*Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities has been deemed the official North Texas charitable partner for the 2011 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. The partnership was announced during a private reception to kick-off the Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities signature fundraising event, the Second Annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational.

“This is an excellent partnership for us and a wonderful way to participate in Super Bowl Weekend,” said Emmitt Smith, co-founder of Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities.  Both Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities and the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration are about the community, uplifting and inspiring others, especially youth, and making a difference in their lives. It’s great that we’re able to help each other meet our goals.”

For each ticket purchased for the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, $3.00 will go to Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities.

Since its inception in 1999, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration has partnered with a charity in each Super Bowl host city, and has donated more than $400,000 and more than 5,000 tickets.

Emmitt Smith will be co-hosting with Gospel great, CeCe Winans. Performances include Israel Houghton, James Fortune & FIYA, the NFL PLAYERS Choir and Verizon’s “How Sweet the Sound” winning choir, “The Best Church Choir in America.”

Tickets are $35, $55, $75 and $95.

Visit superbowlgospel.com for more information.