NBA legend Oscar Robertson was the keynote speaker for the Oldenburg Academy’s Southeast Indiana Boys’ Basketball Tip-Off that happened on Thursday, October 27th at the Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall in Oldenburg, Indiana. The event opened its doors at 5 p.m. and the tickets to get in cost $30 which included an all-you-can-eat chicken dinner with lots of side options to snack on as well as beverage choices such as beer and soda. Even though this was appealing to fans of all ages, this time it was solely a 21 and older all-male event. It was a lot of fun and Robertson’s fans were more than a little excited to see one of the best players in NBA history to be standing right in front of them.
The Tennessee native was a star basketball player during his high school years and eventually went to play for the University of Cincinnati where he was named an All-American athlete and set 14 NCAA and 19 school records. He was selected in the 1960 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals with whom he stayed with for a decade before being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in 1970. Robertson played with the Bucks for four years before retiring, but stayed active in the sports world by becoming a color commentator for CBS broadcaster games the year after he left. In 1995 Robertson officially became a part of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.
Thanks to Robertson, this year’s Oldenburg Academy’s Southeast Indiana Boys’ Basketball Tip-Off was a huge success. Men from the local area got to see one of the sport’s greatest players speak and share stories at the Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall.
If your company is interested in finding out availability and booking fees for a former professional basketball player like Oscar Robertson or other sports celebrities for a Keynote Speech, Autograph Session, Guest Appearance, or Basketball Camp, call us at 1-888-246-7141.
Watch Oscar Robertson Speaking his NBA Career and rising NBA Stars: