Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson spent February 13th in the Savannah, Georgia area to be the guest speaker for the Calvary Day Football and Cheerleading banquet. He gave an inspirational talk to the students on the Georgia Southern campus and was able to draw in a lot of people thanks to his amazing athletic talent. Former Professional NFL player for the San Diego Chargers Takeo Spikes also gave a talk on the same day, and both sportsmen shared stories of their time playing in the pro leagues as well as described the challenges they had to overcome.
Peterson was born and raised in Palestine, Texas and is the son of two great college athletes. Peterson was a standout player in track, basketball, and football during his high school years and ended up taking his talent to play football for the University of Oklahoma. He entered in the 2007 NFL draft and was selected as the 7th overall pick by Minnesota Vikings, with whom he still plays with today. Since his entrance into the NFL he has made a star name for himself with a large number of accomplishments and rankings in just the last 8 years. Spikes is a native of Georgia and grew up in the town of Augusta where he learned to play football during his high school years. He was the 13th overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft and played on a number of teams including the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, and of course the San Diego Chargers.
Both athletes gave great talks in Georgia earlier in the month and were able to draw an audience for the Calvary Day Football and Cheerleading banquet.
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College football analyst Gary Danielson is set to be the keynote speaker for the 28th annual banquet at Naples Grande Beach Resort on May 25th. He will likely speak about all his experience as both an NFL player for multiple teams as well as what it is like to be a commentator for college football too. There will also be a silent auction taking place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the banquet will follow shortly after that. Tickets to get into the event are $275 per person, but there will also be corporate sponsorships for $2,000 for a table of eight people. The proceeds collected from the banquet will directly benefit their scholarship program.
The Detroit, Michigan native got started with football during his high school years, and after graduating in 1969 he went on to play college football at Purdue University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in industrial management. Even though he went undrafted for the NFL, he ended up playing football for the Detroit Lions for eight years, and then was on and off the roster of the Cleveland Browns until his retirement as a player in 1988. Danielson got into broadcasting even before he was done playing on the field, and after finally retiring from the Browns he joined ESPN as a college football analyst. He is also a regular guest for The Dan Patrick Show and Mike’s On: Francesa on the FAN with Mike Francesca.
Danielson is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the 28th Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete banquet that is set to happen on May 25th at 7 p.m. Tickets are $275 per person, and for those who come earlier, they can attend the silent auction happening beforehand at 5:30p.m..
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Legendary tennis star and former No. 1 in the world Billie Jean King is scheduled to deliver this year’s commencement address at Northwestern University on June 16th in Ryan Field on the Evanston campus. She is widely known for her advocacy towards gender equality and gay rights in the sports industry and feels that being an advocate for the LGBTQIA community is one of her most useful passions. The university is thrilled to have King be a part of their celebration and she will be a great role model speaker for some of the newest college graduates in the country.
The Long Beach, California native got her start in tennis during her childhood when she learned to play the sport on the free public courts in her city. She made her Grand Slam debut at the young age of 15 in 1959, and even though she didn’t win that time it was just the start of a new path for her. King won her first adult tournament in 1960 at the Philadelphia and District Women’s Grass tournament, and within just six years she was known to be the best player in the world. In the 24 years of her professional career, she won 12 Grand Slam singles titles that were all at Wimbledon.
King was chosen to be this summer’s commencement speaker for the new graduates of Northwestern University and is set to take the stage on June 16th at the Evanston campus’ Ryan Field. It should be an inspiring event and a very memorable for the grads of spring 2017.
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Former NFL Star Shaun Alexander was the keynote speaker for this year’s Kona Ice Conference that happened at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center on Friday, February 10th. The theme of the event was “going pro”, so Kona Ice founder Tony Lamb figured Alexander to be the perfect fit, as he had a career as a professional athlete. There was a lot of discussion as to what it takes to be a professional and make it to that level in any business industry, and the former Seahawk’s talk tapped into how people can really evaluate their choices and go for their wildest dreams if they so choose.
