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Tom Flick Speaking FeeFormer NFL quarterback for the Cleveland Browns Tom Flick spoke at an Award Banquet on June 14 at the Sheraton Bay Point Resort in Panama City Beach to help celebrate Marcia Johnson’s advancement as president of the statewide organization for clerks of the courts. The conference and banquet topics covered things from a variety of topics such as ethics training, bail bonds, technology updates and human resource tips, and how to handle court duties like child support. Flick participated by discussing many of the strategies he learned in football and how they translate to life off the field. In addition to that, he had a chance to show his support for the Johnson and cheer her on as she advances into the next stage of her career.

The Bellevue, Washington native got his career in football started by playing for the University of Washington where he led the team to win the 1980 Pac-10 Championship. He also managed to bring them to the Rose Bowl in 1981 and the 1979 Sun Bowl. After his graduation, he was picked up by the Washington Redskins in the 1981 NFL draft during the fourth round. After a year he went to New England for two, then Cleveland for two, then one a piece with San Diego and the New York Jets. After his football career was over he created the business Tom Flick Communications and currently resides back in his home state of Washington.

Flick recently visited Pacific City Beach in Florida to serve as the keynote speaker for Marcia Johnson’s banquet where she was sworn in as the president of the Florida Clerks and Comptrollers Association. It was a great day, and the audience even had a chance to hear some sports tales by one of the greats.

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Watch Tom Flick Delivering a Keynote Speech at a Conference:

Corey WoottonFormer NFL player Corey Wootton recently traveled to Roxana, Illinois to deliver the keynote speech for the honors assembly at Roxana High School. The event took place earlier this year on May 11, and Wootton’s words were incredibly motivational and inspiring. In fact, most of the audience were able to see shining examples of Wootton’s true grit and were impressed by what he had to say. The retired athlete had the opportunity to speak to the entire student body of 550 students or so over the course of two separate assemblies and everything went extremely well. He shared stories of his time in the NFL that impressed the students and left them in awe, as well as some of his favorite life lessons that he learned on the field.

The Rutherford, New Jersey native played football during his high school years at Don Bosco Preparatory High School. He ended up attending Northwestern University, and shortly after entered the 2010 NFL Draft where he was selected in the fourth round as the 109th overall pick by the Chicago Bears. Wootton stayed with the Bears until 2013, and then did a year a piece with the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions before retiring from the sport for good in 2016.

Wootton was the keynote speaker for this year’s honor assembly at Roxana High School where he got a chance to talk to 550 students about his life and how to stay motivated in theirs. He shared great stories with them as well as many words of wisdom

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Watch Corey Wootton Speaking about his NFL career:

Frank ShorterOlympian Frank Shorter made a special guest appearance at the Arnold Obey Armed Forces 5K Run that happened on May 20th at Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island, New York. Not only did the athlete spend some time handing out medals at the children’s race, but he also spent a lot of his time signing autographs both before and after the main race. In addition to that, he brought some copies of his book to sell which was produced in 2016 and titled “My Marathon: Reflections On A Gold Medal Life”. It was a fun experience for all of the runners who showed up that day, and a great chance for Shorter to interact with some of his biggest fans.

Shorter was born in Munich, Germany due to his father being stationed there by the U.S. Army. However, he mostly spent his growing up years in Middletown, New York and began to shine as a runner while on the Yale University long-distance running team. In 1969, Shorter first achieved distinction after winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association 10,000-meter title during his senior year and then proceeded to win his first U.S. national title the very next year. Over the course of his career, Shorter appeared in two Olympic games, winning the gold in Munich in 1972 and a silver in Montreal in 1976. In addition to that, he won two more gold medals at the 1971 Cali Pan American Games for the Marathon and 10,000 meter event.

Shorter recently appeared at this year’s Arnold Obey Armed Forces 5K Run that took place earlier this year in May on Staten Island. It was a lot of fun for fans of all ages, and everyone got a great workout in.

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Watch Frank Shorter Speaking about his Olympic Success:

derrick-brooksFormer Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Derrick Brooks was the guest speaker at the Southern League All-Star Luncheon that happened on June 20 in Pensacola, Florida. The event took place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Skopelos as New World and tickets to get in were going for a price of $50 per person. Brooks was thrilled to be asked to be a part of this special event and to return to his hometown of Pensacola and says he is constantly looking for ways to be involved in his old community with opportunities to make a difference. It was a very fun event for everyone and the turnout for the audience was a decent number, as locals flocked to the luncheon to get a chance to see one of their own star athletes in person.

The Pensacola, Florida native got his football career started while he was a student at Washington High School in the late 80’s and early 90’s. After graduation he went on to attend Florida State University where he played on the Seminoles football team from 1992 to 1994 and earned three first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference titles. He entered the 1995 NFL Draft where he was selected in the first round as the 28th overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brooks stayed with the Bucs for the entire duration of his career of 13 years which he retired from in 2008. Currently, he serves as a co-owner and president of a local arena football team, the Tampa Bay Storm.

Brooks recently was the guest speaker for this year’s All-Star Luncheon that occurred in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida on June 20. The one and a half hour event drew in a lot of local fans.

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Watch Derrick Brooks Speaking at his Hall of Induction:

jayson werthWashington Nationals star Jayson Werth was the keynote speaker at the Organic Trade Association 2017 Policy Conference that happened earlier this spring between May 23 and May 27. Even though Werth is known for being so brash on the field, he is also a big promoter of sustainable, organic produce, and protecting our planet’s bee colonies. The baseball player talked about his family’s beekeeping and how important they are to our ecology system. In addition to that, he discussed the importance of going green to preserve our planet and the importance of organic farming, as it is the time that the human race puts more effort into ensuring healthier lifestyles moving forward. Locals were impressed that Werth came to this event, but it was also obvious that he was a perfect fit for the role.

The Springfield, Illinois native started playing baseball at a young age of seven while participating on traveling teams in his home state. His original plan was to play baseball at the University of Georgia, but all of that changed when he was drafted in the first round as the 22nd overall pick by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1997 MLB Draft. Werth’s MLB debut was in September 2002 for the Toronto Blue Jays with whom he played with for two seasons before going to the Los Angeles Dodgers for another two seasons. From 2007 to 2010, he played for the Philadelphia Phillies and then finally landed a spot with his current team in 2011, the Washington Nationals. Through this May 2017, the Outfielder has hit 224 home runs in his career so far.

Werth was the keynote speaker for this year’s Organic Trade Association 2017 Policy Conference that happened earlier this May. Locals and attendees were thrilled to have him at the event, as he is popular in both the sports industry and with promoting organic produce and green sustainability.

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Watch Jayson Werth Celebrate A Big Victory:

Hideki Matsui Speaking FeeNew York Yankees legend Hideki Matsui recently spoke in Greenwich, CT as a guest speaker for the Greenwich Education nonprofit Global Citizens Initiative and the Matsui 55 Baseball Foundation Breakfast Fundraiser. The event took place on May 24 at the Field Club in the city, and the goal of the fundraiser was to raise money to help cultivate leadership in youth from around the globe and facilitate positive change. Matsui spoke about his many memorable experiences in the MLB as well as all the difficult things he had to overcome in order to achieve what he did. Due to his status and affiliation with the sport, many people turned up for the event and it was a big success.

The Neagari, Ishikawa, Japan native started playing baseball at a very young age with his brother, who was the one that challenged him to bat left-handed, and ended up making this his signature power. He was recruited to attend Seiryo High School where he participated in four National High School Baseball Tournaments at Koshien Stadium. After graduation, he was drafted to play for the Yomiuri Giants with whom he played for nine seasons. In 2002 Matsui signed with the New York Yankees for $52 million where he played for six more seasons. Before retiring permanently in 2012, the Japanese sports star also was on the roster with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Oakland Athletics, and Tampa Bay Rays for a brief period of time.

Matsui traveled to Greenwich, CT earlier this year in May to speak at this year’s Matsui 55 Baseball Foundation Breakfast Fundraiser. It was a successful event and hopefully, it will have a similar turnout next year.

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Watch Hideki Matsui’s retirement announcement:

Tim BrownHeisman Trophy winner Tim Brown recently spoke as the guest speaker for this year’s Second Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Impact Awards that happened on April 30 at the Wagner Noel. Having Brown as the speaker was definitely a draw to get people to attend the event, and it was free of charge and open to the public. During his talk, Brown shared stories about his fascinating career in the NFL and also how he managed to get there. It was a very motivational talk, and football fans from all over the area made sure to attend this awards ceremony and get a glimpse at one of the sport’s greatest players.

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 spoke at the Second Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Impact Awards earlier this spring and it was an incredible experience for everyone who got to attend. Hopefully, next year’s event will be able to match up to this year’s excitement.

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Watch Tim Brown Delivering his Hall of Fame Induction Speech:

Muffy DavisParalympic cyclist, sit-skier and mountain climber Muffy Davis recently spoke at this year’s Community School commencement ceremony that happened on June 4th in Sun Valley, Idaho. The graduation began at 1 p.m. that afternoon and 43 students received a certificate of completion. Davis stood up in front of the audience and shared her story of strength and inspiration, as she was able to overcome so many different obstacles to get where she is today. The athlete was able to relate to the student body on an even deeper level as she herself is a former student of Community School and also graduated from a local high school. It was a very memorable and fantastic speech by Davis.

Davis is a four-time Winter Olympic medalist and a three-time gold medalist as of the London Summer Olympics in 2012, and she is also the Guinness World Record holder for medals won in a single Paralympics event. At the age of 16 she was in a terrible skiing accident that left her paralyzed from the chest down, but this didn’t stop her from continuing to compete in the sports that she loved. She is a very determined woman, as most Olympic athletes don’t tend to focus on both winter and summer events yet she has mastered Paralympic skiing and hand cycling. In her spare time, Davis is a avid traveler and goes to several places a year to give motivational speeches.

Davis recently went back to a school she used to attend in Idaho to give the commencement speech for this year’s seniors at Community School. They were honored to have her there and it was a fun-filled event for everyone.

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Watch Muffy Davis Speaking about her Olympic Career:

Dick VermeilFormer NFL coach Dick Vermeil has been announced as the keynote speaker for this year’s Nebraska Coaches Association clinic that is happening on July 25. It will be a fun way to start integrating football back into everyone’s lives before the full season kicks off again this fall, and fans from all around the local area will be thrilled to see one of the league’s best-retired coaches. The 80-year old sports pro is expected to share some exciting stories from his days in the NFL as well as some tips for those who are attending with the hopes of fine-tuning their coaching skills. It should be an action-packed event that many are looking forward to.

The Calistoga, California native went to San Jose State University and graduated in 1959. From there, he took his coaching career to Hillsdale High School where he was in charge of the football team for two years before jumping into college sports. After spending some time at the Napa Junior College and Stanford sports programs, he managed to land an assistant coaching job with the Los Angeles Rams which he served in from 1971 to 1973. Over the course of his career, he also got to coach the team at UCLA, the Philadelphia Eagles, the St. Louis Rams, and finally the Kansas City Chiefs with whom he stayed with for the last four seasons of his professional coaching years before retiring in 2005.

Vermeil has been announced as the speaker for this year’s Nebraska Coaches Association clinic that’s happening later this July. It will be a great opportunity for them to hear and jot down notes from a man with some exceptional experience on the sport.

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Steve Mariucci Speaking FeeFormer NFL coach Steve Mariucci is going to be the guest speaker at the All-Star Banquet on June 24th in Superior Dome in Marquette, Michigan. Tickets to get into the event cost $6 per person if they are purchased in advance or $7 at the door. The gates open at 10 a.m. and give visitors an opportunity to check in, but the U.P. All-Star Football doesn’t kick off until 1 p.m. There will be a few local radio stations broadcasting the game and it will be a lot of fun for all individuals who are planning to make it out there. This is a great way to celebrate the summer season and enjoy the outdoors before fall and the true football season make its way back around.

The Iron Mountain, Michigan native started his sports career during his high school years where he played football, basketball and ran track. He ended up attending Northern Michigan University in Marquette where he also began his coaching career after graduation. Over the course of his coaching history, Mariucci worked for a number of colleges and universities such as Cal State Fullerton, USC, and the University of California. He also was the head coach for the San Francisco 49ers from 1997 through 2002, and the Detroit Lions from 2003 to 2005. Since retiring from the field, Mariucci has since been hired by the NFL Network to work on their shows “NFL GameDay” as well as serve as an analyst on their NFL pregame show.

Mariucci will be speaking at this weekend’s All-Star Banquet that’s taking place in Superior Dome, Marquette, Michigan on June 24. Tickets are only $7 at the door, so if you’re in town be sure to stop by.

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Watch Steve Mariucci Speaking with Jameis Winston about the NFL: