Former NFL defensive end Bruce Smith was the guest speaker for the Salvation Army’s Souper Bowl for the Hungry event on February 20 at the Holiday Inn in Johnson City, TN. The function is an annual event that is designed to raise money to support the Salvation Army’s programs and raise awareness of what they do for the surrounding community.
The 11-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time UPI AFC Defensive Player of the Year spent a solid 14 years playing for the Buffalo Bills and three more with the Washington Redskins throughout his career before retiring from football in early 2004. Smith was a part of both of the 1980s and 1990s NFL All-Decade team and achieved the 1984 Outland Trophy. In addition to that, he was the 1987 Pro Bowl MVP and has earned a spot of the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame. During his entire career Smith played a total of 279 games with 1,225 tackles, 200 sacks, 15 recovered fumbles and 1 touch down.
The humble recorder holding NFL player explained to the audience at the Salvation Army’s Souper Bowl luncheon that despite their popularity, athletes are no where near as heroic as the volunteers at the organization. Smith applauded people across the world who donate their time to charities as well as those in the armed forces, and he told a story from his own life about a trip he took to Kenya with a non-profit group called Operation Smiles. During this trip a U.S. soldier protected him from a nearby explosion, and this is what he says opened his eyes to how important veterans are. The Salvation Army puts an effort towards taking care of homeless former servicemen, which Smith stated he is very grateful for.
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Former college football coach Jim Tressel has been announce as the event speaker for the Men’s Challenge fundraising kickoff dinner at the McKinley Grand Hotel on March 12. The organization has been around for three years now and strives to raise money to help unemployable men find jobs to provide for themselves. Tickets for the fundraiser costs $40 and the dinner is from 6pm to 7:30pm.
After he graduated from college Tressel started his coaching career out by becoming an assistant for the University of Akron while he pursued his masters degree. By 1978 he took a job at Miami University to coach quarterbacks and receivers where he stayed until 1981. Over the next 29 years he also coached for Syracuse, Youngstown State, and most notably, Ohio State. During his time at OSU he lead his football team to three BCS National Championship games and even had a perfect season of 14-0 in 2002. Tressel has since retired from coaching, but now serves as the Youngstown State University president.
The organizers of the Men’s Challenge event are extremely excited to have Tressel as their key speaker and expect his presence to draw in a large audience. Men’s Challenge is a non-profit Christ-organization that tackles root causes of poverty.
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Former Texas Longhorns football coach Mack Brown is going to be the featured speaker at Big Reds Football Coaches Clinic in Nebraska on April 4th. The event will take place at the Memorial Stadium and tickets to get in cost $50 if they are purchased before March 25 and $65 there after. The clinic is designed to give current coaches some information and tips on how to manage their teams and also offer a good meeting place to meet other people in their profession.
Brown has coached for a variety of establishments including Florida State, Memphis State, LSU, North Carolina and a few others, but he is most remembered for his time at the University of Texas. Under his guidance his football team at Texas won the 2006 Rose Bowl against the University of South Carolina, and conquered their division rival, Oklahoma State seven times between 1998 and 2013.
At the end of 2013, two-time Big Coach of the Year announced that he was retiring from his coaching career to pursue other goals and spend more time with his family. Brown will give a speech at the Big Reds Football Coaches Clinic this April which is a week from the Red-White Spring game.
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The Olympic soccer star and Women’s national team player Alex Morgan went to Newport, Kentucky to meet with fans and run a soccer clinic for girls ages 6-14 on Sunday February 22. Morgan’s goal was to merely connect with her fans and fellow citizens of the United States, and she had a much bigger turn out than expected. Starting at 6 a.m. on Sunday people started to line up outside the Pavilion Kroger Marketplace to get her autograph, which she wasn’t due to show up for until 1 p.m. In addition to that, the girls who attended her soccer clinic were very excited to practice with the gold medalist and showed her a lot of passion, she says.
The current forward for the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League was the youngest player on her national team when she played in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup at age 22. She also was on Team USA for the 2012 London Olympics and scored the game-winning goal against Team Canada in the final minute of the semi-finals round.
Morgan currently is only one of two women to score 20 goals and have 20 assists in the same year, the other player being Mia Hamm. At her soccer clinic she really enjoyed spending time with the kids and inspiring them to be better players. The soccer star was thrilled that she had an opportunity to meet and greet some of her biggest fans.
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Canada native and former professional hockey player Lanny McDonald spoke at the BASF Canada Knowledge Harvest last week in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada last week. The 62 year old gave a talk to the audience in which he spoke about his youth, growing up on a farm, and told a few stories from his experiences as a NHL player during his 16 year career. During his talk, he conveyed to the attendees about how important communication is when it comes to leadership skills and that working together in any field is what makes a person successful.
The former Right Winger was drafted in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft and ended up playing with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies, and Calgary Flames during his time in the league. In addition to those franchises, he also played internationally for Team Canada and participated in a couple of events as a player and even more as a manager. McDonald’s number 9 was retired from the flames team in 1990, and he also won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for his great sportsmanship and dedication to the sport in 1993.
McDonald was the inaugural winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy which he earned for his leadership and participation with the Special Olympics games organization, and has become a true icon for the sport of hockey in Canada. During his keynote speech, he reiterated why it is so important to help others and also gave some tips on sustainable agriculture, which is yet another topic he is extremely knowledgeable in.
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Former Canadian professional golfer and one-time PGA tournament winner Ian Leggatt was the guest speaker at the Wallaceburg Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner last month. The golf professional gave a speech on January 31st and made sure to emphasize the importance of getting children involved in golf. He told the audience that the sport will find a way to get back on track over the course of the next few years as it is a game worth investing in.
The once National Tour event winner participated in three Golf World Cups for the Canadian Mens Team and won the 2002 Touchstone Energy Tucson Open in the PGA Tour. He retired in 2009 due to injuries, but has continued his sports career by working for Wasserman Media Group as a consultant for their golf management sector. In addition to that, he appears as a golf analyst on the Canadian sports network, Sportsnet. Since 2013, Leggatt has also been the director of golf at The Summit G&CC.
With the many recent closures of courses around the country, Leggatt said that he has hope that people will begin to realize what an incredible sport it is and take it more seriously, as it is a game of skill that can take several years to perfect. The former professional athlete also noted that the way to accommodate the revival of golf is to expand hotels at resorts with courses, and to focus on how much pleasure a person can experience by forming a connection to the sport.
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Danish professional tennis player Caroline Wozniacki has made a deal with the famous chocolate brand Godiva to endorse their products which is sure to sweeten up her resume.
The 24 year old was ranked number one on the WTA Tour for a total of 67 weeks, and plays competitively all over the world. In 2009 and 2014 she was the runner up in the US Open tournaments, and currently holds two WTA doubles titles as well. In addition to that, the young tennis star won the WTA Newcomer of the Year award in 2008.
Wozniacki has a total of 22 titles in her tennis career and she is still known to be one of the top female players in the world. When Godiva approached her for this endorsement deal she took it in a heartbeat as she has told the media on the record that she would love to be able to promote a chocolate company. Wozniacki has been fairly outspoken about how much she loves the Godiva brand, and so it was an easy sell to get her on board.
In addition to her new deal with the chocolate company, she is a endorser of many sports attire and equipment brands that include Adidas, Babolat, and Rolex. This arrangement that she has with Godiva came at a great time for her as she was also announced to be in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue this week.
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Four-time Super Bowl champion Ronnie Lott will be attending the University of Saskatoon Huskie football program’s fundraising breakfast event later this year on April 30th.
This is the 15 annual event of its kind and is designed to raise the money for the school’s football scholarship program, which has been said by their coach Brian Towriss to be one of the most important factors of the team’s competition success.
The ten-time Pro Bowl player was drafted in the first round of the 1981 by the San Francisco 49ers, and later on played with other teams including the Los Angeles Raiders and New York Jets. He was signed on with and supposed to be on the Kansas City Chiefs but had to retire in 1995 instead due to his sports related injuries.
In 2000 Lott was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and spent a few years working as a sports analyst for Fox NFL Sunday after his retirement. In addition to that, he worked on the NFL’s game coverage throughout the season in 1998 and currently is on the Board of Selectors for the Jefferson Awards for Public Service. Lott currently works on the PAC-12 television network on a show called PAC-12 Playbook.
Lott will be one of five NFL star speakers at the Huskies fundraiser in April, and hopes to help the sport of football gain more popularity in the Canada region. The tickets to attend the breakfast event at the University of Saskatoon go for $125 a ticket and $1,000 for a table.
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Two of the NBA’s Hall of Famers Calvin Murphy and Ralph Sampson taught local children life lessons and basketball skills at a couple of free clinics last Monday, February 16. About 200 children were expected to attend the event which took place at Community School of Naples from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, which was the day before a charity golf tournament at the Tiburon Golf Club at Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort.
Four-time NBA All-Star Ralph Sampson had an opportunity to enter the 1982 NFL Draft, but after a lot of contemplation he decided to stay in college and finish school. In 1983 Sampson was picked up at the draft by the Houston Rockets as the number one overall choice, and there were many very high expectations of him. Throughout his career he also played for the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings in the NBA. He also was the 1984 NBA Rookie of the Year and the 1985 NBA All-Star MVP. In addition to that, he was a three-time college national player of the year.
Retired NBA guard Calvin Murphy was originally drafted to the San Diego Rockets, who later became the Houston Rockets, in a first pick of the second round in the 1970 NBA Draft. During his first season playing for team he was nominated to the NBA All-Rookie Team and a two-time consensus first team All-American in years 1969 and 1970. Murphy retired in 1983 and his jersey number 23 was also retired by the Rockets team. It wasn’t until 1993 that the NBA All-Star was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
The duo former athletes were expected to play in the charity golf tournament, which made it easy for them to be in the area to do the free basketball clinics. Sampson and Murphy were both focused on making sure that today’s youth is inspired and encouraged to become great members of society both on and off the court. They made sure to provide the kids with lots of positive feedback and offered great insight into furthering their education.
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American NBA star and shooting guard for the Houston Rockets James Harden was spotted endorsing a new sports product during the NBA All-Star game that took place in New York City last weekend.
The three-time NBA All-Star player got his start playing basketball when he attended Arizona State University and averaged 17.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game for the Sun Devils team. During his sophomore year in college he appeared on the college preview issue of Sports Illustrated, and was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2009.
Harden has also played twice on the United States National team for the Summer Olympics 2012 games and the 2014 FIBA tournament, earning gold medals in both events. He was the 3rd overall NBA draft pick in 2009 and was picked up by the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he spent three seasons playing before being traded to the Houston Rockets in 2012.
The NBA star known for his iconic beard was seen wearing a elastic sports tape on his shoulder during the 2015 All-Stars game this previous weekend, which is indeed part of an endorsement deal that he just signed on with the company. The product is called KT Tape and it is designed to give players pain relief and support to prevent further aggravation to injuries. Harden, who was already a patron of KT Tape before signing a deal with its producer managed to get a two-year contract to promote the sports tape in exchange for cash.
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