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David OrtizFormer Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was the featured guest speaker and honored guest at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research Celebrity Scholarship Dinner that happened on April 26th at the Venus de Milo in Swansea, MA. He talked about his home country and how he cherishes the memories of playing baseball and visiting the beaches there, and how he returns to visit as much as possible. In addition to that, he also shared some heartfelt stories about his family life, including tales of his own father and childhood. Overall it was an amazing experience for everyone in the audience.

The three-time World Series Champion was born in the Dominican republic and played for some minor league teams for under four years before making his debut for the Minnesota Twins in 1997. He played for the Twins for five years before signing a free agent contract with the Boston Red Sox in 2003, Ever since moving to Boston his career has taken off like a rocket, and the nine-time All-Star player continues to thrive. Over the past several years, Ortiz has had several highlights and broken many professional records, such as becoming the Red Sox single-season home run leader with a total of 54.

Ortiz was present at this year’s University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research Celebrity Scholarship Dinner earlier this spring and it was a big success. Fans from all over the state got to relish in the presence of one of the MLB’s greatest athletes and hear from him on a more personal level.

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Watch David Ortiz Speaking about Making it to the 500 Homerun Club:

Tommie SmithFormer track and field star athlete and Olympian Tommie Smith was the last featured speaker at the 2017 Sonoma State Sport and Social Justice Lecture Series in the Sonoma State University Student Center. The event happened on April 11, and the athlete had an opportunity to share his life story and experiences with the audience which predominantly was made up of students. Smith also took the time to discuss some of his political thoughts on matters of discrimination against African=Americans back during his Olympic days and how those factors impacted his life even as a winner. Professor Lauren Morimoto, a kinesiology teacher, and director of diversity and excellence at Sonoma State commented that it was great to have Smith at the event as he is a very thoughtful and committed political educator.

The Clarksville, Texas native suffered from pneumonia as a child but overcame it and became extremely athletic during his youth. His family relocated to California where he attended Lemoore High School and was even voted as the “Most Valuable Athlete” in football, basketball and track and field. In June of 1966, Smith set a new record for 200 meters and 200 yards when he became the first man to accomplish this in 20 seconds. He ended up being able to represent the United States in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics where he won the gold medal in the 200-meter race. He also went on to go to school at San Jose State University where he won the NCAA Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

Smith was recently in California at the Sonoma State University campus where he was the final keynote for the 2017 Sonoma State Sport and Social Justice Lecture Series on April 11. Not only was his story motivating and intriguing, but the audience was able to connect with him on a more personable level.

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Watch Tommie Smith speaking about his Olympic Years:

Shaquille O'Neal Speaking FeeLakers legend Shaquille O’Neal was the keynote speaker for the 10th Anniversary American Values Luncheon that happened on March 10 in Birmingham, Alabama. The event was a fundraiser to support the Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America and began at 5 p.m.on that Friday, which was a fun and thrilling way to kick off the weekend. Given the high popularity of O’Neal, there was a great turnout of folks to attend this function, and O’Neal had a chance to take the spotlight once more to share details of his NBA career both on and off the court.

The Newark, New Jersey native was an immediate sensation for his basketball team during his high school years. After graduating from Robert G. Cole High School, O’Neal attended Louisiana State University where he studied business as well as play for their basketball team. He entered the 1992 NBA Draft where he was selected as the 1st overall pick by the Orlando Magic, with home he stayed with for four years before going to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. By his retirement in 2011, he had also played for the Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics. The former Laker is one of the most decorated basketball players in NBA history and had a career that went for 19 seasons.

O’Neal was in Alabama earlier this spring to help the Boy Scouts of America in the Greater Alabama Council raise funds for their amazing programs. It was a successful night as many local basketball fans jumped at an opportunity to see the sports legend up close.

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Dave DoerenN.C. State Football Coach Dave Doeren has been announced as the featured speaker for the 2017 Gaston County Sports Hall of Fame banquet that is happening on June 12 at the Gastonia Conference Center. Tickets to attend the event will go on sale beginning on April 26 and will cost $35 while they are still available. They will be sold at a variety of locations including: Gastonia’s BB&T, Dallas’ Penley & Associates and Belmont’s Gaston County Travel & Tourism Center, Gastonia’s Essic Sport Shop, and Cherryville’s Rocky Bennett Insurance. It should be an exciting evening and a very memorable one for everyone who chooses to attend.

