About the Authors
From U.S. Presidents to U.S. Opens, Super Bowls to the Olympics, Scott Murray has covered them all. For three decades, he was the multi Emmy Award-winning television sports anchor and broadcast journalist at NBC, in Dallas/Fort Worth and Washington, DC. He was named Sportscaster of the Year 17 times and was a recipient of the prestigious Silver Circle Lifetime Achievement Award.
Although Scott has retired from television news, he continues to be a sought-after motivational speaker, published author (Whatever It Takes, 2007) and radio/television spokesperson/host. He stays active in the North Texas community as a volunteer, serving on the board of many civic, charitable and non-profit organizations. His commitment to community has resulted in his being honored with such awards as Man of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year, the Governor’s Award, among others.
Wayne Kostroski, founder of Taste of the NFL and 2010 James Beard Humanitarian of the Year, was a contributing writer and the mastermind behind Bring Out The BEST!
He started Taste of the NFL 20 years ago while serving as chair of the Restaurant Committee for the Super Bowl XXVI Task Force. Kostroski created the TNFL’s first “Party with a Purpose” that has since become a coveted event of Super Bowl weekend. On the eve of the big game, 32 of the nation’s best chefs (one from each NFL city) and a current or alumni player from each NFL team come together for a night of food and fun. All event proceeds support local and national hunger relief organizations.
A well-known restaurateur in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region for 30+ years, Kostroski is currently co-owner of Cuisine Concepts, which includes Bar Abilene and Franklin Street Bakery. He has become known throughout the United States as a hunger relief advocate and often serves as keynote speaker at commencements, business seminars/meetings and other venues seeking an inspirational perspective on community giving.