Three-time Paralympic Gold Medalist, David Wagner visited Lewis & Clark Elementary School in Richland, Washington on Friday, October 17. Wagner’s story of overcoming overwhelming obstacles to become a multiple medal winner in singles and doubles tennis is a testament to hard work and making the most out of what life gives you. During his visit he provided the students with an inspirational message and presentation that really hit home with them, and also took the time to visit with the students and take their questions.
With Wagner being a native of Walla Walla, Washington the students really related to his message. There’s just something about someone making something out of themselves that grew up near you that really makes you believe that you can do it too.
Like many of the kids, Wagner was very active in sports growing up. Unfortunately when he was 21 he suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed below the waist but that did not stop him from achieving his goal of being the best in the world at the sport he loves, tennis. Four years after his injury he began the playing again, competing in wheelchair tennis and working his way up to the most elite level of the sport.
Currently Wagner is the No. 1 wheelchair tennis player in the world and has competed in three Paralympic Games, bringing home two silver medals and a bronze medal in singles and three consecutive gold medals in doubles.
If your company is interested in finding out booking fees and availability for a Paralympic Celebrity like David Wagner or other sports celebrities for an Autograph Session, Product Endorsement, Advertising Campaign, VIP Meet and Greet or Guest Appearance contact David Wagner’s booking agent, call us at 1.888.246.7141, or start your athlete booking request.
Watch David Wagner Speaking about becoming a multiple medal winner: