People don’t pay enough attention to this fact, but the cigar community is exceedingly generous. A perfect example is former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski, a cigar aficionado who spends considerable time and energy supporting charity.
Each year, just before the Super Bowl, “Jaws” (far right in the picture above) holds a cigar party with his many friends from ESPN and professional athletes, with proceeds benefiting charity. This year proceeds go to Jaws Youth Playbook Charity and the United Way for the greater New Orleans area.
Tickets cost $500 (with all proceeds going to charity); StogieGuys.com is giving one reader a pair of free tickets. (Details below.)
Jaws New Orleans Cigar Party, the 4th annual event put on by Jaws, features premium cigars from the industry’s top brands (including CAO, Macanudo, Miami Cigar & Co., Rocky Patel, Quesada, and La Gloria Cubana), single-malt scotch, and plenty of football celebrities to make it the must-attend cigar event. Jaws will be joined by ESPN personalities including Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Mike Ditka, Suzy Kolber, Mike Golic, Merril Hoge, and others. It is an intimate affair, so not only do you get up close and personal with the celebrity guests, the space will also fill up quickly.
Jaws is an active community champion. His foundation, Jaws Youth Playbook (JYP), works to improve the overall health and wellness of at-risk youth. JYP is proud to partner with the United Way for the greater New Orleans area and support their Hurricane Isaac relief efforts. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, January 31 at the Bourbon Vieux on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.
Enter to win two free tickets: Entry is simple. In the comments, let us know the best sports-related cigar celebration you’ve ever enjoyed. Just tell us your team, what they won, and what cigar you celebrated with. We’ll pick our favorite and hook you up with the free tickets. Just make sure you can get yourself to the event, since it would be shame to waste such a great prize.
And even if you don’t win the free tickets, please consider buying a ticket. The money goes to two great causes and it promises to be a fantastic event.
-The Stogie Guys
photo credit: Jaws Cigar Party