NFL legend Archie Manning delivered a keynote speech on Thursday, January 19th at the Little Rock Touchdown Club Banquet which took place at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. Due to his family and he being so large in the NFL community, Manning was a big hit with the attendees and did a lot of talking about how the sport has shaped their home. The two-time Pro Bowl champion talked a lot about his career and experience with football, and also shared some of his favorite moments over the years. He also commented on his two sons and mentioned that the future of his youngest son, Eli, will have to wait and see how his health treats him in the future.
The two-time Pro Bowl football player is also the father of current NFL quarterback for the Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning, and current NFL quarterback for the New York Giants, Eli Manning. The Mississippi native played for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, and the Minnesota Vikings from 1971-1984, and was also named the Whizzer White NFL Man of the Year in 1977. Even though the New Orleans Saints never officially retired Mannings #8 jersey, but it is understood that the number will never be reissued again.
Manning recently spoke at the Little Rock Touchdown Club Banquet earlier this month to talk to his fans and audience about football, life, and staying motivated. The event happened at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock, AR.
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Former NFL kicker David Akers spoke at the Mid-Atlantic Christian University on Sunday, January 15th in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. This event was a part of the school’s Sunday Night Live series where local middle and high school church youth groups gather together to enjoy socializing and music with one another. Akers spent his time with the kids discussing his time in the NFL and sharing some of his most memorable experiences while getting to play with a few different teams in the pro league. He admitted that it wasn’t all peaches and cream every day, but his faith in Christ and his greater plan helped him get through some of the turbulent patches.It was a fun evening of football talk, life lessons, and motivational words for all.
The Lexington, Kentucky native started playing football at a very young age, and he eventually went on to attend the University of Louisville where he played on the roster of the Cardinals for the duration of his four-year college career. Akers managed to break and record a new record for the school in field goals with 36 in total by the time he graduated. He spent a couple years undrafted in the beginning, but eventually was signed by the Washington Redskins in 1998 where he only played in one game for them. From 1999 to 2010, Akers got to be in Philadelphia playing for the Eagles before doing some brief time with the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions prior to retiring.
Akers was at the Mid-Atlantic Christian University earlier this month to talk to the middle school and high school youth groups about life and football. Overall it was a very pleasant experience for all the kids along with a great way to kick off the year.
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Legendary NFL coach Mike Ditka was joined by former NFL players Eddie George, Warrick Dunn and Orlando Pace to attend the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s annual national awards dinner. The event took place in New Haven, Connecticut earlier this month and costed $225 per person for a ticket where proceeds were raised to benefit youth organizations and local charities. These four were some of the best picks to represent the sport, as they had all been involved with professional football for a significant amount of time. The men were a big hit with the audience and made the function even more exciting.
Ditka played for the Bears from 1961-1966, as well as with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys until the end of his playing career in 1972. The three-time Super Bowl Champion was the assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys short after that, and then went on to become the name and face of the Bears for 10 years between 1982 and 1992. George is a Philadelphia native that played for the Eagles for most of his career and is a four-time Pro Bowl champion. Dunn is from Baton Rouge and played for both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons. Pace is a Super Bowl Champion from his years on the Rams and also a seven-time Pro Bowl player.
The four football experts were in attendance at the Walter Camp awards banquet that happened mid-January and were the perfect addition to the event.
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Come hang out with Dallas Mavericks players, coaches and team owner Mark Cuban. The Mavs Ball: A Blue Tie Affair is taking place at The Factory Ballroom at 2713 Canton Street in Dallas on Friday January 27th. Presented by Smith Thompson Security, this awesome night will be an evening of dinner, cocktails, dancing and other fun activities.
The seated dinner benefits the Mavs Foundation, which has designated six 2017 beneficiaries: Boys & Girls Club of Arlington, Dallas CASA, Family Gateway, Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas, Nexus Recovery Center and Readers 2 Leaders.
Each nonprofit will receive $25,000. The Mavs Foundation also supports other children’s and family causes and needs, including disaster victims in North Texas.
The evening’s lineup includes a performance by illusionist Dan White and live and silent auctions. Last year’s Blue Tie Affair raised $570,000 before expenses.
Established in October 1996, the Mavs Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation affiliated with the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team. Over the last 20 years, the Mavs Foundation has granted over $3.5 million dollars to nonprofit organizations serving women, children and families in need and created Reading and Learning Centers and basketball courts across the North Texas community.
Former Ohio Buckeye football coach Jim Tressel is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the 2nd Annual Perry County Chamber of Commerce Groundhog Breakfast that is happening on February 3 at Sheridan High School near Thornville, Ohio. The event will kick off at 6 a.m. and will be preceded by a presentation done by the American Legion Post 58, and there will also be an award given out at roughly 7:15 a.m. to honor this year’s first Chamber EAGLE award that will coincide with Tressel’s speech. Since there will only be limited seating available, it is advised that those who would like to attend this special function should make a reservation as soon as possible with the chamber of commerce.
The four-time NCAA Division I-AA National Championship winner has been active in the football world since 1971, when he played as a quarterback for Baldwin-Wallace for three years. Shortly after, Tressel started his coaching career in 1975 with Akron, and worked for four other educational establishments over the course of 35 years. Then on September 2, 2011, the former Ohio State coach was hired by the Indianapolis Colts to be a game day and replay consultant.
Tressel is going to be this year’s keynote speaker for the 2nd Annual Perry County Chamber of Commerce Groundhog Breakfast that is occurring in the early part of next month near Thornville, Ohio. It should be a very inspiring day filled with lots of great sports stories, words of encouragement, and a delicious meal.
