Archives for November 2015

Cal Ripken Jr. Named Keynote Speaker at the Annual Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks Thanksgiving Fundraiser

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BRANSON, MO. — Cal Ripken, Jr., baseball’s all-time Iron Man, was the keynote speaker on Nov. 12 for the 2015 Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks Thanks4Giving Gala at the Branson Convention Center. Source: Branson Lakes News.

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MLB Hall of Fame Pitcher Gaylord Perry Named Keynote Speaker for 5th Annual Charity Hot Stove Banquet


RICHMOND, VA. – Hall of Fame Pitcher and 314-game winner Gaylord Perry will headline the 5th Annual Charity Hot Stove Banquet on Wednesday, January 21st, at VCU’s Stuart C. Siegel Center. The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants annouced that Perry will be the first Hall of Fame player to attend the annual banquet and he will be joined by the 2015 Flying Squirrels Field Staff and former players. Source: Flying Squirrels.

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​Magic Johnson Named Vice Chairman to Promote Los Angeles as Host City for 2024 Olympics


LOS ANGELES, CA. — The great NBA legend, Magic Johnson, along with labor leader María Elena Durazo have been named vice chairs of the committee seeking to promote Los Angeles as the host city for the 2024 Olympics. Johnson and Durazo will join four-time Olympic swimming champion Janet Evans as vice chairs on the board of directors of the city’s Olympic and Paralympic candidature committee, LA 2024. Source: LA Biz.

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Former MLB Pitcher Jack Morris Named Keynote Speaker at Third Annual “First Pitch” Fundraising Dinner Jan. 8th in Provo


PROVO, UT. — Former MLB pitcher Jack Morris will be the keynote speaker at the third annual “First Pitch” Fundraising Dinner on Jan. 8 at the NuSkin Ballroom in Provo. The event starts at 7 p.m., with a dinner followed by a presentation of the Cameron Tuckett Award by former BYU Coach Glen Tuckett, and an address by Morris. Source: BYU Cougars.

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Golf Legend Gary Player Serves as Keynote Speaker at the Western Golf Association’s 5th Annual Green Coat Gala

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CHICAGO, IL. — Golf legend, Gary Player, a nine-time major champion and one of five players to win the career Grand Slam, was the featured speaker at the Western Golf Association’s Green Coat Gala fundraiser at the Peninsula Chicago on Oct. 16. The event raised approximately $800,000 for the Evans Scholars Foundation, which provides full college tuition and housing scholarships to caddies. Player, now 80, took a few minutes to speak with reporters prior to the Green Coat Gala. Click here for an edited transcript of that interview. Source Chicago Tribune.

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Pirates 5 Time All-Star Andrew McCutchen Named 2015 Roberto Clemente Award Winner

PITTSBURGH, PA. — On Friday, October 30, 2015 Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen was named the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award winner in a ceremony at Citi Field prior to Game 3 of the World Series, joining Willie Stargell as just the second Pirates player to win the award. The Commissioner’s Award, given annually to the player who best represented the game of baseball on and off the field, was renamed in 1973 to honor Clemente. Source: Post Gazette.

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Ralph Sampson Visits Immokalee High School to Talk with Students


IMMOKALEE, FL — NBA Hall of Famer Ralph Sampson stopped by Immokalee High School on Oct 16 to talk with students who filled nearly all 600 seats at the Immokalee High School Auditorium. Source: Naples Herald.

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Marty Brennaman Serves as Keynote Speaker at Fearless Frontline Leader Awards

CINCINNATI, OHIO — Legendary Cincinnati Reds Sportcaster Marty Brennaman was the keynote speaker at the Fearless Frontline Leader Awards celebration held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Great American Ball Park. Honorees from the manufacturing industry were recognized for their demonstration of excellence, empathy, respect, and humility both at work and at home. Source” PR Web.
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Ned Yost to Sign Autographs at Dicks Sporting Goods Nov 5


LEAWOOD, KS — Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost is appearing on Thursday Nov 5 at Dick’s Sporting Goods at Town Center Plaza in Leawood from 6-8 p.m.. This event is free of charge but wristbands will be distributed to the first 350 customers at the store. Distribution starts at 4 p.m. Source: Kansas City Star.

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Al Hrabosky Named Guest Speaker at Perry County Humanitarian Award Dinner

PERRYVILLE. MO — Former Cardinal’s pitcher Al Hrabosky aka “The Mad Hungarian” was the guest speaker on Nov 4 at the Inaugural Community Foundation Humanitarian Award Dinner. The evening began with cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:45 p.m., and words from Hrabosky at 7 p.m., followed by an award presentation at 7:45 p.m. Source: Perryville News. ... Read More