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Josh Davis Speaking FeeLater this month the Splash Foundation will be holding a fundraising event that is being sponsored by multiple high profile companies but one of the most surprising guests is not one of these companies but former Olympic swimmer Josh Davis. The event will be held on April 23rd at the Weborg 21 Centre.

Josh Davis is a native of San Antonio, Texas who is an Olympic gold medalist and former world record holder. In the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, Davis helped the United States take home the gold medal in both the 4×100 and 4×200 meter freestyle relays. Along with those two gold medals, Davis took home another by winning the 4×100 meter medley relay and then finished seventh in the 200 meter freestyle swim as well. Four years later, Davis again helped the U.S. team take home medals by finishing second in both the 4×100 and 4×200 meter freestyle relays and finished fourth in the 200 meter freestyle. In 2001, the newly completed natatorium at the North East Independent School District’s Virgil T. Blossom Athletic Center was named in Davis’ honor. Today Davis and his wife Shantel are raising five children.

Later this month former Olympic swimmer Josh Davis will be the featured guest speaker at the Splash Foundation’s fundraising event. The event should have an amazing turnout and with Davis in attendance should prove to do well in raising money for support of educational opportunities for children.

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Watch Josh Davis’ Aha Swimming Moment:

Bob Hurley Speaking FeeLater this month, Seton Hall will hold its annual business ethics breakfast and the breakfast will feature hall of fame basketball coach Bob Hurley Sr. Hurley will speak on the themes of ethics, leadership, and the importance of teamwork on March 23rd. The event will be open to faculty, students, and friends of Seton Hall and attendance must be RSVP by Friday, March 18th.

Bob Hurley Sr. is a native of Jersey City, New Jersey and began coaching at St. Anthony High School in 1972 and continues coaching there today. Hurley has compiled quite a resume during his long tenure at St. Anthony that includes five undefeated teams, 28 state titles including nine in a row from 1983-1991, and four national titles. Along with those accomplishments, Hurley has also won over 1000 games as a coach and became only the third high school coach to be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Hurley has also had five NBA first round picks play for him including his son Bobby Hurley who won two NCAA National titles with Duke and now is the head coach for Arizona State.

Later this month, Seton Hall will hold its annual business ethics breakfast and will have one of the greatest high school basketball coaches of all time, Bob Hurley. The event will look to have a great turnout and will be held March 23rd. Hurley will speak about the themes of ethics, leadership, and the importance of teamwork that has worked so well during his over 40 years of coaching.

If your company is interested in finding out availability and booking fees for a hall of fame basketball coach such as Bob Hurley or other sports celebrities for a Keynote Speech, Fundraiser Event, Guest Appearance, or Football Camp, call us at 1-888-246-7141.

Watch a Bob Hurley Halftime Speech During a Game:

Justin Forsett Speaking FeeJustin Forsett made an appearance and spoke at the annual Hanover Rotary Club Sports Night event. The event is in place to promote sports to kids and provide the benefits of participating in sports.

Justin Forsett is a Lakeland, Florida native who set many records while playing high school football in Arlington, Texas. In his final two seasons, Forsett had 63 touchdowns and nearly 5,000 rushing yards while leading Grace Preparatory Academy to two Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools division 4A state championships. As well as football, Forsett also learned to play the tenor saxophone and even a little piano while in high school. After being told by multiple college recruiters that he was too small, Forsett was one of the last signees of the University of California’s 2004 recruiting class. For his first three years playing for the Golden Bears, Forsett was mostly a second string player behind another NFL player Marshawn Lynch. During his senior season however, Forsett became the unquestioned starter and did not disappoint. For his senior season, Forsett ran for 1,546 yards and 15 touchdowns which ranked first and second respectively in the Pac-10. In the 2008 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks drafted Forsett in the seventh round. Forsett was waived by the Seahawks one week into the season even after having a rather productive preseason and then was picked up and released by the Indianapolis Colts in a span of two weeks. Although Forsett produced good results when he started he bounced around to multiple teams until 2014 when he signed with the Baltimore Ravens. After injuries and other issues with the running backs ahead of him on the depth chart, Forsett got his opportunity to start for the Ravens and played well enough to keep the starting job and secure a three year contract with the Ravens that offseason. For the 2014 season, Forsett amassed 1,266 rushing yards, eight touchdowns, and made the Pro-Bowl. Forsett says that his work in the shadows has what has gotten him to where he is today stating “I kept working, even in the shadows as nobody noticed, and when that time came I was able to maximize my opportunity and make the best of it.”

Justin Forsett made an appearance at the annual Hanover Rotary Club Sports Night. The event as always had many kids in attendance and gave them a chance to hear from someone who had been overlooked for much of his life for being smaller stature but when he was actually given the opportunity he was ready for it due to hard work and perseverance.

