Oct 29, 2014

NFL Legend Cris Carter to Headline Men’s Division Sports Night – Nov. 19

“C’mon men!” as legendary NFL receiver Cris Carter says. Yes, it’s time for men of all ages who care about great sports, the best companions – as well as the community, to come together for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Men’s Division Sports Night and hear Carter for themselves. (see below for Carter’s bio)

Now a popular television and radio sports analyst, Carter will join the men on Wednesday evening, November 19, at St. Andrews Country Club, 17557 W. Claridge Oval in Boca Raton. The $90 couvert includes dinner and drinks (dietary laws observed), starting at 6:30 pm. A minimum Men’s gift of $180 to the 2015 UJA/Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Annual Campaign is required to attend. Men whose Men’s campaign contribution is at least $1,800 are also invited to a VIP reception with Carter.

Stu Ganslaw, who co-chairs Federation’s Men's Division Committee with Gary Rubin and Peter Wohlgemuth, is thrilled to have Carter as the guest for the event. “This evening of entertainment will be a terrific chance to get together with men from throughout our local Jewish community and hear from a great sports legend,” he said.

Goal oriented, community driven and inspired to take action, Federation’s Men’s Division is creating a wide variety of exciting opportunities for men to build a community of giving together. From sports, music, gourmet food and wine appreciation to community-minded travel like the January Men’s Mission to Cuba, the goal of this inclusive group is in creating a fellowship of strong, connected men who are building a legacy through Federation.

Ganslaw added, “Being a member of the Men’s Division committee gives me a real opportunity to help select interesting events and stimulating speakers that will appeal to all men in our area.”

For more information about men's activities at Federation, contact Felice Naide at 561.852.6084 or felicen@bocafed.org.


In 2008, Cris joined ESPN to serve as a studio analyst on NFL Countdown, ESPN's highest profile studio show. Cris also appears on Monday Night Countdown and other select ESPN television and radio shows, including a regular spot on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike In the Morning”, the top morning sports talk show in the country. Mike & Mike is simulcast on ESPN2 and ESPN Radio.

In 2013, Cris wrote Going Deep, which profiles the evolution of the wide receiver position, as well as being elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2013.

Prior to joining ESPN, Cris was a studio analyst for HBO's Inside the NFL from 2002-2007, and he hosted an NFL show on Sirius Satellite Radio and served as an NFL expert analyst for Yahoo Sports.

Drafted out of Ohio State University by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1987, Cris first reception as a pro was a 22-yard touchdown catch. He went on to a stellar NFL career spanning 15 years, including 12 years with the Minnesota Vikings. Coupling stunning athletic ability with durability, Cris played a full 16-game slate for 13 seasons and appeared in eight consecutive Pro Bowls. In 1999, he became only the second player in NFL history to catch 1,000 passes, putting him into the history books alongside Jerry Rice. At the time of his retirement, Cris ranked second on the NFL's all-time list for total receptions (1,101) and receiving touchdowns (130). He was named to the All-Decade Team (1990) by the Pro-Football-Hall-of-Fame Selection Committee and received the 1999 NFL Man of the Year award for his community work.