Drew Brees really knows how to draw a crowd. About 2,000 people attended the 46th annual Boys Town Booster Banquet on Tuesday night at the LaVista Embassy Suites to hear the New Orleans Saints quarterback.
The 9-time Pro Bowl quarterback and Super Bowl MVP talked about the success of the Brees Dream Foundation that has raised $20 million for the New Orleans area after hurricane "Katrina".
"We really broaden the scope of our foundation to rebuilding efforts so it became about rebuilding schools, parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, mentoring programs after school programs,at the end of the day the children of New Orleans did not lose their childhood."
Brees is entering his 14th season in the NFL. He is anxious to find out who the Saints top pick will be in the NFL draft later this week.
"I know we love offensive weapons--you got plenty--great running back, most important great character we place character over talent cause at the end of the day its people that win for you not players."
Brees ranks as the fifth all-time leading passer in the History of the NFL. the 35-year-old quarterback hopes to continue his playing career as long as he is healthy.
"This is year 14 for me I have always been the oldest guy on my team for the last three years so as long as I am healthy I plan to play its truly a blessing."