HANOVER, MA. — Join Boston All-Star designated hitter David Ortiz for baseball instruction and fun at the 2014 Market Basket David Ortiz Baseball Clinic in partnership with Citi presented by P&G. Date: November, 2. Location: University Sports Complex in Hanover. Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for boys and girls grades 1 – 12. Cost: $149. Source: Procamps.com.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. — St. Louis Cardinals manager, Mike Matheny, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Arrow Leadership and Success Summit, the high point of the Arrow Leadership and Success Series, which is new to the publication this year. The summit will held at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Show Me Center. The Show Me Center is a multi-purpose arena, located on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University, in Cape Girardeau, MO. Students and other people from around the area will have the opportunity to hear from Matheny about what it takes to lead winning teams and organizations. Source: krcu.com.
KANSAS CITY, KS. — Kansas University Jayhawks basketball coach Bill Self was the keynote speaker at the 2nd annual Roos Basketball Tip-Off Dinner on Sept. 30. The event was hosted by the UMKC men’s basketball program and took place at the College Basketball Experience, next to the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City. Source: University News.
BYU graduate and NFL quarterback, Jim McMahon, became an official member of Brigham Young University’s Athletic Hall of Fame this week. McMahon’s jersey #9 was retired at the game on Oct. 3, 2014. McMahon is the sixth former BYU football player to have his number retired, following Eldon Fortie, Marion Probert, Steve Young, Gifford Nielsen and Ty Detmer.
HOUSTON, TX. — Former Texas A&M football coach R. C. Slocum has been named the keynote speaker by the Hannon Hydraulics and the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) to speak at their Executive Leadership Seminar on Oct. 15, 2014 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston, Texas. Registration begins at 11:00 am with Coach Slocum’s keynote address at 12:15 pm. The PESA Executive Leadership Series features prominent keynote speakers sharing their insights and career experiences. Source: PR.com.
NEW YORK — Two-thirds of the Big Red Machine starting lineup signed autographs at the Western New York Sports Card Expo Saturday and Sunday at Batavia Downs Gaming which included Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, Ken Griffey Sr., George Foster and Cesar Geronimo members of Cincinnati’s 1975 and ’76 World Series teams who signed at various times Saturday afternoon. Former New York Yankees great Lou Piniella, Bears running back Gale Sayers were also on hand to sign autographs. Source: Democrat and Chronicle.
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.
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.
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.