The Hall legacy of George Allen

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The Redondo Beach Cafe (linked here) will have a special viewing party of Sunday’s Buffalo-Tennessee Hall of Fame exhibition from Canton, Ohio (4:30 p.m.) to honor Pro Football Hall of Fame coach George Allen and raise money for his son’s local non-profit Freedom4U organization.

Former Washington Redskins quarterback Bill Kilmer is among those former players who have committed to attending the event.

An auction and raffle will take place, with a portion of the proceeds donated to Freedom4U, under the direction of Dr. Greg Allen, son of the late football coach.

A licensed therapist, Greg Allen started Freedom4U to provide services for youth and their families, enriching the quality of their relationships and lives.

Allen, who entered the Hall of Fame in 2002, had the third best winning percentage (.681) in NFL history and never had a losing season. His NFL coaching career began in 1957 with the Los Angeles Rams. Some 30 years later, his defensive innovations had become mainstays of NFL strategies that remain to this day. At the age of 71, in 1990, Allen came out of retirement to coach Long Beach State to a winning season.

Chris Tsangaris, co-owner of the Redondo Beach Cafe with brother Kosta, played for Allen at Long Beach State.

More info on Freedom4U: http://www.freedomcommunity.com

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