This last week the University of North Carolina at Pembroke held their annual Cash Bash Fundraiser in the English E. Jones Center. The fundraiser featured one of the NFL’s referees in Brad Allen, who also was returning to his alma mater. Allen talked about being brave and he related that to his journey to become an NFL referee and how his journey continues today.
The Lumberton, North Carolina native Brad Allen originally began his referee career at the high school level and then later the ACC level where he officiated the 2012 Rose Bowl. Allen made his NFL debut as an official in 2014 when originally he was to be an umpire but when long time official Mike Carey announced his retirement, Allen was given the referee position which had not been given to a rookie referee since 1962. Outside of refereeing for the NFL, Allen is also the CEO of a non-profit organization.
This last week NFL referee Brad Allen returned to his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, to deliver a speech at their annual Cash Bash Fundraiser. Allen spoke about bravery and related the message to his journey in life and his 31 years as a referee. The event had an amazing turnout with over 350 attendees and as of this year the fundraiser has raised over 150,000 dollars for the universities 17 varsity programs.
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This past week Chesterton High School hosted former NFL fullback and college great Howard Griffith who spoke not about football but more about diversity. Griffith relayed the message that students should embrace the opportunity to learn from people and more specifically people from different nationalities.
Howard Griffith is a native of Chicago, Illinois who stayed in his home state to play college football for the University of Illinois. While at Illinois, Griffith set the still standing NCAA record for touchdowns in a game with eight, which came against Southern Illinois University in 1990. After his illustrious career at Illinois, Griffith went on to get drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the ninth round and began his career with the Los Angeles Rams. In 1997, Griffith joined the Denver Broncos and helped open up holes for Hall of Fame running back Terrell Davis during two runs to Super Bowl titles. After Griffith sustained a neck injury in 2001, Griffith retired after 11 seasons and has since joined the Big Ten Network as an analyst and has also commentated for NFL games on Fox as well.
This past week Howard Griffith spoke at Chesterton High School about diversity and how students should learn about different nationalities. The event had an amazing turn out and gave students the chance to hear from someone who has met and befriended multiple people coming from varying countries and cultures.
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This last week Jake Arrieta pitched his second no hitter in only a year and, as it would turn out, it came just after he signed a new endorsement with Mizzen+Main. Mizzen+Main wasted no time on capitalizing on the historic feat and their recent popularity has never been higher.
The Farmington, Missouri native, Jake Arrieta, was originally chosen in the 31st round of the 2004 MLB Amateur Draft but instead chose to attend college at Weatherford Junior College and the next year transferred to Texas Christian University. Arrieta was then selected in the fifth round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles and finished his first season in the minors with a 2.87 ERA and 120 strikeouts. After a few more seasons in the minors, Arrieta went on to play for the Orioles and played with them for four seasons posting a 20-25 record and an ERA of 5.46. In 2013 the Orioles traded Arrieta to the Chicago Cubs and, after one season of shuttling between triple A and the majors, Arrieta began the 2014 season with the MLB club. Arrieta had multiple games in 2013 and 2014 in which he took no hitters deep into the game and continued to post low ERA numbers while striking out a number of hitters. In 2015, Arrieta won 22 games and also threw his first no hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The season turned out to be his breakout campaign that saw an amazingly low ERA of 1.77 and with his amazing season Arrieta saw it rewarded with a NL Cy Young Award. This last week Arrieta threw another no hitter and became only the second pitcher ever to go undefeated in between no hitters. Arrieta, the proclaimed workout freak, currently lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and two children.
This last week, Jake Arrieta pitched another no hitter and helped his most recent endorser Mizzen+Main. The company incorporated the historic pitching performance in a recent ad and it quickly became the most popular ad the company has ever put out. With Arrieta on their side, Mizzen+Main should see an uptick in business while getting more amazing pitching performances from their Chicago Cub Ace.
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This past Saturday, Brandon Jacobs assisted in running a football clinic in Graham, North Carolina. The football clinic was for boys in the third through eighth grades and was focused on fundamentals. Following the clinic, Jacobs also guest spoke at the Christian Adventurers’ Spring Banquet and Auction which was used to raise money for the organization.
Brandon Jacobs is a native of Houma, Louisiana who ran for over 3,000 yards and 38 touchdowns in his senior season of high school. After a college career that included playing for both the University of Auburn and Southern Illinois University, Jacobs was chosen in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. In Jacobs rookie season he rushed for over 400 yards and nine touchdowns and followed that season up by capturing the starting running back position after Tiki Barber retired. In that 2007 season the Giants went on to win the Super Bowl behind Jacobs bruising running style and their great defensive line. After six more seasons that included another Super Bowl run with the Giants and a brief stint with the San Francisco 49ers, Jacobs decided to retire after resigning with the Giants for one more season. Since his retirement Jacobs has been present on ABC’s Shark Tank and currently resides in Wayne, New Jersey.
