Archives for August 2014

Carmelo Anthony to Host 2014 Citi Basketball ProCamp

NEW YORK, NY. — New York All-Star Forward Carmelo Anthony will be on hand for basketball instruction and fun at the 2014 Citi Carmelo Anthony Basketball ProCamp. Location: Baruch College, New York, New York. Date: Sept. 13, 2014. Session 1 Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for boys and girls grades 1 – 5. Session 2 Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM for boys and girls grades 6 – 12. Cost: $249. Limit: 200 campers per session. Source:

Photo shows New York Knicks All-Star Forward, Anthony Carmelo, appearing at 2014 ProCamp.

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Dave Winfield Named Grand Marshal & Guest Speaker at the 2014 Little League World Series

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:

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

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Houston Rockets James Harden Hosts 2014 Basketball ProCamp

THE WOODLANDS, TX. — Houston All-Star Shooting Guard James Harden was on hand for basketball instruction and fun at the 2014 Kroger James Harden Basketball ProCamp. Location: Legends Sports Complex, The Woodlands, Texas. Dates: Aug 09 – 10, 2014. Session 1 Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for boys and girls grades 1 – 6. Session 2 Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM for boys and girls grades 7 – 12. Cost: $199. Source:

Photo shows Houston Rockets All-Star Guard James Harden appearing at 2014 ProCamp

Photo shows Houston Rockets All-Star Guard, James Harden, appearing at 2014 ProCamp

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Phillip Fulmer Named Keynote Speaker at Annual Governor's Luncheon in Nashville

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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Hines Ward Named Featured Speaker at Youth Fundraiser

YORK, PA. — Steelers great, Hines Ward, has been named the featured speaker at a major upcoming fundraising dinner organized by the York County Youth Development Center. The event takes place Tuesday evening, Sept. 23, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Valencia Ballroom located at 142 N George St. in York, PA. The event is geared for adults and is supported entirely by sponsorships and through ticket sales. A limited number of corporate sponsorships are still available. All proceeds benefit the Center’s programs for at-risk youth. For ticket information, click here.

Photo shows former Pittsburgh Steeler, Hines Ward, delivering his emotional retirement speech.

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Magic Johnson Named Keynote Speaker at University of Buffalo’s Speakers Series

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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Phil Simms to Speak at University of Louisville Sports Event

LOUISVILLE, KY. — Former New York Giants QB, Phil Simms, has been named the guest speaker at the U of L Conversations With Champions event to be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in Comstock Hall on U of L’s Belknap Campus. Simms speech will address how mentors helped him develop leadership skills as well as how he has handled the pressures that come with being an NFL quarterback and television sports analyst. Conversations With Champions will be integrated into curriculum for the university’s sport administration program, which is part of the College of Education & Human Development. Source: U of L News Release.

Photo shows CBS Sports NFL analyst Phil Simms speaking on CBS’s Thursday Night Football May 2014.

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Bruce Weber to Speak at Inaugural Coaches vs. Cancer Coaching Clinic in St. Louis

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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NFL Greats Andre Reed, Michael Strahan, Ray Guy Among Seven Players Inducted into NFL Hall of Fame

CANTON, OH. — Seven NFL legends including former NY Giants Michael Strahan, Buffalo Bills Andre Reed, defensive end Claude Humphrey, two first-time ballot selections, Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks and Seattle offensive tackle Walter Jones were inducted on Saturday, Aug 2 into the NFL Hall of Fame. Arizona/St. Louis defensive back Aeneas Williams and Oakland’s Ray Guy, the first full-time punter, were also inducted.

Photo shows former New York Giants, Michael Strahan (L) and Buffalo Bills, Andre Reed (R) delivering their NFL Hall of Fame enshrinement speech on August 2, 2014.

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Lee Trevino & Gary McCord Appear at Benedictine University Golf Outing to Help Provide Scholarships for Students

WHEATON, IL — Benedictine University recently hosted their 20th Annual President’s Invitational Golf Outing with golf legend Lee Trevino and CBS Sports analyst Gary McCord who were this year’s featured celebrities. The event took place on Monday July 28 at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton where area golfers had the opportunity to meet golf’s greatest and play a championship course all while contributing to a good cause. Proceeds from the event help provide scholarships for Benedictine students. Source: Benedictine University.

Photo shows CBS Sports analyst Gary McCord (L) and golf legend Lee Trevino (R) who teed up July 28, 2014 at the 20th Annual President’s Invitational Golf Outing hosted by Benedictine University.

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