It’s a Jungle Out There 2017
August 25, 2017
The Granada Theater
3524 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
The 3rd Annual “It’s A Jungle Out There” benefit will take place on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the historic Granada Theater. The evening will begin at 6:30pm with a red carpet pre-party for sponsors and VIP guests at The Sundown restaurant next door to the Granada. At 7:30pm, the doors of the Granada Theater will open to ticketed guests for an uplifting evening consisting of dinner, open bar, silent and live auction, dancing and inspiring performances from Cheer 4 Your Life teen beneficiaries.
Leave the stilettos at home and wear anything from a sundress to dressy shorts and a fancy top with sandals or sneakers because we want you dancing! Anything that screams “jungle chic” will help you to look the part at this benefit.
SJ Tuohy – Special Guest & Auctioneer
If the name SJ Tuohy sounds familiar to you it might be because you recognize it from the blockbuster movie The Blind Side. SJ is the youngest member of The Tuohy Family and usually most noted as being the brother of NFL offensive lineman and Super Bowl champion Michael Oher.
SJ completed his bachelor’s degree in three years from Loyola University Maryland, in Baltimore. He graduated with honors specializing in journalism and marketing. A writer at heart, SJ has been published by several notable journalism sources including The Huffington Post and Fansided.com. He earned a scholarship in three seasons lettering with the Greyhound Basketball team. His freshman year, he was part of the first team in Loyola history to win a post-season game and set the school record for wins in a season. One highlight that stays with him from college is a breakaway steal and finish in a game at the University of Kansas’ historic Allen Field House. SJ was president of Student-Athlete Advisory Council during his years at Loyola as well as being involved in numerous charitable community activities such as Boys and Girls Clubs, One Shirt One Body, Relay for Life and Making it Happen Foundation to name a few.
After graduating early from Loyola, he decided to further not only his academic life but also his athletic career at SMU. SJ completed his Master of Arts in Humanistic Studies, while also starting in all 12 of SMU’s 2016 football games – one of which included a victory over 11th ranked University of Houston. Despite only playing one season, SJ was twice named a team captain and received several awards and team recognitions. SJ has coached several youth groups and organizations in Tennessee, Maryland, and Texas in not only basketball and football but also baseball. Athletics is obviously of great interest to him!
SJ serves on his family’s Making it Happen Foundation board and has just accepted a position with the SMU football program. He never meets a stranger and fully embraces that we need to all realize that we are all much more alike than we are different!