Adele Harris, the NFL’s first minority female executive and long-time Cardinals’ community relations director passed away November 16th in Glendale at the age of 65, after working 26 years in the Cardinals’ franchise.
Loved and respected by all with whom she came in contact, Harris was instrumental in her tireless work with the Arizona NFL Youth Education Town, or YET, an organization to instill a successful mindset with at-risk kids, which currently has 15 centers scattered about the country.
Referred to as the epitome of a ‘people person’ and an invaluable contributor to the Cardinals’ relocation efforts from St. Louis to Arizona, the consensus is that her spirit will endure through the contributions she has made to the lives of young people as well as the rest of those who had the pleasure of working with her.
(Photo courtesy of Tim Koors, AZ Republic)
(Source: Gladysiewski, Greg. “Harris Passes Away.” azcardinals.com)