The Shawnee, Kansas native began his coaching career at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School where he was the wide receivers and defensive line coach. Later on he ended up working as the linebackers coach and defensive coordinator for the Drake Bulldogs and eventually became a graduate assistant coach for the USC Trojans. Other places that Doeren served as coach include the University of Montana, University of Kansas, University of Wisconsin, University of Northern Illinois and his current position with North Carolina State University. In 2011, Doeren led the Huskies to a Mid-American Conference Championship and a qin in the GoDaddy.com Bowl during his first year of coaching Northern Illinois.

Doeren has been announced as the featured speaker for this year’s 2017 Gaston County Sports Hall of Fame banquet that is set to occur on June 12th in the Gastonia Conference Center. It is going to be a fun time and an exceptionally memorable event for all the football fans who plan on attending.

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Lou Holtz AgentLegendary coach Lou Holtz is scheduled to speak at the First Priority of South Mississippi’s auction that’s happening on April 25 at Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. This event will be the 18th annual auction of it’s kind and is designed to help fund the student-led campus Evangeline ministry. Lots of different things will be places for sale at the end of the month including fishing trips, tickets, autographs and more. It should be an exciting time for football fans all across the state who choose to attend, and hopefully a very profitable one too for the charity involved. Tickets can be purchased through the First Priority of South Mississippi’s Hattiesburg office phone line or their website at fpsouthms.org.

The West Virginia native attended Kent State University where he played as a linebacker for the football team, and after graduating from the university with a degree in history in 1959 he started to lean towards a career in coaching in 1960. He spent 8 years as an assistant coach for five different universities before he finally became a head coach at William & Mary University in 1969. Over the next 35 years, Holtz coached for many other educational establishments but is most well known for his time working at Notre Dame where he was for a decade. These days the former coach makes a lot of time to give motivational speeches to lots of different companies and athletes, and he has also been a sports commentator for CBS.

Holtz will be speaking at this year’s fundraiser and auction being put on by the First Priority of South Mississippi, which will benefit the student-led campus Evangeline ministry. Be sure to inquire about tickets as soon as possible, as the event is just around the corner.

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Mike Munchak Speaking FeeNFL Hall of Famer Mike Munchak will be the featured speaker for the Lawrence County Penn State Alumni Chapter Spring Banquet that is happening next month at the New Englander Banquet Center on Wilmington Road. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on May 10, as the first speaker is scheduled to hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. after a buffet dinner. Tickets to get in are just $30 per person and are available for purchase at Bucky’s Barbershop at Westminster Plaza. Munchak will likely share stories from his career in the NFL as both a player and a coach and give a few words of inspiration as well.

The Scranton, Pennsylvania native started playing football from a young age and went on to play the sport at Penn State University. He ended up entering the 1982 NFL draft where he was selected in the first round as the 8th overall pick by the Houston Oilers with whom he played with for 5 years until 1993. From that point on Munchak became a coach and got to work with several teams including the Houston Oilers, Tennessee Oilers, Tennessee Titans, and Pittsburgh Steelers where he still is today. The nine-time Pro Bowl champion was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001 and into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.

Munchak is set to be the main speaker for the upcoming Lawrence County Penn State Alumni Chapter Spring Banquet that is occurring on May 10 at the New Englander Banquet Center. Everything kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a buffet meal, and then an hour later the speakers will hit the stage. Be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible!

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Watch Mike Munchak Speaking about Coaching in the NFL:

Dak Prescott SpeakerDallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott emerged as a immediate super star in the NFL on the field and has been making some great off the field contributions as well. Dak will serve at the guest speaker for the 2017 BridgeBuilders Mike Fechner Memorial Banquet on Thursday, April 27th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas, TX. It’s only fitting that Dak is doing amazing things on April 27th (the first day of the 2017 NFL Draft) only a year from when he was selected in the 4th round by America’s Team.

BridgeBuilders is an urban missionary organization that breaks the cycle of poverty by confronting the spiritual needs of the “poor” and resolving the material realities that prevent them from flourishing. 2017 marks the fifth year for our annual banquet, in honor of our late founder Mike Fechner. They are excited to welcome  Prescott as this year’s Featured Guest. Just like Dak, BridgeBuilders serves the community of Dallas thru Urban Missionaries, who are true “indigenous” leaders, ministering to the communities where they live. Through life-on-life relationship building and discipleship, lives are being transformed, broken relationships are being restored, and communities are moving out of poverty, one person at a time.

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Dan ReevesFormer NFL coach Dan Reeves was the keynote speaker for this year’s Christian Athletes of the Year Award Banquet that was held on Tuesday, April 25th. Reeves got an opportunity to share some stories about his thrilling career in the sports industry as well as discuss the many challenges that he had to overcome.to ensure success in his job. It was a very exciting time for everyone who got to attend this event, and even if all of the audience wasn’t familiar with Reeves personally they were able to relate to him on other levels. The function was an overall fantastic experience for all who were lucky enough to participate in it.

The Rome, Georgia native got his football career started when he attended the University of South Carolina on a sports scholarship and played as the team’s quarterback during 1962-1964. Even though he went undrafted upon graduating from the University of South Carolina, Reeves got an offer from the Dallas Cowboys with whom he signed with in 1965 as a safety player but eventually became a halfback. The two-time Super Bowl Champion retired from playing football at the end of the 1972 season to become a full-time assistant coach, and by 1981 he became the youngest head coach in the NFL after signing on with the Denver Broncos. After his coaching days were over, Reeves still stayed active in the football community by working as a color analyst for the Westwood One radio network.

Reeves was in Dothan earlier this week to attend and speak at the Christian Athletes of the Year Awards Banquet that happened on April 25. It was a fun event and he managed to share a lot of good advice with the attendees.

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Matt RyanNFL MVP Matt Ryan was at the 68th Annual Rochester Press-Radio Club Day of Champions Children’s Charity Dinner that was on April 20 in New York. It was a very exciting experience for football fans in the audience, as last NFL season Ryan had an exceptional year with his team and was named the MVP of the year. In addition to that, the Falcons made it to the Super Bowl where they played against the New England Patriots just a few months ago, so even the lesser football fans were able to recognize him and took interest in what he had to say. It was a spectacular night for everyone involved.

The Exton, Pennsylvania native started playing football in his high school years where he managed to turn all sorts of heads with his remarkable athletic talent. He ended up being recruited by and attending Boston College where he played for four seasons. Ryan entered the 2008 NFL Draft where he was selected in the first round as the third overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons, the team that he still plays with today. The four-time Pro Bowl player and NFL passer rating leader of 2016 helped take his team to the Super Bowl at the end of the 2016 season, where they narrowly lost against Tom Brady and the rest of the New England Patriots.

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Watch Matt Ryan Speaking about their Super Bowl Performance:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Booking AgentLakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been named the keynote speaker for the 19th Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture at Southern Connecticut which is happening at 7 p.m. on May 5th. Tickets to get into the event will be anywhere from $25 to $35 dollars and can be purchased through the SCSU website or by calling their local number. Abdul-Jabbar will be speaking in the John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts in New Haven and is expected to bring in a large audience of over 100 people. This time, a similar number of attendees are expected if not more to see the basketball great share a few words of wisdom and stories from the NBA court.

The New York City native was first recognized for his basketball skills after he helped his team won 71 consecutive wins as a teenager. Abdul-Jabbar then attended UCLA and played on their basketball team where he assisted them in getting to three national championships during this time as a player.He entered the 1969 NBA Draft where he was selected as the first overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks, and he stayed with the team for six years before going to play for the Los Angeles Lakers where he played for an additional 14 seasons. The six-time NBA MVP and NBA champion retired from playing in 1989, but has stayed active in the sports community and also authored 11 books.

Abdul-Jabbar is set up to be the keynote speaker next month at SCSU for the 19th Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture. It is going to be a thoughtful and exciting talk that basketball fans will remember for decades to come.

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