Tony Dungy to speak to Mitchell College fund-raiser

Tony Dungy, who coached the Indianpolis Colts to a 29-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI, will be the guest speaker at Mitchell College on April 38. (AP file photo)
Tony Dungy, who coached the Indianpolis Colts to a 29-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI, will be the guest speaker at Mitchell College on April 38. (AP file photo)

New London — Tony Dungy, one of only four men in NFL history to win a Super Bowl as a player and head coach, will be the special guest speaker at Mitchell College's Second annual Event on Saturday, April 28.

The evening will be a celebration of Mitchell's completion of the Red Barn project and a kickoff of their GameChanger Athletics Inviative, which will transform the school's athletic fields and upgrade existing facilities, the school said in a release.

Dungy, who currently serves as an analyst for NBC's Football Night in America, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016. He won a Super Bowl as a player with the Pittsburgh Steelers and as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLI. He retried from coaching in 2008 after leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Colts to playoff berths in his final 10 seasons as a head coach.

"Having Mr. Dungy visit our campus and be part of this exciting evening means so much to our community," Mitchell president Janet Steinmayer said in a release. "His success on and off the field as well as his charitable work are a wonderful model for our students. We look forward to him talking with our students about leadership, commitment, winning and family and then joining us for this very special event to share his thoughts and experiences with our guests.

This year's theme for the event is "Tailgate &Celebrate," and will put a high-end twist on traditional tailgating beginning with cocktails and a silent auction at 5 p.m., followed by dinner, a live auction, dancing and music until 9. The inaugural event sold out.

For more information contact Jennifer Wheelehon, director of engagement and alumni relations, at Wheelehon_j@mitchell.edu or visit Mitchell.edu/tailgate-celebrate.

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