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Booster Banquet Announcement 2023 - Zach Miller

Successful NFL Player turned singer/songwriter, Zach Miller to Speak at Boys Town Booster Banquet

OMAHA, Neb. – Boys Town announces that singer/songwriter and former NFL player, Zach Miller will be the featured speaker at this year’s Boys Town Booster Banquet, on May 2nd. After a successful NFL career ended by a serious injury, Miller has chased a new dream recording country music in Omaha. From performing live in local venues in Nebraska, to now climbing the ladder opening for famous artists like Brantley Gilbert, Chase Rice, Randy Houser, and Jon Langston.

“We are honored to have Zach share his inspirational story and how he overcame a career-ending injury to chase a new dream. His philosophy to have a positive outlook on life, and the persistence to never give up will inspire the young boys and girls at Boys Town to remain unstoppable,” said Father Steven Boes, Boys Town President and National Executive Director.

The Booster Banquet, which benefits and honors Boys Town student athletes will be held on May 2, 2023 at the Embassy Suites Windsor Ballroom, 12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista. The Boys Town Boosters were formed to help ensure that any child who wants to play sports at Boys Town could do so. The funds raised make sure each child has the proper equipment, uniform and other necessities.

Miller was a three-sport athlete at Bishop Neumann Highschool in Wahoo, Nebraska earning all-state honors as a quarterback and winning state in basketball and football. In college, he walked on at University of Nebraska but transferred to University of Nebraska- Omaha. He became the starting quarterback for the Mavericks in 2006 and was named the North Central Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Miller was drafted in 2009 by the Jacksonville Jaguars where he transitioned from quarterback to tight end. In 2014, he signed with the Chicago Bears and had a few successful seasons with them before suffering a career-ending injury catching a touchdown pass against the New Orleans Saints. He dislocated his knee, severing an artery. After being rushed to the hospital, doctors were able to repair the artery and save his leg. Miller went on to have eight more surgeries after the injury. Since then, he has dedicated his time to his music career with a unique blend of storytelling, mixing country, pop, and a little rock and roll.

Zach Miller

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $120 each or tables of 10 can be purchased for $1,250. Find more information about the banquet or to purchase tickets click here.

Boys Town Boosters

Founded in 1967, the Boys Town Boosters is a group of Omaha business leaders who help raise funds and awareness for Boys Town student athletes. The Boosters recognize the achievements of student athletes at their annual fund-raising dinner, which last year raised more than $350,000 to help Boys Town children build success, character, and sportsmanship through athletics.

About Boys Town

For 100 years, Boys Town has been a beacon of hope for America’s children and families through its lifechanging youth care and health care programs. In 2022, almost 500,000 children and families across the United States were impacted by Boys Town programs. This includes those who received services from Boys Town’s residential programs as well as those served by the many varied programs that comprise the Boys Town Integrated Continuum of Child and Family Services, including In-Home Family Services, health care services provided by Boys Town National Research Hospital and the Boys Town National Hotline. You can find more information about Boys Town online at

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