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Watch Justin Forsett: Rise and Grind:

Tracy McGradyRetired basketball legend, Tracy McGrady will be making good use of his basketball knowledge by joining ESPN as an NBA analyst. He will be regularly appearing on Rachel Nichols’ new show, The Jump, that aired last week. McGrady, who only retired from the NBA in August 2013, hasn’t been away from the game long. He’ll be able to give insight of a former player with an interesting  perspective on top-tier NBA draft prospects, who are now required to be one year removed from high school before making the leap to the league. McGrady’s perception on lottery picks and elite talent alone would make him a tremendous asset. Not only could the former basketball prodigy personally relate to possessing extraordinary skills, but McGrady could also elaborate on the psychology that allows a young player to fulfill his potential.

Tracy Lamar McGrady, Jr. was born in Bartow, Florida. He played high school basketball and baseball at Auburndale High School for three years before transferring to Mount Zion Christian Academy, in Durham, North Carolina. After an amazing performance in the Adidas ABCD Camp, he was named High School Player of the Year by USA Today. He entered the league straight out of high school. McGrady was a seven-time All-Star whose career could have been even more accomplished if not for nagging injuries. During his career he played for the Toronto Raptors, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, Qingdao Eagles and San Antonio Spurs. Peaking with the Orlando Magic, McGrady averaged 32.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.7 steals per game in the 2002-03 season.

McGrady was ranked on SLAM Magazine’s “Top 75 Players of All-Time” in 2003.  McGrady has traveled to the Darfurian refugee camps in Chad with John Prendergast and Omer Ismail of the ENOUGH Project. McGrady is actively recruiting NBA players to support a sister schools initiative linking schools in Darfurian refugee camps to American middle schools, high schools and universities. In 2009, McGrady changed his jersey number to #3. He made the switch to promote his humanitarian efforts in the Darfur region of the Sudan and a documentary on his summer 2007 visits to refugee camps in the region. The documentary is called 3 Points. However, he went back to wearing # 1 when he joined the Pistons.

There’s no doubt that McGrady will be making a big impression on ESPN. His recent partnership with the station and set appearances on Rachel Nichols’, The Jump, should make for some great basketball analysis.

 

If your company is interested in finding out availability and booking fees for a former professional basketball player like Tracy McGrady or other sports celebrities for a Keynote Speech, Fundraiser Event, Guest Appearance, or Football Camp, call us at 1-888-246-7141.

 

Recap on Tracy McGrady’s 16 seasons after he announces his retirement: 

Bobby-Valentine-SpeakerFormer Major League Baseball manager and ESPN analyst, Bobby Valentine, has been announced as a guest speaker at the Fresno Grizzles’ upcoming 55th annual Hot Stove Gala in Fresno, California. February 11th 5p.m., at the Fresno Convention Center, Proceeds from the Hot Stove Gala go to the Fresno Grizzlies Community Fund, a nonprofit organization that manages community programs including Wild About Reading, Farm Grown and Junior Grizzlies.

The Connecticut native, Robert John “Bobby” Valentine, is a former professional baseball player and manager has played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners and managed the Texas Rangers, New York Mets, and the Boston Red Sox of the MLB. He managed in the majors for 16 seasons, guiding the New York Mets to the 2000 World Series. He’s also gone on to be an analyst for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball as well as the Director of Public Safety & Health for the city of Stamford, Connecticut.

“Bobby V” will be joined in Fresno by fellow guest speaker Tony DeFrancesco, the managers of Grizzlies, and Grizzlies catcher Tyler Heinemand and pitcher James Hoyt. Valentine will be to talking about his history of the game and personal accounts from his years in, on, and around the field. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Community Fund director Whitney Campbell at (559)-320-2547 or visiting the FresnoGrizzlies.com website for $75, or $35 for those attending that are 12 or younger. An All-Star Table of 10 tickets is $700.

If your company is interested in finding out availability and booking fees for a former Major League Baseball player like Bobby Valentine or other sports celebrities for Keynote Speeches, Fundraising Events, Guest Appearances, of Sports Camps, call us at 1-888-246-7141.

Watch Bobby Valentine Interview with Sports Biz:

Chris Kluwe AgentMinnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe was invited to make an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” with the episode airing on Friday, January 18.

Kluwe is an outspoken marriage equality activist who sent a very eloquent letter to a homophobic politician recently expressing the importance of human rights for all, making Ellen and many a big fan. The UCLA alumni talked to Ellen about why he supports gay rights as well as his shirtless cover for OUT magazine.

If your company is interested in finding out booking fees and availability for an NFL star like Chris Kluwe or other sports celebrities for a Charity or Fundraising Event, Autograph Session,  Product Endorsement Deal,  Guest Appearance or Speaking Engagement, call us at 1.888.246.7141 or fill out the booking form.

Watch this video featuring Chris Kluwe on The Ellen DeGeneres Show:

Adam Greenberg AppearanceTonight, former Chicago Cubs’ player Adam Greenberg gets his second chance Tuesday evening with the Miami  Marlins.

Greenberg’s story has gotten a lot of publicity since last Thursday when the Marlins announced his one-day contract. Over seven years ago back on July 9, 2005, Greenberg was a rookie with the Chicago Cubs and stepped up to the plate for his first major league at bat against Marlins pitcher Valerio de los Santos. The pitch was a 92-mile-per-hour fastball that exploded into the right side of Greenberg’s head causing significant vertigo and vision problems as the result of the concussion.

Now after the 31-year-old’s major league career began and seemed to be over after just one pitch, the outfielder gets his chance tonight against the New York Mets thanks to the Marlins and a long-shot national campaign initiated by an imaginative fan on a lark.

Greenberg appeared on the “Today Show” last week where the announcement was made and said, “I’m ready,” as he held back tears when David Samson, general manager of the last-place Marlins, offered him a one-day contract.

If your company is interested in finding out booking fees and availability for a baseball player like Adam Greenberg or other sports stars for a Guest Appearance, Speaking Engagement, Social Media or Advertising Campaign, VIP Meet and Greet or Motivational Workshop, call us at 1.888.246.7141 or fill out the booking form.

Watch this video featuring Adam Greenberg and his story on the Today show:

Alex Morgan AppearanceOlympic Gold Medalist Soccer player Alex Morgan made an Appearance with Conan O’Brien to review Just Dance 4.

Morgan is also a forward for the Seattle Sounders Women and at the 2012 London Olympics her game-winning goal against Canada and was her team-high 20th in 2012, becoming only the sixth and youngest U.S. player to do so in a single year.

Conan, on the other hand, is Conan, who does not like video games or know anything about them. Morgan, in addition to being an impressive acclaimed athlete is also an experienced Just Dance Player. The game leaves him breathless and unable to speak, while she easily defeats Conan.

If your company is interested in finding out booking fees and availability for an Olympic Gold Medalist like Alex Morgan or other sports stars for a Television Appearance, TV or Radio Commercial. Speaking Engagement, Autograph Session,  Advertising Campaign, call us at 1.888.246.7141 or fill out the booking form.

Watch this video featuring Alex Morgan review Just Dance 4 with Conan:

Steve Nash AppearanceEight-time NBA All-Star and L.A. Lakers point guard Steve Nash made an Appearance on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, September 18.

Nash gave Leno a lot of grief about his worship of Dwyane Wade, a member of his rival team, the Miami Heat. Wade himself was surprised to see the two-time NBA MVP join the Lakers, and remarked earlier this month that he believes the Lakers are setting themselves up for another big win this coming season.

Nash spent nine seasons with the Phoenix Suns in his second stint with the team, he made his NBA debut back in 1996 with the Suns and spent his first three seasons there as well. This summer he decided Los Angeles would be the best fit for him and his family, and made the move.

If your company is interested in finding out booking fees and availability for an NBA superstar like Steve Nash or other sports celebrities for a Television or Radio Commercial, Guest Appearance, Interview, Autograph Session or Advertising Campaign call us at 1.888.246.7141 or fill out the booking form.

Watch this video of a clip featuring Steve Nash on the ‘Tonight Show with Jay Leno’:

On Wednesday night, September 5, legendary former Los Angeles Lakers star Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson paid a visit to Jay Leno making an appearance on “The Tonight Show.”

The five-time NBA Champion talked about everything from his former team and the positive impact he thought adding Dwight Howard would have to his enjoyment of grandchildren, except for the smell of a dirty diaper.

Johnson also talked about his new “Magic Card” – created in hopes of helping people who could never imagine having a credit card, allowing customers who don’t have a bank account to enjoy the convenience of paying their bills and making purchases online.

As one of the most well-known names in the history of basketball, any product or service aligned with the great athlete is sure to be talked about, and “Magic Mojo” as he calls the savings program attached with the card, is likely to be a bit hit just as its namesake.

If your company is interested in finding out booking fees and availability for a legendary NBA star  like Magic Johnson or other sports celebrities for a Product Endorsement Deal, Speaking Engagement, Corporate Appearance, Television Commercial, Interview, or Advertising Campaign, call us at 1.888.246.7141 or fill out the booking form.

Watch this video featuring Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson as he captivates hundreds of children at a Boys & Girls Club: