George Brett Named Keynote Speaker at Meet the Tigers Baseball Banquet in Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN. — Baseball Hall of Famer, George Brett, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Meet the Tigers Baseball Banquet scheduled on Jan. 17, 2014 at the on-campus Holiday Inn, located at 3700 Central Ave in Memphis, TN. Tiger baseball coach, Daron Schoenrock, told the media that University of Memphis interim president Brad Martin’s friendship with Brett was a key factor in securing Brett’s appearance at the banquet.

Photo shows George Brett speaking to the media in July 2013 speaking about the “Pine Tar Game” against the New York Yankees that was played 30 years ago on July 24, 1983.

Photo shows George Brett speaking to the media in July 2013  about the “Pine Tar Game” against the New York Yankees that was played 30 years ago on July 24, 1983.

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Tommy John Named Guest Speaker at ‘Roadrunner Baseball Hot Stove Dinner’

Retired MLB pitcher, Tommy John, has been named the guest speaker at the inaugural ‘Roadrunner Baseball Hot Stove Dinner’ scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Kern County Fairgrounds. The event, presented by Motor City Auto Center, features special guest speaker Tommy John, former Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Photo shows former MLB pitcher, Tommy John, speaking on March 30, 2012 at MTSU’s 2012 “Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference.”

Photo shows former MLB pitcher, Tommy John, speaking on March 30, 2012 at MTSU’s 2012 “Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference.”

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Barry Alvarez Named Keynote Speaker at Fox Valley Technical Institute in Appleton, WI

APPLETON, WI. — University of Wisconson athletic director, Barry Alvarez, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, Dec 3, at Fox Valley Technical Institute in Appleton. Alvarez, 66, spoke about his first-year coach Gary Andersen, the upcoming BCS Championship Game, his role on the new College Football Playoff Committee, Russell Wilson and his future at Wisconsin.

 Photo shows University of Wisconsin athletic director, Barry Alvarez, speaking at college football playoff press conference in October 2013.

Photo shows University of Wisconsin athletic director, Barry Alvarez, speaking to the media at the college football playoff press conference in October 2013.

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Bobby Cox Speaks with Baseball Hall of Fame After Election to Induction Class of 2014

Bobby Cox, former MLB third baseman and manager, speaks with the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first interview after being elected to the Induction Class of 2014. He talks about getting the call and preparing for the Summer of 2014.

Photo shows Bobby Cox speaking in a 2013 interview with the Baseball Hall of Fame after his induction.

Photo shows Bobby Cox speaking in a 2013 interview with the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Gaylord Perry Named Keynote Speaker at Oral Roberts University Diamond Dinner

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.

 Photo shows former MLB pitcher, Gaylord Perry, speaking to Tommy Viola of Knights TV

Photo shows former MLB pitcher, Gaylord Perry, speaking to Tommy Viola of Knights TV in 2013.

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David Thompson Named Keynote Speaker at Community Boys & Girls Club in N.C.

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.

Photo shows  David Thompson in Feb. 1, 2013 speaking with the Christian Broadcast Network.

Photo shows David Thompson in Feb. 1, 2013 speaking with the Christian Broadcast Network.

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Bruce Pearl Named Keynote Speaker at Boys and Girls Club of Dumplin Valley

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.

Photo shows guest speaker, Bruce Pearl, pictured above with Chief Professional Officer Jessica Page and several Boys & Girls Club members. In front, from left, are Vanessa Vasquez, Margaret Gaytan and Madison Phillips. On the second row, from left, are Arturo Molinar and Mackenzie Ozgood. Ronnie Housley | The Standard Banner

Photo shows guest speaker, Bruce Pearl, pictured above with Chief Professional Officer Jessica Page and several Boys & Girls Club members. In front, from left, are Vanessa Vasquez, Margaret Gaytan and Madison Phillips. On the second row, from left, are Arturo Molinar and Mackenzie Ozgood. Ronnie Housley | The Standard Banner

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Aaron Rodgers Temporarily Out With Fractured Left Collarbone (VIDEO)

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.

Photo shows Aaron Rodgers who was injured November 4, 2013 on the opening possession of the Packers' loss Monday night to the Chicago Bears

Photo shows Green Bay Packer’s quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, who was injured November 4, 2013 on the opening possession of the Packers’ loss Monday night to the Chicago Bears

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World Series MVP David Ortiz Speaks with David Letterman About the Red Sox (VIDEO)

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.

Photo shows World Series winner, David Ortiz "Big Papi", speaking with David Letterman on the Late Show  about the 2013 World Series win on November 4, 2013

Photo shows World Series MVP, David Ortiz “Big Papi”, speaking with David Letterman on the Late Show about the 2013 World Series win November 4, 2013

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Herschel Walker Speaks to Wounded Warriors and Airmen at San Antonio Air Force Base

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.

Photo shows Herschel Walker speaking to more than 200 personnel from the 59th Medical Wing Oct. 23, 2013, at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

Photo shows Herschel Walker speaking to more than 200 personnel from the 59th Medical Wing Oct. 23, 2013, at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

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