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Catholic Youth Organization Honors Roger Staubach of Jones Lang LaSalle With Club of Champions Gold Medal Award

Vice chairman of Americas region received annual award on June 24

NEW YORK, July 22, 2010 — A full lineup of champions was honored at the 74th CYO Club of Champions Tribute and Dinner on June 24 aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.  This year, the long-standing CYO annual tribute event honored Roger Staubach, vice chairman of the Americas region for Jones Lang LaSalle, athlete Eli Manning, and businessman and philanthropist, Christopher F. Gallagher.

Staubach, a Heisman Trophy winner and Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback, received the Gold Medal Award. Peter Riguardi, president of Jones Lang LaSalle’s New York region, and Raymond Quartararo, international director, served as dinner chairs for the event.

“Roger Staubach has always displayed all the qualities of a great leader, both on and off the gridiron,” said Riguardi. “He is known for his perseverance and his generosity throughout the real estate industry. It was an honor to assist in the CYO’s efforts to celebrate Roger and his many achievements.”

Along with Staubach, Eli Manning, quarterback for the New York Giants, was honored with the John V. Mara Sportsman of the Year Award; and Christopher F. Gallagher, owner and president of IMI Enterprises, was recognized with the Terence Cardinal Cooke Humanitarian Award. All proceeds from this event support CYO programs that serve thousands of children and young people — Catholic and non-Catholic — throughout the Archdiocese of New York.

Club of Champions Gold Medal recipient, Roger Staubach was the legendary quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and is also a Heisman Trophy winner. In 2007, Staubach shared the prestigious National Football Foundation Gold Medal Award with Peter Dawkins, for a life of selfless leadership and courage. Staubach is also a recipient of the NCAA Theodore Roosevelt Award and the Horatio Alger Association Award.

Quarterback for the New York Giants, Eli Manning, will receive the John P. Mara Sportsman of the Year Award.  On 2007, Manning undertook a 5-year campaign to raise $2.5 million for the construction of “The Eli Manning Children’s Clinics” at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. He has also given his full support to Phoenix House and the Red Cross.

Christopher Gallagher, who will receive the Terence Cardinal Cooke Humanitarian Award, is currently the president of the CYO Divisional Board and has been a life-long supporter of youth development activities, sports and education.  A former collegiate athlete and CYO basketball coach, Gallagher is president of the Gallagher Foundation, which provides scholarships for needy children and support for inner city Catholic schools. He is on the Board of the College of Mount St. Vincent and Catholic Charities Community Services. Gallagher was on the Board of Directors of Catholic Big Brothers and also served as a Big Brother in the program.

CYO, a division of Catholic Charities, reaches out to more than 27,000 youth of the New York Archdiocese through its Youth Ministry programs and retreat centers, through hundreds of local sports programs and cultural activities and through summer camps and community centers. In offering this variety of spiritual and recreational growth opportunities, the people of CYO join together to help promote lives of promise and hope.

The Catholic Charities, a federation of approximately 90 agencies and programs located throughout the 10 counties of the Archdiocese of New York, helps solve the problems of New Yorkers in need—non-Catholics and Catholics alike.  Catholic Charities provides help and creates hope by protecting and nurturing children and youth, strengthening families and resolving crises, feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless, supporting the physically and emotionally challenged and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2009 global revenue of $2.5 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.6 billion square feet worldwide. In the New York tri-state area, Jones Lang LaSalle provides leasing and management services for more than 94 million square feet of commercial real estate on behalf of owners and occupiers in the region. For further information, please visit our Web site,