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Adam ThielenMinnesota Vikings Adam Thielen recently visited Wisconsin this summer to speak at the Western Wisconsin Football Camp that took place at the end of July at Menomonie Middle School. Thielen really enjoyed talking to the youngsters and sharing his story with them to motivate them to shoot for their dreams no matter how big they are. On that day at the end of July, the wide receiver also conveyed to the kids that whether it’s a sport or something else in life that they are trying for, it’s important to grab every opportunity that comes their way to see where it leads them. He really wanted the kids to know that it’s extremely important to love what they do for work, too, and not to forget to have fun while they are doing whatever it is they enjoy.

The Detroit Lakes, Minnesota native started playing football during his high school years, and eventually, this led him to play college football while he attended Minnesota State University. He entered the 2013 NFL Draft but went undrafted, however, he managed to sign on with the Minnesota Vikings as a free agent that year. Thielen still remains on the Vikings’ roster and has so far had six receiving touchdowns, 89 receptions, and 1,248 receiving yards. It’s safe to say that Minnesota fans are looking forward to watching him during the games this current football season.

Thielen traveled to Wisconsin at the end of July this summer to be a guest speaker for the Western Wisconsin Football Camp. The kids who were participating in the activities were thrilled to see the NFL star, and truly enjoyed his words of motivation.

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Watch Adam Thielen Speaking about his NFL Career:

Braxton Miller cap n crunchHouston Texans Braxton Miller recently signed a deal with Cap’n Crunch to promote their limited “Touchdown Crunch” cereal that is only being produced for 40 boxes in the Columbus area. The idea is to get kids excited for the upcoming NFL season which officially started in the first week of September, and Kroger thought Miller was the right athlete for the job. Cereal gigs are a great way for rookie players to get their name and face exposed to the public, so this deal is one that definitely benefits Miller too as he enters his second professional season as a football player.

The Springfield, Ohio native attended Wayne High School where he got his start in playing football. He ended up attending Ohio State University where he played for the Buckeyes for five seasons, before entering the 2016 NFL Draft and getting selected by the Houston Texans with whom he is still playing with today. Miller was named the Big Ten Most Valuable Player in both 2012 and 2013, as well as the CFP national champion, so it’s needless to say that fans are expecting big things from him as his professional career progresses.

Miller just signed an endorsement deal with Kroger to promote the limited edition of Cap’n Crunch, “Touchdown Crunch” to celebrate the kickoff of the new NFL season that just started. Be sure to keep an eye out for it in the grocery stores while supplies last.

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Watch Braxton Miller Speaking about transitioning to the NFL:

Brodie CroyleFormer NFL player Brodie Croyle recently spoke at the Wednesday Summer Series that took place early last month on August 2nd. The event happened at Pell City Public Library and everything kicked off at noon with the theme of “Build a Better World”. Croyle will likely share stories from his exciting career in the NFL, days of playing ball at the University of Alabama, and also share information about the Big Oak Ranch, a place that his father founded. Croyle has continued his father’s legacy of helping children who were neglected and abandoned and is clearly doing a lot to help his community.

The Rainbow City, Alabama native got a real start playing football during his college years while he attended the University of Alabama. He entered the 2006 NFL Draft where he was selected in the third round by the Kansas City Chiefs, with whom he stayed with for four years before going to the Arizona Cardinals for his final days as a pro player from 2011 to 2012. After leaving the NFL, Croyle has become active at the Big Oak Ranch, a refuge for abused children, that his father started many years ago. He currently puts in many volunteer hours there per month.

Croyle recently visited Pell City Public Library at the start of last month to serve as a guest speaker for this year’s Wednesday Speaker Series program. The theme of his talk was “Build a Better World”. And given that he has been so active volunteering in his retirement it was an easy topic to discuss.