This past Saturday, Brandon Jacobs guest spoke at the Christian Adventurers’ Spring Banquet and Auction after assisting with the football clinic held before. The event gave kids the chance to learn fundamentals from a former NFL running back and as expected the turnout was great.
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This upcoming August Success Connect 2016 will hold a conference and the conference will have Laker great and hall of famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson deliver the keynote address. Johnson will speak about his drive, passion, and entrepreneurial skills that lead him to an amazing career in basketball as well as in business.
Earvin “Magic” Johnson is a Lansing, Michigan native who not only learned the game from his parents but also the hard work ethic he has displayed for most if not all of his life. Johnson was first given the nickname magic when he was a 15 year old sophomore playing at Everett High School when he recorded a gaudy triple double. In his senior season, Johnson helped lead Everett to a state championship while averaging 28 points and 18 rebounds a game during the season. Following high school, Johnson decided to stay home to play for Michigan State rather than leave for UCLA or Indiana who both recruited Johnson heavily. During his freshman season Johnson averaged 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 7.5 assists a game, quite a stat line for a freshman. The following season Johnson lead the Spartans to the NCAA Championship game against Indiana State which marked the one of the first games Johnson and Larry “Legend” Bird played against each other.
After winning the championship against Bird and Indiana State, Johnson decided to leave East Lansing to enter the 1979 NBA Draft in which he was selected with the first overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers. That same year Johnson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar helped lead the Lakers to an NBA Championship against the Philadelphia 76ers and Julius Erving along with taking home the NBA’s rookie of the year award and NBA Finals MVP award. The championship was the first for Johnson who would win four more during his 13 years in the NBA. Johnson would help the Lakers take home another championship in 1982 against the same 76ers and took home his second NBA Finals MVP as well. In 1984 Johnson once again met Larry Bird but this time in the NBA Finals but the outcome was different than the previous season when they lost the championship to the Boston Celtics. Johnson and Jabbar carried the Lakers to the win in the series and what was Johnson’s third NBA title. Two years later Johnson had what many believe is the best season of his career when he averaged 24 points, 12 assists, and 6 rebounds while taking home his first regular season MVP award and another championship which required some late game heroics against, once again, the Celtics. The following season the Lakers and Johnson repeated against the Detroit Pistons and longtime friend, Isaiah Thomas. After a long battle with HIV Johnson made a comeback to the basketball when he made the 1992 US Olympic team also called the Dream Team. The team steamrolled everyone on their way to a gold medal which made Johnson one of only four players ever to win a NCAA Championship, an NBA title, and a gold medal in the Olympics. Along with his many on court successes, Johnson has become a part owner in the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 and helped facilitate the purchase of the Los Angeles Sparks in 2014.
This upcoming August Earvin “Magic” Johnson will deliver the keynote address at the Success Connect 2016 conference. With Johnson in attendance the event should have an amazing turnout as Johnson was not only a very successful athlete but is still today a very successful businessman and person. The event should allow attendees to gain more business knowledge and the drive it takes to succeed to new levels.
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Earlier this month the annual DSBN International Concussion Summit was held at Niagara Falls. The summit featured none other than hall of fame running back Thurman Thomas, who helped the Buffalo Bills and their hurry up offense win the AFC Championship game four years in a row. The summit had multiple speakers who spoke to coaches and educators about concussions from experts in the field.
Thurman Thomas is a Houston, Texas native who attended Oklahoma State University where he was a teammate of fellow hall of famer Barry Sanders. After three years as a starter at OSU, Thomas finished with an amazing 897 rushes for over 4,500 yards and 43 touchdowns. After having his number retired at OSU, one of only three, Thomas was selected in the second round of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. Thomas made five straight Pro-Bowls starting in 1989, led the league in rushing in 1990, 1991, and 1993, and even won an MVP in 1991 after gaining over 2,000 all-purpose yards. After his retirement after finishing his 13 year career, with his final season being with the Miami Dolphins, Thomas holds the Bills all-time rushing record with nearly 12,000 yards and ranks 12th in the history of the NFL. Thomas is also a part of a small group of NFL running backs who were obvious duel threats, just as Thomas was, with over 400 receptions and 10,000 yards rushing. In February of 2007 Thomas was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and today still lives in Buffalo, New York.
Earlier this month Thurman Thomas was the keynote speaker at the annual DSBN International Concussion Summit held in Niagara Falls. Thomas spoke mainly about the concussion and CTE issue that is taking the country and sports by storm. The event had an amazing turnout and gave attendees the chance to hear from a former football star who gave expert advice to educators and coaches about the danger of concussions.
