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Doug Flutie Speaking FeeFormer NFL quarterback Doug Flutie was the keynote speaker for the awards at the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce in Melbourne, Australia on May 22. He told the audience to go out and find the things that motivate them, as this is a key to having a very successful and fulfilling career. In addition to that, he also shared stories about his exciting career and what it was like to be on some of the most watched fields and stadiums in the world. Some of the words that Flutie left with the crowd was that he wanted them to never give up on their dreams and this will allow everyone to know what they have on the inside of themselves.

The Manchester, Maryland native started playing football after his family moved to Florida and he got enrolled at Hoover Junior High School. He helped take his team to two Brevard County Championships, by the time he graduated high school he was an All-League performer in three sports: basketball, football, and baseball. Flutie attended Boston College and played football there from 1981 through 1984, and during his senior year he was even awarded the Heisman Trophy for that year. Due to his great collegiate success in sports, he immediately took a deal and signed with the USFL months before the annual NFL Draft, which because of this he was selected in the 1tth round by the Los Angeles Rams. By the time he retired in 2005, Flutie had played for the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers, and for two teams in the CFL.

Flutie recently showed up to speak at this year’s awards ceremony at the Sunrise Theater in Melbourne, Australia, and it was a fantastic experience for all who got to attend.

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Watch Doug Flutie Speaking about starring on Dancing with the Stars:

Hines Ward Speaking FeePittsburgh Steelers Hines Ward was the main speaker for the Partlow Insurance Sports Breakfast at the Winchester Moore Lodge on Saturday, May 6. He commented that back when he was playing football professionally he didn’t have the same opportunities to connect with his fans that he does now, so he’s been happy that he could do sore. Ward also shared many stories about his life and career and emphasized how important children are to him. In addition to that, he discussed other topics such as his foundation that focuses on awarding scholarships to student-athletes that have had to overcome difficult circumstances. His passion for the game and other people was evident, and the audience really was able to take in everything that he said.

The South Korean-born athlete was born to an African-American father and Korean mother and grew up in the Atlanta area where he was able to showcase his athletic abilities during his high school years. He ended up attending the University of Georgia where he played for the Bulldogs for three years and even totaled the second most amount of yards in the school’s history as a wide receiver. In addition to football, he was also a great baseball player and was drafted by the Florida Marlins in 1994 as a result of that. However, he waited to enter the 1998 NFL Draft where he was selected in the 3rd round by the Steelers, with whom he stayed with for all 13 years of his football career.

Hines recently spoke at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival’s annual Partlow Insurance Sports Breakfast and it was an incredible and memorable time. Funds were raised for a good cause and football fans in the local area got to hear from one of the NFL’s former greatest players.

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Watch Hines Ward Speaking About Retiring from the NFL:

Lou Piniella Speaking FeeBaseball great Lou Piniella was the featured speaker for this year’s Northern Pennsylvania Council Boy Scouts of America events that took place on April 27. The ceremony involved annual awards at dinner at Gennetti’s and the sports industry expert told the crowd a few funny stories about what the World Champion Yankees team was like during the late 1970s. In addition to that, Piniella emphasized that he wished he had joined the boy scouts as a kid because he feels like it is a very noble and motivating program. It was a lot of fun for the entire audience and Piniella did a great job of entertaining, inspiring, and connecting with his listeners.

The Tampa, Florida native grew up playing American League baseball as well as high school ball during his younger years, and eventually attended one year of college at the University of Tampa where he played for the Spartans. At the age of 18, he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians, but by 1969 when he made his MLB debut he was on the roster of the Kansas City Royals. Before retiring as a player, Piniella played for the New York Yankees for a decade between 1974 and 1984. He then took his career down another sports path and managed the New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Devils and the Chicago Cubs. Over the years Piniella has also done some work for various sports networks and a commercial for DirectTV.

Piniella recently spoke at this year’s annual Northern Pennsylvania Council Boy Scouts of America dinner that happened at the end of last month on April 27. Stories were shared, positive words were spread, and it was an overall fantastic time for everyone.

