Dallas Cowboys great Daryl “Moose” Johnston helped kick off the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament with a visit to the tournament’s charity beneficiary – The Momentous Institute.
Captured live by an illustrator, he talked with fifth grade students Monday morning about the road to success and the importance of qualities including gratitude and resilience.
The artist’s hand-drawn, cartoon interpretation of Johnston’s talk will be framed and hung at the school in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas.
The Momentous Institute serves more than 5,000 kids with programs designed to build and repair their social and emotional health.
This year marks the Byran Nelson tournament’s 50th anniversary. Since 1968, the tournament has raised more than $155 million for the institute.
This year the tournament will be played at a new location. It will be at the Trinity Forest Golf Club in southern Dallas.
The first pro-am started Monday. Tournament play follows Thursday through Sunday.