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Coach Mike Martin Speaking FeeLegendary FSU Baseball Coach Mike Martin was the keynote speaker for this summer’s 2017 commencement ceremony. The graduation took place at 9 a.m. on August 5th and over 2,500 students got to celebrate their completion of their degrees with Martin giving them a send off speech. The coach took some time to share some of the highlights of his career and how they impacted the decisions that he made at some of the most pressing moments in his life. In addition to that, he discussed some of his own experiences after leaving college and how they led him to his fulfilling career today.

The 2007 College Baseball Hall of Fame inductee is originally a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, which is where he began his baseball playing career at Wingate Junior College. After leaving his college career, Martin went on to play baseball in the New York Mets and Detroit Tiger minor leagues. From 1971 to 1974, he coached basketball at the high school level and for Tallahassee Community College before getting to become an assistant baseball coach in 1975 for Florida State University. In 1980, Martin had the opportunity to be the head baseball coach for FSU, and this is where he still remains today 37 years later.

FSU’s head coach Mike Martin recently spoke at the university’s summer commencement ceremony that happened this July. He was honored to be selected for the job, and the students who graduated were thrilled that such a notable person was able to give them their final speech as students.

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Lee RousonFormer NFL player Lee Rouson visited the McMichael Youth Football Camp this summer in Mayoden, North Carolina to share some of his wisdom and experience with sports. The kids who got to share some time with the NFL great were excited to see him during their camp a couple of months ago, which took place on July 27th. One of the main messages the Rouson delivered during his talk to the children was that learning to overcome obstacles is a key to being successful in life. Even though his time with the campers was brief, his words will likely resonate with them for a long time to come.

The Elizabeth City, North Carolina native began playing football in high school and eventually attended the University of Colorado where he earned the Freshman All Big Eight team honors. While playing for the Buffaloes, he also made 4th on the list of their all-time leading rushers and was an honorable mention for the All Big Eight Player of the Year. He entered the 1985 NFL Draft and was selected by the New York Giants in the 8th round, and even though he didn’t get to play much his first season he made up for it the following year. After five seasons with the New York Giants, he spent his final season in 1990 as a tight end for the Cleveland Browns before retiring for good.

Rouson traveling to North Carolina this summer to be a guest speaker at the McMichael Youth Football Camp that took place at the end of July. It was a fun time for the kids who were learning some football skills, as they got a chance to hear from one of the game’s former greats.

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Watch Lee Rouson Speaking about Making Positive Choices:

ray lewisLegendary NFL player Ray Lewis was announced as the keynote speaker for the 77th annual McCormick Unsung Heroes banquet that happened last month in Baltimore, Maryland. The senior manager of McCormick’s Corporate Communications Scott Robinson commented that they were proud and felt privileged to have the former pro come to their event as he is a complete inspiration to their community after all of the wonderful work he has done. Lewis talked about his own struggles in both his professional and personal life, and found a way to connect with the audience on a new level. Even though there were so tickets available to the public, many individuals still turned up to the event and had a great time interacting with and listening to the retired Raven.

The Florida native and two-time Super Bowl champion was picked up by the Ravens in the 1996 NFL Draft and stayed with the team throughout his entire 16-year professional football career, which he left in 2012 to be an ESPN sports commentator the following year. Lewis was elected to be a Pro Bowl player 13 times, and even won the NFL Linebacker of the Year award twice in the years 1999 and 2003. He is known as one of the greatest players ever to play his position in the league and has surely delivered many great plays for his fans and teammates.

Lewis recently spoke at the 77th annual McCormick Unsung Heroes banquet that occurred this past May in Baltimore, Maryland. It was a very enriching experience for all of the audience members and coordinators of the event, as Lewis was a perfect fit to be the program’s speaker with all of his generous community service.

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landon collinsNew York Giants safety Landon Collins will be holding an autograph signing at Steiner Sports Store on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. For those wanting to get an autograph from the star safety make sure to head over to the Roosevelt Field Mall early to ensure you get in a spot in line.

The New Orleans native made a name for himself at the University of Alabama and during his sophomore season in 2013 & he finished the year with 70 tackles and two interceptions. As a junior, he led the team with 98 tackles and three interceptions. He was named a unanimous All-American. After 3 seasons under Nick Saban, Collins entered the 2015 NFL Draft.

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Matt BirkFormer NFL player Matt Birk is scheduled to be a part of the inaugural Connecting Community Breakfast that’s taking place on September 21st as a part of the Raise the Roof capital campaign put on by The Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf. The event itself will take place from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Envision Event Center in Oakdale. Tickets and registration to get in will cost $25 per person in advance and increases to $35 after September 12th. Birk is expected to share his experiences and talk about teamwork, community and making an impact for change. In addition to playing 14 years in the NFL, he has also done a lot of humanitarian work.

Birk was born in Minnesota and he was noticed as a stand out athlete right from his high school years, and eventually went to college in Harvard. He was brought back home in the 1998 NFL Draft when he was selected by the Minnesota Vikings to be one of their Center players on the team. The 6-time pro bowl player is also a 6-time Minnesota Vikings Man of the Year Award winner and has established himself quite well in the sport and his home state. From 2009-2012 he played for the Baltimore Ravens which led him to also be a Super Bowl Champion before retiring. Since 2014 he has been named the NFL football director of development, which he continues to do today.

Birk will be taking part in this year’s Raise the Roof capital campaign hosted by the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf on September 21st. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance, as there will be a significant price increase after the 12th of next month!

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Watch Matt Birk Speaking about the NFL combine:

Justin ForsettFormer NFL Running back Justin Forsett has been announced as the guest speaker for the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce’s 29th annual Kickoff Luncheon. The event will take place on August 22nd at the Ferrell Center in Waco and tickets can be purchased by calling their number at (254) 757-5611. Forsett is only recently retired from the sport and will have lots to share about his time in the pros, as well as some words of motivation for the audience. It should be a very informative, inspirational, and interesting time for everyone in the local area that decides to attend this luncheon.

The Lakeland, Florida native started playing football during his high school years at Grace Preparatory Academy, where he also participated in basketball and track as well. He ended up getting recruited to the University of California in 2004 where he played on the team for his entire academic career. Forsett entered the 2008 NFL Draft where he was selected in the 7th round as the 233rd overall pick by the Seattle Seahawks. Over the course of his career, the NFL player was on the roster of several other teams too including the Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos. He officially retired in May 2017.

Forsett will be going down to Texas later this month to be the guest speaker for the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce’s 29th annual Kickoff Luncheon that is happening on August 22nd. Tickets are for sale and can be bought by calling their main office, but don’t wait too long as this is expected to be a sell out event.

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Watch Justin Forsett: Rise and Grind:

Steve SaxLos Angeles Dodgers legend Steve Sax recently had an interview with Lakers radio play-by-plan man John Ireland to talk about the mural of him depicted with The Three Stooges. Sax explained that he has always been a big fan of The Three Stooges and thought it would be a fun addition to his game room. The mural was also a fun conversation piece for people to look at when they entered the room, as well as a token of something extra for the next home owners when he decided to move out. During his time with Ireland, Sax also shared a few other little stories and bits of information on his own background.

The West Sacremento, California native started playing baseball during his high school years at River City High School. He entered the 1978 MLB Draft where he was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the ninth round. The five-time All-Star player made his MLB debut on August 18th, 1981 for the Dodgers and stayed with the team all the way until 1988. Next, he did two seasons with the New York Yankees and the following year went to play for the Chicago White Sox for another season. Sax officially retired from the sport in May of 1994 after his last game, which he played on the Oakland Athletics for.

Sax recently went on a radio show to talk to John Ireland about the history of his mural of himself depicted with The Three Stooges. As it turns out, it mostly had to do with his interest in the trio and desire for a more fun environment in his home.

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Watch Steve Sax Deliver A Motivational Keynote Speech: