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Michael Irvin Speaking FeePro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin has been announced as the featured speaker for this year’s Best of River Valley Preps Awards Banquet that is happening this summer on June 1st at the Fort Smith Convention Center. Many awards will be handed out to local star student-athletes, who will be recognized for their many and distinguished accomplishments over the last academic year and sports seasons. In addition to that, other awards will be celebrated such as this year’s Outstanding Player of the Year and Coach of the Year for each sport. There will also be individuals recognized for the Male Athlete of the Year and Females Athlete of the Year as well as the Overall Coach of the Year at the ceremony. Irvin is expected to share some of his own congratulatory words, and likely tell some fun stories from his interesting career in professional sports.

The five-time Pro Bowl player spent 11 years playing with the Dallas Cowboys and never went to another team at any point during his career. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007, and is also currently in the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor. These days Irvin is a analyst for the NFL network, and had his own radio show that was aired on Miami’s WQAM station up until 2012. In addition to his distinguished sports career, Irvin has also appeared as a guest on numerous television shows such as “Burn Notice”, “4th and Long”, and “Pros vs Joes”. He also had minor roles in the Adam Sandler movies “The Longest Yard” and “Jack and Jill.”

Irvin has been invited to be the keynote speaker for this year’s Best of River Valley Preps Awards Banquet that is happening this summer on June 1st. It will be a fun and exciting time for the athletes and the audience, and is a great way to kick off the summer months.

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Devon Still Speaking FeeNFL player Devon Still was the keynote speakers at this year’s Indian Creek Foundation Celebrity Event that was held at Dock Mennonite Academy on March 31. Over $30,000 was raised at the event and all of the proceeds directly benefit the Indian Creek Foundation, which strives to find a cure for cancer. Still shared his own story with his young daughter’s battle against the illness, and she was fortunate enough to have beaten it and now lives a full life. However, the football player explained how difficult that fight was and everything that he and his family had to go through in order to see their child get well again. It was a very motivating and emotional experience for the audience, but at the end of the day, it was great that the athlete could be there to give that talk.

The Camden, New Jersey native was a star football player on his high school team which gave him a great opportunity to play for his college, Penn State, under the late coach Joe Paterno. In 2011 alone he was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, and a part of the First Team All-Big Ten roster. In 2012 Still entered the NFL Draft and was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round, but only played two seasons before being cut from the starting team. His daughter had been diagnosed with cancer and he was recovering from a leg injury, so the Bengals kept him on their practice squad so that he could benefit from the insurance policy. As of 2015, Still is currently a free agent.

Still recently attended this year’s Indian Creek Foundation Celebrity Event where he shared his personal story about his daughter’s fight against cancer. The event was a huge success, as they foundation was able to raise over $30,000 towards finding a cure for the disease.

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Watch Devon Still discussing his second chance with his Daughter:

Jeff KempFormer NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp took part in the Annual Men’s Christian Gathering that happened on March 18 at the Porterville Nazarene Church. The entire event only lasted five hours between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., and it typically draws in hundreds of men to the area to share this fantastic experience and day of worship. Tickets to get into the event cost between $20 and $35 dollars for adults, and just $5 for children, so it was a nice and fairly inexpensive way to spend a spring Saturday. The former NFLer got a chance to speak about some of the highlights of his career as well as some of the frustrating and challenging times. In addition to Kemp, there was also a national touring metal Christian band called Chaotic Resemblance that performed.

The Santa Ana, California native is the son of another former pro, Jack Kemp, and the brother of Jimmy Kemp, who is a retired athlete from the Canadian Football League. He attended Dartmouth University and went undrafted in the NFL in 1981, however, he managed to get on the roster of four different teams during his decade-long career. Kemp was associated with the Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles between 1981 and 1991, and even served as the backup quarterback to sports icon Joe Montana, throwing 11 touchdowns for the Niners.

Kemp recently served as the keynote speaker for this year’s Annual Men’s Christian Gathering that happened towards the middle of last month at the Porterville Nazarene Church. The retired athlete got to share some words of wisdom and stories from his exciting life and career, enriching the lives of all the attendees.

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Watch Jeff Kemp Speaking about the NFL, Life after Football and Marriage:

Ron DarlingFormer Mets Pitcher Ron Darling has been named the main speaker for this year’s The Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony that’s happening on April 24th at the DoubleTree Hotel in town. Tickets to get into the event are $65 and can be purchased through the AJQSports.com website.Darling is expected to speak about his life and career in sports, as well as discuss the importance on giving back to the community when possible.This year’s event will be extra special, as there will be 11 new members inducted into this hall of fame, and for the first time ever and entire team.

The Honolulu, Hawaii native partially grew up in Massachusetts where he attended St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury, MA. From there he attended Yale University and began his athletic career with the Bulldogs as a position player. Darling entered the 1981 MLB Draft where he was selected in the first found as the ninth overall player by the Texas Rangers, and just a short two years later he made his professional debut for the New York Mets. The 1986 World Series Champion also received the Cy Young Award by the time he retired from his 12 year playing career. Since retirement Darling has even published a book titled “Game 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life” which came out in April 2016.

Darling recently spoke at The Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame ceremony where he got to share some key moments from his life and emphasize what made him successful. The event takes place at the end of this month, so be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible.

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Watch Ron Darling Speaking about his Book and MLB Career:

Michael Sam Speaking FeeFormer NFL player Michael Sam was the keynote speaker for this year’s 2017 Louisiana Queer conference that happened on Saturday, March 25. The event was larger than last year, as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Giving Love, Acceptance, Safety and Support and Gamma Rho Lambda’s UL Lafayette chapter brought twice as many members this year in comparison to last year. At the conference, there will also be panels and group sessions that discuss a range of topics to raise awareness general awareness. Sam made sure to share his experiences with being the first gay football player to be drafted into the NFL after coming out, as well as the hardship and obstacles that he constantly faced. It was a very motivating personal story that the audience is likely to remember for years to come.

Sam grew up in Hitchcock, Texas and attended Hitchcock High School where he played both defensive and offensive positives on the football team. Even when he was an 8th grader, Sam participated with the squad as the waterboy. After he graduated from high school, he earned athletic scholarships to multiple universities but ended up choosing to go to the University of Missouri. The 2013 SEC Defensive Player of the Year was also the first openly gay player to ever get drafted to the NFL, which he got picked up for in the 2014 Draft during the 7th round by the St. Louis Rams. Eventually he was cut from the team when they made their final cuts to reduce the roster, but was added to the training roster for the Dallas Cowboys. However in May 2015, Sam was given a two year contract to play for the Montreal Alouettes where he still plays today.

Sam recently traveled to Louisiana to be the keynote speaker for this year’s 2017 Louisiana Queer Conference that happened at the end of this month. It was a memorable and motivating talk that hopefully gave many students some helpful insight.

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Watch Michael Sam Speaking About his Game against the University of Florida:

Peyton ManningLegendary NFL quarterback Peyton Manning has been announced as a keynote speaker for this summer’s NRF Protect 2017 that’s happening on June 26-28 in Washington D.C. The event theme is to educate thousands of attendees on how to identify and create solutions for industry security challenges and explore the latest top-notch technologies. Manning is set to take the stage at 1:00 p.m. and will take part in a session titled “The Goalposts of Leadership are shifting: Are You?”, and he will be discussing how he managed to combat the several epic “battles” under immense pressure in the NFL while trying to balance his personal and social success with the team. It should be a thrilling speech and anyone at the NRF Protect should definitely make time to be there.

The 14-time Pro Bowl champion was born in New Orleans and is the son of former professional NFL player, Archie Manning. His brother Eli is also a professional football player for the New York Giants, so it is needless to say that the talent runs in their family. Manning was first recognized for his abilities when he played the sport for the University of Tennessee, and he was the number one overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft where he was selected by the Indianapolis Colts. After 13 years with the team, he was traded to the Denver Broncos where he still continues to excel.

Manning is going to be one of the keynote speakers for this year’s NRF Protect in Washington D.C., where he will talk about how he was able to get the respect of his teammates in the NFL and maintain successes on the field.

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Watch Peyton Manning Delivering his Retirement Speech:

Emmitt Smith Speaking FeeFormer NFL star and Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith has been announced as this year’s keynote speaker for the Mentor Tech’s 15th Annual Celebration Banquet that’s happening on April 13th at 7 p.m. in Texas. The event will take place at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall and is an opportunity for community members, parents, and alumni to share and celebrate this year’s graduating seniors. Tickets to get into the event are $100 per person or $150 for VIP slots, and tables of eight cost $1,000. In addition to that, everyone with a VIP ticket has a chance to meet with Smith and take a photo with him. All the proceeds are going to benefit the Mentor Tech scholarship fund.

The Florida native was born in the town of Pensacola and had earned a scholarship to attend the University of Florida where he played football from 1987 through 1989. In his first college game start, Smith went on to break the school’s 57 year old record for yards rushed in a single game. Smith entered the 1990 NFL draft where he was selected by the Dallas Cowboys as the 17th overall pick, and he stayed with the team until 2002. From 2003-2004 he played with the Arizona Cardinals before deciding to retire, but has still stayed active in the football world by participating in shows as a sports analyst and participating in other media activities.

Smith has been selected to be this year’s keynote speaker for the Mentor Tech’s 15th Annual Banquet that is happening in Lubbock, Texas in the middle of next month. If you are planning on being in the area, be sure to buy your tickets as soon as possible, as it will be a sellout event.

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brandon marshall speaking feeNFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall was a guest speaker at the NFL owner’s meetings on Monday, March 27. During his time talking, the athlete touched on many topics that included the importance of communication, NFL players as threads in their communities and how all athletes should have their voices heard. It can be a tough environment going straight from college to the pros, and the fact that it overwhelms many players means that some attention should be given to them to help them get settled. Marshall shared his own story about his assimilation to the NFL as well as stories from his youth when he was a troubled young man, and how he managed to overcome his difficulties.

The five-time Pro Bowl player got his start in football by playing for Central Florida University until he was picked up by the Denver Broncos during the 2006 NFL Draft. The Pennsylvania native also played for the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears before joining the New York Jets in 2015. Even though he is fairly new to the football league he currently holds the record of most receptions in a game in the NFL, a total of 21. In 2011, Marshall was diagnosed with having borderline personality disorder and has become a major spokesperson for the illness and does everything he can to promote awareness. The 2011 Pro Bowl MVP is also only one of five players in the history of the NFL to catch 100 passes or more throughout three consecutive seasons.

Marshall recently appeared and spoke at the NFL owner’s meetings earlier this month and made sure to voice the perspective of the average football player. It was a great talk, and he managed to convey himself accurately and passionately.

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Watch Brandon Marshall Speaking About Football and Mental Disorders:

Bobby Bowden Speaking FeeLegendary FSU coach Bobby Bowden recently spoke at the Mount Dora Christian Academy for their second annual gala on March 25th. The event began at 7 p.m., and local attendees, sponsors, student athletes and more got to hear one of college football’s most winningest coaches in history speak about his life and career both on and off the field.This rare opportunity turned out to be a fantastic event, and tickets were limited and priced between $10 and $250 a piece so it was surely a packed house. Bowden also gave many words of inspiration and showed everyone his fantastic motivations skills, which no doubt helped him out in his football career.

Bowden started coaching in in 1954 and worked for a few schools like Howard and West Virginia, but he is most remembered and associated with Florida State University since she spent most of his career with them. He was the winner of the 1980 Bobby Dodd COY Award, 1991 Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award, and the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award of 2011, and has taken his team to the National Championships twice in the years 1993 and 1999. In addition to that, Bowden had an award named after him called the “Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year Award” which was initiated in 2010, the year that he retired.

Bowden recently spoke at this year’s second annual Mount Dora Christian Academy’s second annual gala earlier this month in the Brackett Gymnasium at MDCA. The crowd was packed, and it was a fantastic experience for everyone who got to attend.

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Watch Bobby Bowden Speaking about his Years as an FSU Coach:

IMG_7613The Great One, Wayne Gretzky has done some pretty amazing things on and off the ice during his career. A holder of 60 NHL records, Gretzky is the NHL’s All Time leader in goals and assists. Gretzky’s appeal as a product endorser far surpassed that of other hockey players of his era. By 1995, he was among the five highest-paid athlete endorsers in North America, with deals from The Coca-Cola Company, Domino’s Pizza, Sharp Corporation, and Upper Deck Company among others. He has endorsed and launched a wide variety of products, from pillow cases to insurance, as well as his own restaurant in Toronto. His latest venture includes being one of the top brand ambassadors for BioSteel, one of the leading sports nutrition companies, based in Toronto.

Today, BioSteel is one of the most trusted brands in both locker rooms and households. Having the support of some of the top athletes in the world, including Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Brooke Henderson (Golf), Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers, Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys, Marcus Stroman of the Blue Jays, Sean Lee of the Dallas Cowboys, and Tyler Seguin of the Dallas Stars, and becoming the Official Sports Drink of the Toronto Raptors, BioSteel looks to become consumers’ natural nutritional choice and empower performance lifestyles. For more info about BioSteel visit www.BioSteel.com and use #DrinkThePink hashtag on social media when using their products. If your company is interest in hiring a player for a hockey endorsement, contact AthletePromotions.