November 8, 2017

SMU alumnus George Killebrew ’85 will receive the SEAL Legacy Foundation Unsung Hero Award at the organization’s seventh annual benefit and gala on November 14. The Unsung Hero Award recognizes outstanding support for the United States Armed Forces.

George Killebrew ’85 will be honored by the SEAL Foundation.

George Killebrew ‘85

Killebrew serves as executive vice president of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. He earned a B.B.A. from SMU and is actively involved with his alma mater as a member of the SMU Alumni Board and volunteer.

Jerry Jones, owner, president and general manager of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and professional golfer Lexi Thompson will receive the SEAL Legacy Award, presented each year to distinguished Americans who have demonstrated a lifetime of unwavering commitment to the U.S. Armed Forces and, in particular, the U.S. Navy SEALs. Past recipients include SMU Trustees Ray Hunt ’65, David B. Miller ’72, ’73 and Paul B. Loyd, Jr. ’68, who was honored with his wife, Penny Loyd.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the SEAL Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization established and operated by U.S. Navy SEALs that provides support to families of wounded and fallen SEALs, educational assistance for SEALs and their families, and other charitable causes benefiting the SEAL community.

The annual SEAL Legacy Foundation Benefit & Gala – featuring food, drinks, entertainment and special presentations by the U.S. Navy Seals – will begin at 6 p.m. on November 14 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. Tickets may be purchased at

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