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Recently retired Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been busy in his post-football days. Just a few weeks ago he and some of his football colleagues took a trip to visit the poor country of Haiti to build a elementary school, which was a mission organized by the Seahawks defensive end player Cliff Avril. This was a great team for all the guys who went, and it has given people even more of a reason to show the former Seahawk some respect that he earned while playing in the NFL. Just before he made this journey to Haiti, Lynch also ventured out to Egypt to teach some local kids to play football.
The Oakland, California native was a four sport athletic star during his high school years as he participated in football, track and field, baseball, and wrestling. Lynch ended up attending the University of California in Berkeley where he played for the Golden Bears in football. He entered the 2007 NFL Draft where he was selected as the 12th overall pick by the Buffalo Bills and stayed with the team for three seasons before going to play for Seattle. These days Lynch is most well known for his love of skittles and “Beast Mode” on the field when he gets into his groove for the Seahawks.
Lynch and some of his former NFL pals have taken an adventure out to Haiti to help out the local kids by building a local elementary school. HIs presence there was not only meaningful to the kids and community, but it goes to show that he is still making Seattle proud in his retirement days.
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Tony Romo and Jordan Spieth have teamed up together to act in a lighthearted commercial put on by AT&T. The two athletes are a couple of the most recognized men in the sports world these days, so having not only one, but two of them together in a commercial made the 30 seconds of advertisement a little more fun. The commercial displayed some of the latest hot features on the mobile companies newest devices as well as poked some fun at the pronunciation of Spieth’s last name, assuming that almost everyone has mispronounced it at least once. Romo is known to be a good golfer, so it was only appropriate that he would join Jordan on the course for some media.
The San Diego-born quarterback played college football for Eastern Illinois University, but actually went undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft. However, he had attended the Cowboys combine and made a name for himself which is how he was able to land a contract as a free agent. Romo has been with Dallas ever since and is one of the team’s most iconic players. Also connected to the city of Dallas is Jordan Spieth, who was born in Texas and attended college at the University of Texas before going on his professional golf tour. In the last year or two, Spieth has really come out of the woodwork and become a household name for the sport with his spectacular playing and numerous wins over the last few months.
The two Texan athletes have teamed up together to act in a commercial for AT&T, so next time you are browsing channels be sure to keep an eye out for the duo.
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Former San Francisco 49ers coach George Seifert has been announced as a keynote speaker for the Santa Rosa Junior College football fundraiser that’s happening later this spring on May 14 at the SRJC Shone Farm in Windsor. Tickets to get into the event cost $75 per person for general admission and dinner, with the option of upgrading to being able to meet and greet the football great for a total of $125 per person. The funds raised from this event will donate its proceeds to the Santa Rosa Junior College and will benefit their football program. The event begins at 6 p.m. and is expected to draw in football fans in from all around the area to see Seifert, the sports genius.
The San Francisco native was born and raised in the Californian city and was even an usher for the Niners’ home games while he was a high school student. Having a knack for football himself, Seifert then attended the University of Utah where he played for the Utes as a playing guard and a linebacker. After graduating with his bachelors, he then went on to further his educating while taking on a career as an assistant coach. Starting in 1964 he spent the next decade in various coaching positions with Westminster College, the University of Oregon, the University of Iowa and Stanford University before getting a head coach position with Cornell University. From 1980 to 1996 Seifert worked for the San Francisco 49ers as their defensive backs coach, defensive coordinator and head coach before spending his last two years as a professional coach with the Carolina Panthers.
The two-time Super Bowl champion will be speaking at this year’s Santa Rosa Junior College football fundraiser dinner this spring and it is going to be a lot of fun for all the sports enthusiasts out there.
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Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings was the keynote speaker for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Home Team Banquet that happened on April 21st at the Horizon Convention Center. It was a fantastic overall event as Catchings made time to sign autographs for her fans and talk with kids about being able to achieve their dreams with lots of hard work. There was also a very nice casual tone to it, as many of the attendees got to listen to music, chat with one another, and top it all off with a great motivational speech by Catchings. About 833 people attending this year’s team banquet which was an amazing number for the audience, and not a peep was heard while Catchings talked about her life and love for basketball.
The Stratford, New Jersey native was born with the gift of height which immediately made her a great candidate for being on a basketball team. During her high school years she was a star player on her school’s team, which eventually helped her land a spot on the roster for the University of Tennessee’s team between 1997 and 2001. She was drafted in the 2001 WNBA Draft by the Indiana Fever as the 3rd all around pick and has been with the team ever since then. Although, she has taken leaves of absence to play for other teams overseas such as Russia’s Spartek Moscow, Turkey’s Galatasaray, and the Polish team Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia.
Catchings made a great speech for this year’s team banquet that was hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes earlier this month at the Horizon Convention Center. Not only did she capture the audience’s attention completely, but she became a new hero for many little girls who attended.
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