Ebby Halliday Realtors Supports Tom Landry Classic

05/06/18 by Steve Smith


After legendary Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Tom Landry’s passing in 2000, the Tom Landry Classic was created to honor his legacy. For 18 years now, “the Classic” has had strong ties to North Texas high school football programs and awarded scholarships to the participating schools’ student-athletes. Although the games are played in the fall, the culmination of the Tom Landry Classic is in the spring when a banquet is held to honor scholarship winners.


On April 23, Ebby Halliday Realtors presented its 2017-2018 scholarship winner, Vivienne Williams, at the Classic’s annual banquet. It marked the 18th time in as many years that Ebby Halliday has supported the Tom Landry Classic.


Scholarship applicants must exhibit Landry-like characteristics and are selected on the basis of three criteria: academic excellence, community service and leadership.


“Tom Landry was a man of faith and family, which he valued even more than his highly successful 29-year coaching career, and scholarship recipients like Vivienne truly excel in balancing those qualities,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors.


Vivienne, who will graduate from Allen High School in late May, is a member of the Tallenettes Drill Team, the Allen High School Choir and the school’s Peer Assisted Leadership Team. She participates in theater and was selected for the National Society of High School Scholars and the All-Region Choir. Vivienne also volunteers at Star Summer Camp, the Boys & Girls Club and Allen Community Outreach. She plans to major in dance or social work.


Vivienne received a commemorative crystal award from Ms. Burleson at the scholarship banquet.


“This event — more specifically, this banquet — allows us to pass on the wonderful legacy of Tom Landry to a whole new generation of young people,” says Tom Landry Classic Executive Director Kris Cumnock.


“Ebby Halliday Realtors was founded on three principles of service: service to our clients, service to our industry and service to our community,” says Burleson. “We are very proud to support the Tom Landry Classic scholarship program and to be part of an organization that places service to others at the forefront of everything we do.”


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PHOTO: Shown at the Tom Landry Classic Banquet are scholarship recipient Vivienne Williams and President & CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors Mary Frances Burleson.