The Florence, Kentucky native started playing team football during his high school years, which led him to have several offers for athletic scholarships for colleges. He ended up choosing to attend the University of Alabama where he spent four years and completed his degree before entering in the 2000 NFL Draft. Alexander was selected in the first round of the draft by the Seattle Seahawks and stayed with the team for over seven years before doing just one more with the Washington Redskins prior to his retirement. The three-time Pro Bowl Player is also the all-time rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, and rushing attempts leader for the Seattle Seahawks.
Alexander showed up in his home state of Kentucky earlier this month to give a talk at this year’s Kona Ice Conference at the Northern Kentucky Conference Center. Since he is a former athlete, company founder Tony Lamb picked Alexander to represent their theme of “going pro” as he felt that he would be relevant for the event.
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Legendary NFL quarterback Joe Montana will be the featured guest for this year’s 20th annual Excellence in Business Dinner Gala that is happening at 6 p.m. on April 28th in the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. The proceeds of this event will directly benefit student scholarships, and an award will also be given out to someone who has made a great impression on the community by demonstrating their service, support, and professional success. Montana is a very popular icon in sports history and is expected to draw in a large audience, especially ones who look forward to hearing some of his stories from his days in the NFL.Tickets and reservations for the gala can be made online or by calling the college for more information.
The New Eagle, Pennsylvania native expressed an interest in playing sports at a very young age, and his father ended up teaching him how to play football. However, it wasn’t until his junior year of high school that Montana made the first string squad of the football team which led him to be named an All-American player by Parade. He then went on to attend Notre Dame on a scholarship, and then entered the 1979 NFL Draft where he was selected by the San Francisco 49ers. Montana played for the Niners for thirteen years before going to the Kansas City Chiefs for a season prior to his retirement.
Montana will be the featured guest at the upcoming 20th annual Excellence in Business Dinner Gala that is happening this spring on April 28th at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. If you are in town and would like to attend the event, be sure to make your ticket reservation as soon as possible over their website or by calling their main office.
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Legendary MLB coach Tommy Lasorda recently gave an inspirational talk to El Toro baseball players, their families and fans in early February to serve as a fundraiser for the baseball program at El Toro High School. Lasorda who is almost in his ninth decade of life had a lot of words of wisdom to share with the audience and put an emphasis on the fact that kids can be anything that they want to do as long as they are willing to work. He also talked to the parents present about how to be there as a support system for their children and provide them the encouragement that they need to be successful in no matter what they do. After his speech, the former MLB great stuck around to take part in a question-and-answer section for those who were in attendance.
The two-time NL Manager of the Year got started in his baseball career in 1954 when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers as a pitcher. In fact, even though he did not play in the World Series in 1955 he was still awarded the ring for being a member of the team during that time. After two seasons, Lasorda went to Kansas City to pitch for the Athletics for one year before departing for international teams. On and off he played for various countries such as Cuba, Panama,
Lasorda recently attended a fundraiser to promote the sports program at El Toro High School earlier this month and gave a great keynote speech that motivated everyone in the room. He also answered questions, took photos, signed autographs, and spent some quality time with his fans.
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Newly elected Pro Football Hall of Famer Jason Taylor has been announced as the keynote speaker at the YMCA of South Palm Beach County’s annual Inspiration Breakfast in Boca Raton, Florida. The event will take place on March 7th at 7:30 a.m. in the Office Depot Global Headquarters off of N. Military Trail. The goal of CEO and YMCA president Jason Hagensick is to get at least 500 people to come to this breakfast, and even sell out of ticket sin a best case scenario. Taylor is expected to tell stories about his past as a professional athlete and share how those experiences helped him grow as a man. These characteristics are similar to what the YMCA stands for, and it should be an extra special event. For more details and to purchase tickets or sponsorships, visit the website ymcaspbc.org/inspirationbreakfast.
The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native got his athletic career started when he became a football player for his high school, Woodland Hills High School, which is where many NFL players began at. He ended up attending the University of Akron where he was a starting player for three years of his college career and acquired 279 tackles during his time there. He ended up taking part in the 1997 NFL Draft and was picked up by the Miami Dolphins with whom he stayed with for 10 years straight. Before retiring, he spent a little time with the New York Jets and Washington Redskins before leaving the field for good in 2011.
