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Former Detroit Red Wings, Chris Chelios, appeared last Monday night from 6-8 p.m. to meet the fans and sign autographs as part of Menard’s Grand Opening celebration to recognize the opening of its new Three Rivers, MI store located at 1001 Warner Drive. The celebration began on Saturday, April 27th, and continues for 9 days through May 5th.
TORONTO, Canada — On Monday, November 12, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced their 2012 class inductees Joe Sakic, Pavel Bure, Adam Oates and Mats Sundin.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Congratulations to the Los Angeles Kings on their first ever NHL championship winning the Stanley Cup by beating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 Monday night in an electrifying Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.
Hockey legend, Wayne Gretzky, is a one of our more popular sports speakers says PFP Sports and Celebrity Talent Agency. Nicknamed “The Great One”, Gretzky is generally considered the best player in the history of the National Hockey League (NHL), and has been called “the greatest hockey player ever” by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL itself.Hockey great, Wayne Gretzky, is a popular motivational speaker says booking agent, PFP Talent
If you are looking for a motivational sports speaker for your next event, look no further than former NHL legend, Wayne Gretzky. To hire Wayne Gretzky for a personal appearance, endorsement or as a motivational sports speaker, for Wayne Gretzky speaker and Wayne Gretzky booking agent information, call 1.800.966.1380. ... Read More
NHL Hall of Famer, Mike Bossy, who played for the New York Islanders for his entire career and was part of the Stanley Cup Championship for four years in the early 1980s, is a one of our more popular sports speakers says PFP Sports and Celebrity Talent Agency.
If you are looking for a motivational sports speaker for your next event, look no further than former NHL Hall of Famer, Mike Bossy. To hire Mike Bossy as a motivational sports speaker. For Mike Bossy speaker and Mike Bossy booking agent information, call 1.800.966.1380.
If you are looking for a motivational sports speaker for your next event, look no further than Olympic hero Mike Eruzione. Mike is best remembered as captain of the 1980 United States “Miracle On Ice” Olympic Hockey Team.
The highlight for Eruzione was scoring the game-winning goal against the heavily favored Soviet Union. That victory against the Soviets advanced the U.S to the finals where they defeated Finland to win the gold medal. ... Read More
I’ve been fortunate to have attended many great sporting events over the years. With the Super Bowl fast approaching, let’s take a look at the Top 10 events which I believe every avid sports fan should see in-person.
10. British Open - For the serious golfer, a trip to St. Andrews is a pilgrimage to where golf began. Many of golf’s greatest moments have occurred at the British Open, including last year’s near-win by Tom Watson.
9. Red Sox vs. Yankees – You can argue about the greatest rivalry in sports, but I don’t think anyone can argue that the Yankees vs. Red Sox is at or near the top. The fans hate each other and the atmosphere is electric, especially late in the season if the games mean something.
8. Army vs. Navy – Maybe this isn’t the BCS title game, but the pageantry surrounded this classic rivalry and the emotions it stirs is something very unique.
7. World Cup – In almost every country except the U.S., soccer is the most popular sport and the World Cup is the culminating event. This summer’s World Cup in South Africa promises to be the most watched event in tv sports history.
6. World Series - The World Series is special given its history. Be lucky enough to catch a game at either Fenway Park or Yankees Stadium and you’ll be treated to a very special experience.
5. Kentucky Derby – Even if you’re not a horse racing fan, the Kentucky Derby is a fun event to attend. It’s a spectacle, from women wearing the big hats to the Mint Juleps (which, by the way, I think taste horrible).
4. Final Four – The NCAA basketball tournament is the best tournament in American sports. And the excitement level reaches a fever-pitch at the Final Four with teams vying for a spot in the Monday finals. And if you’re team happens to be one of the remaining four, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.
3. Stanley Cup Game 7 – Even though I’m not much of a hockey fan, I’m hard pressed to find a more exciting sporting event than a game 7 Stanley Cup final. The excitement and intensity level is unrivaled.
2. Super Bowl - Nothing compares to the Super Bowl in terms of the hype. It’s almost become a national holiday with tens of millions of viewers tuning in. Add in all the events and the chance to rub shoulders with greats such as John Elway and Joe Montana, and everyone should attend at least one.
1. Masters – This is my favorite event. You have to pinch yourself the first time you enter the hallowed grounds of Augusta National. It’s more beautiful in person than you can ever see on tv. And there’s nothing like following the leaders through Amen Corner on Sunday.
I know the Winter Olympics aren’t far off when I start receiving inquiries about Olympic speakers. They seem to be especially popular this year because the Olympics will take place in nearby Vancouver, British Columbia. So who are the most popular Winter Olympians? Over the next couple blogs I’ll profile a couple of them – Mike Eruzione, Picabo Street and Dorothy Hamill. First up is Eruzione.
A graduate of Boston University, Eruzione captained the hockey team his senior year and is among the school’s all-time leading scorers. Little did he know that what lied ahead would change his life forever.
Entering the 1980 Olympics at Lake Placid, NY, the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team werent’ considered medal favorites. They were a bunch of college players competing against stronger and faster teams from Europe, including the mighty Russians who had NHL-caliber players on their team and had won every gold medal but one since 1956. How good were the Russians? In exhibitions that year, Soviet club teams had gone 5–3–1 against NHL teams and a year earlier, the Soviet national team had routed the NHL All-Stars 6–0 to win the Challenge Cup.
In what became forever known as the “Miracle On Ice”, the U.S. stunned the Russians, 4-3, in the semifinals and went onto to win the gold medal after defeating Finland, 4-2. The win against the Russians is considered one of the greatest upsets in Olympics history and was named the Greatest Sports Moment of the Century” by Sports Illustrated.
Eruzione was (and still is) the face of that team. Not only did he serve as captain but he also scored the winning goal against the Russians. Ask anyone about their recollection of that historic event and you’ll likely either get a rendition of Al Michaels’ memorable call “Do You Believe In Miracles” or a mention of Eruzione.
Eruzione and his team have become American icons. In 2002, Eruzione and his teammates had the honor of lighting the Olympic flame at the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were also inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.
Today, Eruzione resides in Massachusetts and serves as Director of Development for Athletics at Boston University. He also stays busy making speaking engagements and personal appearances around the country. His inspirational story of what it takes to be a champion make him one of the sought-after sports speakers in the country.
If you would like to find out how to hire Mike Eruzione for a speaking engagement, appearance, endorsement, autograph signing or special event, request Mike Eruzione booking agent information from PFP Sports and Celebrity Talent Agency. PFP is a top celebrity booking agent for sports stars and celebrities. Call 800.966.1380.
Tiger Woods earns $1B becoming highest paid athlete
Forbes reported last week that Tiger Woods became the first athlete to earn $1 billion in career earnings from endorsements, prize winnings, golf course design and appearance fees. Woods reportedly earns $30 million a year from Nike and receives $10 million per project for his golf design work. He also just won $10 million last week for winning the FedEx Cup title.
The crazy part is that Woods in only 33 years old and has many years of competitive golf, endorsements and golf course design ahead of him. It’s not a stretch to say that he’ll likely make well in excess of $2 billion by the time his career ends. It’s estimated that he has now earned more than NBA great Michael Jordan ($800 million) and retired Formula One driver Michael Shumacher ($700 million). ... Read More