Former Dallas Cowboys and Ohio State Buckeyes Ron Springs and Terry Glenn may be gone.
But they have not been forgotten.
Several of their former teammates with the Cowboys and Buckeyes are teaming up together on Thursday to honor them and carrying on their legacies with a dinner and silent auction.
It begins at 6 p.m. at Verona Villa, located at 6591 Dallas Parkway in Frisco.
Called "The Brotherhood 4 Good", the event will benefit Springs' and Glenn's charitable foundations.
The Ron Springs Gift For Life Foundation raises awareness of early detection and prevention of kidney disease and organ donation. Glenn’s foundation, the Brighter Generation Foundation, delivers supplies, resources and access to education for homeless and foster children.
Players scheduled to attend include Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett, Drew Pearson, Everson Walls, Billy Joe Dupree, Doug Donley, Eddie George, Bruce Thornton, Preston Pearson, Tony Hill, Mike Wiley and Shawn Springs, Ron Springs’ son.
Each table will be hosted by a player.
ESPN's Jean-Jacques Taylor and Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram will serve as co-hosts for the evening and moderate panels with the players.
Springs died in 2011 due to complications from Type 2 Diabetes.
Walls, a former teammate, famously and unselfishly donated one of his kidneys to Springs in 2006.
Glenn died in car accident in Irving last November coming from a Cowboys game.