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YOUNGSTOWN, OH. — Former Cincinnati Reds catcher, Johhny Bench and Youngstown State University president Jim Tressel have been named the featured speakers at the 2015 YSU Baseball First Pitch Breakfast scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 17, 2015.  Location: Blue Wolf Events at The Maronite Center on Meridian Road in Youngstown. General admission tickets are $25 apiece, and reserved priority tables for groups of eight are available for $400. Corporate packages, which also includes two tickets for dinner with the speakers the night before, are available for $700. Source: Youngstown State University.

Photo shows YSU president, Jim Tressel (L) and former Reds catcher, Johnny Bench (R) who will appear  as the featured speakers at the 2015 YSU Baseball First Pitch Breakfast.

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Earlier this week the Cincinnati Bengals announced that all proceeds of Devon Still’s jersey sales would go to the Cincinnati’s children hospital. They have raised a significant amount of money so far thanks in part to a classy move by New Orleans Saints coach, Sean Payton, who bought 100 Devon Still jerseys at $100 each after he heard Still’s story on the radio.

Photo shows former Cincinnati Bengals Devon Still with his daughter and Saints coach Sean Payton who bought 100 Devin Still jerseys for pediatric cancer research .

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LIMERICK PA – Former Penn State cornerback, Adam Taliaferro who was paralyzed during a game and defied the odds to walk again, was named the featured speaker at the 2014 edition of Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station’s annual United Way campaign on Friday Sept. 5. The event also featured an employee car and motorcycle show. During the event, the station also presented a $10,000 donation to Lower Pottsgrove Township’s Emergency Services Department, and a $5,000 donation to the Pottstown Senior Center.

Photo shows former Penn State football player Adam Taliaferro in 2011 at WellSpan Health’s ‘Journey of Courage’ speaker series speaking about his injury and recovery.

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Former Pistons shooting guard, Chauncey Billups, announced his retirement Tuesday, September 9, 2014 after 17 seasons in the NBA, telling Yahoo! Sports: “My mind and my desire is still strong. I just can’t ignore the fact that I haven’t been healthy for three years.”

Photo shows Chauncey Billups who announced his retirement on Sept. 9, 2014.

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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.

Photo shows second baseman and 12x All Star, Roberto Alomar, speaking at his Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Photo shows 12x All Star, Roberto Alomar, speaking at his Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

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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.

Photo shows Dave Winfield speaking at his Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in 2013.

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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

Photo shows former Tennessee Volunteers head football coach, Phillip Fulmer, speaking in 2013 about his involvement with the revitalization of the ETSU football program.

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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.

Photo shows NBA legend, Magic Johnson, speaking Feb 2014 on the Breakfast Club Power 105.1.

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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.

Photo shows Kansas State head basketball coach, Bruce Weber, speaking to the media at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri on March 20, 2014.

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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.

Photo shows Eric Dickerson speaking on Feb. 2, 2014 with ESPN’s Michael Smith and Jemele Hill .

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