Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones was joined by Dallas Cowboys President of Charities Charlotte Jones Anderson and Salvation Army National Commander William Roberts as they promote the 120th anniversary of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Drive which kicks off its 2011 campaign during the Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game in Dallas. Jerry Jones said that the Red Kettle Campaign inspires him because when someone puts money in the kettle, that money stays in that local area and it does so much to help so many people in so many areas. With the times that we are in, the Salvation Army needs more money than ever and the fact that $142 million was raised in 2010 (over $1.4 billion since 1997) was amazing and the Salvation Army always wants to raise more and more money every year.
Anderson said that they have been so fortunate over the last 15 years to be involved with some special people in raising a great deal of money and this year, Enrique Iglesias will perform as part of the opening of the 2011 drive. There are all kinds of ways to give to the Red Kettle drive through cash, credit, in person, by phone, by text, and online.
Roberts said that the Salvation Army is very thankful for the support of the American people every year and this year’s campaign will touch the lives of over 4 million people and the more money they can raise, the more people they can help.
Jones said that the Dallas Cowboys are playing well and they were able to win a tight game on the road last week. It is a marathon, not a sprint and he thinks and hopes that Tony Romo will continue to play well and lead the team to the Playoffs. The NBA is currently in a lockout and Jerry Jones said that if he could offer advice to the players and their union, he first said that he has a great relationship with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban as well as the NBA as a whole. He would advise everyone involved to keep perspective and focus on the present. They need to look at the big picture of the NBA and not get wrapped up in various details and disagreements that can ruin negotiations.