WILLIAMSPORT, PA. — Roberto Alomar, a switch hitter who played for seven major league teams between 1988 and 2004 and had a career .300 batting average, was on hand to meet and greet fans and to sign autographs for free between 6 and 7 p.m. as the featured guest at the Williamsport Welcomes the World block party. The event took place downtown between 5 and 10 p.m. on August 22, 2014 during championship weekend. Source: Pennlive.
WILLIAMSPORT, PA. — Former MLB Hall of Famer, Dave Winfield, was the grand marshal of the 10th annual Grand Slam Parade that kicked off the Little League World Series activities in the Williamsport area on August 10, 2014. Winfield was also the guest speaker on August 14 at 8 a.m. at the world series kickoff breakfast sponsored by the Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce at the Genetti Hotel. Besides speaking at the series breakfast, Winfield also threw out the ceremonial first pitch of the series. Source: Pennlive.com.
NASHVILLE, TN. — Former Tennessee Volunteers coach, Phillip Fulmer, has been named the keynote speaker at the Commissioner’s Luncheon on Nov. 13 during the 61st Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development. During his time as coach, Fulmer earned a national championship, two conference titles and seven divisional crowns while winning more than three-quarters of his games. Source: The Daily Times
BUFFALO, NY. — According to BuffaloNews.comto cite sources, the 2014-15 lineup for the University at Buffalo’s Distinguished Speakers Series includes comedian John Oliver, NBA legend Magic Johnson and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Rounding out the list of speakers are authors Cheryl Strayed, Wes Moore and oceanographer Robert Ballard.
ST. LOUIS, MO. — Kansas State basketball coach, Bruce Weber, has been named the guest speaker at the inaugural Coaches vs. Cancer Coaches Clinic from Aug. 5-6 to be held at the Missouri Athletic Club. According to 247 Sports, to cite souces, Weber will be joined at the clinic by St. Louis head coach Jim Crews, UMKC coach Kareem Richardson, Illinois head women’s coach Mike Divilbiss and Maryville (Mo.) University head coach Kevin Carroll.
DALLAS, TX. — NFL and SMU Hall of Famer, Eric Dickerson, will be the featured speaker at the Third Annual Fit and Faithful Living Expo in Dallas on Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The event takes place in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center/Theater Room at Southern Methodist University at 140 Dyer in Dallas. Source: North Dallas Gazette.
OVERLAND PARK, KS. — Join 2008 National Champion, 10-time Big XII Champion and 2012 Coach of the Year, Bill Self, for basketball instruction and fun at the 2014 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bill Self Basketball ProCamp with host Andrew Wiggins. The dates are August 9-10 at Shawnee Mission West High School. Wiggins will be at the camp on August 10th. Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for boys and girls grades 1 – 12. Cost: $149. Source: Procamps.com.
TALLAHASSEE, FL. — Seven-time Olympic medalist, Shannon Miller, was the keynote speaker on Saturday July 12 at the Women’s Wellness Day event presented by Capital Regional Medical Center. The event took place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at FSU’s Turnbull Conference Center in Tallahassee, FL. The event also included a panel discussion with physicians concerning topics specific to women’s health. Local vendors of various health-related products and services participated as well. Source: Tallahassee.com
CORAPOLIS PA. — Former Pittsburgh Steelers Jerome Bettis along with Steelers Jarvis Jones recently appeared at Dick’s Sporting Goods headquarters in Coraopolis where they put some young athletes through the paces as part of the company’s “Sports Matter” project. According to KDKA, two area schools and a soccer club, suffering from financial shortfalls, received checks from Dick’s totaling more than $64,000 for their sports programs.... Read More
AMERICUS, GA. — Former NFL coach and Americus native, Dan Reeves, will be the keynote speaker at the Boys and Girls Club’s Steak and Stake Charity Dinner on July 22 held at the Georgia Southwestern State University Student Success Center Storm Dome. A Silent Auction will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a dinner and program at 6 p.m. Performances by the Boys and Girls Club’s own 2014 Americus Idol winner, Heather Grinolds, and the 2014 Americus Idol first runner-up, Regina Thomas will be featured. Source: Americus Times Recorder.