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Shalane Flanagan SpeakerAmerican long-distance runner and Olympian Shalane Flanagan was the first American woman to win the NYC Marathon in 40 years, and it all happened on Sunday, November 5. Her unofficial time for completing the race was 2 hours, 26 minutes and 53 seconds, just about a minute faster than here closeby opponent, Mary Keitany. Since 1977, no other American woman has been able to clinch the major marathon victory, and it is also one of the first big wins for Flanagan as well. The 36-year-old cried as she crossed the finish line and told reporters that the feeling during the moment of winning was simply “indescribable” and that she needed a few minutes to soak up the win. Flanagan’s first time in the New York Marathon was in 2010 where she took second place but hasn’t run in the race again until now.

The Boulder, Colorado-born runner spent the majority of her childhood in Marblehead, Massachusetts where she attended the local high school there and became interested in cross country and track. In addition to that, she also played soccer and participated on the swimming team to stay active. Flanagan attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she won several national cross country titles between 2002 and 2003, becoming the first individual champion in the sport in Tar Heel history. In addition to that, she represented the USA at the 2008 Beijing summer Olympics where she took the silver medal in the 10,000-meter race. Her win at this year’s New York City Marathon is the only first place and gold medal that she has ever earned, however, she also has three bronze medals from various World Cross Country Championship.s

Flanagan has broken a big record for the USA at the 2017 New York City Marathon where she has just become the first woman representing the United States to win the race since 1977. Not only will this be one of her most memorable events of her life, but her country is going to put her down in the record books as well.

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Steve Spurrier Speaking Fee Legendary coach Steve Spurrier has been announced as the keynote speaker for this year’s 76th annual Hannibal-LaGrange University Booster Banquet that is happening on November 16th at 7 p.m. Tickets to get into the event will cost $75 for general admission, $200 for executive admission, or $1,500 for a roundtable of eight seats. Spurrier is going to be talking about his life both on and off the football field, as well as sharing some of the highlights of his coaching career as well. He will be also touching on the topic of how to stay positive during difficult times, and given that he is known for having a sense of humor, one could expect some light-hearted conversation as well.

The Miami Beach, Florida native was always a star athlete beginning from a young age, and even though it seemed that baseball might be his sport, he quickly was noticed for his football skills by the time he got to college. After attending the University of Florida, Spurrier entered the 1967 NFL Draft where he was selected in the third round by the San Francisco 49ers, with whom he played for between 1967 and 1975. In 1976 he did a brief year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before retiring as a player and then going back to his university to work as the quarterback coach. By the time of his retirement in 2015, Spurrier had coached for eight college and professional teams, including the Washington Redskins and more recently, the University of South Carolina.

Spurrier will be speaking later this month on November 16 for the 76th annual Hannibal-LaGrange University Booster Banquet that’s starting at 7 p.m. Ticket prices begin at $75 and are expected to sell quickly, so if you are local and want to attend this event it’s best to buy them as soon as possible.

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Jim Boeheim Speaking FeeLongtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim was the guest speaker at the DeWitt Rotary Club’s luncheon on Monday, October 23. This is something the Boeheim takes part in every year and it offers a chance for the Syracuse fans and students to hear from a distinguished coach before this year’s basketball season begins. The luncheon itself will be buffet-style and take place at Traditions at Erie Village, starting at noon sharp. Tickets to get into the event are $22 per person, however, there is a limited amount so reservations are highly recommended if you would like to secure a spot at the luncheon for sure. This will be a great function to attend, especially if you live in the upstate New York area, as it is sure to be a memorable one.

The Lyons, New York native enrolled and attended Syracuse University where he played basketball himself on the school’s team. After graduating from Syracuse, Boeheim went on to play professional basketball with the Scranton Miners, a team a part of the American Basketball League, during which he won two championships and was even a second-team all-star player. He began his coaching career in 1969 when he was hired as a graduate assistant under former coach, Roy Danforth. He was eventually awarded a full-time assistant position which he did for seven years before taking on the role as the head coach in 1976, a job that he still does today. In addition to this, Boeheim is also the United States’ Men’s National Team’s assistant coach for basketball.

Boeheim will be giving his annual speech at this year’s DeWitt Rotary Club’s luncheon that’s happening later on this month on October 23rd in the Erie Village at Tradition. Tickets are just $22 while they last, so it’s suggested that those who are interested in attending make their reservations early.

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Andre ReedNFL legends Warren Moon and Andre Reed were announced as speakers for this year’s Rose Bowl Speaker Series that is kicking off on October 26. The event is hosted by Sports 1 Marketing, an Irvine-based company that has brought the speaker series back to their area. The doors open at 10:00 a.m. that morning and a lunch will be served until roughly half past noon. The sports and celebrity panel will begin about ten minutes until 1 p.m. and will last until about 1:30 p.m. Tickets to the function can be purchased in advance from the Sports 1 Marketing website, and they are expected to run out, so be sure to purchase them early if you plan on attending. The former NFL stars will share stories and memorable moments from their exciting careers, as well as what they learned about practicing adversity and resilience over their lives. Admission to the Rose Bowl Speaker Series also includes a VIP tour of America’s Stadium.

Moon is a native of Los Angeles, California and got his start in football during his teenage years while attending Alexander Hamilton High School. He ended up attending West Los Angeles College for a few years where he was a record-setting quarterback for the team. Despite how successful he was in college, Moon went undrafted in the NFL, so he decided to sign with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. In effect, he won the offensive Grey Cup Most Valuable Player in 1980 and 1982. He ended up getting a spot in the NFL by 1984 when he joined the roster of the Houston Oilers, with whom he stayed with for nine years Prior to retiring, Moon also played with the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, and Kansas City Chiefs.

Andre Reed is a native of Allentown, Pennsylvania and he started playing football while attending Dieruff High School and helped the team go to the EPC tri-championship. He ended up attending Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where he got national attention for his abilities in speed and durability, and eventually entered the 1985 NFL Draft where he was selected in the 4th round by Buffalo Bills. Reed stayed with the team for eight years before doing two brief terms with the Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins just prior to his retirement in 2000. Afterwards, the 7-time Pro Bowl athlete appeared on a few sports-related TV shows such as ESPN2’s “First Take” and served as an analyst on NFL on Fox.

The duo will take part in this year’s Rose Bowl Speaker Series that is kicking off in the Irvine area on October 26. It is sure to be an exciting event, so if you’re local, get your tickets today.

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george brett speakerBaseball Hall of Famer George Brett is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the annual Legacy Award Dinner that’s happening on November 2nd at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The event this year will celebrate the critically important mission of The Institute and honors the visionary leaders who have improved the lives of many across the world. Brett is expected to share many stories from his career and will also participate in a dynamic interview session during this gathering. It is anticipated to be a full event, so it is encouraged that tickets are bought as soon as possible.

The West Virginia native debuted in the MLB on August 2nd, 1973 and continued on to play for twenty years. Before he was a 13-time All-Star player, he was playing in the minor leagues and caught the eye of a recruiter who promoted him to the Royals. It was a tough start for him, but his adversity leads him to work very hard at being the best and getting his skills to a top-notch status. By 1977 he was a real power hitter knocking out 22 home runs that year. Since retiring as a player, Brett has become the vice president of the Royals and has also worked as a coach part of the time.

Brett will be speaking at this year’s Legacy Award Dinner that’s occurring on November 2nd is sure to be an exciting event. Don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance, as space is expected to be limited.

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Eric MahlFormer NFL Player Eric Mahl was announced as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Catholic Men’s Conference that’s taking place on October 28th in Portland, Oregon. The event is designed and put together for all young men at least 16 years of age who participate in the Catholic religion. The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. and finish around 4:30 p.m.. Tickets to get in are $60 at the door, $50 in advance, and only $30 for teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and 22. Mahl is likely to discuss his life leading up to the NFL and how it impacted his environment and faith. In addition to that, he will share stories about how his religion has helped him through some of the difficult times prior to becoming a professional football player.

The former Cleveland Browns player has stated that he has always known that he wanted to live a life centered on his faith. In 2005, he decided that it was too hard to leave the sport by himself, so he prayed a lot on it and ended up being cut from the team. Despite how difficult it was for him to leave the NFL, he had a new sense of freedom and was able to pursue the life he believes he was meant to live.

Mahl is scheduled to be the keynote speaker later on this fall on October 28th in Portland, Oregon for the 2017 Catholic Men’s Conference. It is open to men and male young adults of 16 years and up, so be sure to get your tickets in advance.

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Tim Brown Speaking FeeNFL legend Tim Brown was the keynote speaker for this year’s annual “Fruit of the Spirit” Awards Banquet in Texas on Saturday, September 16th. In addition to his speech, Brown took the time to do some book signings for his fans and showcase his new book titled “The Making of a Man: How Men and Boys Honor God and Live With Integrity”. During his time on stage, Brown expressed how glad he is that he was able to be raised in a Christian home and had several religious mentors during his upbringing. Having these people in his life allowed him to stay on track for his own life and nourish his personal interest in Christianity. It was a very memorable talk that Brown gave at the banquet, and it was also a good opportunity to learn about his new written work.

The Dallas, Texas native didn’t even get a start playing football until his sophomore year of high school, which he had to do secretly as his mother did not want him on the team. She eventually figured it out that Brown was playing football which the marching band called his home to ask why he had so many absences, but he did end up getting to stay with the sport. By the time he was ready to graduate from high school he received numerous offers for sports scholarships but decided to commit to Notre Dame. Brown entered the 1988 NFL Draft as the 6th overall pick by the then, Los Angeles Raiders. He stayed with the Raiders franchise for 15 years before briefly joining Tampa Bay’s roster prior to retiring. Since leaving his playing career behind, Brown has been a college football analyst for ESPN and the general manager and co-owner of the Texas Revolution in the Indoor Football League.

Brown recently was the keynote speaker for this year’s annual “Fruit of the Spirit” Awards Banquet that occurred earlier this month. It was a great time for everyone who got to attend, and many motivational lessons were learned.

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Kurt WarnerNFL legend Kurt Warner took some time to share the story of his unique Hall of Fame journey with the audience at the Civic Center in Jackson this summer. He told the audience about how over the years he struggled with first being undrafted after college and then fighting his way to the Green Bay Packers’ roster in 1994. Ultimately, Warner was cut from the team and he spent some time stocking shelves at a grocery store in Iowa. It wasn’t until 1998 that he was given a second chance to play in the NFL for the St. Louis Rams, with whom he stayed with until 2003. After that, he did a brief stint with the New York Giants before ending his career with four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. After officially retiring in 2010, Warner became a broadcaster for the Iowa Barnstormers. It wasn’t until February 2017 that the Super Bowl XXXIV Champion was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Warner played some football in college but went undrafted after leaving school in 1994 and ended up stocking shelves in a grocery store. Since no NFL team was willing to give him a chance decided to try out for an AFL team and ended up really making a name for himself as a star performer. This caught the attention of the NFL and they invited him to try out for the Chicago Bears but ended up signing with the Rams in 1998 instead. The Super Bowl XXXIV champion and MVP also converted to Christianity during this transition of his life, which is one of the big reasons he is appealing to speak at this year’s Christian Day at the Ballpark.

Warner recently spoke to an audience at Jackson’s Civic Center to share the story of how he made it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It was very humbling and touching for the crowd to hear about this journey, which included a lot of setbacks and moments of resilience.

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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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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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