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Eli Manning Named Celebrity Guest for 2017 FedExFamilyHouse Gala

Published On 02/22/2017

NFL Quarterback Eli Manning will join Gala guests at the 2017 FedExFamilyHouse Gala on Sat., April 8, at the Peabody Hotel.

As starting quarterback of the New York Giants, Eli Manning has led his team to two Super Bowl championships while winning Super Bowl MVP honors each time. Part of an exceptional football family, Manning carries the torch honoring their great quarterback legacy and has established himself as a strong team leader and a fan favorite.

Chris and Debby Wallace will serve as honorary chairs. Wallace joined the Memphis Grizzlies as general manager and vice president of basketball operations in June 2007. A familiar face in the community, Wallace has been a stable presence throughout the team’s successful run of six consecutive playoff appearances. Debby is a community philanthropist and long-time volunteer who enjoys spending time advocating for FedExFamilyHouse.

Tony and Desiree Allen will serve as Late Night Lounge Honorary Chairs. Allen is currently in his 13th season in the NBA and has been with the Memphis Grizzlies since 2010. Since joining the Grizzlies, Allen has been an anchor for the city both on the court and volunteering in the community. Desiree recently opened an event planning business and is in the process of starting a nonprofit organization for victims of domestic violence.

Mark your calendars. Gather your friends. Celebrate the success that helped create and keep the doors open for families in need. Be a part of the 2017 FedExFamilyHouse Gala. We need your commitment to help support the families of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call Le Bonheur Foundation at 901.516.0534.

To learn more about the 2017 event, visit