MCGREGOR, Texas (KWTX) Baylor and NFL legend Mike Singletary is coming to Central Texas to help raise money for a local a nonprofit with a mission to spread love and kindness in memory Rhett Herring, who passed away in 2015 in an ATV accident the day after Christmas, and he’s making a plea for additional support as the event quickly approaches.
"We all want to make a huge impact in our life in some form of fashion and I’m asking that all of you as many as possible come out Dec. 21 that evening and help us raise all of the awareness that we can for Rhett, The Rhett Revolution,” Singletary said in a video he shot for the organization and put online.
“We want to keep his name, we want to keep his legacy alive,” the Hall of Famer added.
The Rhett Revolution’s “Big Event” with Mike Singletary is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 21 at the new Exchange Events Center in McGregor.
With the turnaround on the event being tight and falling during the holidays, the foundation is working overtime to spread the word.
Tammy Lillard appeared on KWTX at noon Monday to talk about the important work being done by the group including the more obvious acts like running the McGregor food pantry and the more quiet acts that happen throughout the year.
“We've given out over 63 scholarship to high school seniors and we also support grieving families in personal ways, financial ways, just different things,” Lillard said.
“I think a lot of the things are behind the scenes. We don't publish that. When somebody is in need we help them.”
Singletary played at Baylor from 1977 until graduating in 1980 and was drafted in the second round of the 1981 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears.
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998.
“We are excited beyond belief and honored to have a Baylor and NFL legend to serve as the keynote speaker for the inaugural Rhett Revolution banquet,” said Rhett’s father, Jimmy.
“We know that Mike and the revolution share similar interest and that is service and support to those in need in our community.”
Singletary said the event, which includes dinner drinks and a silent auction, will include a fun time on his part.
“It’s going to be exciting,” Singletary said. “We're going to tell stories. We're going to have fun. I'm going to see some old teammates. I hope to see you there.”