Archives for May 2014

Chicago Bears All-Pro Charles Tillman Delivers Commencement Speech at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, La. — Former UL Ragin’ Cajun and current Chicago Bears All-Pro cornerback, Charles Tillman, returned to his alma mater on Saturday, May 17, 2014 to deliver the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s commencement address. Tillman spoke at the 11 a.m. general assembly for all graduates, their families and friends. Each academic college hands out degrees at separate ceremonies. Tillman, who was the winner of the 2013 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, spoke about the importance of giving back and helping others.

Photo shows former Ragin’ Cajun & current Chicago Bears cornerback, Charles Tillman, delivering the 2014 commencement address at the University of Louisiana, his former Alma Mater

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Chicago Bulls Legend Scottie Pippen to Host Three Day Skills Camp June 10-13

DEERFIELD, IL. — Former Chicago Bulls star, Scottie Pippen, will be hosting the Scottie Pippen Skills Camp on June 10-13 for boys ages 8-15 and girls ages 10-14. Pippen will be on the court all four days, working directly with the players and teaching his techniques. Pippen and his highly qualified staff have developed a four-day camp curriculum focused on fundamental basketball skills: ball handling, free throws, footwork & rebounding.

Photo shows Chicago Bulls legend, Scottie Pippen, speaking in 2013 about his Skills Camp

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Auburn Basketball Coach Bruce Pearl Delivers Keynote Speech at Opelika Rotary Club Event

OPELIKA, AL — Bruce Pearl, Auburn basketball’s new head coach, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, May 13, at the Opelika Rotary Club’s weekly lunch held at Saugahatchee Country Club in Opelika, AL. Pearl spoke to a large crowd about what it’s going to take to turn the Auburn basketball program around. His plan, he said, begins with fan support.

Photo shows voice of the Tigers Rod Bramblett (L), speaking with Auburn’s new head men’s basketball coach, Bruce Pearl (R) in his first interview at Auburn.

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Former Utah Jazz Star Mark Eaton Named Keynote Speaker at Auburn University Montgomery Business Breakfast

PRATTVILLE, AL. — Former NBA star, Mark Eaton, was the keynote speaker at the Auburn University Montgomery Business Breakfast held on May 22 at the Marriott Legends at Capitol HIll in Prattville, Alabama.

Photo shows retired Utah Jazz center, Mark Eaton, speaking in 2011 about his NBA career.

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Joe Namath to Host 43rd Annual Football Camp at Western Connecticut State University

DANBURY, CT. — Legendary NFL quarterback, Joe Namath, will be hosting his 43rd annual football camp this summer at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn. The camp, which is open to boys of ages 8 to 18, is scheduled for July 13 – July 17, 2014. Tuition for 2014 is $795 for overnight campers and $495 for day campers.

Photo shows Joe Namath in 2011 at his football camp at Western Connecticut State University.

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Former Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka Named New Spokesman for Al’s Beef and Nancy’s Pizza in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Legendary Chicago Bears coach, Mike Ditka, has been named the new spokesman for Al’s Beef and Nancy’s Pizza in Chicago. Ditka was introduced Tuesday, May 13, at the site of a new Al’s Beef location at 234 S. Wabash Street in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Franchise Systems, a Mokena-based company that owns the restaurants, told the media that they are employing Ditka as part of its expansion plans. ... Read More

Jerry Rice Named Keynote Speaker at Palmer College of Chiropractic West Campus in San Jose CA

SAN JOSE, CA. — Former 49ers Wide Receiver, Jerry Rice, was the keynote speaker on May 3 at the annual homecoming of Palmer College of Chiropractic, West Campus in San Jose, Calif. Rice, who is a spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), spoke to attendees about his chiropractic experience, as well as partook in a photo session and visited with participants of the Athletic TIPS™ certification seminar.

Photo shows former 49ers wide receiver, Jerry Rice, speaking during 2010 Hall of Fame interview.

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Barry Alvarez Named Featured Speaker at Florida Tech Huddle Banquet

MELBOURNE, FL. — College Football Hall of Famer and University of Wisconsin Director of Athletics, Barry Alvarez, will be the featured speaker at Florida Tech’s third annual Inside the Huddle banquet on May 15, 2014. The banquet will begin in the Panther Dining Hall with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner and program will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Photo shows U. of Wisconsin Director, Barry Alvarez, speaking at a 2012 press conference.

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Aly Raisman Gives Motivational Speech to Aspiring Gymnasts at CL Gymnastics Center

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL. — Aly Raisman, one of the fab 5 gymnasts who brought home Olympic Gold in 2012, recently gave a motivational speech to a crowd of more than 80 aspiring gymnasts and their parents on Saturday, April 26, at Crystal Lake Gymnastics Training Center in Crystal Lake, Illinois where she offered sound advice for their careers.

Photo shows Aly Raisman speaking in 2013 at her Hall of Fame induction

Photo shows Olympic Gold medalist, Aly Raisman, speaking in 2013 at her Hall of Fame induction

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Derek Fisher Brings His Basketball Camp Back to Los Angeles

Five Time NBA champion, Derek Fisher, will bring his basketball camp back to the Los Angeles area after a short hiatus. In previous years, the Derek Fisher Basketball Academy empowered over 600 families in the LA area.

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Photo shows former Los Angeles Lakers star, Derek Fisher, speaking on Live with Regis and Kelley on June 22, 2010 after winning the winning the NBA championship

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