JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jaguars Women's Association will host Meet Me at the 50 Presented by PRI Productions on Thursday, Oct. 13 in the US Assure Club West at EverBank Field. Super Bowl-winning head coach and ESPN Monday Night Football Analyst Jon Gruden will serve as this year's keynote speaker. Also participating for the second year in a row is ESPN NFL Host Suzy Kolber.
"For our fourth year, we wanted to grow this event beyond just women who love football," Michaela Bradley said. "After all, football is about family. We want everyone to join us for an evening of lively conversation with Jon and Suzy, two people who undoubtedly have some great behind-the-scenes stories to tell."
In addition to appearances by Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley and Michaela Bradley, Meet Me at the 50 will include football discussion, Q&As with Jaguars players and coaches, a silent auction, live music, cocktails and giveaways.
In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all proceeds from the event will benefit In the Pink, a First Coast non-profit boutique serving women living with cancer. Tickets can be purchased for $75 by completing the registration form at www.jaguars.com/50.
Gruden joined ESPN in 2009 as an analyst for Monday Night Football. Six times nominated for a Sports Emmy, Gruden contributes analysis throughout the year on ESPN Radio and other platforms, including Super Bowl week and the NFL Draft. He also serves as an analyst during ESPN's annual Pro Bowl and NFL Wild Card game telecasts. The dynamic, outspoken and often fiery Gruden was a highly successful NFL head coach for 11 seasons with the Oakland Raiders (1998-2001) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002-08). He compiled a career record of 100-85 and led his teams to five division titles. Gruden's best season was 2002 when the Buccaneers finished the regular season 12-4 and captured the Super Bowl XXXVII title with a 48-21 victory over the Raiders.
Anchor and reporter Suzy Kolber originally joined ESPN in 1993 and has since become a mainstay of the network's NFL coverage. Host of the year-round, weekday show NFL Insiders, Kolber also serves as on-site host for Monday Night Football's pregame show, Monday Night Countdown. Widely praised for elevating the NFL sideline role, Kolber was a part of ESPN's weekly prime time NFL game for a decade. In 2006, Kolber worked the sidelines for ABC Sports' broadcast of Super Bowl XL in Detroit. She was the first female recipient of the Maxwell Football Club's Sports Broadcaster of the Year Award in 2006.