Two-time Olympian and motivational speaker Dain Blanton visited with the students at Marquette Senior High School this past Friday to give them a speech about finding their passions.
The American beach volleyball player competed in the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympic Games, and came home with the Men’s volleyball gold medal from Sydney. To this day, Blanton is one of the only people in the world to win a volleyball championship at every level of the game including collegiate, Olympic, and professional. The Pepperdine University graduate is famous for his fast serve and is currently the AVP recorder holder, accomplishing 11 acres in one game.
After he retired from his professional playing days Blanton became an analyst for professional beach volleyball around the world, which includes ties with the FIVB, NVL, AVP and the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Series. Blanton still holes that position to this day, and his sports career also dips into working with several major sports networks including ESPN, Fox Sports Net, NBC, and ABC. In present time he does the coverage for many other sporting events in the NBA, MLB, and NCAA basketball and football.
Blanton is a great example of how athletes give back to their fans and kids who can benefit from his life lessons. His ability to talk to large groups and inspire them is not a quality that everybody has, so the fact that he made the time for it is truly wonderful.
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Watch Dain Blanton Speaking about Giving back to the Community: