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NFL Star to Speak in Amarillo Next Year

National Football League star Weston Richburg will be speaking in Amarillo at the Heart of Buckner Amarillo fundraising event at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens on February 10, 2020.

Richburg, starting center for the San Francisco 49ers, will be returning to the Panhandle for the event, being recognized as an alum of Bushland High School. The event will also feature a moderated panel between Richburg and former Amarillo sports columnist Jon Mark Beilue.

“I’m very much looking forward to being able to speak to the community I grew up in, and I’m honored to work with Buckner International because of the great work they do,” Richburg said in a statement. “This will be a great time celebrating Buckner and the Amarillo area.”

All funds raised at the event will benefit the children and families served in Amarillo.

Individual tickets and sponsorships are available. For sponsorship information, you are asked to call Denese Thetford at 806-795-7151. Individual tickets are available through



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