Taylor will be speaking at this year’s Inspiration Breakfast that is happening in Boca Raton during the early part of next spring, and the staff of the YMCA are hoping to have a sellout event. Be sure to visit their website for tickets if you live in the area and would like to attend.
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First openly gay NFL player Michael Sam recently spoke at UAlbany earlier this month to share his difficulties and experiences ax being the first openly gay football player in the NFL. Not only did he discuss the hardships of his home life, but he also got into how his lifestyle directly impacted his career goals and how it made him feel in a stereotypically “masculine” environment like the athletic industry. Sam believes that the discomfort surrounding his homosexuality is what ultimately ended his career, and he wanted to share his story so that someone else might be able to learn from his past and approach it in a different way. The former football player stated that the whole time he strategy was to try to fit in and feel like he belonged, when all he had to do was speak from the heart.
The Hitchcock, Texas native attended Hitchcock High School where he played both defensive and offensive positives on the football team. Even when he was an 8th grader, Sam participated with the squad as the waterboy. After he graduated from high school, he earned athletic scholarships to multiple universities but ended up choosing to go to the University of Missouri. The 2013 SEC Defensive Player of the Year was also the first openly gay player to ever get drafted to the NFL, which he got picked up for in the 2014 Draft during the 7th round by the St. Louis Rams. Eventually he was cut from the team when they made their final cuts to reduce the roster, but was added to the training roster for the Dallas Cowboys. However in May 2015, Sam was given a two year contract to play for the Montreal Alouettes where he still plays today.
Sam recently spoke at UAlbany to talk about how his lifestyle greatly impacted his choices and experiences as an NFL player. Whether for better or worse, he was able to learn from this instances and found a way to make new strides in his life that he wasn’t able to do prior to coming out as the first gay professional football player.
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Legendary Coach Dale Brown has been announced as the keynote speaker for the Heart of Hope banquet that’s happening on Thursday, February 9th at the Shreveport Convention Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. Coach Brown will share his passion for the sport of basketball and discuss where he thinks the sport is at these days, and how it has changed over the course of the years he was involved in. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Heart for Hope center which serves as a sanctuary for young ladies who are experiencing unplanned pregnancies from ages 11 to 23. For details on how you can attend this event, visit their homepage to find out more about tickets.
The Minot, North Dakota native was noticeably a star athlete at his high school as he participated in football, basketball and track as well. He ended up taking his sports talents with him to college at Minot State Teacher’s College where he continued to thrive in these sports and earned 12 varsity letters, which he is the only person who has ever been able to do that for multiple events. He was honored to be named one of Sports Illustrated’s Top 50 Athletes from North Dakota, but instead of playing professionally he went the coaching route. From 1965 through 1997, Brown coached for Palm Springs HS, Utah State, Washington State, and LSU.
Brown will be in Shreveport, LA on February 9th to give a speech for the Heart of Hope banquet to benefit young girls and women between the ages of 11 and 23 who experience unplanned pregnancies. He will likely discuss his career and give out words of inspiration to the audience, who remember his glory days as the coach at LSU.
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Former NFL coach Herm Edwards previously spent over nine years playing in the NFL, but these days he’s recognized for his speaking and leadership skills around the world. Some of his primary topics include how to set the tone for success at the start, creating a legacy, and making a positive difference in the world. Some of his key points include being successful means preparing yourself in every way possible to achieve your goal, maintaining a sense of standards and integrity, and always create a plan for every dream. In addition to speaking, he also regularly appears on ESPN as one of their most popular NFL analysts.
The Fort Mammoth, New Jersey native attended both the University of California and San Diego State where he made a good name for himself as a player. After graduating from SDSU with a degree in criminal justice, he played for nine seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1977-1985. By 1987 he redirected his career into more of a coaching path and took on the role of a defensive backs coach for San Jose University for two years. Over the course of his coaching history, Edwards was in charge of directing the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but retired after a second stint with the Chiefs from 2006-2008.
Edwards’ focus used to be on the football field, but these days it’s inspiring others at every chance he gets. He is a great leader and motivator, which is why many companies both large and small seek him out to be a keynoter at their events.
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