Texas Legislature Honors Drew Pearson with Special Proclamation

Texas Legislature Honors Drew Pearson with Special Proclamation

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Drew Pearson, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021, received a surprise honor Wednesday: formal recognition from the Texas State Legislature for his pending enshrinement this summer in Canton.

Pearson, a member of the Dallas Cowboys' Super Bowl XII-winning team, earlier had spoken on the House and Senate floors of the Legislature to encourage Texas residents to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to help end the pandemic. He has partnered with Superior HealthPlan and the Pro Football Hall of Fame to produce public service announcements as part of a larger nationwide campaign to educate people about the safety and importance of the vaccine.

He was unaware the Legislature planned to deliver a proclamation recognizing his Hall of Fame career and his efforts to fight COVID-19.

"We want to thank the Texas State Legislature for taking time to recognize Drew Pearson for his partnership with Superior HealthPlan on this campaign," said Mark Sanders, President and CEO of Superior HealthPlan. "Through this initiative, we want to empower people to actively contribute to their health – as well as the health of those around them – by informing them about the benefits of the vaccine."

The campaign launched in March with PSAs from other Hall of Famers, including EMMITT SMITH, ANTHONY MUÑOZ, DARRELL GREEN and AENEAS WILLIAMS. Others who have contributed to the campaign are Lisa Salters, a Hall of Fame Selector and TV broadcaster; friends of the Hall Dawn Staley, a three-time Olympic gold medal winner and coach of the 2017 national champion University of South Carolina women's basketball team; and Iman McFarland, Chief Operating Officer for 21st Century Expo Group and an ambassador for the Hall's and Centene's joint "Strong Youth Strong Communities" programming.

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