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Five-Time NFL MVP Peyton Manning has been announced as the keynote speaker for this year’s Inaugural ProFood Tech Conference that’s happening on April 4th in McCormick Place, Chicago from 8 to 9:15 in the morning. Manning will be giving a speech titled “Winning Strategies with Peyton Manning” and it is expected to draw in a huge audience, as it wasn’t too long ago the NFL star won the Super Bowl for the last time and has lots of experience under his belt with an array of different things. Tickets to get into the three-day ProFood Tech Conference Program costs $595 through February 15, and for just one-day passes the cost is $285 until prices increase after that date.
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.
Manning will be the keynote speaker for this year’s ProFood Tech Conference Program that’s happening in early April in Chicago, Illinois, and it is sure to be a homerun event. The former Bronco is one of the most recognized people in the world and will be able to offer up a lot of sound advice for success in many areas of the audience’s lives.
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Former NFL linebacker George Koonce was the keynote speaker for the 13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast event that happened on January 16th of this year at Austin College. The former professional NFL player talked a lot about how he struggled in his youth with his background, but somehow managed to make it to the big leagues with a lot of hard work. In addition to that, he told the audience about his new book that he wrote about his life after the NFL as well as his revisit of his education.
The New Bern, North Carolina native started out in the WLAF as a part of the Ohio Glory in 1992, but soon afterwards signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers. Koonce played in Wisconsin for seven years on the Packers’ roster, before doing one last pro year with the Seattle Seahawks in 2000 just prior to retirement. Even though he left the football field as a player, he has remained active in the football community by taking on roles such as the Director of Player Development for the Green Bay Packers during the 2006 season and he also spent two years as an Assistant Athletic Director for Development for East Carolina University.
Koonce recently spoke at the Austin College campus earlier this month to celebrate the 13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast event that occurred there. Koonce got to share a lot of his personal stories from both on and off the field, and share with the audience how he applied the life lessons that he learned to his everyday activities.
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Former NFL running back Ricky Williams is set to be the keynote speaker for this year’s two-day and first ever World Medical Marijuana Business Conference and Expo on April 21-22 in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. More than 5,000 people are expected to attend, and Williams, who is a long-time advocate of the substance, will share his opinions on the matter and why it should be legalized everywhere.
The San Diego, California native played baseball, football, and ran track in high school due, but really excelled in football due to his love for physical contact sports. He ended up accepting an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Texas where he played for the Longhorns for all four of his college years. Williams entered the 1999 NFL Draft and was selected in the first round as the 5th overall pick by the New Orleans Saints who he stayed with for the first two years of his career. From 2002 to 2010, he was on the roster of the Miami Dolphins with the exception of one year, in 2006, where he went north to the Toronto Argonauts. He ended his playing career with the Baltimore Ravens in 2011.
Williams will be showing up at the first ever World Medical Marijuana Business Conference and Expo this April in Pittsburgh to serve as the keynote speaker for the event and an advocate for the substance. He will be sharing his knowledge and experiences with medical marijuana, which will no doubt be a great talk to listen to.
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NBA Legend Bill Cartwright was the keynote speaker for this year’s 71st Gary Old Timers Banquet that happened on Wednesday, January 11th. At the event he was able to share a lot of great stories about his days in the NBA, and compared life in professional basketball to how it is these days. Cartwright shared a lot of his other experiences throughout his career, to include both some of the tougher times as well as the exciting times. This talk was a great chance for the audience to get to know the former basketball star and learn a few more personal things about him.
The Lodi, California native and three-time NBA Champion started playing basketball during his high school years, and ended up playing for the University of San Francisco during his college years. During his time at the university, Cartwright led his team to the NCAA tournament three times including twice to the sweet sixteen and once to the first round. He entered the 1979 NBA Draft where he was selected by the New York Knicks as the third overall pick and ended up staying with them for nine years. Over the course of his career, Cartwright also played for the Chicago Bulls and Seattle SuperSonics. After retiring as a player, he went on to coach a variety of different teams both in the NBA and abroad.
Cartwright did a great job as the keynote speaker for this year’s 71st Gary Old Timers Banquet that happened earlier this month on January 11th. He was able to share a lot of his experiences from being in the NBA and got to know the audience on a different level too.
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Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal has been announced as the keynote speaker for this year’s University of Cumberlands’ 12th Annual Excellence in Leadership Series that is happening on Wednesday, April 5th from 5 to 7 p.m. in the O. Wayne Rollins Center at the university’s campus. The event will also be sponsored by The Forcht Group of Kentucky and while registration hasn’t begun yet, stay tuned for updates as it will happen in the near future. O’Neal has been active in the business industry since his retirement from basketball and is expected to share a very inspirational speech during his talk.
O’Neal is from Newark, New Jersey and was an immediate sensation for his basketball team during his high school years. After graduating from Robert G. Cole High School, O’Neal attended Louisiana State University where he studied business as well as play for their basketball team. He entered the 1992 NBA Draft where he was selected as the 1st overall pick by the Orlando Magic, with home he stayed with for four years before going to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. By his retirement in 2011, he had also played for the Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics.
O’Neal will be on The University of Cumberlands’ campus in Williamsburg, Kentucky later on this spring to deliver a keynote address for the 12th Annual Excellence in Leadership Series on April 5th. Tickets haven’t gone on sale yet, but be sure to keep an eye out for when they do if you wish to attend.
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