Charles Tillman Signs Autographs at Gerald Kia in Naperville

NAPERVILLE, IL. — Chicago Pro Bowler Defensive Back, Charles Tillman, was on hand August 30, 2014 from 11am-3:00pm to meet and greet fans, sign autographs and take pictures as part of the kickoff celebration for the new Gerald Kia opening located at 1661 Aurora Avenue in Naperville. Source: Chicago Tribune.

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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.

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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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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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NFL Great Eric Dickerson to Speak at 3rd Annual Fit and Faithful Living Expo in Dallas

DALLAS, TX. — NFL and SMU Hall of Famer, Eric Dickerson, will be the featured speaker at the Third Annual Fit and Faithful Living Expo in Dallas on Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The event takes place in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center/Theater Room at Southern Methodist University at 140 Dyer in Dallas. Source: North Dallas Gazette.

Photo shows Eric Dickerson speaking on Feb. 2, 2014 with ESPN’s Michael Smith and Jemele Hill .

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Steelers Jerome Bettis Presents Young Athletes With $64K for 'Sports Matter' Project

CORAPOLIS PA. — Former Pittsburgh Steelers Jerome Bettis along with Steelers Jarvis Jones recently appeared at Dick’s Sporting Goods headquarters in Coraopolis where they put some young athletes through the paces as part of the company’s “Sports Matter” project. According to KDKA, two area schools and a soccer club, suffering from financial shortfalls, received checks from Dick’s totaling more than $64,000 for their sports programs. Steelers running back, Jerome Bettis, presented a check to young athletes June 2014 for more than $64K from Dicks Sporting Goods for their sports programs. ... Read More

Dan Reeves Named Keynote Speaker at Boys and Girls Club of Americus Charity Dinner

AMERICUS, GA. — Former NFL coach and Americus native, Dan Reeves, will be the keynote speaker at the Boys and Girls Club’s Steak and Stake Charity Dinner on July 22 held at the Georgia Southwestern State University Student Success Center Storm Dome. A Silent Auction will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a dinner and program at 6 p.m. Performances by the Boys and Girls Club’s own 2014 Americus Idol winner, Heather Grinolds, and the 2014 Americus Idol first runner-up, Regina Thomas will be featured. Source: Americus Times Recorder.

Photo shows former NFL coach Dan Reeves speaking on April 18, 2014 to Fort Wayne YMCA.

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49ers Linebacker Patrick Willis to Host 2014 Football ProCamp

BRUCETON, TN. — Join San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl linebacker and Tennessee native, Patrick Willis, July 9, at Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central High School for football instruction and fun at the 2014 Patrick Willis Football ProCamp. Time: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM for boys and girls grades 1 – 8. Cost: $0. Source:

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Former Steelers Defensive Tackle Joe Greene to Sign Autographs at CSA Show July 13th in Chantilly VA

CHANTILLY, VA. — Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Mean Joe Greene, will appear on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 12:15-1:15 pm to meet fans and sign autographs at the CSA Autograph & Memorabilia Show at Dulles Expo Center located at the Chantilly Shopping Center in Chantilly, VA.

Photo shows Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Greene speaking about the Steelers in a 2012 interview.

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