Jim Kelly, Johnny Holliday to be honored during 2017 DC Touchdown Club awards dinner

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The DC Touchdown Club presented by Capital Bank N.A. is excited to announce its fifth annual 3M Awards Dinner, which will honor Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and broadcaster Johnny Holliday, on Thursday, April 13, in Bethesda, Md. The dinner also will honor the region’s top high school and college players and coaches, including James Madison University Coach Mike Houston, who led the Dukes to the Football Championship Subdivision national championship this past season, and United States Naval Academy record-setting quarterback Will Worth. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit Patriot Point, the DC Bowl Committee's retreat for recovering service members.

“What an amazing lineup of award winners,” DC Touchdown Club Executive Director Steve Beck said. “We are honored to be joined by so many people who have accomplished great things on and off the field. It is exciting to think about what Jim Kelly achieved during his playing career and since, while Johnny Holliday is one of the most recognizable voices and faces in the Washington area.” 

Kelly was a five-time Pro Bowl selection during his NFL career, leading the Buffalo Bills to four Super Bowl appearances. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002. Much of Kelly’s post-football life has been dedicated to his son, Hunter, who was diagnosed with Krabbe disease and passed away in 2005 at age 8. Kelly founded the Hunter’s Hope foundation to raise funds to fight the disease. He also runs an annual football camp for children and founder of the Kelly for Kids Foundation.
Once a top-rated radio personality, Holliday is best known for being for his role as the play-by-play voice for University of Maryland football and basketball and for hosting the Washington Nationals pregame and postgame shows on MASN. Holliday, who is in his 38th season broadcasting Maryland games, is a member of the Radio Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame and he has been honored by the National Football Foundation, the College Football Hall of Fame and the All-American Football Foundation. The annual Johnny Holliday Scholarship Classic golf tournament has raised more than $1 million for the Youth Leadership Foundation. 

For tickets and more info visit www.dctouchdownclub.com/awards-dinner.