The Otho Davis Scholarship Foundation is proud to announce that it is celebrating its 12th year of philanthropy in memory of Otho Davis, the Eagles' head athletic trainer from 1973-1995. Since 1999, the foundation has been working to raise funds to honor Davis' wishes of establishing a scholarship for aspiring students studying sports medicine, sports marketing, or a related field.
The ODSF will be hosting a banquet on November 30 to mark this year's 12th anniversary. It will be held at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia at 5:30 PM. Tickets can be obtained by calling 877-500-1129 or logging onto www.OthoDavisFoundation.org.
This year's event will honor the annual scholarship recipient as well as the 1980 Eagles NFC Championship Team. All the players and coaches from the 1980 team that beat Dallas in the NFC Championship Game are being invited. More than 20 players and another 20 coaches and staff members from that well respected team have already confirmed including: head coach Dick Vermeil, Ron Jaworski, Harold Carmichael, Bill Bergey, Keith Krepfle, Jerry Robinson, Carl Hairston, and Frank LeMaster. ESPN's Sal Paolantonio will serve as the evening's emcee and the voice of the Eagles, Merrill Reese, will help with introductions.
For those unable to attend the banquet but wishing to support the ODSF, a special autograph signing is scheduled for next Saturday from 3-4 PM at BC Sports in the King of Prussia Mall. For more information log onto www.bcsports.com. The Otho Davis Scholarship Foundation was established November 29, 1999 at a dinner honoring Otho Davis. That night, Otho requested that the net proceeds go towards a scholarship for aspiring students studying sports marketing, sports medicine or a related field. Since the inaugural dinner, the foundation has raised over $100,000 in net proceeds. Otho's legacy will continue as the foundation officers and board continue to raise funds through contributions, donations, and fundraisers.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 8:00 a.m., November 14