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Watch Lou Piniella Speaking about his Former player Ken Griffey Jr:

Steve Spurrier Speaking FeeLegendary coach Steve Spurrier spoke earlier this month on May 2 at the Gator Gathering at Riverview Club in St. Augustine Shores. The entire event lasted two and a half hours from 5pm to 7:30p.m. and finished up with a book signing. Tickets to get into the gathering cost $40 per person for the general public, or $25 for UF Alumni Association members, students, and kids. The event was sponsored by the Gator Club of Historic St. Augustine, the UF Alumni Association, and the Gator Boosters, so it was very much a university influenced function. Overall it was a lot of fun and motivating way for local Floridians to begin their summer season.

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 recently spoke at the St. Augustine Gator Gathering that occurred on May 2nd in Florida. It was a blast and fun way to bring the University of Florida community together with other football fans and enthusiasts.

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Watch Steve Spurrier Speaking about Coaching: 

Dan Gable Speaking FeeHall of Fame Wrestler Dan Gable was the featured speaker for this year’s Eblen Charities Headlock for Hunger Leadership Dinner at the Mission Hospital/A-B Tech Conference Center that happened on Friday April 28. From what people who were there are saying, Gable gave a very motivating talk on how important it is to be there for people and do things as simple as giving a loved one a phone call. In addition to that, the former wrestler shared a few stories about his exciting career as an Olympic athlete as well as coach for a popular university. The following day Gable held a wrestling clinic and tournament at the nearby Enka Middle School which kicked off at 9 a.m.. Overall, it was an exciting time for the locals of this part of North Carolina.

The Iowa native stuck around his home state for college as he attended the University of Iowa and began his career in wrestling. Part of the motivation for his drive in wrestling goes back to when he was still a teenager and went on a vacation with his parents, and while they were gone his sister who stayed home was murdered during their absence. He wrestled all throughout college and then became the head coach of the team at the University of Iowa in 1976, where he spent the next decade becoming the best coach in the history of the school.

Gable recently visited the Ashville, NC area earlier this year to give a speech for the Eblen Charities Headlock for Hunger Leadership Dinner and Conference, and it was a big success.

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Leon Rice Speaking FeeBoise State University basketball coach Leon Rice is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the third annual Sports Stars of Canyon County Athletic Awards Night that is being presented by Saint Alphonsus. The event is happening on June 15 at the Nampa Civic Center, and tickets are currently on sale for $35 per person. There is also a special rate for groups who reserve a table of eight, as it will come at a discounted price of $100 total. During this amazing evening, the top athletes, teams, and coaches from the Idaho Press-Tribune’s coverage area will be honored at a banquet-style dinner which is set to begin at 6 p.m. Food will be served buffet style and is included in the ticket price, so it will be a good chance to hear from one of college football’s great coaches while taking part in some fine dining.

The Richland, Washington native has spent the better part of three decades in the coaching field. After graduating from Washington State University, he took on an assistant coaching job at the University of Oregon for three years. From there, he went on to work at Northern Colorado, Yakima Valley Community College, and Gonzaga University. In 2010, he became the head coach for Boise State University where he still works today and led the team to the 2011 WAC Men’s Basketball Tournament and into the semifinals of the 2011 College Basketball Invitational.

Rice will be speaking at the Sports Stars Awards Night that is happening a little later on during the summer. On June 15, people will get an opportunity to purchase tickets to the buffet-style dinner banquet where top athletes, teams, and coaches from the area will be recognized. Tickets are on sale now for just $35, so be sure to get yours soon!

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Watch Leon Rice Speaking about the upcoming season for Boise State:

John LynchFormer Denver Broncos defensive back John Lynch recently traveled to Colorado to hold their 19th Annual Charity Luncheon on May 12. This has been a yearly function put on by the Lynch family in the Denver area for quite a long time, so it was nice that he came back to the state despite the fact that he has since left town and moved west to California. This year’s luncheon hosted more than 1,000 students from public schools in Denver districts and awarded more than $118,000 in awards and scholarships. Lynch also shared a few words on stage about how meaningful this event is to him and his wife, and talked a little bit about his career in the NFL.

The Hinsdale, Illinois native actually grew up in the San Diego, California area and went to high school at Torrey Pines High School where he began to get involved in playing football, baseball, and basketball. Lynch ended up attending Stanford University where he played both baseball and football for the school, and eventually, he was drafted in the 1993 NFL Draft in the third round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He stayed with the Bucs for 11 seasons before signing on with the Denver Broncos, who he played for from 2004 through 2007. After retiring as a player and a decade later, Lynch became the general manager of the San Francisco 49ers in January 2017.

Lynch recently traveled back to Denver, Colorado to continue his tradition of hosting the 19th Annual Charity Luncheon on May 12. It had a lot of attendees and a very positive response, which means lots of funds were raised for scholarships and awards.

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Watch John Lynch Speaking about his years as a Denver Bronco:

mike tomlin AgentPittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin spoke at the commencement ceremony for the newest graduating class of Robert Morris University. He tried to keep his speech comical by sharing funny tidbits about his own life, such as it taking five years and two summers to achieve what they had that day. On a more serious note, Tomlin emphasized how important it is to realize and chase their passions so that they can get the most of what they want out of life. He also promised that students that there would be difficult situations as they progress into their futures, that there will always be a solution that will help them to become stronger people. Overall, it was a very touching and motivating speech.

The Hampton, Virginia native got his start in sports during his youth when he played football for his high school, Denbigh High. He then attended the College of William and Mary and played ball there, but eventually ended up going the coaching route starting in 1995. Tomlin coached for various colleges and schools until 2001, when he became the Defensive Backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and stayed with the team for four years until 2005. He then did a brief stint with the Minnesota Vikings until landing the position as head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2007, with whom he is still with today.

Tomlin recently spoke at this spring’s graduation ceremony for the most recent graduates of Robert Morris University. The students enjoyed hearing his tales of NFL life, but they also greatly appreciated the humor and inspiration that was in his words as well.

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Watch Mike Tomlin’s Speech at the Steelers All Pro Dad Father & Kids Experience:

Spud Webb Speaking FeeFormer NBA Star Spud Webb attended and spoke at a steak & chicken luncheon earlier this month to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County. The event took place on May 2 at the Blue Ribbon Circle on the Celebration grounds, and Webb had an opportunity to share some of his life experiences with his fans, and talk about how hard he had to work to overcome so many obstacles. His adversity and passion for basketball is what drove him to his success, but he did explain that since retiring from the sport he has taken a backseat to the courts and has made golf his new sport. The funds raised were plentiful and the local Boys & Girls Club chapter were extremely grateful for everyone’s generosity.

The Dallas, Texas native has been inspired by basketball his entire life and started to play competitively by the time he was in the seventh grade. He made big strides in high school, and eventually was named the 1983 NJCAA- ALl-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Webb earned a scholarship to North Carolina State University and continued to excel at his sport. He entered the 1985 NFL Draft where he was picked in the fourth round as the 87th overall pick by the Detroit Pistons. Over his career, he also played with the Rhode Island Gulls, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic and Idaho Stampede.

Webb recently participated at a fundraising event for the local Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County where he got to share some of his life story and help the community raise funds for children.

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Watch Spud Webb Winning the 1986 Slam Dunk Contest:

Mack Brown Speaking FeeFormer Texas Longhorns football coach Mack Brown is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the Appalachian State’s inaugural “Legends Gala” that is being held on June 23 at Camp Yonahnoka at The Eseeola Lodge at Linville Golf Club. Individual seats to get into the event cost $500 per person or $4,000 for a table of six and include a “legend” to host your table. Registration can be done by going to the App State Alumni website, and seats will fill up quickly so be sure to do it as soon as possible. Coach Brown is expected to share stories of resilience and excitement of his time on the field of some of the most prestigious universities in the country, and it will no doubt be a fun and thrilling experience for those who attend.

Brown has coached for a variety of establishments including Florida State, Memphis State, LSU, North Carolina and a few others, but he is most remembered for his time at the University of Texas. Under his guidance his football team at Texas won the 2006 Rose Bowl against the University of South Carolina, and conquered their division rival, Oklahoma State seven times between 1998 and 2013. In addition to that, Brown has achieved several other fantastic accomplishments such as winning the 2005 NCAA Football Coach of the year and having 20 consecutive winning seasons.

Brown will be at this summer’s first ever Appalachian State “Legends Gala” that is scheduled to happen on June 23rd at The Eseeola Lodge at Linville Golf Club. Reservations can be made now, so visit the App State Alumni website to see what availability is left.

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Watch Mack Brown Speaking About his Coaching Years at Texas: