Pittsburgh Steelers great John Stallworth has been announced as the guest speaker for the inaugural “Building of Excellence” Scholarship Dinner hosted by the Drake State Community and Technical College on October 27. The function will be taking place at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration and is being sponsored by Davidson Technologies. All of the money that is being raised by the event will go directly towards scholarships for academically inclined and deserving students, which will give them a chance for an easier, better future. Stallworth will be a great speaker to kick off this dinner as it is the first of its kind, and his presence will generate a lot of interest and he is expected to give a very motivating speech.
The Alabama native got his football career started at Alabama A&M where he played the position as wide receiver while he earned his Bachelors of Science Business Administration degree. He entered the 1974 NFL Draft where he was selected in the 4th round by the Pittsburgh Steelers and stayed with the team for all fourteen seasons of his career. The four-time Super Bowl champion played in three pro bowl games and even made the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team. Stallworth was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
The former Steeler will be making an appearance at the first ever Drake State “Building of Excellence” Scholarship Dinner that is happening later this month, and it is no doubt going to be a great way to kick off a new annual event.
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US soccer star Carli Lloyd has recently signed a book deal with the publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She will be putting together a memoir that is set to be released in about a year during the fall of 2016, and the deal was sold at auction by her representatives at the company. Lloyd has a great story to tell, especially after scoring three goals within the first 16 minutes of the Women’s World Cup Final earlier this summer. The soccer player’s memoir that will be published will be inspiring, motivational, and entertaining for all of the fans and other athletes out there who are hoping to achieve their dreams.
The New Jersey native started playing soccer at the young age of five and continued to practice and excel at the sport throughout her high school years. She attended Rutgers University from 2001-2004 and was the first athlete at the school to be named a part of the First-Team All-Big East for four years in a row, and in 2013 Lloyd was inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni. The midfielder went pro in 2009 and has played for the Chicago Red Stars, Sky Blue FC, Atlanta Beat, Western New York Flash and she is currently a part of the roster for the Houston Dash. She became a member of the USWNT in 2005 and has since developed herself into a star player internationally.
Lloyd will be writing a book that is set to release next fall and for all of the soccer and sports fans out there, it is sure to be a excellent read to get inspired a learn a little more about the soccer hero.
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ESPN Analyst and World Cup champion Julie Foudy spoke to a group of over 100 students, teachers, and parents the the Holy Comforter Episcopal School at the end of September. The event was a part of the 2015 Holy Comforter’s Speaker Series that was sponsored by Hancock Bank, and it happened during the last part of September. Foudy had a great time interacting with the audience and getting them to participate in silly activities in order to get them out of their comfort zones. She also had a great message for everyone who had a chance to listen to her and she got to talk a little bit about her days as a professional soccer player too.
The San Diego native played soccer for the United States Women’s National team from 1987 through 2004, so anyone who has ever watched one of the big games during those years is bound to recognize her. In 2007 she was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame alongside her friend and teammate, Mia Hamm and currently works as a color analyst for ESPN’s women’s soccer events.
Foudy made an appearance at the Holy Comforter Episcopal School at the end of September and was an immediate huge hit with everyone there. It was especially a treat for the students who were in the audience as they got to see what a lot of hard work and dedication can bring them.
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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been announced as a keynote speaker for the Northern Colorado Sports Awards program that is happening on May 17, 2016. Manning will be there to help celebrate the year’s best student high school athletes, and the event is free and open to the public. For each of the weeks leading up to the ceremony, one female and one male student will be selected to be a part of the event at the end of the season. Manning will be giving everyone a motivational speech and discuss some of the challenges and triumphs that he has had in his career in the NFL. Since the quarterback is so popular in the state of Colorado, a huge crowd is expected to show up to hear what he has to say.
The 14-time Pro Bowl champion was born in New Orleans and is the son of former professional NFL player, Archie Manning. His brother Eli is also a professional football player for the New York Giants, so it is needless to say that the talent runs in their family. Manning was first recognized for his abilities when he played the sport for the University of Tennessee, and he was the number one overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft where he was selected by the Indianapolis Colts. After 13 years with the team he was traded to the Denver Broncos where he still continues to excel.
The Northern Colorado Sports Awards program committee is honored to get such a well loved and fantastic athlete to be the keynote speaker for their event next spring. It will be a free event, so if you are in the area during that time be sure to mark it on your calendars.
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Former NFL coach Dan Reeves spoke at the United Way of Thomas Country Campaign Kickoff Luncheon on September 30th at noon. The event is also a fundraiser that is raising money to benefit a bunch of local agencies that United Way serves as an assistant such as the American Red Cross South Georgia Chapter and the Boy Scouts of America. Reservations were required for the cost of $200 for four seats or $400 for a table that would seat eight. In addition to Reeve’s speech, there was also a small auction at the end of the function that included an autographed football by several Heisman Trophy winners, a football signed by University of Georgia head coach Mark Richt, and a football helmet signed by other Heisman Trophy winners. Everything went great and it was a huge success, as well as very entertaining for those who got to attend.
The Rome, Georgia native got his football career started when he attended the University of South Carolina on a sports scholarship and played as the team’s quarterback during 1962-1964. Even though he went undrafted upon graduating from University of South Carolina, Reeves got an offer from the Dallas Cowboys with whom he signed with in 1965 as a safety player, but eventually became a halfback. The two-time Super Bowl Campion retired from playing football at the end of the 1972 season to become a full time assistant coach, and by 1981 he became the youngest head coach in the NFL after signing on with the Denver Broncos. After his coaching days were over, Reeves still stayed active in the football community by working as a color analyst for the Westwood One radio network.
Reeves was this year’s United Way’s guest speaking for their annual fundraiser to help the community, and in the end it was a very profitable and fun experience for everyone who decided to go.
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Come meet New York Jets great Wayne Chrebet, former New York Knicks star, John Starks, singer and songwriter, Bridget Kelly, the Brooklyn Nets Cheerleaders, the Brooklyn United Marching Band and the McDonald’s Gospel Super Choir on Tuesday, October 6th at the McDonald’s 220 W. 42nd St from Noon – 2pm for their All Day Breakfast Promotion launch. New York athlete fan favorites, Wayne and John will be taking photos and signing autographs for McDonald’s guests.
To answer the demand of customers who live, work and play in and near the city that never sleeps, McDonald’s throughout the New York Tri-State area are now serving breakfast all day. To celebrate, local McDonald’s restaurants are hosting activities and inviting customers to enjoy McDonald’s All Day Breakfast menu and share their experiences with #BreakfastNeverSleeps. Customers can find out more information about McDonald’s All Day Breakfast menu and the events and activities that are starting at www.mcdonaldsnytristate.com.
McDonald’s has been known to use athletes in their marketing campaigns such as Michael Jordan, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Larry Bird and others.
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Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May-Treanor made a cameo appearance at the Association of Volleyball Professionals Championships that took place in Seattle on September 11th. Even though May-Treanor has been out of the pros for some time now, she went to the event to play with her friend Brittany Hochevar as a sign of support. The pair did really well despite the fact that May-Treanor is already out of her prime, but that just goes to show how much talent is a factor in an athlete. The fans cheered her on endlessly and she gives them credit for motivating her to play her very best, even if it just for fun.
The Los Angeles, California native has been recently named the most successful beach volleyball female athlete of all time as of 2012. She was always active in sports, but became particularly involved with beach volleyball during her college years at Long Beach State where she was on the 49ers team between the years of 1995-1999. During those years she also became nationally recognized by the NCAA and achieved many different awards and honors. Treanor is also a three-time Olympic gold medalist and helped team USA dominate the games at the 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing and 2012 London summer Olympics.
Treanor made an appearance at this year’s Association of Volleyball Professionals Championships that took place in Seattle in the beginning of September, and despite being retired she gave the audience a show to remember.
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Hall of Famer Johnny Bench delivered a very inspirational keynote speech at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference breakfast on September 13th in Louisville, Kentucky. Not only was it a very good informational talk, but it also was incredibly entertaining for the audience to hear about his stories as a professional MLB player. In addition to that, he discussed what it was like for him to grow up in Oklahoma and how he managed to discover his true calling for baseball at the young age of 17. However, the main focus of the keynote speech was a lesson put together by Bench called “Vowels of Success” that describes how people can use this framework to get on their own road to achievement.
The 14-time All-Star player started out playing baseball in high school and was encouraged by his father to become a catcher in order to make it to the pros faster. Bench was drafted to the Cincinnati Reds as the 36th overall pick in the 1965 amateur draft. He played two years for minor league teams before being called up by the Reds to make his MLB debut in 1967. The 10-time Golden Glove Award winner spent his entire baseball career with Cincinnati and retired in 1983 for good. After leaving the sport as a player, Bench as still remained active in the sports community and has even taken the time to write a book and work with charities.
Bench gave a fantastic speech at this year’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference breakfast event that happened in September. The audience was happy to get such a motivating and entertaining talk and it is sure to be one that they remember for years to come.
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Hall of Famer Julius Erving held the Julius Erving Golf Classic event from September 12 through September 14th. The three day event kicked off with a youth basketball clinic at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center in the outskirts of Philadelphia, and even his own daughter helped run the clinic with some one on one coaching with the kids. The following day there was the Elite Partner Practice Rounds at Aronimink Golf Club which was proceeded with a fancy dinner event with cocktails at The Rittenhouse Hotel. And finally on the last day the Erving Golf Classic tournament took place back at the Aronimink Golf Club where the women were able to enjoy champagne and caviar with Erving’s wife. Overall it was a very successful event and it brought a little bit of class and fun to everyone who had an opportunity to participate.
The New York native that is also known by “Dr. J” is one of the first basketball players to help promote a style of the game in which the players focus on their moves around the rim of the basket. In addition to that, Erving was very well known for his ability to slam dunk from the free throw line which helped him heard the MVP award in both the NBA and the American Basketball Association. In 1993, the 11-time NBA All Star was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and was also labeled as one of the 40 most important athletes of all time by Sports Illustrated.
The 1983 NBA Champion returned to Philadelphia earlier this month to give back to the community with a little fun, basketball, and an exquisite golf tournament.
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San Francisco 49ers running back and former Australian rugby player Jarryd Hayne has recently landed his first big sponsorship deal with Under Armour after having a great preseason. During his preseason time with the Niners, Hayne managed to have some fantastic returning punts and defensive action that gave the brand a nudge to sign him on to represent them. Under Armour recognizes how marketable Hayne will be this year and expect him to show even more this fall than he did during the summer months.
The Sydney native has always been a natural athlete, and he made his professional rugby debut in 2006 with the Parramatta Eels when he was just 18 years old. He played professionally for five years, even making it to the international level, until in 2011 when he decided to try out for his dream to make it into the NFL. By the end of 2014, Hayne officially left the rugby league and signed a three-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers as a undrafted free agent. It was unsure at first if he would make the starting roster or not, but based on his performance this preseason he did make the cut.
Hayne recently scored a deal with the Under Armour brand and is expected to be one of the most talented new players to join the leave. The brand is happy to have him on board as a sponsor and will likely work with him for months to come.
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