Derek and David Carr are bringing back “Inside the Huddle” to the central San Joaquin Valley.
Only this time, the event will take place at Valley Children’s Hospital on March 2.
The fundraiser for the hospital gives fans an inside look into professional football. This is the third annual event, following this year’s at Saroyan Theatre in Fresno and 2017 in Modesto.
Fans will hear the Carr brothers analyze the top five plays of the Oakland Raiders’ 2018 season.
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Derek Carr is in his fifth season as the Raiders’ starting quarterback. David Carr is a former NFL quarterback and No. 1 draft pick. He is now an analyst for NFL Network and writes a weekly, in-season column for The Bee.
Derek Carr said the “Huddle” is a fun way to hold a charity event, “instead of just standing there and shaking hands and kissing babies. We get to talk some football, too. That’s always fun.”
The brothers, who both starred at Fresno State, will answer audience questions. The evening concludes with a raffle drawing (each attendee gets a ticket). Two winners will each receive a signed No. 4 Derek Carr Raiders jersey.
The event is limited to 100 VIP tickets at $400 each. The event includes an opportunity to chat and take photos with the Carrs, food and drink and a gift bag.
The Carrs connected with Valley Children’s after Derek’s son Dallas, now 5 years old, needed three surgeries as a newborn because of an intestinal complication and stayed in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit for more than three weeks. He’s healthy now.
“Valley Children’s helped save my son’s life and I thank God the hospital was there for us,” Derek Carr said. “We’ll do anything we can to raise awareness and funds. The way everyone there treated my son, my wife and me and our entire extended family, was incredible. We want other families to experience that incredible care, too.”
Tickets go on sale Monday and are available by calling 877-353-0000.