Tony Romo to be honored with 2024 Pat Summerall Award during Super Bowl LVIII week, Legends for Charity® dinner benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®


Kevin Burkhardt, Lead NFL Play by Play Announcer and MLB Studio Host, FOX Sports

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Jim Nantz, Lead Play by Play Announcer, THE NFL ON CBS

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tony Romo will receive the 2024 Pat Summerall Award at this year’s

The coveted Pat Summerall Award will be presented to Romo in celebration of his successes in the NFL and throughout his broadcasting career with CBS Sports. Romo, CBS Sports’ Lead NFL Analyst for THE NFL ON CBS for the past seven years, was the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys from 2006 to 2016.

“I am incredibly honored to receive this award named for the legendary Pat Summerall,” said Romo. “He was the voice of my youth and helped me fall in love with the game of football. To be associated with him, as well as join this distinguished list of past honorees is truly humbling. Supporting such an incredible cause and recognizing the important work being done at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital makes the award even more significant. This will be a special evening and I look forward to continuing to help St. Jude in its mission to cure childhood cancer.”

Since its inception more than 19 years ago, Legends for Charity has raised more than $11 million for St. Jude families which supports the institution’s promise that no family will ever receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live. Past honorees include James Brown, Greg Gumbel, Jim Nantz, Chris Berman, Cris Collinsworth, The NFL on FOX, Al Michaels, Archie Manning, Michael Strahan, Joe Buck, the late John Madden, Rich Eisen, Tony Dungy, Bill Cowher, Jim Kelly, Erin Andrews and Howie Long.

“We are proud to honor Tony Romo — not just for his incredible career on and off the field, but for his support of St. Jude kids and families,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “We are deeply grateful for nearly two decades of support from Cheri Summerall and Legends for Charity, an incredible event that gives back to St. Jude families — all while carrying on Pat’s legacy of recognizing the greatest broadcasters in the business. Events like Legends for Charity help accelerate ongoing efforts by St. Jude to help more of the 400,000 children around the world with cancer and other life-threatening diseases each year.”

One of those St. Jude patients is Emmanuel who was diagnosed at four years old with retinoblastoma, a cancer of the eye. Emmanuel underwent treatment at St. Jude. He is now 19 and the recipient of 18 football scholarships that launched his dream of becoming a college athlete.

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was largely considered incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and it won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes to help doctors and researchers at local hospitals and cancer centers around the world improve the quality of treatment and care for even more children. Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Support the St. Jude mission by donating at, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on X, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

About Legends for Charity

Legends for Charity® is an annual national event held during Super Bowl Weekend to present The Pat Summerall Award to a deserving broadcaster. Created and produced by Cheryl DeLeonardis of Ocean 2 Ocean Productions, it has become one of the cornerstone events during the biggest weekend in professional sports. The dinner celebrates national sports legends and has raised over $11 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since its inception in 2005, it has earned eight national Telly Awards and opened the world of sports broadcasters to the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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