby Keith is best known for his successful career as a country singer and songwriter. His talents have been recognized by American Music Awards and the Academy of Country Music, in addition to earning Billboard fame. In 2005, he founded his own record label, Show Dog Nashville, where he continues to produce both his albums and those of other artists.
Adrienne has proven herself as both a successful business woman and a generous philanthropist by maintaining co-ownership of the Palm Casino Resort in Las Vegas and the Sacramento Kings and by lending a hand to organizations like the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Schools on Wheels.
T. Boone Pickens is one of the nation’s most successful businessmen, first building one of the nation’s largest independent oil companies, Mesa Petroleum, and later reinventing himself in his 70s as one of the most successful investment fund operators with BP Capital. In July 2008, Boone launched the Pickens Plan (http://www.PickensPlan.com), a grass-roots campaign aimed at reducing this country’s crippling addiction to imported oil. His 2008 book, The First Billion is the Hardest, was a New York Times Bestseller. During the span of his career, Pickens has made hundreds of millions of dollars— for others as well as himself — and given away nearly $1 billion to philanthropic causes.
As an American Grammy and Emmy award-winning composer, Mike Post is best known for his numerous television theme songs like that of L.A. Law, Murder One, and NYPD Blue. He received his first Grammy at twenty-three for Best Instrumental Arrangement on Mason Williams’ “Classical Gas” in 1968. Post has worked with and produced albums for various artists within the music industry including Van Halen, Dolly Parton, and Kenny Rogers.
After overcoming much adversity as a child through hard work and perseverance, Rudy Ruettiger was able fulfill his lifelong dream of attending Notre Dame University. His dedication to the football team was clear and so, during his opportunity to play with the team, he suited up as the defensive end and made a very memorable play. His inspirational story was later turned into a movie called Rudy. Today, Rudy serves as a motivational speaker and heads his foundation Rudy International created to benefit children advocacy programs.
(RIP 1969 – 2012) Upon graduating from USC where he played linebacker for their football, Junior Seau was drafted fifth overall by the San Diego Chargers. During his career he has also contributed his talent to the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots, in addition to being a twelve-time Pro-Bowl Selection and a part of the 1990s All Decades Team. He proudly headed the Seau Foundation that he created in 1991 that raises money for drug awareness, child abuse prevention, and college scholarships.
For fifteen seasons during the 1990’s and 2000s, Emmitt Smith became known as one of the greatest running back’s of all time while playing for the National Football League on both the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. Smith is the only running back to ever win a Super Bowl championship, the NFL Most Valuable Player award, the NFL rushing crown, and the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award all in the same season. Upon retiring in 2005, he continued to have successes in his real estate ventures and went on to receive reality show fame after winning the third Season of Dancing with the stars.
Roger Staubach’s successes start at his Heisman Trophy win in 1963 and continue today as he is remembered as a legendary businessman and Hall of Fame quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys from 1969 to 1979. After receiving Super Bowl Championships and MVP recognitions, Staubach retired in 1980 as the highest rated passer of all time and was inducted into the Pro-Football Hall of Fame. His business ventures include The Staubach Company and Hall of Fame Racing.
Lynn Swann has worn various hats in his life including pro-football player, sportscaster, and politician. His career began after graduating from USC and playing for the Pittsburg Steelers in 1974. After eight years with the team and four Super Bowl rings, Swan retired and was later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Since, Swan has worked for ABC Sports and ran for Pennsylvania Governor in 2006.
As one of only two head coaches to win both college football national championship and a Super Bowl, Barry Switzer has ensured his mark in football history. His successful career began at the University of Oklahoma as assistant coach and throughout his fourteen year time there was promoted to head coach of the team where he led his team to two undefeated seasons in a row. Graduating to a role in the professional league, Switzer joined the Dallas Cowboys as head coach in 1994. In 2002, he was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Not only one of the first great, modern-era running backs, Thurman Thomas, unequivocally, is also one of the greatest complete running backs of all time. The “Thurmanator” – as Thomas was affectionately dubbed by ESPN’s Chris Berman – did everything out of the backfield. Sure he did the glory work – but unlike most modern offensive stars – he also did the tough, dirty work that made his teams better. Thurman was durable and strong as an every-down back; he could handle 20-25 carries a game and possessed the ability to run either between the Tackles or to the outside. Thomas was also one of the greatest pass-catching running backs of all time and was a fantastic backfield blocker on passing downs. As a testament to his completeness as a running back, when Thurman Thomas retired only the great Walter Payton had posted more total yards from scrimmage in a career. Thomas also ranked ninth on the NFL career rushing list at the time of his retirement with 12,074 yards. Thomas is also the all time leading rusher in Buffalo Bills team history and still owns many individual Bills team records; leading them to four straight Super Bowl appearances. Thomas is currently involved in many different business ventures.
Throughout his career, Ted Turner has received recognition for his entrepreneurial acumen, sharp business skills, leadership qualities, and his unprecedented philanthropy. Whether in billboard advertisement, cable television, sports, environmental initiatives or philanthropy, Turner’s vision, determination, generosity and forthrightness have consistently given the world reason to take notice. He is co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, chairman of the Turner Foundation, chairman of the United Nations Foundation, and co-founder of Ted’s Montana Grill. Turner is also chairman of Turner Enterprises, which manages his business interests, land holdings and investments, including the oversight of two million acres and 55,000 bison head.
This Texas supermodel has graced countless magazine covers such as: French, German, Spanish, and Australian Vogue, Flair, Numero, Allure, Esquire, and Elle. She is the star of numerous mainstream ad campaigns. Since 2002, she has been the international face of Maybelline Cosmetics. In 2008, Wasson launched her own jewelry line, Low Luv, that is sold at over two-hundred stores worldwide. She is passionate about rescuing and helping animals; especially our American wild horses.
After his first round pick in the 1978 football draft, Doug Williams began his successful football career as quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is best known for his performance in Super Bowl XXII with the Washington Redskins where he earned MVP. Williams became the head football coach at Grambling State University in 1998 and after exploring other roles within the football realm, has returned back to the team to help secure more winning seasons.
Casino Developer Stephen A. Wynn is widely credited with transforming Las Vegas into a world renowned resort and convention destination. As Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mirage Resorts, Incorporated, Mr. Wynn envisioned and built The Mirage, Treasure Island and Bellagio—boldly conceived resorts that set progressively higher standards for quality, luxury and entertainment. Now, as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Wynn Resorts, Limited, Mr. Wynn has developed Wynn Las Vegas, which opened on April 28, 2005; Wynn Macau, which opened in September of 2006; Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, which opened December 22, 2008; and Encore at Wynn Macau, which opened on April 21, 2010.
Wife of Steve Wynn and compassionate animal advocate.