TULSA OK. — Former MLB pitcher, Gaylord Perry, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker on Friday, Jan. 31, at Oral Roberts University’s annual Diamond Dinner. The event will take place at the Marriott Southern Hills, located at 1902 East 71st Street S. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A silent auction will begin at 6 pm, with dinner and the evening’s program beginning at 6:30.
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Former NC State basketball legend and NBA star, David Thompson, was the keynote speaker on November 21, at the annual dinner fundraiser for the Community Boys & Girls Club in Wilmington, N.C. Before the actual event took place, Thompson held a news conference where he spoke about the issues of gang violence in the New Hanover County area and the specific need for after-school programs and a safe place for youth. Thompson continued speaking about gang violence during his keynote speech.
DANDRIDGE, TN — Former Tennessee basketball coach, Bruce Pearl, was the keynote speaker at the annual Boys and Girls Club of Dumplin Valley’s Great Futures Barbeque Feast. Pearl spoke about the importance of youth programs like the Boys & Girls Club. At the end of the evening, guests were given an opportunity to make a financial contribution to further the cause and help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley continue delivering the quality programs and valuable services for which they have come to be known.
Green Bay Packer’s star quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, made an announcement on his radio show Tuesday, November 5, that he is out for now due to a fractured left collarbone he received during the opening possession of the Packers’ loss Monday night to the Bears.
World Series MVP, David Ortiz, affectionately known as ‘Big Papi,’ visited the Late Show on Monday night, November 4, to talk with David Lettermen about the Boston Red Sox, the beard phenomenon, the first game after the Marathon bombings and the healing of the city.
SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Former NFL running back and Heisman Trophy winner, Herschel Walker, visited Airmen and wounded warriors on October 23 at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at the Joint Base San Antinio-Lackland, Texas (AFNS). Walker spoke to more than 200 Airmen about his life as a boy, leading up to his college and NFL days. He also discussed the challenges he faced with Dissociative Identity Disorder, or DID, more commonly known as multiple personality disorder.
GREEN BAY, WI. — Packers fans will have a chance to meet NFL Hall of Famer, LeRoy Butler, who is scheduled to host a book signing on Oct. 24 for his new book, “Packers Pride: Green Bay Greats Share their Favorite Memories.” The event will take place in the Packers Pro Shop located 1265 Lombardi Ave from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, however, Butler, will only be signing his new book. Fans can purchase the book at the Pro Shop store or online. Co-author, Rob Reischel, will also join Butler for the signing.
After the Bronco’s incredible victory over the Dallas Cowboys last week, executive vice president of operations, John Elway, sat down with Chris Hall of Broncos TV to talk about the 51-48 win over the Cowboys and their upcoming week with the Jaguars.
Saturday Night Live comedian, Jay Pharoah, decided to do a spoof of current CBS sportscaster, Shannon Sharpe, this past weekend and as usual, it was pretty funny. The former NFL tight end and Pro Hall of Famer was parodied by impressionist, Jay Pharoah, who captured Sharpe’s mannerisms perfectly. I wonder what Shannon thought of the impression?